US president urges people to get vaccinated amid global concern over new strain that WHO says poses ‘very high’ risk.
Barbados swears in its own president as head of state as Caribbean island distances itself from colonial past.
Infographic: How Omicron compares with other COVID variants
WHO says preliminary evidence indicates an ‘increased risk of reinfection with Omicron’ but information is limited.
France sending more security forces to Guadeloupe amid unrest
French minister for overseas territories is holding talks in Guadeloupe amid days of protests over COVID curbs.
Amazon deforestation is rising. Guyana offers a rare bright spot
Guyana, where trees cover 90 percent of the land, can offer insights to protect world’s largest rainforest, experts say.
PSG’s Lionel Messi wins record seventh Ballon d’Or
Barcelona and Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas wins the women’s award for first time after outstanding season.
World Bank is working to free up $500M in Afghanistan aid: Report
Board members on Tuesday will discuss moving $500m from a frozen aid fund to humanitarian agencies, Reuters reports.
Pentagon to review deadly 2019 US bombings in Syria
US will look into whether procedures were followed after NY Times reported dozens of civilians were killed in bombings.
Amazon workers in Alabama will get another shot to unionise
The rare call for a do-over vote is a major blow to Amazon, which spent about a year urging workers to reject the union.