May 15, 2021 1:58 AMLONDON (REUTERS) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday (May 14) Britain would accelerate its Covid-19 vaccination programme, to try to contain a fast-spreading variant first identified in India that could knock a reopening of the economy off track.
May 14, 2021 9:25 PMGENEVA (AFP, REUTERS) - The WHO said on Friday (May 14) that the Covid-19 pandemic's second year was on track to be its deadliest, as he urged rich countries to donate vaccines rather than jab children.
May 14, 2021 7:18 PMWASHINGTON (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Colonial Pipeline ramped up deliveries to fuel-starved markets up and down the East Coast on Friday (May 14) following a nearly week-long outage caused by hackers, as Washington sought to reassure motorists that supplies would return to normal soon.
May 14, 2021 7:01 PMLONDON (AFP) - Britain still plans to hold an in-person global climate summit in Glasgow later this year despite the pandemic, the event's president said Friday (May 14), calling it the planet's "last hope" of averting catastrophe.
May 14, 2021 5:33 PMKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) - The United States has completed its withdrawal from Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan, once the second largest military base in the country for US forces, officials said Friday (May 14).
May 14, 2021 5:32 PMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - After years of delays during the Trump administration, the EPA released its new climate indicators, which show Americans are already feeling effects on their health and safety.
May 14, 2021 5:42 PMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Federal Reserve has asked lenders to start providing information on the measures they are taking to mitigate climate change-related risks to their balance sheets, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
May 16, 2021 10:51 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the 2020-2021 academic year as all students will not be fully vaccinated, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday (May 15).