Measles is now an imminent global threat due to a pandemic, the WHO and CDC say

Nov 23 (Reuters) – There is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in several regions worldwide as COVID-19 led to a steady decline in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US public The health agency reports this on Wednesday. Measles is one of the most … Read more

Japan to investigate Unification Church after backlash over ruling party ties

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Japan on Tuesday launched an investigation into the Unification Church that could threaten its legal status after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in July exposed its close ties to the ruling party and sparked a public outcry. caused recoil. For the Unification Church, founded in South Korea … Read more

Dutch court sentences three people to life in prison for downing MH17 over Ukraine in 2014

Crash killed 298 passengers and crew The court finds that a Russian missile downed the plane Convicted men are refugees, believed in Russia AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Dutch judges have convicted two Russian men and a Ukrainian man in absentia of murder for their role in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in … Read more

Georgia judge overturns state’s six-week abortion ban

Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Georgia law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy cannot be enforced, a state judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a victory to Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups who challenged the restriction when it went into effect this summer. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney said the law … Read more

Employee of Canada’s largest electricity producer charged with spying for China, police say

Hydro-Quebec is Canada’s largest electricity producer Employee accused of stealing trade secrets for China The man will appear in court on Tuesday Beijing calls on Canada not to politicize the matter OTTAWA, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – An employee of Canada’s largest electricity producer, Hydro-Quebec, who was involved in research into battery materials has been charged … Read more

Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor, accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and wife of the governor of California, testified Monday that former film producer Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2005 while she was trying to pursue a career as a producer and actor. On the witness stand in Los Angeles Superior Court, Siebel Newsom … Read more

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit on Friday against the gunmaker and three other crew members over the fatal shooting on the set of the western film “Rust”, in which a gun used by Baldwin during rehearsal killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin’s lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court … Read more

Iranians protest in southeastern flashpoint, mark ‘Bloody Friday’

Prominent Sunni cleric criticizes security forces Unrest in minority areas The general tells clerics to watch their words and restore calm DUBAI, Nov. 11 (Reuters) – Thousands of Iranians protested in the restive south-east on Friday to mark the September 30 crackdown by security forces known as “Bloody Friday” as the country’s clerical rulers battled … Read more

Serbs in Northern Kosovo quit jobs over license plate protest

MITROVICA, Kosovo, Nov. 5 (Reuters) – Minority Serbs in northern Kosovo said on Saturday they were stepping down from state agencies, including the government, police and courts, to protest Pristina’s order to start using Kosovo license plates . The long-running row of license plates has fueled tensions between Serbia and the former province of Kosovo, … Read more

Twitter temporarily closes offices as layoffs begin

Employees will hear if they will be fired at 1600 GMT Musk wants to cut about half of the workforce – internal plans Employees file class action lawsuit against Twitter Nov. 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc. temporarily closed its offices on Friday after telling employees they will be notified by email later in the day … Read more