Coronavirus live news: WHO says Covid 'war' can be won; White House predicts 90,000 more deaths by March

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US CDC chief says 90,000 could die in next four weeks; Madrid health authorities pause vaccinations amid supply issues; ‘We are in the fight of our lives,’ says WHO Läs mer…

'We can't wait any longer': Biden announces plan to tackle 'existential' climate crisis – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a sharp 180-degree turn from the Trump administration, Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to address the ’existential threat’ of the climate crisis. Biden insisted his climate Läs mer…

Morning mail: Biden declares ‘climate day’, Google’s news experiment, The Dry ends box office drought

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Good morning, here are the lead stories this Thursday – not that you can count on them showing up in a Google search. The federal government faces fresh conflict-of-interest Läs mer…

Doomsday clock panel welcomes Biden win but keeps hands at '100 seconds to midnight'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ measure of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe, remains at 100 seconds to minute The election of Joe Biden could be a step towards Läs mer…

Backlash grows for ‘selfish millionaire’ who got vaccine meant for Indigenous people

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A millionaire Canadian couple who traveled to a remote community to receive a coronavirus vaccine intended for vulnerable and elderly Indigenous people are facing growing calls for a tougher Läs mer…

Who drank all the milk? Pundits make a meal of Bolsonaro's breakfast habits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It is one of the linchpins of Jair Bolsonaro’s populist struggle to portray himself as a no-frills man of the people: a fist-sized tin of condensed milk costing about Läs mer…

Russian police raid Alexei Navalny's home and offices

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police have raided Alexei Navalny’s apartment and the headquarters of his Anti-Corruption Committee in Moscow after investigators opened a new inquiry into last week’s mass protests, for allegedly violating Läs mer…

Climate crisis: world now at its hottest for 12,000 years

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The planet is now hotter than it has been for at least 12,000 years, a period spanning the entire development of human civilisation, according to new research. The analysis Läs mer…

Fiction prize renamed in honour of Margaret Atwood and late partner Graeme Gibson

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Margaret Atwood has said that her late partner, the writer Graeme Gibson, would have been “very tickled” that a Canadian literary prize is being renamed after the couple, to Läs mer…

Lesbos refugee site is contaminated with lead, says Human Rights Watch

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An emergency refugee camp erected on the Aegean island of Lesbos is a potential health hazard for thousands of asylum seekers and aid workers because the site has been Läs mer…

Joe Biden's 'climate day' of executive actions signals clean break with Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Joe Biden is to instruct the US government to pause and review all oil and gas drilling on federal land, eliminate Läs mer…

Keep Covid rescue programmes or risk triggering stock market crash, warns IMF

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Governments and central banks must maintain their pandemic rescue programmes or risk triggering a stock market crash, the International Monetary Fund has said. Warning that there were legitimate concerns Läs mer…

Holocaust Remembrance Day – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Marina Weisband, a Ukrainian-born Jew, delivers a speech at the German Bundestag in Berlin during a special meeting commemorating victims of the Holocaust Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA Roses with a Läs mer…

'Things are getting worse': Tunisia protests rage on as latest victim named

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The latest victim of Tunisia’s current unrest has been named as Haykel Rachdi, from Sbeitla in Kasserine, near the Algerian border. He died of his injuries on Monday night Läs mer…

Germany expected to tighten borders to control spread of Covid variants

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The German government is expected to announce tighter border controls after warnings from leading virologists that the move is vital to control the spread in the country of more Läs mer…

AstraZeneca denies pulling out of talks as EU Covid vaccine row deepens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A row over coronavirus vaccine shortages in the EU has descended into farce as AstraZeneca denied claims by the European commission that it had pulled out of a crunch Läs mer…

No-fly zone over Putin-linked palace is due to Nato spies, says FSB

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Russia’s FSB security agency has confirmed it enforced a no-fly zone over the £1bn seaside palace that Vladimir Putin has assured the public he does not own. It said Läs mer…

