What is Strep A, the common bacterium that has killed 6 children in the UK?

What is Strep A, the common bacterium that has killed 6 children in the UK?

London CNN  —  Health officials in the United Kingdom are advising parents and schools to watch for Strep A infections following the recent deaths of six children. With Covid-19 restrictions such as masking and social distancing no longer required in the UK, infections such as Strep A are spreading more easily, with cases increasing over … Read more

Macron hits New Orleans’ French Quarter, meets with Musk

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday in Louisiana, the American state most closely aligned historically with his country, to celebrate their longstanding cultural ties and discuss energy policy and climate change. Macron met with political leaders and strolled through New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, the heart of the city, stopping to … Read more

Power, energy prices: Anthony Albanese joins SA Premier in flooded riverland

The Prime Minister has faced a tough grilling as the deadline to his promised power bill cost relief plan draws closer. Anthony Albanese is in South Australia’s Riverland region, where rapid preparations to fight off a rising River Murray are underway. But he couldn’t escape questions about the nation’s ongoing energy bill crisis, as media … Read more

US adds Russian mercenary firm Wagner Group to entities of concern under International Religious Freedom Act

CNN  —  The Biden administration is adding the Wagner Group, an infamous private Russian military firm, to the list of Entities of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act “based on its actions in the Central African Republic,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday. In addition, Cuba and Nicaragua were added … Read more

Idaho student killings: Moscow police say a sixth person on the lease isn’t involved in the murders

CNN  —  The Moscow Police Department said on Friday that they don’t believe a sixth person listed on the lease at the residence, where four University of Idaho students were killed last month, was involved in their deaths. “They have spoken to this individual and confirmed they moved out prior to the start of the … Read more

G-7 joins EU on $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of Seven nations and Australia joined the European Union on Friday in adopting a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his war in Ukraine. Europe … Read more

Idaho student killings: As police release a series of confusing statements on the case, here’s where the investigation stands

CNN  —  As many University of Idaho students returned to campus this week, the police investigation into the stabbing deaths of four of their peers continued – but not without confusion over a key case detail. Nearly three weeks since the college students were found stabbed to death in an off-campus home on November 13, … Read more

Europe agrees to cap the price of Russian oil at $60 a barrel

London CNN Business  —  The European Union has reached a consensus on the price at which to cap Russian oil just days before its ban on most imports comes into force. News of the deal, which had needed approval from holdout Poland, was confirmed on Twitter by the president of the European Commission, Ursula von … Read more

Photos: Biden hosts Macron for state dinner

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, December 1. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Updated 2000 GMT (0400 HKT) December 02, 2022 Produced by CNN Digital’s Photo Team President … Read more

Ukraine says animal eyes sent to some embassies, consulates

ROME — Ukrainian embassies and consulates in six European countries have received packages containing animals’ eyes in recent days, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook that the “bloody parcels” were received by the Ukrainian embassies in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia and Italy, as well as by consulates … Read more