COVID-19 infection gives some immunity for at least five months, UK study finds

People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a UK study of healthcare workers has found. Preliminary findings by scientists at Public Health England (PHE) showed that reinfections in people who have COVID-19 antibodies from a past … Continue reading COVID-19 infection gives some immunity for at least five months, UK study finds

House in a bi-partisan vote impeach Trump for second time after he incited Capitol riot

A majority of the House has voted (YEA 232 NAY 197) to impeach President Donald Trump for his role inciting the riot at the US Capitol last week in a swift and bipartisan condemnation that will make Trump the first President in United States history to be impeached twice. While the vote is still open and members can change their votes until the chair gavels … Continue reading House in a bi-partisan vote impeach Trump for second time after he incited Capitol riot

After breaking with Trump, Pence charts a new path forward

…Angry over his treatment by the president, Pence and his team are moving to get through the next nine days — and beyond. After more than four years of unflinching loyalty, Vice President Mike Pence is increasingly troubled about the way his relationship with President Donald Trump is coming to an end amid the most tumultuous episode of their administration, according to multiple people familiar … Continue reading After breaking with Trump, Pence charts a new path forward

Richard Branson’s mother dies of Covid-19

Eve Branson, mother of Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, has died of coronavirus, her son announced Monday. In a blog post announcing the death, Branson said that his mother “held on for one last victory, managing to fight off the virus, but had expended all of her energy in the process.” She was 96.Richard and Eve Branson in 2016.He said that one of his … Continue reading Richard Branson’s mother dies of Covid-19

William Burns: Biden nominates veteran diplomat as CIA director

US President-elect Joe Biden has chosen William Burns, who served for three decades as a diplomat, to be his CIA director. Mr Burns led the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran to reach a landmark nuclear deal in 2015. Before that he served as ambassador to Russia. He is currently the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think-tank. If confirmed by the … Continue reading William Burns: Biden nominates veteran diplomat as CIA director

House Democrats introduce impeachment resolution, charging Trump with ‘incitement of insurrection’

House Democrats formally introduced their resolution to impeach President Donald Trump on Monday, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s riots at the US Capitol .The impeachment resolution that the House is poised to vote on later this week is the Democrats’ first step toward making Trump the first president in history to be impeached twice. Democrats also tried to … Continue reading House Democrats introduce impeachment resolution, charging Trump with ‘incitement of insurrection’

Pope Francis personal doctor dies of COVID-19

Pope Francis’ personal doctor has died of complications from COVID-19, according to the Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. The announcement came Saturday. Fabrizio Soccorsi, 78, was reportedly hospitalized in Rome on Dec. 26 for a previous health issue. Pope Francis first tapped Soccorsi to be his personal doctor in 2015. It’s not clear when he was last in contact with the pope. The pontiff has said … Continue reading Pope Francis personal doctor dies of COVID-19

Pope Francis prays for dead in Capitol rioting, appeals to U.S. to protect democracy

…“Violence is always self-destructive,” the pontiff said Pope Francis said Sunday that he is praying for those who died in the U.S. Capitol rioting and has appealed for calm to prevail in the United States to help safeguard that nation’s democratic values. During his traditional Sunday noon remarks at the Vatican, Francis noted that five persons had died when a mob stormed through the building where Congress was meeting … Continue reading Pope Francis prays for dead in Capitol rioting, appeals to U.S. to protect democracy

AfCFTA: Dangote creates new trade routes

Dangote Industries Ltd, said its cement expansion plan and fertilizer investments are strategies aimed at opening new trade routes for Nigeria under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). President, Dangote Industries Ltd, Mr Aliko Dangote, said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. Recall that the AfCFTA, which took off on Jan. 1, aimed at creating a single market, for the movement of … Continue reading AfCFTA: Dangote creates new trade routes

Trump considering Giuliani and Dershowitz for the impeachment defense team

Staring down the barrel of a second impeachment, President Donald Trump is beginning to mull who would represent him in a Senate trial. He’s expected to be represented by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in the event of an impeachment trial, two sources familiar with the matter said, and is also considering hiring controversial attorney Alan Dershowitz for his impeachment defense team. Dershowitz declined to comment … Continue reading Trump considering Giuliani and Dershowitz for the impeachment defense team