Lufthansa apologizes for excluding Jewish group over mask rules
14 May 2022 | 3:48 pm
Lufthansa apologized for excluding a group of Jewish passengers after a few were not observing COVID protocols. The group consisted of the visibly Jewish Orthodox, who accused the airline of collective punishment.
28 Nov 2020
Blondie star Debbie Harry speaks to Eve Jackson about a life of rock 'n' roll madness. They chat about her autobiography, recently translated into French, which features stories of hanging out with Andy Warhol, taking drugs, being flashed by David Bowie and having her house taken by the tax collector – all while becoming a trailblazing rock star. It covers her adoption aged three months and goes all the way up to her recent 2017 album "Pollinator". The band has just announced a UK against-the-odds tour for November 2021 with the group Garbage.
13 Dec 2020
After having walked 880 km for two months between Marseille and Paris to collect thousands of masks thrown by the roadside, Englishman Edmund Platt and Frenchman Frédéric Munsch arrived in the French capital on Saturday. To help raise awareness of the problem further, the Franco-British duo teamed up with a street artist from Nice who exhibits masks under glass, displayed under street signs in Paris. And they are offering an "aperitif garbage collection" on Friday evening in front of City Hall (Hotel de Ville, Eds.).
11 Dec 2020
The soon-to-be president said he would ask Americans to commit to wearing masks "for 100 days" to bring down surging coronavirus infections. Biden also wants Dr. Anthony Fauci to remain chief medical adviser.
9 Dec 2020
US President-elect Joe Biden says he will sign an executive order on his first day in office requiring Americans to wear masks in order to curb the coronavirus pandemic. "I know that out of our collective pain, we're going to find collective purpose," Biden says in Wilmington, Delaware, as he introduces his health care team.
21 Dec 2020
Many pro-democracy protesters have covered their faces to hide their identities and protect themselves from tear gas. The ruling comes at a time when it is compulsory to wear masks in the city due to the coronavirus.
22 Dec 2020
Researchers in Scotland say they have cracked the problem of when to dispose of a face mask. Face masks need to be changed frequently to remain effective, and a firm in Motherwell has developed a colour-changing label that indicates when to dispose of your face mask.
28 Jan 2021
Buhari signs regulations making use of face mask mandatory
7 Feb 2021
The international WHO experts are on a mission to find out about the origins of the coronavirus. While in quarantine in Wuhan, they've had to make do with video calls to their Chinese counterparts.
22 Feb 2021
Plateau fashion designers venture into face mask production
6 Mar 2021
Texas has announced a sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions, lifting a mask mandate and allowing most businesses to open at full capacity from next week.
6 Mar 2021
Germany's national carrier Lufthansa has announced billions of euros worth of losses for 2020. Coronavirus disruption has catapulted the airline into an unprecedented crisis.
21 Mar 2021
Lawmakers from Germany's governing conservative party alliance face a Friday deadline to prove they didn't pocket profits from face mask sales. The scandal comes ahead of state elections on Sunday.
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US President Joe Biden has launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations. The plan provides a means for partner countries to deal with key issues including climate change, supply chain and digital trade.
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The Taliban has made face veils mandatory for all Afghan women appearing in public, including those on television. This edict was ignored by presenters on Saturday, but they relented a day later.
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The former human rights minister of Pakistan was arrested, prompting protests from her supporters before she was later released. She was a close aide of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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The COP15 conference is meeting to address issues of land degradation, advancing deserts and deforestation. Experts and activists hope that this will not be just another high-level conference with no concrete results.
Rio Ferdinand fronting Amazon documentary series about race, mental health and sexuality in football
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