US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

26 Jan. (Reuters) – New data from a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible link to stroke risk for older adults taking an updated Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 received a booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency flagged earlier in January, health officials said Thursday. … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with fan wearing pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with fan wearing pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at Australian Open

CNN — The Australian Open told CNN it “briefed and reminded players and their entourages” about the “policy of the tournament regarding flags and symbols” on Thursday after a video emerged Wednesday of Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, pictured during a demonstration with fans holding Russian flags. to express its support for Russia. In a video … Read more

Russia: NATO War Involvement ‘Grows’ With Weapons To Ukraine | War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia: NATO War Involvement ‘Grows’ With Weapons To Ukraine |  War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia says the supply of NATO main battle tanks to Ukraine is evidence of “immediate and growing” US and European involvement in the war, with one analyst suggesting supply countries could become potential targets. The comments come after the United States and Germany said on Wednesday they would arm Ukraine with dozens of heavy tanks … Read more

Turkey says Sweden was complicit in burning Quran amid tensions over NATO membership bid

Turkey says Sweden was complicit in burning Quran amid tensions over NATO membership bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in the burning of the Quran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said Thursday. Rising tensions between the two countries come as Sweden relies on Turkey to support its bid for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance, … Read more

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a Russian private mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, imposing a slew of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The U.S. State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions designed to “target … Read more

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Sweden’s and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO have hit an obstacle in the form of objections from Turkey, which has veto power over joining the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement in Madrid last June on how to proceed, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden … Read more

Burkina Faso: France recalls ambassador and withdraws troops

Burkina Faso: France recalls ambassador and withdraws troops

CNN — France will withdraw its armed forces from Burkina Faso within a month, the French Foreign Ministry reported to CNN on Wednesday. Following a formal request from the government of Burkina Faso to do so, the French military mission will end one month after receiving that written request, the ministry said. Since 2018, the … Read more

The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – European Union migration ministers are meeting on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination within the bloc to help more people without asylum in Europe return to their home countries, including Iraq. Three years after the 27-nation EU agreed to limit visa requirements for countries deemed uncooperative in taking … Read more

Spain: 1 dead in machete attacks in church, terror link investigated

Spain: 1 dead in machete attacks in church, terror link investigated

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A man wielding a machete killed a sexton and wounded a priest at two Catholic churches in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday before being arrested, Spain’s interior ministry said. Authorities are investigating the attacks as a possible terrorist act. The suspect has been taken into custody by the National Police … Read more

Musk says Tesla’s price cuts drove demand, 2023 sales could reach 2 million vehicles

Musk says Tesla’s price cuts drove demand, 2023 sales could reach 2 million vehicles

25 Jan. (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) aggressive price cuts have fueled demand for its electric vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday, allaying concerns that a weak economy would curb buyer interest. The company slightly beat Wall Street’s targets for fourth-quarter revenue and profit earlier on Wednesday, despite a sharp decline in vehicle profit … Read more