U.S. military has ‘no plan’ to stop falling Chinese rocket debris – National

The U.S. military — including its brand-new Space Force — has no plans to shoot down the out-of-control Chinese rocket core that’s expected to crash somewhere on Earth this weekend, according to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Austin said on Thursday that the U.S. will not intervene to stop the 21-tonne, 30-metre-long piece of space […]

Scotsman and his dog stop in Alberta during cross-Canada walk for charity

Originally from Dunkeld, Scotland, Michael Yellowlees is walking across Canada to help raise money and awareness for environmental concerns in the Scottish Highlands. “I dreamt this up about two years ago and (now I’m) sort of seeing through my dream,” Yellowlees said. With Alaskan Husky Luna by his side and a kilt around his […]

Biden says Chauvin verdict a ‘step forward,’ but adds America ‘can’t stop here’ – National

U.S. President Joe Biden said the guilty verdict in the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is a “step forward,” but added that there is still work to be done in order to address racial injustice in America. Biden made the comments from Washington just hours after Chauvin, 45, was found guilty […]

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to stop being used in Denmark – National

The Danish Health Authority confirmed on Wednesday it would halt entirely using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in its vaccination program. “The Danish Health Authority has decided to continue the vaccination against COVID-19 without the vaccine from AstraZeneca,” it said in a statement. The decision, which would remove the shot from Denmark’s vaccination scheme, could delay the […]

Some U.S. areas stop using J&J COVID-19 vaccine after ‘adverse reaction’ reports – National

Following the shutdown of a mass vaccination site in Colorado after 11 people reported “adverse reactions” to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 jab, a county in North Carolina also paused its use on Thursday. The decision came “out of an abundance of caution,” after some people reported feelings of nausea and dizziness, a senior […]

Mexico boosts border security to stop child migrants

Mexico will step up security along its southern border with Guatemala to stop child migrants crossing on their way to the United States, the authorities said Friday. The announcement comes after an increase in flows of undocumented migrants heading north following US President Joe Biden’s immigration reforms. The operations on the southern border are aimed […]

Trump demands 3 Republican groups stop using his name to raise money – National

Former President Donald Trump has demanded that three main Republican groups stop using his name and likeness to help raise money, a Trump adviser said on Saturday. Read more: Trump remains dominant force at annual conservative conference The adviser, confirming a report in Politico, said that lawyers for Trump on Friday had sent cease-and-desist […]

Myanmar doctors stop work to protest coup as UN considers response

Staff at 70 hospitals and medical departments in 30 towns across Myanmar stopped work on Wednesday to protest against the coup that ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the newly formed Myanmar Civil Disobedience Movement said. A statement from the group said the army had put its own interests above a vulnerable population facing […]

Chinese legal rights activist missing after stop at Shanghai airport, family says – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted February 1, 2021 10:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Authorities have given no word on the status of Chinese legal rights activist Guo Feixiong after he was blocked from […]