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UK to end quarantine for travelers from ‘low-risk’ countries

UK to end quarantine for travelers from ‘low-risk’ countries

LONDON: The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed "lower risk" for the…Read More »

LONDON: The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed "lower risk" for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy. The change takes effect July 10, just over a month after the U.K. began requiring international arrivals to self-isolate for two weeks. The…

EU to list which citizens can enter; US likely to miss out

EU to list which citizens can enter; US likely to miss out

BRUSSELS -- The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans…Read More »

BRUSSELS -- The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU…

Princes Charles says he is missing his family during lockdown: ‘You really want to give people a hug’

Princes Charles says he is missing his family during lockdown: ‘You really want to give people a hug’

Princes Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the coronavirus lockdown. During an interview for the Sky News programme After…Read More »

Princes Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the coronavirus lockdown. During an interview for the Sky News programme After The Pandemic: Our New World, the royal spoke openly about how it feels to be apart from his loved ones for so long. Since lockdown began, Charles has been staying…

UN holds elections with COVID-19 social distancing

UN holds elections with COVID-19 social distancing

Norway and Ireland have won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council in a series of U.N. elections held under dramatically different voting procedures…Read More »

Norway and Ireland have won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council in a series of U.N. elections held under dramatically different voting procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemicBy EDITH M. LEDERER Associated PressJune 17, 2020, 11:46 PM5 min readUNITED NATIONS -- Norway and Ireland won contested seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council…

Tui demands clarity over summer flights: ‘Tell us where we can take people on holiday’

Tui demands clarity over summer flights: ‘Tell us where we can take people on holiday’

Britain’s biggest holiday company has demanded clarity about where it will be permitted to take travellers this summer. At the weekend, Tui confirmed it would…Read More »

Britain’s biggest holiday company has demanded clarity about where it will be permitted to take travellers this summer. At the weekend, Tui confirmed it would restart operations from the UK on 11 July – even though the Foreign Office still warns against all but essential travel anywhere abroad. Andrew Flintham, managing director of Tui UK…

NBA mock draft: Assessing the stocks of Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, Obi Toppin in first-round outlook

NBA mock draft: Assessing the stocks of Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, Obi Toppin in first-round outlook

CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe NBA draft was scheduled for Thursday night. But we know how COVID-19 has altered life, including the NBA schedule.But that…Read More »

CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe NBA draft was scheduled for Thursday night. But we know how COVID-19 has altered life, including the NBA schedule.But that doesn’t mean teams have stopped preparing for the draft, which is now Oct. 16.The NBA canceled its annual May draft combine in Chicago, a place where NBA executives and scouts…

Swedish lawmakers honor virus victims; citizens denied entry

Swedish lawmakers honor virus victims; citizens denied entry

Sweden’s lawmakers have held a memorial service for the more than 5,000 people with COVID-19 who have died in a country that declined to implement…Read More »

Sweden’s lawmakers have held a memorial service for the more than 5,000 people with COVID-19 who have died in a country that declined to implement the strict lockdown measures widely adopted in EuropeBy DAVID KEYTON AND JAN M. OLSEN Associated PressJune 17, 2020, 4:01 PM3 min readSTOCKHOLM -- Flags flew at half-staff in front of…

Cyprus to start random virus testing at its airports

Cyprus to start random virus testing at its airports

Cyprus government officials say random coronavirus tests will be carried out on a proportion of travelers arriving to the east Mediterranean island nation as an…Read More »

Cyprus government officials say random coronavirus tests will be carried out on a proportion of travelers arriving to the east Mediterranean island nation as an added layer of protection against the virus’ spreadJune 19, 2020, 5:06 PM3 min readNICOSIA, Cyprus -- Random coronavirus tests will be carried out on a proportion of travelers arriving at…

Americans remain barred from European travel…

Americans remain barred from European travel…

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to…Read More »

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they head into the height of the summer season amid a startling surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus.With newly reported infections running about…

Madeleine McCann’s parents ‘sent letter by police confirming she is dead’

Madeleine McCann’s parents ‘sent letter by police confirming she is dead’

The prosecutor leading the investigation into the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has written to her parents to confirm she is dead.…Read More »

The prosecutor leading the investigation into the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has written to her parents to confirm she is dead. Hans Christian Wolters confirmed he sent the letter to Kate and Gerry McCann but said he was unable to explain why his officers had come to that conclusion. “We have…