New lockdown restrictions for Austria’s unvaccinated population are likely because reports of new coronavirus cases in the country are rising rapidly, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Thursday. Though such restrictions would be a “very harsh measure,” they appear to be necessary and “probably inevitable,” the chancellor said at a newsContinue Reading

Northern Island’s health minister has sued Van Morrison, who has said the minister’s handling of Covid-19 restrictions was “very dangerous.” Paul Tweed, the lawyer for the health minister, Robin Swann, confirmed on Monday that a lawsuit had been filed. “Legal proceedings are now at an advanced stage, with an anticipatedContinue Reading

The political battle in Florida over masks in schools escalated this week, as the state Board of Education voted to authorize sanctions on eight local school districts for not following instructions from Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration that make masks optional. The eight districts, whose boards all voted to require masksContinue Reading

Several people were injured and one man was in custody after shootings in at least three locations outside Vancouver, British Columbia, on Monday morning, the police said. It was not immediately clear how many people were injured or whether anyone had been killed in the shootings, which prompted the authoritiesContinue Reading