After Covid, New York and other cities are weighing whether to convert empty office buildings into affordable housing. NEW YORK — To see how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed America’s downtowns, all you have to do is stand in the subway station at Times Square on a weekday morning. BeneathContinue Reading

Sydney Airport has agreed to accept A $ 23.6 billion (£ 13 billion; $ 17.5 billion) takeover offer from a group of investors. If completed, the deal will be one of the largest acquisitions ever in Australia. The deal came after the Sydney Aviation Alliance (SAA) raised its offer inContinue Reading

Police in Houston, Texas opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of revelers at the Astroworld festival on Friday. At least eight people died and hundreds more were injured after a wave of crowds on the opening night of the music event. The victims were aged between 14 and 27Continue Reading

A pill to treat Covid developed by the US company Pfizer reduces the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% in vulnerable adults, the results of clinical studies suggest. The drug – Paxlovid – is intended for use immediately after the development of symptoms in people at high risk ofContinue Reading

Environmental activist and actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrived in Glasgow for the COP26 summit. The Hollywood star, who is a United Nations representative for climate change, was seen at the Kew Carbon Garden exhibit at the main conference center Tuesday. He was assaulted by reporters, fans and delegates as he enteredContinue Reading

US President Joe Biden criticized the leaders of China and Russia for failing to show up at the COP26 climate summit. In a speech on Tuesday evening, Biden said that the climate is “a huge problem” and that China “is gone”, adding that it was “the same with Russia andContinue Reading

According to the Johns Hopkins University, 19 months since the pandemic began, more than five million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. Vaccines have slowed death rates, but some health experts say the real number could be much higher. The milestone comes amid warnings from health officials that cases andContinue Reading

The leaders of the world’s richest economies have agreed to continue efforts to limit global warming through “meaningful and effective measures”. But the agreement of the G20 summit in Rome made few concrete commitments, disappointing activists. Host country Italy had hoped that fixed goals would be set ahead of theContinue Reading

The people who survived La Palma volcano are shaken, but determined to restore it Imagine trying to fall asleep in the glow of an erupting volcano, shaken by its tremors. Then imagine trying to do so in a cramped caravan when your home was surrounded by lava or buried beneathContinue Reading

Shops, restaurants and schools in Moscow have been partially closed as battles in Russia record deaths and Covid infections. Only basic stores such as supermarkets and pharmacies are allowed to open in the capital, while eateries only offer takeaways. Authorities also gave workers across Russia nine Saturday days off toContinue Reading