Measles cases jump 79% in 2022 after COVID hit vaccination campaigns

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Measles cases jumped by 79% in the first two months of this year compared to 2021, after COVID-19 and lockdowns disrupted child vaccination campaigns around the world, according to data from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). In January and February, there were 17,338 meal cases reported worldwide, up … Read more

Explainer: I’m eligible for a second COVID booster. Should I get one?

A 50-year-old and immunocompromised resident receives a second booster shot of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Waterford, Michigan, US, April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, April 11 (Reuters) – US officials now say that people 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster shot … Read more

Ukraine war pushes Germany to strengthen its bunker infrastructure

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser speaks to the media after the first flight bringing Ukrainian refugees from Moldova to Germany arrived at Frankfurt Airport, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Frankfurt, Germany, March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 9 (Reuters) – Germany has started working … Read more

British defence ministry says Russia targeting civilians

Ukraine seeks more weapons, harsher sanctions on Russia US, EU and Britain condemn railway station attack West imposes more trade restrictions on Russia LVIV, Ukraine, April 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s defense ministry said on Saturday that Russian forces were targeting civilians, a day after a missile attack on a train station crowded with women, children … Read more

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

An activist from Amnesty International holds a sign during a protest outside the Russian Embassy as part of a Global Day of Action for Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion in Mexico City, Mexico, March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s justice ministry said on … Read more

Ukrainian forensic investigators start exhuming bodies from Bucha mass grave

Ukrainian servicemen stand guard next to bodies that were exhumed from a mass grave, during a visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, and Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in the town of Bucha, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine … Read more

EU slashes 10% of Russian imports with new sweeping sanctions

EU bans Russian coal in first hit to energy imports Existing coal contracts must be terminated by start of August EU also bans imports of Russian chemicals, vodka, caviar Exports of technology, jet fuel to Russia banned More oligarchs, Putin’s daughters face asset freezes April 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday formally adopted … Read more

Bucha shows the ‘cruel face’ of Russian army, says EU’s chief

KYIV, April 8 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the deaths of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha showed the “cruel face” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army, pledging to support Kyiv in its defense of the “border of Europe”. During a visit to Bucha, where forensic investigators started to … Read more

Macron hits out at ‘racist’ Le Pen as far-right candidate reaches all-time high in poll

PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen of lying to voters about his “racist” platform, as the gap in voter support for the two political rivals narrows down ever more. The race appears to be coming down to the two finalists of the 2017 … Read more

Slovakia sends its air defence system to Ukraine

Slovakia first to donate air defense system to Ukraine Ukraine has appealed to West to boost its defense capabilities Slovakia to replace donated S-300 system by Patriot from US PRAGUE, April 8 (Reuters) – Slovakia has donated its S-300 air defense system to Ukraine, Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Friday, a day after the … Read more