Democrats to gain seat in Senate this week, as Arizona certifies vote

Democrats to gain seat in Senate this week, as Arizona certifies vote

The Democratic Party will gain a seat in the US Senate later this week, as Arizona on Monday certified the results of the recent election while also giving the state’s electoral votes to the Democratic nominee, president-elect Joe Biden.

WHO chief asks for ‘extreme caution’ during holiday season

WHO chief asks for ‘extreme caution’ during holiday season

Global novel coronavirus infection numbers fell last week for the first time since September, but these gains must be preserved through the year-end festivities, UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

Ethiopia declares end to offensive in Tigray

Ethiopia declares end to offensive in Tigray

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmen has declared an end to the military offensive on Tigray, although observers suggested on Sunday that this might not spell the end of the conflict.

WHO: At least 60 per cent immunization rate needed to block Covid-19

WHO: At least 60 per cent immunization rate needed to block Covid-19

Around 60 to 70 per cent of population needs to be immunized against the novel coronavirus to curb infections, according to a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official.

45 detained as part of drug ring spanning three continents

45 detained as part of drug ring spanning three continents

International investigators have detained 45 people in an unprecedented raid against a suspected drug ring in Brazil, Dubai and several European countries.

Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn

Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn

US President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser who had pleaded guilty about lying to federal investigators about contact with a Russian official.

EU chief: Poland and Hungary may take rule of law mechanism to court

EU chief: Poland and Hungary may take rule of law mechanism to court

Poland and Hungary should challenge the EU budget conditionality mechanism at the top EU court, rather than block the agreement over the EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

Scotland becomes first country to make period products free

Scotland becomes first country to make period products free

The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation making period products freely available to all.

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