Napoleon’s manuscript on victory at Battle of Austerlitz goes on sale

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Napoleon Bonaparte’s account of his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, dictated during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, has gone on sale in Paris for €1m Läs mer…

Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yesterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests Läs mer…

China starts using anal swabs to test 'high-risk' people for Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers to be at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV has reported. Officials took anal swabs from residents Läs mer…

Biden turns attention to climate crisis with new executive orders today – live updates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 5.16am EST05:16 Sen. Patrick Leahy home from hospital after falling ill at the Capitol last night 4.18am EST04:18 Biden to focus on environmental agenda today with Läs mer…

The Queen of Black Magic review – derivative gross-out horror

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Leaving their home in Jakarta, well-to-do dad Hanif (Ario Bayu), his wife Nadya (Hannah Al Rashid) and their three kids drive to the remote rural orphanage where Hanif grew Läs mer…

Assassins review – the 'prank show' killing of North Korea's pretender

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This gripping documentary explores the story of the two young women who carried out a nerve-agent attack on Kim Jong-nam Nothing to do with the 1990 musical by Stephen Läs mer…

Episode 1: Hong Kong's accidental pop star – podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was the stuff of dreams: in 2013, Kashy Keegan was an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town when, out of nowhere, he became the voice of Hong Läs mer…

Behind closed doors: Filipina workers trapped by the pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Journalist Corinne Redfern discusses the impact the pandemic has had on the Filipino women trapped overseas, including Mimi (not her real name) who works for a wealthy family in Läs mer…

Rating agency S&P warns 13 oil and gas companies they risk downgrades as renewables pick up steam

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rating agency S&P has warned 13 oil and gas companies, including the some of the world’s biggest, that it may downgrade them within weeks because of increasing competition from Läs mer…

Let WHO experts meet Wuhan families, says coronavirus victim's son

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization team, saying it should speak to affected families who say their voices Läs mer…

Biden announces 'wartime' boost in vaccine supply – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Biden administration is increasing vaccination efforts with a goal of protecting 300 million Americans by early fall, as the administration surges deliveries to states for the next three Läs mer…

Coronavirus live news: UK to quarantine arrivals from high-risk countries; global Covid cases pass 100m

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US states to get boost in vaccine next week; Germany considering stopping most flights to country; Portugal urged to seek international help as deaths hit record UK Covid hotel Läs mer…

Most poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until 2024

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Forecast predicts handful of developed countries fully vaccinated by late 2021 while others race to catch up Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Most poor countries Läs mer…

Covid vaccine supply issues could see Dutch violence repeated in rest of EU

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Analysis: Frustration around restrictions and vaccinations could be voiced in other countries Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage In recent nights, rioters have poured on to Läs mer…

Former Tory MP's posting as UK ambassador to Cuba raises fresh cronyism claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of fostering a culture of cronyism after the appointment of a former Conservative MP to become the ambassador to Cuba. George Hollingbery, the Läs mer…

Life in hotel quarantine: 'I'm on day two. It's around day 11 things get difficult'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ian Samson, originally from Edinburgh, describes his experience of Hong Kong’s strict isolation rules for travellers I have a pile of 20 bananas in my hotel room here in Läs mer…

French self-esteem hit after Pasteur Institute abandons Covid vaccine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; French politicians have reacted with dismay to news that the prestigious Pasteur Institute is abandoning its main coronavirus vaccine after disappointing test results. Researchers at the institute said clinical Läs mer…

UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Information commissioner says the chat app committed in 2017 not to share contact and user information The UK’s data regulator is writing to WhatsApp to demand that the chat Läs mer…

Italian politics and Dutch protests add to Europe's Covid woes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Efforts to curb the Covid pandemic in Europe are being complicated by political upheaval in Italy, lockdown protests in the Netherlands, a continuing surge in cases in Spain, and Läs mer…