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Intel called out for ‘cowardice’ by US senator

Florida Senator Marco Rubio lashed out at Intel after reports that it quietly bowed down to pressure from Beijing over alleged forced labor in Xinjiang.   “Intel’s cowardice is yet another predictable consequence of economic reliance on China,” Rubio said in a statement on Monday.  “Instead of humiliating apologies and self-censorship, …

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Country shatters records with 1.35 million daily Covid cases

The US shattered all records on Monday with a whopping 1.35 million new Covid-19 cases recorded. The news comes as hospitalizations with the infection also broke records. The troubling figures come courtesy of a fresh Reuters tally. Mondays typically yield particularly high numbers, as many states do not report cases …

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Russian TikTok star denied entry by Ukraine

One of Russia’s most famous bloggers has claimed that he has been dubbed “the enemy” by Ukraine after being turned away from entering the country at Boryspil Airport, in the capital Kiev. In a video recorded from the terminal, TikToker and singer Danya Milokhin told his followers than he was …

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UK govt’s lockdown-breaching party sparks ‘WTF?’ reaction

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has blasted the UK government for holding a drinks event in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown, declaring, “what tf were any of these people thinking?” The prime minister’s principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, sent an email to over 100 employees at …

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WHO gives grim prediction on Omicron spread

The World Health Organization has said current modelling suggests that more than half of the population of Europe will be infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the next six to eight weeks. Speaking on Tuesday, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Europe director, Hans Kluge, gave a stark warning …

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20mn on lockdown after Omicron alert

A Covid outbreak has seen a third city in China placed into lockdown, bringing the total number of residents confined to their homes nationwide to around 20 million. The authorities in the city of Anyang prohibited its population of nearly 5.2 million from venturing outside. Most stores apart from those …

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