France to loosen COVID curbs in February, allowing popcorn in cinemas again

A medical worker administers a nasal swab to a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing center in Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay near Nantes, France, January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan 20 (Reuters) – France will ease work-from-home rules from early February and allow nightclubs to reopen two … Read more

UK government accused of ‘blackmail’ to keep scandal-plagued Johnson in power

Senior lawmaker says lawmakers were targeted Johnson promises to keep fighting Wakeford said he was threatened because of a vote Unaware of any evidence, Downing Street says LONDON, Jan. 20 (Reuters) – A senior Conservative lawmaker on Thursday accused the British government of intimidating and “blackmailing” lawmakers it believes are trying to force Prime Minister … Read more

West stresses unity on Ukraine after Biden implies divided response

Russia has gathered troops near the border with Ukraine Top US diplomat Blinken holds talks with allies BERLIN, Jan. 20 (Reuters) – Western countries urged on Thursday that they would be united to respond strongly to any Russian attack on Ukraine, moving towards damage reduction after US President Joe Biden suggested division over how to … Read more

Blinken vows ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken says Russia can attack Ukraine in the short term Kremlin says arms supplies to Ukraine are raising tensions Blinken meets the Russian Lavrov in Geneva on Friday KYIV, Jan. 19 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Russia could launch another attack on Ukraine at very short notice, but … Read more

UK PM Johnson faces growing pressure to resign

Johnson faces a mounting revolt from lawmakers Threshold for leadership challenge may be close Revelations about lockdown parties undermine Johnson Johnson lifts COVID restrictions LONDON, Jan. 19 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought to bolster his premiership on Wednesday amid an uprising from his own lawmakers angry over a string of closed parties … Read more

Mild COVID cases still lead to attention and memory issues – study

A health worker closes the door of an ambulance outside of the Royal London Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – People with mild COVID-19 who do not suffer any other traditional “long … Read more

Return of the flu: EU faces threat of prolonged ‘twindemic’

A doctor vaccinates a patient as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign in Gouzeaucourt, France, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Flu reappears in Europe after hiding last year Flu season could extend into summer, says ECDC expert Few serious cases so … Read more

Australian court starts considering Djokovic visa verdict

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic could find out later on Sunday whether he can defend his Australian Open title after the chief justice of the Federal Court said he hoped to make a decision on the decision later in the day. ask whether the tennis star, who has not been vaccinated against the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarus intelligence over cyberattack

Ukrainian government websites hit by cyber attack Russia has gathered troops near Ukraine’s borders US held security talks with Russia this week Kiev, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – Kiev believes a hacker group linked to Belarusian intelligence this week carried out a cyber attack that hit Ukrainian government websites and used malware similar to that of … Read more

Swedish police hunt for drone seen flying over Forsmark nuclear plant

A general view of the nuclear power plant at Forsmark, Sweden, June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Scanpix/Bertil Ericson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – Police in Sweden deployed patrols and helicopters at the Forsmark nuclear power plant to hunt for a large drone that flew over the site late … Read more