Geneva, January 15 (RHC)-- The global death toll from COVID-19 has now crossed two million.  The landmark was reached on Friday amid a vaccine roll-out so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other parts of the world, it seems a far-off dream.... More


New York, January 15 (RHC)-- Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Israeli regime “systematically repressed and discriminated” against Palestinians last year.  HRW said in a report on the year 2020 that the Israeli regime’s practices “far exceeded the security justifications” it often gave.... More


Washington, January 15 (RHC)-- U.S. President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday.  Officials are considering an elaborate event that would have the feel of a state visit, with a red carpet, color guard, military band and 21-gun salute all being discussed.... More


Washington, January 15 (RHC)-- A review by The Associated Press news agency of public records, social media posts and videos shows at least 21 current or former members of U.S. military or law enforcement have been identified as being at or near the U.S. Capitol at the time of the riot, with more than a dozen others under investigation, but not yet named.... More


Brasilia, January 15 (RHC)-- The Brazilian state of Amazonas is running out of oxygen during a renewed surge in COVID-19 deaths, its government said on Thursday, with media reporting that people on respirators were dying of suffocation in hospitals.  ... More


Damascus, January 15 (RHC)-- The Syrian government has condemned new Israeli airstrikes on Syrian territory, calling on the United Nations Security Council to take immediate and decisive measures to prevent the repetition of such attacks.... More


New York, January 15 (RHC)-- Delta Air Lines closed the books on a disastrous 2020 with a comparatively small fourth-quarter loss, and executives expect a few more rocky months before — they hope — widespread coronavirus vaccinations and testing might salvage something of the upcoming summer travel season.... More


Barcelona, January 15, (RHC)-- The 38th Dance Season of the Terrassa de Barcelona Cultural Center in Spain will pay homage to prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, organizers announced on Thursday.... More


Havana, January 15 (RHC)-- Spanish-French academic and journalist Ignacio Ramonet termed as 'cynical' the decision by the outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.... More


Jakarta, January 15 (RHC)-- A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, leveling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said.... More


Washington, January 15 (RHC)-- U.S. prosecutors now believe supporters of President Donald Trump planned to “capture and assassinate elected officials” in their siege of the Capitol building last week, according to a new court filing.... More


Paris, January 15 (RHC)-- The French government will impose a daily nationwide curfew at 6 p.m. starting Saturday to combat a worrying increase in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced.  The measure will remain in force for at least two weeks, Castex told a news conference.... More


Havana, January 15 (RHC)—The Cuban Public Health Ministry announced on Friday the diagnoses of  547 new cases of Covid-19  and two fatalities over the last 24 hours.... More


Havana, January 15 (RHC) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel praised this Friday "the powerful force of scientific talent cultivated for 61 years," on the occasion of the celebration of Science Day on the island.... More


Oslo, January 15 (RHC)-- US President Donald Trump's decision to list Cuba as a sponsor of terrorism is unreasonable and regrettable, says Norway's Foreign Minister,  Ine Eriksen Søreide.... More


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