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American students convicted of murdering Italian police officer

They were both given life sentences in prison. Prosecutor Maria Sabina Calabretta had argued that given the circumstances of the case, the two should receive the maximum sentence permitted under Italian law. Italy does not have a death penalty. Renato Borzone, the lawyer representing Elder, has said that the prosecutors’ request failed to take into […]

Phase 2 results show booster shots increases the immune response to variants, Moderna says

A booster shot of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine revs up the immune response against two worrying coronavirus variants, the company reported Wednesday. Additionally, a booster dose formulated specifically to match the B.1.351 variant first seen in South Africa was even more effective, Moderna said in a statement. Vaccine makers are trying to get out ahead of the new variants […]

Peloton recalls all treadmills after a child’s death and 70 injuries

About 125,000 treadmills are included in the recall. The CPSC said that there has been one child death and 70 other injuries tied to the treadmills. But when the federal safety agency issued a warning about the dangers last month, Peloton took the unusual step of refusing to recall them. “I want to be clear, […]

The Trump administration was a ‘difficult time’ for Ukraine, says foreign minister

In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also touched on the buildup of Russian forces on Ukraine’s border, potential military support from the United States, and President Joe Biden’s offer of a summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Kuleba’s comments about Donald Trump’s fraught term in the White House follow the 2019 […]

Yair Lapid gets mandate to try to form next Israeli government

Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party came second in the March 23 election to Netanyahu’s Likud, received the mandate Wednesday evening from President Reuven Rivlin. After consulting with all the parties in parliament, Rivlin said: “It is clear Member of Knesset Lapid has a chance to form a government that will get support in the Knesset, […]

World has a shot at controlling Covid-19 — if it comes together, WHO official says 

Maria van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead on the coronavirus pandemic, is pictured during an interview in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 13, 2020. Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images Maria van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for Covid-19, said that while it’s hard to say whether the state of the pandemic has improved, the […]

Indian university projection estimates 50 million Covid-19 cases by mid-June

A medical worker observes patients inside a Covid-19 ward that was set up inside a sports stadium in New Delhi on May 2. Getty Images India could see more than 403,000 Covid-19 total deaths and nearly 50 million total cases by June 11 this year, according to a projection model from the Indian Institute of Science. […]

Nepal’s army tells retired medical staff to get ready to help

Big banks and accounting firms do most of their business in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. But they wouldn’t be able to function without their back offices, many of which are located in India. Financial services firms have outsourced a huge number of information technology and operations jobs to India in recent decades, […]

Oversight board upholds Facebook decision to ban Trump, but says platform should review penalty

President Donald Trump speaks at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.  Former President Trump was suspended “indefinitely” from Facebook and Instagram on Jan. 7, a day after his supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 election results.  Zuckerberg wrote at the time, “We believe the risks of allowing […]

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