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Israel, South Korea to sign free trade agreement

Israel and South Korea will conclude a free trade agreement this week, with Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Economy Minister Amir Peretz to fly to Seoul on Sunday morning. South Korea is the first country in Asia with which Israel has a free trade agreement, and Israel is the first in the Middle East to sign such an agreement with …

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Germany’s confirmed case of coronavirus increases by 12,656 – RKI

General view of “Landungsbruecken”, a landing pier for ferries and tourist boats at the port during a shutdown in the middle of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hamburg, Germany April 24, 2021. Photo taken April 24, 2021. REUTERS / Fabian Bimmer / File Photo The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany increased by 12,656 to 3,520,329, data from the …

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SAfrica picks up the first cases of coronavirus variant from India

South Africa’s health ministry said on Saturday that it had discovered the first four cases of a new variant of coronavirus that originated in India and was responsible for an increase in infections and deaths in the Asian country. Testing had also totaled 11 cases of variant B.1.1.7 first detected in the UK, the Ministry of Health said in a …

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17-year-old killed in junior basketball match in Australia

A 17-year-old boy police officer believes a spectator at a junior basketball game was stabbed and later died at the hospital from his injuries ByAssociated Press May 8, 2021, at 12:57 • 1 min. Reading Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MELBOURNE, Australia – A 17-year-old boy police officer believes a spectator at a junior basketball game was stabbed …

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Indian states impose stricter lockdowns as COVID deaths hit record highs

By Sudarshan Varadhan and Tanvi Mehta CHENNAI (Reuters) – India on Saturday reported its highest death in COVID-19 ever as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India’s Ministry of Health reported 4,187 deaths over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths close to 240,000. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that India …

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First black female mayor elected to lead major British city

“Liverpool has always been a first-time city – one that does things differently and that chartes its own path,” she said after her victory was announced. “Today we created history.” She added: “Today is the start of the new start that we all want and need.” The first black woman to be directly elected mayor of the United Kingdom and …

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Medical journal smashes Indian government for ‘wasting’ early success on Covid-19

The publication labeled the response of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government as “unforgivable.” India is currently in the midst of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. It reported 403,738 additional cases on Sunday, marking the fourth day in a row that it has registered more than 400,000 cases, bringing the country’s total reported infections to more than 22 million. More than …

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