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Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 1:13 PM

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Whenever a bus arrives at the Greyhound station in Plattsburgh, New York, a small band of taxi drivers waits to drive passengers on a half-hour trip to a snowy, dead-end road that turns to dirt near the Canadian border...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 10:28 AM

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African neighbour states on Friday suspended Burkina Faso in the aftermath of this week's coup, making it the third nation in the regional bloc to be punished for a military takeover in only 18 months, officials...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 9:47 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, prompting rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet while others formed a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. The collapse came hours before...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:12 AM

LONDON (AP): Most coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory face masks, were lifted in England on Thursday after Britain’s government said its vaccine booster roll-out successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalisations. From...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:12 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (CMC): Prime Minister Ariel Henry, promising to do “everything in my power” to bring to justice those responsible for the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July last year, has also indicated “there will not be a new...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:12 AM

BEIRUT (AP): Dozens of armed Islamic State (IS) militants remained holed up in the last occupied section of a Syrian prison, US-backed Kurdish-led forces said Thursday. The two sides clashed a day after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:11 AM

TEGUCIGALPA (AP): Hondurans saw Xiomara Castro sworn in as their country’s first female president Thursday amid a sea of waving flags in the national stadium. Castro blasted the outgoing administration for leaving her a heavily indebted country...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 4:55 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he is isolating at home after learning he was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Trudeau tweeted the result of his rapid test is negative. He is following...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 3:33 PM

LONDON (AP) — Most coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory face masks, were lifted in England on Thursday after Britain's government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 ...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 2:07 PM

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States Coast Guard said Thursday that it had found four additional bodies in its search for dozens of migrants lost at sea off Florida but that it would call off its active search for survivors at...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 10:51 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has recommended that Pfizer's coronavirus antiviral drug be authorised for use in the 27-nation European Union, the first time the agency has recommended a pill for treating COVID-19. In a...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 9:58 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Moderna has begun testing an omicron-specific COVID-19 booster in healthy adults. The company announced Wednesday that the first participant had received a dose. Earlier this week, competitor Pfizer began a...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 9:30 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African continent is on course to reach its target of vaccinating at least 70% of its population against COVID-19 by the end of 2022, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters on...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AM

ST JOHN’S (CMC): Prime Minister Gaston Browne has paid tribute to the former chairman of the Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, Dr Jean Holder, who died in his homeland, Barbados, on Tuesday at the age of 85. Holder served as chairman of the...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AM

LONDON (AP): Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced on Wednesday for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and discontent, or bring his time in office to...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 1:26 PM

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The US Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized in a storm. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 9:31 AM

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began. The number of deaths was largely...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AM

OUAGADOUGOU (AP): Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital Tuesday in a show of support for the new military-led junta that ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and seized control of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:10 AM

HAMILTON (CMC): An under-fire government senator and junior minister, who owes US$19,000 in unpaid rent, has resigned from Bermuda’s Upper House amid a growing storm of criticism over his treatment of his former landlady. Curtis Richardson, one of...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:10 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Prime Minister Mia Mottley Monday announced a new Cabinet, while offering two seats in the Senate to the opposition parties as she begins a new five-year term in government following her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) whitewash of...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:10 AM

BELMOPAN (CMC): Opposition Leader Patrick Faber has resigned his position, as well as that of the leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), amid a domestic-violence row that led to the police issuing a warrant for his arrest last...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 4:56 PM

The Biden administration has officially withdrawn a rule that would have required workers at big companies to get vaccinated or face regular COVID testing requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the withdrawal...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 1:11 PM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Jamaica-born Florida man who was arrested for human smuggling after four people were found dead in a blizzard in Canada and seven more immigrants were found alive nearby in the United States was released from jail Monday...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its forecast for the world economy this year, citing the spread of COVID-19′s omicron variant, higher energy prices, an uptick in inflation and a deteriorating outlook for...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 10:15 AM

LONDON (AP) — London police said Tuesday they were investigating Downing Street lockdown parties in 2020 to determine if United Kingdom government officials violated coronavirus restrictions, putting further pressure on Prime Minister Boris...

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