Omicron variant a ’cause for concern, not for panic’, Biden says

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a "cause for concern and not for panic", Joe Biden has said.The US president told reporters his decision to restrict travel from countries in southern Africa "gives...

Johnson must ‘take responsibility’ for people attempting to cross to UK, French minister says

Boris Johnson has been accused of making a "mockery" of UK-French relations after he published a letter to Emmanuel Macron on Twitter over how to tackle the migrant crisis in the Channel.France's interior minister...

How the spread of Omicron went from patient zero to all around the globe

The speed with which new variants of the COVID-19 virus spread around the world can leave governments scrambling to catch up. What is sometimes more remarkable is the speed with which those new variants...

Couple with COVID-19 arrested on plane to Spain after fleeing Dutch quarantine hotel

A married couple who tested positive for COVID-19 have been arrested after fleeing a quarantine hotel in the Netherlands before attempting to leave the country.The pair were arrested on an aeroplane that was about...

Prince Charles to reaffirm ‘trusted partnership’ with Barbados as nation prepares to cut ties with Queen

The Prince of Wales will reaffirm the "myriad connections between the people of our countries" at a ceremony to remove the Queen as Barbados' head of state and transition to a republic.Prince Charles, who...

Did she groom girls for Epstein or is she being punished for his crimes? It’s finally time for Maxwell to tell her story

For a woman known around the world, who has been the focus of documentaries, podcasts and endless news coverage, Ghislaine Maxwell still remains an enigma. She has said very little publicly in the two...

Virgil Abloh: Louis Vuitton designer who founded fashion label Off-White dies aged 41

US fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died at the age of 41 after a private battle with cancer.The influential Louis Vuitton menswear designer and founder of fashion label Off-White was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma...

Nuclear arms race in Middle East potentially at stake as talks resume on reviving Iran deal

What could be the last chance of preventing Iran going nuclear gets under way this week. Nuclear talks resume. Potentially at stake is a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, or regional...