President Biden is expected to deliver remarks about how the United States will respond to the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which has sent infections soaring in parts of the country.
New Zealand postponed plans to reopen its borders to citizens and international travelers until the end of February. The country will also accelerate its booster program to slow down the Omricon variant's spread.
The British government said it would provide a package of grants and other relief amounting to 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) to hospitality and leisure businesses as a surge in the coronavirus Omicron variant forces cancellations, staff shortages and closures.
The European Union moved to change coronavirus vaccine certificates next year, so that people must have received booster shots or been fully vaccinated within the previous nine months to travel freely within the bloc.
The former Minnesota police officer faces manslaughter charges after she appeared to mistake her gun for a Taser and fatally shot Daunte Wright. Warning: The trial footage may include graphic images and language.
Prime Minister Jean Castex of France said the government would present a bill to transform its health pass into a vaccine pass in an effort to suppress an expected surge in coronavirus cases from the Omicron variant.
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