Top editor files discrimination suit against The New York Post

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – A former high-level editor at the New York Post claimed in a discrimination lawsuit filed on Tuesday (Jan 18) that she had endured “several years of sex-based harassment” during her more than two decades at the tabloid, saying its long-time editor-in-chief retaliated against her after she reported to company officers that […]Read More

Airlines scramble to rejig schedules amid concerns over US rollout

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Major international airlines rushed to rejig or cancel flights to the United States ahead of a 5G wireless rollout on Wednesday (Jan 19) that has triggered safety concerns, despite two wireless carriers saying they will delay parts of the deployment.   The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had warned that potential 5G interference could affect […]Read More

US website to order free Covid-19 tests is now up

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The US government’s new website, set up for American households to order four free Covid-19 tests amid the Omicron variant surge, is up and running ahead of its official launch on Wednesday, the White House said. US households can secure four tests at no cost when ordering from the website, with […]Read More

US Capitol assault probe subpoenas Trump ally Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The congressional committee investigating the United States Capitol riot issued subpoenas on Tuesday (Jan 19) to Mr Rudy Giuliani – a key figure in former US president Donald Trump’s failed bid to overturn the 2020 election – and three other allies of the defeated ex-president. They are the latest in a series […]Read More

Millionaires group calls for wealth tax at WEF’s virtual Davos

ZURICH (REUTERS) – A group of more than 100 billionaires and millionaires has issued a plea to political and business leaders convening virtually for the World Economic Forum: Make us pay more tax. The group calling itself the Patriotic Millionaires said that the ultra-wealthy were not currently being forced to pay their share of the global […]Read More

Mild Covid-19 cases still lead to attention and memory issues:

LONDON (REUTERS) – People with mild Covid-19 who do not suffer any other traditional “long Covid” symptoms can still exhibit deteriorated attention and memory six to nine months after infection, a study by Britain’s Oxford University has found. Cognitive issues impacting concentration levels, along with forgetfulness and fatigue, are features of long Covid – a […]Read More

14-year-old environmental activist shot dead in Colombia

BOGOTA (AFP) – A 14-year-old environmental activist has been shot dead in Colombia, indigenous groups and officials said, in the latest such attack in the world’s deadliest country for environmentalists. Breiner David Cucuname was one of two people killed while taking part in a rural security patrol on Friday (Jan 14) by an indigenous guard […]Read More

US calls for new UN Council meeting on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United States has called for a fresh meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea after Pyongyang’s fourth sanctions-breaking missile test since the start of the year, diplomats said on Tuesday (Jan 18). The closed-door meeting is expected to take place on Thursday, one diplomat told AFP on condition […]Read More