WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine European countries, North America, Australia … Read more

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases in UK, Spain, Belgium France and North America cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases As cases exceed 100, Germany says biggest ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said. Biden also directed US agencies to use Defense Department commercial aircraft to … Read more

‘I mean Ukraine’: Former US president George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unjustified’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia’s political … Read more

Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest

Spectators watch the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, May 15 (Reuters) – Italian police warned hacker attacks by pro-Russian groups during the May 10 semi-final and Saturday final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, … Read more

Ukraine says all women, children now evacuated from Mariupol steel mill

Women, children and elderly evacuated, deputy PM says Not clear if other civilians remain Russian forces try to storm Azovstal, Ukraine military says CIA director says Putin ‘doubling down’ on conflict WHO documents 200 attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – All women, children and elderly civilians have been evacuated from … Read more

UK to provide 1.3 billion pounds of further military support to Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a news briefing, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 9, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Syrians in Berlin seek release of loved ones after presidential amnesty

Protesters unsure what Assad’s amnesty will mean Rights groups fear only small number will be freed Families desperate for news of loved ones missing for years BERLIN/DAMASCUS, May 7 (Reuters) – For ten years, Rojin Derki hoped her brother Mohammad was still alive and would one day be released from a Syrian government prison after … Read more

Exclusive: Biden expected to sign new $100 million weapons package for Ukraine, officials say

US President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is expected to sign a new weapons package worth at least $100 million for Ukraine … Read more

Former tennis champion Becker jailed in UK bankruptcy case

Former tennis star jailed by London court Becker convicted over bankruptcy offenses Judge says he showed no humility Becker’s reputation ‘is in tatters’, his lawyer says LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – German tennis great Boris Becker was jailed for two years and six months by a London court on Friday for hiding hundreds of thousands … Read more