Europe

Flights from India and Pakistan banned from landing in Canada

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Flights from the Covid-19 hotspots of India and Pakistan will not be allowed to land at Canadian airports, the Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced Thursday. “Effective 11:30 p.m. eastern time …

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Putin gets second dose of coronavirus vaccine

MOSCOW (AFP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he had received the second dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus and encouraged Russians to follow his example. “I want to inform you that right now, before entering this room, I …

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Johnson & Johnson holds off on vaccine distribution in Europe

  (Eagle News) — On the heels of the recommendation of the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S., Johnson & …

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One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting: police

  (AFP) — An unidentified attacker shot dead a man and badly injured a woman outside a Paris hospital on Monday before fleeing the scene on a motorbike, police said. The attacker fired several shots at the Henry Dunant private …

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Trudeau remembers Prince Philip as a man service

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of Prince Philip. “It was with deep sadness this morning that we all that I …

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Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip dies aged 99

  By Jitendra Joshi / Joe Jackson / Callum Paton Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Prince Philip, the longest serving royal consort in British history and a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II’s side for decades, died Friday aged 99, Buckingham …

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More than half of Canadians want to wave goodbye to the British monarchy: Poll

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The British Monarchy is out of date and no longer has a place in the 21st century according to a public opinion poll released Tuesday. The Leger poll was done …

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Canada’s vaccine advisory committee says AstraZeneca vaccine is okay for Canadians over 65

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada’s committee that makes recommendations on vaccines has changed its mind about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 inoculant. After recommending the product not be used on seniors, the National Advisory Committee on …

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Prince William denies British royal family is ‘racist’

  (AFP) — Prince William on Thursday defended the British royal family after his younger brother Harry and wife Meghan accused them of racism in a bombshell interview watched around the world. “We’re very much not a racist family,” William …

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Canadian immigration will likely remain low, Royal Back economist

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — It’s unlikely Canada will meet its immigration target to admit 401,000 newcomers this year, according to an economic report from the Royal Bank of Canada. The bank concludes border restrictions …

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90% Covid vaccination rate may be needed to achieve herd immunity; 3rd vaccine close to approval

By Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service OTTAWA (Eagle News) — A higher percentage of Canadians may have to be vaccinated than originally thought to achieve herd immunity because of the Covid-19 variants, said Health Canada’s chief medical advisor. Dr. …

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Biden to mark 500,000 US Covid deaths, UK to ease lockdown

  By Sebastian Smith Agence France-Presse (AFP) — US President Joe Biden will lead a remembrance ceremony Monday to mark the dark milestone of 500,000 American Covid-19 deaths, but plans for easing the lockdown in Britain and a surge in …

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