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European leaders gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a standing ovation on Friday at her last EU summit after a 16-year reign that helped guide the bloc through major ups and downs.
Turkish businessman Melih Tanriverdi seethes at the suggestion that his private defence consultancy has become Ankara's secret weapon in wars across North Africa and the Middle East.
Retail sales volumes took a surprise dip last month to achieve their longest losing streak on record, according to official figures released as a measure of consumer confidence showed a slump to levels last seen in February.
A media blitz is planned to increase take-up of booster shots as Boris Johnson admitted the problem was one of demand, not supply.
A museum in Oxford is hiring a curator to return human remains as part of its decolonisation pledge, but must first work out where they will be returned to.
The launch of a new fund has brought new investors to the party.
Nasa announces uncrewed flights around the Moon to begin in February 2022. The Orion capsule will be launched on the Space Launch System, paving the way for the resumption of people to walk on Earth’s satellite again
Sir Archie Lamb, who has died a few days before his 100th birthday, joined the Foreign Office aged 17 as a filing clerk and retired from it 43 years later as Ambassador to Norway, the first of its clerical staff to reach such a height as the FO began basing promotion on talent rather than privilege.
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BERLIN (Reuters) -A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE was 95.6% effective against the coronavirus when compared to a vaccinated group that did not get the third shot, data from a large study released by the companies showed on Thursday. The trial results come a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses U.S. FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans could choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster.
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed 'preliminary investigations' but returned to Windsor Castle on Thursday where she was in good spirits. "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits," the palace said in a statement. She returned to her desk for work on Thursday afternoon and was undertaking some light duties, the source said.
Morning mail: Melbourne exits lockdown, Barnaby Joyce’s ‘carbon bomb’, ‘free land’ offer. Friday: Fully vaccinated people are enjoying new freedoms in Victoria. Plus: tiny Queensland town overwhelmed by response to its plan to address a housing crisis
Over the decades, artist and musicians have worked together to create albums where the cover art is as memorable as the music itself
“Supply as much detail as possible to support your offer, this helps the seller make the most well-informed decision,” said Matt Johnson, senior sales manager at JOHNS&CO. Johnson points out that agents work for sellers, not buyers, and aren’t there to help you get a low offer accepted.
By declaring the Prince of Wales the prince regent, the Queen could retain her title, status and position, but allow her son to conduct the constitutional aspects of the job
Stars, including director Rian Johnson, say gunshot effects should always be added in post-production
Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Judi Love has tested positive for Covid-19 and she will miss this weekend’s show. The Loose Women star, who lives in London with her two children, and her professional partner Graziano Di Prima will sit out Saturday’s show. “While Judi and Graziano will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, they will return the following week.”
The push to encourage vaccine take-up comes as the daily number of cases reported in the UK surpassed 50,000 for the first time since mid-July.
Little Amal, the refugee puppet, was paraded through the streets of central London, on Saturday (October 23) as it entered the final stretch of its 8,000-kilometre journey. The 3.5-metre-tall marionette was seen walking through a crowd of hundreds on its way to St Paul's and knocking on the Great West Door, the ceremonial entrance to the cathedral. Little Amal represents a Syrian refugee and has been carried through Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium. St Paul's Cathedral's official Twitter feed tweeted: "It was a true pleasure to welcome #LittleAmal to St Paul's this morning. Our Dean, many faith leaders and other guests were there to welcome, joined by hundreds of children from across London singing 'Consider Yourself' from the musical 'Oliver!' and even a brass band!"
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake was felt by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a press conference in Wellington, on Friday morning, October 22.Ardern was holding a press conference announcing a new COVID-19 framework in Wellington when the earthquake struck roughly 360 km away in Taumarunui on the country’s North Island, according to GeoNetIn footage streamed live on Facebook, Ardern can be seen reacting to the shaking and gripping her podium, before calmly turning back to the reporter and saying, “Ah, sorry, a slight distraction – would you mind repeating that question?” Credit: Jacinda Ardern via Storyful