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The World Is Unprepared for the Next Pandemic, Report Says
The latest Global Health Security Index finds that no country is positioned well to respond to outbreaks.
Your Thursday Briefing: Pfizer's Booster and Omicron.
The booster protects, and two shots may not be enough.
We're covering tests of Pfizer's booster vaccine against the Omicron variant and a new chapter in Germany after 16 years under Angela Merkel.
Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Among Children in South African Hospitals
The increase, observed in children's wards at two major hospitals in South Africa, points to increased community transmission, doctors say.
Ally, Member or Partner? NATO's Long Dilemma Over Ukraine
NATO promised Ukraine full membership in 2008, but without explaining how or when. Putin sees that promise as an ongoing threat to Russia.
Britain Introduces Tougher Covid Measures as Cases Surge
LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain onWednesday announced major new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, urging people to work from home and introducing a vaccine passport for some indoor venues, measures that his government had long resisted.
As the U.K. considers new restrictions, the government is accused of flouting rules last Christmas.
LONDON - For a week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain has denied damaging claims that his staff broke lockdown rules by holding a party last Christmas when such festivities were banned under government-imposed coronavirus restrictions.
Merkel Departs, Opening a New Chapter for Germany and Europe
After 16 years, Angela Merkel handed over the German chancellery to Olaf Scholz, leaving behind a changed country and a polarizing legacy.
Angela Merkel's Political Life in Pictures: The End of an Era
BERLIN - When Angela Merkel became chancellor 16 years ago, George W. Bush was in the White House and Tony Blair was prime minister of Britain. There was no Twitter and no iPhone.
Ukraine, Explained
And why people are fearing war there.
If you were a foreign leader hostile to the United States - sitting in, say, Moscow or Beijing - how would you view the U.S. today?
Damning video about a Christmas party drops Boris Johnson into another mess.
LONDON - For a week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain has denied damaging claims that his staff broke lockdown rules by holding a party last Christmas when such festivities were banned under government-imposed coronavirus restrictions.