Miller falters in Beijing Winter Olympics, vows to come back in 2026 in Italy

Glendale G. Rosal 02/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The two-time Olympian skier, Asa Miller vows to come back stronger and be more confident as he eyes the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina, Italy.  The 21-year-old Filipino-American skier faltered in his…

Italian tries to dodge Covid jab using fake arm

Agence France Presse 12/04/2021

ROME–An Italian man who wanted a coronavirus vaccine certificate without actually having the jab tried to play the system by presenting health workers with a fake arm, an official said Friday. Despite the realistic skin color, nobody…

Countries halting AstraZeneca vaccine

Agence France Presse 03/16/2021

PARIS — A dozen countries, including France, Italy and Germany, have suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shots because of fears over blood clots and other possible side effects. The company insisted on Monday there is no risk, and the…

Italy’s PM reassures kids that Santa Claus won’t be locked down

11/13/2020

ROME, Italy – Father Christmas wears a mask and can travel the world thanks to a special permit, Italy’s prime minister said Thursday, November 12, 2020, to ease children’s fears that Santa Claus may also be under…

US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

Associated Press 08/10/2020

ROME — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met…

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Associated Press 07/16/2020

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus…

Italy posts lowest one-day death toll from coronavirus since lockdown

05/18/2020

ROME — Italy on Sunday recorded the fewest deaths from coronavirus in one day since its two-month lockdown began, as the country stands poised to reopen most commercial activity. The civil protection unit said 145 people had died…

US tops world in virus cases, overtaking China and Italy

Agence France Presse 03/27/2020

  WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global…

Italy passes 10,000 COVID-19 infections as clusters spur worry in US

03/12/2020

ROME — Expanding clusters of the new coronavirus were eyed warily Wednesday as the outbreak upended daily life and reshaped everything from the United States presidential race to Pope Francis’ travel. In the U.S., the caseload passed…

Virus disrupts Italy as infections top 10K, deaths at 631

Associated Press 03/11/2020

ROME  — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown Tuesday in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the…

PH mulls Japan, Italy, Iran travel ban as COVID-19 cases soar

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 02/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is eyeing a possible travel ban on Japan, Italy and Iran amid the rapid spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the said nations. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Inter-Agency…

Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

Associated Press 02/27/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy…

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