BANDUNG (INDONESIA) – In the Indonesian city of Bandung, lines of teepee-style tents come upon a hilltop that overlooks the cityscape each evening and there will be a large screen on the lawn. Known as ‘Cinema Under the Stars’, this is an outdoor camp-style movie arena which
BERLIN (GERMANY) – According to data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases on Tuesday, the number of coronavirus cases in Germany rose by 13,604 to 1,067,473. As per the data, the death toll climbed by 388 to 16,636.
BETHLEHEM (WEST BANK) – With all hotels now shuttered because of the lockdown, Bethlehem is bracing for a dismal Christmas. A year ago, the town was bustling with activity in the wake of the drop in violence and a spurt in the number of pilgrims and tourists. It saw its busiest Christmas season in two […]
WASHINGTON (US) – As many as 32 32 advocacy groups spanning antitrust, consumer advocacy and labour among others urged President-elect Joe Biden to reject the clout of Big Tech firms on his administration in a letter. In the letter, they urged Biden to exclude executives, lobbyists and consultants working for or with big firms such […]
DUBLIN (IRELAND) – Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Tuesday that the negotiators of the EU and the UK have options in front of them to reach a post-Brexit free-trade agreement this week, adding that he was optimistic of its success. “There is a landing zone for an agreement. It will require political will […]
LONDON (UK) – The government said on Tuesday that a coronavirus test, which does not require a nasal or throat swab, has been found to be highly effective in spotting cases, including for people not exhibiting any symptoms. British firm OptiGene’s RT-LAMP tests were studied in a pilot programme in Southampton where they were used […]
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald. Local News British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates would be approved by regulators before Christmas. British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he was optimistic Britain […]
BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA) – Under his shirt, pizza shop owner Guillermo Rodriguez is a walking shrine to Diego Maradona. His entire back is covered in tattoos depicting the soccer great, whose death last week at the age of 60 inspired enormous grief in Argentina and beyond. “It is something beautiful to live with him, so […]
LONDON (UK) – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday ramped up her calls for a new Scottish independence referendum, declining to rule out another vote next year and hinting she might go to court for permission to hold one if London tried to block it. Scots rejected independence in 2014 but Brexit and the […]
GENEVA (SWITZERLAND) – The World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Monday that the world risked future pandemics if it suffered “amnesia” and did not learn from the current coronavirus crisis. “I have seen the amnesia that seems to descend upon the world after a traumatic event, and that’s understandable,” Mike
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