The F.D.A.’s full approval of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is already making a difference. Within hours of the announcement yesterday, the Pentagon and several large companies and universities announced new vaccine mandates. President Biden, speaking at the White House yesterday afternoon,
New Zealanders not having power on one of the coldest nights of the year was not acceptable, Energy Minister Megan Woods has just told media. And Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said while she wants to find out if last night’s
Boris Johnson did not break the MPs’ Code of Conduct by accepting donations towards a private 10-day holiday to Mustique – but should have provided information sooner, an investigation has found. Parliament’s standards watchdog said the PM‘s account of the
For all the Denver-area drivers who pulled up to the gas station in recent weeks only to see a bag over the pump, you’re not alone. As businesses and travelers return to pre-pandemic travel routines, the short supply of fuel
A forced return to remote learning for a Lower Hutt high school after the discovery of mould last month is “not surprising”, says the New Zealand Principals’ Federation president. Eight teaching spaces at Hutt Valley High School were isolated on
The art of letter writing is undergoing a revival in Belarus. With its jails filled to bursting with political prisoners, letters mean the world to those inside and those who miss them. That’s if they make it past the censors.
The new owner of the giant Auckland Santa hopes it will eventually shake off its “creepy” tag. The five-tonne, 18m-tall Christmas decoration, which spent 60 years encouraging Aucklanders to shop, arrived safely yesterday at Wanaka’s National Transport and Toy Museum.
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana residents confronting the menace of a new hurricane weeks after one battered their communities got stark warnings Thursday to brace for winds that could turn debris into missiles and to use the remaining hours before the
Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator has said Europe should “take our position seriously” ahead of a new round of crucial trade negotiations. David Frost, who will lead the UK’s post-Brexit trade talks as well as serving as the prime minister’s national
The US plans to use more than $60m in money owed to the World Health Organisation to pay other debts to the UN. The administration of United States President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it will not pay more than