Vatican-based Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle tests positive for coronavirus

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has become the highest-ranking Vatican official known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Vatican said on Friday that Tagle, 63, a Filipino who heads the Vatican’s missionary arm, had tested positive when he arrived in Manila on Thursday. Tagle, who met Pope Francis in a private audience on August… Read More Vatican-based Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle tests positive for coronavirus

Cuba shuts down interprovincial transportation over fears of coronavirus surge

Cuban state media reported on Saturday interprovincial transportation would be shut down and a curfew in Havana extended until the end of the month as a surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital spreads to other areas. While most of the country remains at a new normal with schools and retail activity open, local authorities… Read More Cuba shuts down interprovincial transportation over fears of coronavirus surge

Renowned British designer Sir Terence Conran dies at 88

Terence Conran, a renowned designer and restaurateur credited with modernising British retail and decor, has died aged 88, his family said on Saturday. Conran made his name in the 1960s with the Habitat home-furnishing store, known for its contemporary pine furniture, brightly coloured fabrics and tasteful kitchenware which proved a big hit with the public.… Read More Renowned British designer Sir Terence Conran dies at 88

Calls for ceasefire, women’s rights top priority as Afghan peace talks begin

Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents gathered on Saturday for historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians. Ahead of face-to-face negotiations in coming days, the warring sides were urged by various countries and groups to reach an immediate ceasefire and forge an… Read More Calls for ceasefire, women’s rights top priority as Afghan peace talks begin

French PM Jean Castex to end self-isolation following another negative coronavirus test

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has tested negative for COVID-19 again and will come out of self-isolation on Saturday, a week after being in contact with someone who had a positive result, his office said. Castex had already tested negative for COVID-19 since sharing a car last weekend with the director of the Tour de… Read More French PM Jean Castex to end self-isolation following another negative coronavirus test

U.S. rapper T.I. agrees to pay $75,000 settlement over cryptocurrency case

Grammy award-winning rapper Clifford Harris, known as T.I., agreed to pay a U.S. regulator $75,000 to settle charges that he broke securities laws by selling fraudulent crypto-currency investments, the agency said on Friday. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it had charged the Atlanta rapper and actor along with four associates, including film producer… Read More U.S. rapper T.I. agrees to pay $75,000 settlement over cryptocurrency case