Mona Lisa left unharmed but smeared in cream in climate protest stunt

05/30/2022

PARIS — The Mona Lisa was left shaken but unharmed on Sunday when a visitor to the Louvre tried to smash the glass protecting the world’s most famous painting before smearing cream across its surface in an…

Toronto police kill man carrying gun near schools

05/27/2022

TORONTO – Toronto police shot and killed a man who was walking down a street carrying a gun in a city neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, an incident that prompted five nearby schools to be placed under precautionary…

Film academy starts process to discipline Will Smith over Oscars slap

03/31/2022

LOS ANGELES  – Hollywood’s film academy has started a process that could lead to discipline against best actor winner Will Smith for slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, the group said on Wednesday,…

Singapore to waive quarantine for vaccinated travelers from April

03/24/2022

SINGAPORE — Singapore will allow travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country without quarantine from April and is considering removing a requirement for pre-departure swab tests, its transport and health ministers said on Thursday. RELATED STORY:…

More Ukraine-Russia talks scheduled as attack on base kills dozens

03/14/2022

LVIV, Ukraine — Diplomatic efforts to end the war in Ukraine were gearing up on Monday, with Ukrainian and Russian negotiators set to talk again after both sides cited progress, even though Russia attacked a base near…

Russia captures biggest Ukraine city yet

03/02/2022

WASHINGTON/KYIV — Russia said it had seized its biggest city yet in Ukraine on Wednesday while stepping up its lethal bombardment of the main cities that its invasion force has so far failed to tame in the…

Airspace closures after Ukraine invasion stretch global supply chains

03/01/2022

Global supply chains, already hit hard by the pandemic, are facing further disruption and cost inflation as airspace closures after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affect the air freight industry. Transport between Europe and north Asian destinations like Japan, South…

Ukraine’s president vows to stay put as Russian invaders approach

02/25/2022

KYIV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed on Friday to stay in Kyiv as his troops battled Russian invaders who are advancing toward the capital in the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two.…

Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

02/24/2022

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants, and translate between languages, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday, as he sketched out key steps to building…

NBA upgrades Kobe Bryant Trophy given to All-Star MVP

Inquirer.net 02/04/2022

A newly designed NBA All-Star Game debut of The Kobe Bryant Trophy will be awarded to the All-Star Game MVP after the 2022 game in Cleveland. The Feb. 20 event will include multiple “reimagined” awards in a…

Wanted: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science

Inquirer.net 01/27/2022

  The world’s first medical trial authorized to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better vaccines. The Oxford University trial was launched last April, three…

South African studies suggest Omicron has higher ‘asymptomatic carriage’

01/11/2022

JOHANNESBURG — Preliminary findings from two South African clinical trials suggest the Omicron coronavirus variant has a much higher rate of “asymptomatic carriage” than earlier variants, which could explain why it has spread so rapidly across the…

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