U.S. President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received his first injected dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on live on television on Monday in an effort to boost confidence in its safety ahead of its wide distribution next year. Biden has said he would make the fight against the coronavirus, which has killed more than 315,000 Americans and infected… Read More U.S. President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine

Statue of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns to replace Confederate General Robert Lee in U.S. Capitol

A statue of Black civil rights activist Barbara Johns, who played a key role in the desegregation of the public school system, will be installed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, officials said on Monday, replacing one of a leader of the pro-slavery Confederacy. Johns was 16 when she led classmates at her all-Black Virginia high… Read More Statue of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns to replace Confederate General Robert Lee in U.S. Capitol

Israeli police fatally shoot man for firing at officers in Jerusalem’s Old City

Israeli police shot dead an unidentified man who had fired a gun towards officers in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday, a police spokeswoman said. The man fired towards a group of officers at a security post in the walled Old City, the spokeswoman said in a statement. Police chased the man on foot “while firing… Read More Israeli police fatally shoot man for firing at officers in Jerusalem’s Old City

U.S. charges Libyan man over 1988 bombing of Pan Am plane

The United States on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a third alleged conspirator in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people, mostly Americans. The suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi, a former senior Libyan intelligence official, was charged with two criminal counts related to the bombing.… Read More U.S. charges Libyan man over 1988 bombing of Pan Am plane

IBM set to acquire European cloud startup Nordcloud

International Business Machines will acquire European startup Nordcloud, the latest in a series of acquisitions for the 109-year old firm preparing a mega spin-off to focus on cloud computing. The world’s first big computing firm has set its sights on the so-called hybrid cloud, where it sees a $1 trillion market opportunity as more companies… Read More IBM set to acquire European cloud startup Nordcloud

Several countries close borders to Britain over fears of new coronavirus strain

A slew of countries closed their borders to Britain on Monday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, heightening global panic, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of UK food shortages days before the Brexit cliff edge. India, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Jordan and Hong Kong suspended travel for Britons after Prime… Read More Several countries close borders to Britain over fears of new coronavirus strain

German court sentences man to life imprisonment over shooting near synagogue

A German court on Monday sentenced a man to life in prison for killing two people in a shooting attack near a synagogue in eastern Germany on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur last year. The Naumburg Higher Regional Court found the man, referred to by authorities only as Stephan B., guilty of murder,… Read More German court sentences man to life imprisonment over shooting near synagogue