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UK cruise liner will require all passengers be 'fully vaccinated against COVID-19'

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Saga Cruises, a U.K.-based cruise operator, announced it was requiring all passengers to have received the COVID-19 vaccine before embarking on a trip.The cruise industry as a whole has grappled with multiple deadly outbreaks of the virus aboard ships since February 2020, and…... Read More

French culinary first: Vegan restaurant earns Michelin star

By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News(PARIS) -- It's a culinary first in France: A vegan restaurant in southwest France has been awarded a coveted Michelin star, the first plant-based restaurant in the country to receive the distinction. ONA, which stands for "Origine Non-Animale" ("animal-free origin") in the town of Arès, near…... Read More

WHO experts tweet from Wuhan quarantine ahead of much-anticipated mission into virus origins

By BRITT CLENNETT, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- It’s a question that has generated year-long discord between China and the West: how did this virus that plunged the world into crisis begin in the first place?Last Thursday, a team of World Health Organization experts touched down in the central Chinese…... Read More

How COVID-19 vaccinations are going, on a global scale

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (LONDON) -- "The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure," World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday at the opening of the WHO's annual executive board meeting. "The price for this failure will be paid for with lives and livelihoods…... Read More

Egypt unlocks more secrets in Saqqara with discovery of temple, sarcophagi

BY: HATEM MAHER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Egypt uncovered a funerary temple and the oldest coffins ever found in Saqqara, unlocking more secrets in the ancient burial site and marking another major discovery in the vast necropolis south of Cairo. The country said a mission headed by prominent Egyptologist…... Read More

Russia extends Navalny's detention as outcry over his arrest grows

By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- Russian authorities have extended the detention of opposition leader Alexey Navalny in a hastily organized court hearing on Monday despite growing international condemnation over his arrest a day earlier at a Russian airport.Navalny was detained by police at passport control at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport…... Read More

Migrants from Honduras moving through Guatemala, hoping to reach US

By CHRISTINE THEODOROU and JOSHUA HOYOS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Thousands of migrants from Honduras fleeing violence, devastation caused in the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes and economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic are in Guatemala and moving towards Mexico, hoping to ultimately reach the U.S.Calls were made…... Read More

Prince William is 'proud' his grandparents received COVID-19 vaccine

By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (LONDON) -- Prince William is taking part in the effort to get people vaccinated in the United Kingdom by joining its vaccination campaign.In a video posted on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s social media accounts Saturday, Prince William joined a roundtable of frontline…... Read More

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny detained upon arrival in Moscow

BY: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detained by police at a Moscow airport minutes after returning to Russia for the first time since he was poisoned with a nerve agent this summer. Navalny had pledged to return to Russia despite the assassination…... Read More

Lebanon enacts all-day curfew after new surge in coronavirus cases

By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News(PARIS) -- Starting Thursday, people in Lebanon are asked to stay home, day or night, without exemptions for grocery shopping or exercising, to curb a new surge in coronavirus cases.Lebanon has entered a national state of emergency, which includes a 24-hour curfew prohibiting citizens from leaving…... Read More

Sending carrier back to Middle East will keep tensions low after Soleimani death anniversary, admiral says

By ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With tensions running high between Iran and the United States in recent weeks, the Navy's top admiral believes the U.S. has the right naval assets in the Middle East to deter Iranian aggression.Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, told reporters during a trip to…... Read More