New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern tests positive for coronavirus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in parliament for the government’s emissions reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but “travel arrangements for her trade mission to the United States are unaffected at this… Read More New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern tests positive for coronavirus

Cryptocurrencies record massive losses following stablecoin collapse

Cryptocurrencies nursed large losses on Friday, with bitcoin trading near $30,000 and set for a record losing streak as the collapse of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin, rippled through markets. Crypto assets have also been swept up in broad selling of risky investments on worries about high inflation and rising interest rates. Sentiment is particularly fragile,… Read More Cryptocurrencies record massive losses following stablecoin collapse

Islamic State confirms death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi, names Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as successor

Islamic State confirmed on Thursday the death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi and its spokesperson Abu Hamza Al-Quraishi, and announced Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as its new chief. Quraishi, a religious scholar and soldier in former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s army who led IS from the shadows for a little over two years,… Read More Islamic State confirms death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi, names Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as successor

Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Novak Djokovic returned to a rapturous welcome in Serbia on Monday after Australia deported the world men’s tennis No. 1 for being unvaccinated against COVID-19, a stance jeopardising his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam title. Most Australians had wanted him gone, but Serbian fans cheered and waved national flags as Djokovic touched down… Read More Tennis star Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia following Australia deportation

Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic on Friday asked an Australian court to block his deportation ahead of the Australian Open after the government cancelled his visa for the second time over COVID-19 entry regulations. Djokovic’s lawyers submitted their request for an injunction late at night, less than three hours after Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used… Read More Australia revokes tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa again

Tennis star Novak Djokovic released as Australian judge overturns visa revocation

Novak Djokovic on Tuesday warmed up for his bid to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at next week’s Australian Open, hitting practice shots at Melbourne Park, but he still faces the threat of deportation. A week after his arrival in Australia, Djokovic finally reached the tennis court after a judge on Monday quashed… Read More Tennis star Novak Djokovic released as Australian judge overturns visa revocation

Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues

Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 tennis star in the world, was denied entry into Australia on Thursday after initially being granted a medical exemption for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements so that he could play in the Australian Open. The tennis star, left stranded at Melbourne’s Tullamanrien airport overnight, was issued a letter by the… Read More Australia denies entry to tennis star Novak Djokovic over visa issues