Germany struggles to curb ‘very, very serious’ third COVID wave | Coronavirus pandemic News

Data shows more and more young people being hospitalised with respiratory infections and ICUs rapidly filling up. Germany’s leading health institution has warned of a “very, very serious” situation as the country grapples with an accelerated third wave of coronavirus cases and a sluggish vaccination rollout. On Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease … Read more

Real Madrid beat Barcelona to go top of La Liga | Football News

Benzema’s winner takes Real Madrid to top of the Spanish football league with city rivals Atletico set to play on Sunday. Real Madrid have moved top of La Liga after Karim Benzema’s flicked finish helped them claim a thrilling 2-1 victory over Barcelona in a wild Clasico at Valdebebas. Benzema’s superb piece of skill and … Read more

Blood clots after Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine under investigation

A European drug regulator is reviewing blood clots among four people in the United States who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report. The European Medicines Agency said three serious cases of clotting and low platelets occurred in the US during the rollout of J&J’s vaccine from its Janssen unit and that … Read more

Erdogan urges end to Ukraine tension, offers Turkey’s support | Conflict News

Turkish president says tensions between Kyiv and Moscow over Donbass conflict have to be resolved through dialogue. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the “worrying” developments in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region to come to an end after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart in Istanbul, adding Turkey was ready to provide any necessary support. Erdogan … Read more

Irish PM warns against ‘spiral’ in Northern Ireland violence | Ireland News

The Irish prime minister, Micheal Martin, warned against a “spiral back” into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday, after a week-long streak of unrest continued with 14 police injured in the latest night of clashes. Disorder sparked in pockets of Belfast – the capital of Northern Ireland – on Friday night with petrol bombs … Read more

Greek PM demands swift probe into journalist’s murder | Greece News

Karaivaz, who worked for a private TV channel, was shot several times on Friday outside his house. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has demanded the “swift resolution” of an investigation into a crime journalist’s murder that has already been condemned by leading European Union officials, political parties and media unions. Giorgos Karaivaz, who worked for … Read more

EU regulators reviewing J&J’s COVID vaccine after blood clots | Coronavirus pandemic News

Johnson & Johnson is working with European Union regulators to assess data on the rare clots, and ‘at present, no clear causal relationship has been established’ with the vaccine, the company said in an emailed statement. The European Union’s drug regulator has started a review to assess blood clots in people who received Johnson & … Read more

Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine’s east

MOSCOW — The Kremlin said Friday it fears a resumption of full-scale fighting in eastern Ukraine and could take steps to protect Russian civilians there, a stark warning that comes amid a Russian troop build-up along the border. The statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, reflected the Kremlin’s determination to prevent Ukraine … Read more