Seattle judge blocks Trump immigration order
04 February 2017 | 3:30 am
A U.S. federal judge in Seattle temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's partial travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. The ruling is so far the broadest to date against Trump's directive.
The European Union wants member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over a new coronavirus variant. Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic were all quick to react.
Vaccine equity campaigners have long warned the EU that sharing doses was essential to prevent new variants emerging. EU countries made big promises on vaccine donations, but have so far struggled to deliver. Why?
Countries around the world are clamping down on international travel in an effort to hold the Omicron coronavirus variant at bay. Along with cutting air links to southern African countries, the travel bans have left thousands of travelers stranded.
South Korea garnered early success in battling COVID-19. But as the country has begun to open up, daily case numbers have hit new highs. The government is considering reimposing restrictions. For businesses already struggling, that is not good news.
The vote was 222 to 208 in favor of holding Donald Trump's fourth and final chief of staff in contempt after a refusal to cooperate with the January 6 insurrection investigation.
The Federal Reserve is paving the way for possible interest rate hikes next year, in an effort to contain stubbornly high inflation. At the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, the central bank announced plans to phase out its large-scale bond-buying program faster than initially planned. The Fed started purchasing bonds during the pandemic as a way to keep borrowing costs across the economy low and to prevent any market disruptions.
Pakistan hosted a conference of Muslim countries pledging financial assistance to stave off "chaos" in Afghanistan. They vowed to unlock frozen aid funds and set up a humanitarian trust.
The International Monetary Fund's executive board has approved the extension of $115 million in debt relief to 25 eligible low-income countries from January 11 to April 13 next year in an effort to help them ride out pandemic-induced headwinds.
German police are running "at full capacity all the time" and struggling to cope with stress as they deal with violent and aggressive protesters, the police union has said.
Boosters, lockdown, laissez faire — here's a look at how countries around the world are reacting to the omicron variant.
Trump's two eldest children Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka have also been summoned to testify in an investigation into the family's business practices.
In an effort to stave off a spike in COVID-19 infections, authorities have started to impose strict rules. With most new cases reported in urban areas, nighttime curfews have been declared in all major cities. But maintaining social distancing is a huge challenge.
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