EU could make British tourists quarantine when they arrive in resorts – and could ban them altogether if our cases rise under new bloc-wide travel rules planned for the New Year

Number of new Coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the last two weeks prior to the evaluation Share of positive tests from the total of tests carried out in a seven-day period Number of COVID-19 tests carried out per every 100 000 people during a seven-day period The European Commission and member states are discussing […]

Antarctica is still free of Covid-19. Can it stay that way?

O’Connor said they will be able to test for the virus once colleagues start arriving as soon as Monday, weeks late because a huge storm dumped 20-feet (6-meter) snowdrifts. Any virus case will spark a “red response level,” he said, with activities stripped down to providing heating, water, power and food.

First US spring flight to Antarctica aims to keep out virus

Staff board a U.S. Air Force C-17 as they prepare to take the season’s first flight to McMurdo Station in Antarctica from Christchurch Airport, New Zealand, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The first U.S. flight into Antarctica following months of winter darkness left from New Zealand Monday with crews extra vigilant about keeping out the coronavirus. […]

Australia’s AAP resorts to crowdfunding in ‘brutal news landscape’

AAP itself urged potential donors: “We don’t rely on clicks [tracking internet usage], advertisers or even a profit, but we do rely on you,” reminding them that in the past they had followed major news events “because AAP was there.” 

‘Mulan’: The Countries Where the Disney+ Movie Will Be Released in Theaters

So far, Disney+ is only available in the following countries, all of which are expected to offer Mulan as an add-on: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

A family’s 76-year quest for truth and justice for West African soldiers who fought for France in WWII

Historians are still unable to trace about 350 men known to have been at the camp, Ndao and other Senegalese officials say, and consider them probable victims. The hunt for facts is blocked, researchers say, by the Senegalese government ignoring their requests to access the archives. (Sall’s spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.)

Mulan: Kiwi director Niki Caro reveals why she chose her movie’s stars

“There were five scenes. One of those scenes was five pages of dialogue and English is not her first language, but she killed it. And if that wasn’t enough, we sent her to the other part of the audition, which was a really hardcore physical assessment with cardio and weights for 90 minutes. It was […]

AIPA 41: committees’ draft solutions expected to be adopted on last working day

Meanwhile, the ASEAN ministerial dialogue on promoting women’s role towards sustainable peace and security follows the success of the ASEAN leaders’ special session on women’s empowerment at the 36th ASEAN Summit in June. This is part of efforts by Vietnam as ASEAN Chair to enhance cooperation to boost the role of women, peace and security […]

AMM-53, related meetings enter second working day

Hanoi (VNA) – The 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings, held virtually, entered the second working day on September 10 with many issues high on the agenda. During the day, regional officials are scheduled to engage in the ASEAN-US Ministerial Meeting, the ASEAN-Canada Ministerial Meeting, the ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting, the ASEAN-New Zealand […]

Black Lives Matter: How statues of controversial colonial figures became targets across the world

More from Black Lives Matter Premier League drops Black Lives Matter slogan from players’ shirts Michael Holding criticises England for choosing not to take a knee in Pakistan and Australia series Premier League players to wear ‘No Room For Racism’ badges on kits, replacing Black Lives Matter logo Black Lives Matter ‘show of solidarity’ expected […]