France ponders how to improve confidence in police

World Feb 1, 2021

France ponders how to improve confidence in police

The French government begins a public consultation exercise on Monday aimed at devising ways to increase public confidence in the police that has been eroded by repeated scandals over racism and brutality. The initiative was proposed by President Emmanuel Macron in December in order to ...

New Year arrives with U.S. hitting 20 million COVID-19 cases

World Jan 2, 2021

New Year arrives with U.S. hitting 20 million COVID-19 cases

The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million COVID-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. The U.S. has floundered in its efforts to quell the virus, which is spreading ...

'Window of hope': Europe begins to launch COVID-19 vaccinations

World Dec 27, 2020

'Window of hope': Europe begins to launch COVID-19 vaccinations

Hungary and Slovakia stole a march on their fellow EU nations as they began vaccinating people against COVID-19 on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries, including France and Spain as the pandemic surges across the continent. In Germany, a small number ...

France confirms first case on its soil of British virus variant

World Dec 26, 2020

France confirms first case on its soil of British virus variant

France has confirmed the first case of a new coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Britain, its Health Ministry said. The new strain of the virus, which experts fear is more contagious, has prompted more than 50 countries to impose travel restrictions on the U.K. The ...