As omicron variant alarm spreads, countries mull a radical ‘pandemic treaty’

As omicron variant alarm spreads, countries mull a radical ‘pandemic treaty’

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Rihanna’s officially ‘right excellent,’ named Barbados hero

Rihanna’s officially ‘right excellent,’ named Barbados hero

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, but hesitated before she stood up. Before… Read more
German court gives life in prison to ex-ISIS fighter for death of 5-year-old in first ‘genocide’ trial

German court gives life in prison to ex-ISIS fighter for death of 5-year-old in first ‘genocide’ trial

BERLIN — A German court sentenced a former Islamic State member on Tuesday to life imprisonment for the killing of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl at his home, marking the first… Read more
Get money for free with these Cyber Monday gift card deals

Get money for free with these Cyber Monday gift card deals

Gift cards are an option for getting around 2021’s shipping delays and mail delivery slowdowns. Getty Images Yep, it’s official: Another Black Friday is in the books. The 2021 holiday… Read more
Omicron: What we know — and don’t know —  about the new Covid variant

Omicron: What we know — and don’t know — about the new Covid variant

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is the latest strain of the coronavirus to be designated a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization: more and more countries are reporting… Read more
FTC surveys Amazon, Walmart and 7 others in supply chain probe

FTC surveys Amazon, Walmart and 7 others in supply chain probe

Supply chain issues impact holidays Supply chain issues impact holidays 10: 23 The Federal Trade Commission is asking Amazon, Walmart and seven other retailers and wholesalers for internal documents, as… Read more
Boris Johnson announces tougher entry rules after 2 cases of omicron detected in the U.K.

Boris Johnson announces tougher entry rules after 2 cases of omicron detected in the U.K.

LONDON — In a bid to halt the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new measures on Saturday evening, including mandatory self-quarantine… Read more
As Afghanistan’s economy collapses, international community looks for innovative ways to avoid humanitarian disaster

As Afghanistan’s economy collapses, international community looks for innovative ways to avoid humanitarian disaster

CHARASIAB, Afghanistan — At this town’s district hospital, an hour’s drive south of Kabul, midwives resorted to using mobile phone flashlights to deliver babies during power cuts, when foreign aid… Read more
More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

GENEVA — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead… Read more
Rita Moreno: The 60 Minutes Interview

Rita Moreno: The 60 Minutes Interview

Rita Moreno speaks with Bill Whitaker about the turmoil she went through early in her career, her 1961 portrayal of Anita in “West Side Story,” and her new role in… Read more