Russia closes parts of the Black Sea near Crimea for six months | News from Crimea

Ukraine and the EU condemn Russia’s decision to restrict the navigation of foreign military and official vessels. Russia will restrict the navigation of foreign military and official ships in parts…

US slaps visa bans on Ugandans linked to controversial polls | Uganda News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the electoral process in Uganda was “neither free nor fair”. The United States has said it is imposing visa restrictions on “those responsible for…

Tens of thousands flee attacks on northeastern Nigerian town: UN | Conflict News

According to the UN, tens of thousands of people have fled a series of attacks this week by armed groups on the city of Damasak in Borno state. As many…

US-funded broadcaster asks European Court to block Russian fines | News on press freedom

Moscow has decided to sanction Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty for not labeling its reports with the label “foreign agent”. The Moscow office of Radio Free Europe / Radio…

Indian COVID vaccine maker urges Biden to lift export embargo | News on the coronavirus pandemic

The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, says the US embargo on the export of raw materials is hurting vaccine production. The Serum Institute of India (SII),…

Germany Merkel pushes for expansion of powers as COVID rises | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the German parliament to pass a bill giving her government new powers to force lockdown and coronavirus curfews in areas with high infection rates, as the…

What are Beninese bronzes and why are they so controversial? | History news

In 1897, British soldiers looted sculptures that remain in Western museums and collections today. But there are more and more calls for restitution. Known for its beauty and rich metallurgical…

From Germany to Ireland, a new impetus to make Beninese bronzes | Arts and Culture News

The story of Benin’s bronzes is one that Timothy Awoyemi, an Anglo-Nigerian policeman, knows well. Like all schoolchildren in Nigeria, he learned of the deadly 1897 raid when British soldiers…

Pfizer CEO: Third dose of vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 12 months | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Researchers currently do not know how long vaccines provide protection against the coronavirus. The Pfizer chief said people will “likely” need a third dose of his company’s COVID-19 vaccine within…

Indianapolis: Several people shot dead at FedEx site, gunman dead | News from the United States and Canada

DEVELOPING HISTORY A police spokeswoman said several people were shot dead in the US city near the international airport. Several people were shot dead at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis,…