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Britons hoping to escape to Spain could have their holiday plans cancelled following reports the Spanish prime minister said the country would not welcome international tourists until the “end of summer”. Speaking at a meeting of the World Tourism Organisation, Pedro Sanchez reportedly said he did not expect holidaymakers to visit Spain until nearly all […]

Rescuers trying to free a group of miners trapped hundreds of metres underground have said it may take another 15 days to drill and clear a route wide enough to reach them. They are desperately trying to bring the workers back to the surface following an explosion at the Hushan gold mine in Qixia, Shandong […]

Canada’s governor general – the Queen’s representative – has resigned amid allegations she presided over a toxic work environment in which staff were bullied to tears. Julie Payette quit just hours after senior officials received the findings of an independent inquiry into reports of verbal abuse and bullying by the 57-year-old. It followed a report […]

Japanese officials have denied claims the Tokyo Olympic Games are being cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Games have already been delayed once, with the opening ceremony currently scheduled for 23 July this year. But according to The Times, local officials have conceded the event cannot happen because of COVID-19. Image: The current […]

Joe Biden has warned that the fight to bring coronavirus under control in the US is a “wartime undertaking” – devoting much of his first full day in office to tackling the pandemic. The new president signed 10 executive orders on Thursday that are designed to ramp up testing, tackle vaccine shortages, and increase mask […]

Joe Biden has signed 10 new executive orders in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus across the United States. On his first full day in office, the newly-inaugurated president launched new measures on vaccines, masks and testing. He hit out at Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, saying his predecessor lacked the “urgency, […]