First, the bad news. The Supreme Court has upheld the vaccination requirement for health-care workers as a condition for receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds ...Perhaps this ruling will lead to further growth in direct primary care practices, which accept neither Medicare nor Medicaid, nor even traditional insurance. That is another question ... ....
London. British Prime MinisterBoris Johnson denied on Tuesday an accusation by his former adviser that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the "bring your own booze" gathering might contravene COVID-19 rules ... Asked if he had lied to the public and parliament, Johnson told reporters. "No ... 'The PM lied' ... .
The Tonga government says the Pacific island nation is facing an “unprecedented disaster” after a massive volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami and blanketed parts of the country of 100,000 people in thick volcanic ash ...The United Nations said it was ready to provide assistance, but might have to do so remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic ... .
Afghanistan’s acting prime minister, Mullah Hasan Akhund, is calling on international governments to officially recognise the country’s Taliban administration, saying at a news conference in Kabul that all conditions had been met ... “Short-term aid is not the solution; we must try to find a way to solve problems fundamentally,” he said ... .
The US’s top diplomat is beginning a hastily arranged diplomatic push to defuse the crisis over Ukraine and prevent what Washington and its allies fear may be an imminent Russian invasion ... On Friday, he will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, Switzerland ... Here are all the latest updates.. 19 mins ago (09.00 GMT) Washington ... .