Wed, 19 May 2021

As Covid crisis lessens, face masks no longer needed at federal parks

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that hundreds of millions of visitors to ...

Palestinians bearing brunt of hostilities, Israel gets foreign backing

GAZA, Palestinian territories - The death toll in Gaza and Israel since hostilities surged on Monday of last week, has ...

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

Taiwan tightens Covid restrictions after infections increase

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Following reports of 180 new Covid infections on May 14, Taiwan tightened restrictions in Taipei and the surrounding ...

South American countries seek to lay Internet cable to Asia

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil plans to join a Chile-led project to lay a fiber optic cable connecting South America and Asia, ...

Amazon court win defeats EU drive to tax corporations

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In a setback to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's campaign against preferential deals, Amazon won its fight against an ...

Masks can be removed for vaccinated Americans, says CDC

ATLANTA, Georgia: Americans will no longer need to wear face masks if they are fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for ...

Israeli police attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque blamed for violence outbreak

JERUSALEM - Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers ...

Following cyber attack on pipeline, Biden acts to stop online hacking

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses.This follows recent high-profile incidents that ...

US withdrawal from Afghanistan up to 20 pc complete

Washington DC [US], May 18 (ANI): The United States' military withdrawal from Afghanistan is up to 20 percent complete, US ...

Russell, Hetmyer return as West Indies name squad

St John's [Antigua], May 18 (ANI): The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel on Tuesday announced a provisional 18-man squad ...

US announces USD 155mn in new aid for Rohingya

Washington DC [US], May 18 (ANI): The United States has announced nearly USD 155 million in assistance to help meet ...

Stokes 'progressing well', Archer to see medical consultant

London [UK], May 18 (ANI): All-rounder Ben Stokes is progressing well from his fractured left index finger and is set ...

China's rocket debris spurs calls to limit space junk

Beijing [China], May 18 (ANI): The uncontrolled re-entry of a China Long March rocket into Earth's atmosphere has spurred the ...

These men were executed for selling hard currency in the USSR

Some considered them "enemies of the people", while others saw them as victims of an illegal execution. And, in the ...

Red Bulls, USMNT D Aaron Long (Achilles) out for season

New York Red Bulls and United States Men's National Team defender Aaron Long will miss the remainder of the MLS ...

Kosovo Police Seize Record Cocaine Haul Worth $24 Million

Kosovo police have seized a record 400 kilograms of cocaine concealed in a shipment of meat from Brazil and arrested ...

North Macedonia Declares Russian Diplomat Persona Non Grata

SKOPJE -- North Macedonia has declared a Russian diplomat persona non grata and communicated the decision to Moscow earlier this ...

Docuseries on Paul McCartney to be released on Hulu in July

Washington [US], March 18 (ANI): Hulu has recently announced that a six-part music docuseries titled 'McCartney 3,2,1' will be premiering ...

EU speaks for religious minorities in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 18 (ANI): Amid the recent surge in mob violence and religious persecution in Pakistan, the EU Parliament ...

RT WINS EIGHT TOP SHORTY AWARDS

MOSCOW, MAY 18, 2021 - RT has scored a total of 10 Shorty Awards, including eight wins in this prestigious ...

'15,801 oxygen cylinders sent to states, UTs'

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): As India continues its battle against COVID-19, the Central government has dispatched 11,325 oxygen ...

John Boyega returning for 'Attack the Block' sequel

Washington [US], May 18 (ANI): Actor-producer John Boyega is returning to his sci-fi comedy roots. The star is set to ...

COVID-19: Sports Ministry approves assistance for Joseph

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has approved an amount of ...

Protest outside Chinese embassy in London

London [UK], May 18 (ANI): A protest was held outside the Chinese embassy in London to observe the 26th anniversary ...

Philippines Pres bars cabinet from remarks on SCS dispute

Manila [Philippines], May 18 (ANI): Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has banned his cabinet from speaking out in public on the ...

Educational intervention enhances student learning: Study

Washington [US], May 18 (ANI): In a study of low-income, urban youth in the US, researchers at Columbia University Mailman ...

What next for Kyrgyzstan and Kumtor

Multi-billion-dollar legal claims, a looming expropriation and a fresh international arbitration battle. This month has seen Kyrgyzstan's always-tense relationship with ...

How to use statistics to prepare for the next pandemic

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaPublicly available statistics about population demographics and culture ...

De Villiers not coming out of retirement for T20 WC

Johannesburg [South Africa], May 18 (ANI): Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced that former Proteas cricketer AB de Villiers ...

Kyrgyz Parliament Supports Seizure Of Canadian-Run Gold Mine

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's parliament has backed a plan to temporarily seize the country's largest gold mine after its Canadian operator, ...

Many Stranded As Flights From Tajikistan To Russia Delayed

DUSHANBE -- Hundreds of travelers have been stranded for several days at airports in Tajikistan's two largest cities after flights ...

Moscow Refuses To Allow Sakharov Centenary Exhibition

MOSCOW -- City authorities have refused to approve a public exhibition marking the centenary of the late Russian human rights ...

Putin-Biden talks could be held in Europe

Moscow [Russia], May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Tuesday said that a meeting between President Vladimir ...

Sharks add bite as Bok star Mapimpi returns

The Sharks welcomed Springbok World Cup-winning winger Makazole Mapimpi this week ahead of their titanic clash with the Stormers at ...

Eric Haase, Tigers look to continue winning ways vs. Mariners

When the Detroit Tigers called up Eric Haase last week with Wilson Ramos on the injured list, manager A.J. Hinch ...

Hindu temple-turned-school in Pak in crumbling condition

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 18 (ANI): A primary school in Lakki Marwat city of Pakistan, which was once a Hindu temple, ...

Special Olympics Bharat launches 'Family Cafe'

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Special Olympics Bharat celebrated World Family Day by lauding the families of athletes with ...

News RELEASES

Publish news of your business, community or sports group, personnel appointments, major event and more by submitting a news release to San Francisco Star.

More Information
54
Mostly Cloudy in San Francisco

International

Section
770 barges backed up on Mississippi River due to damaged bridge

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Some 770 barges on the lower Mississippi River have backed up due to a damaged bridge near Memphis, ...

As Covid crisis lessens, face masks no longer needed at federal parks

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that hundreds of millions of visitors to ...

Palestinians bearing brunt of hostilities, Israel gets foreign backing

GAZA, Palestinian territories - The death toll in Gaza and Israel since hostilities surged on Monday of last week, has ...

Irish health department hit with ransomware attack

DUBLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Department of Health has been under a ransomware attack similar to that recently launched ...

U.S. to boost manufacturing of chips to lessen Chinese influence

WASHINGTON D.C.: In response to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which has temporarily closed some U.S. auto plants, news reports ...

Polish bars celebrate reopening after end of Covid restrictions

WARSAW, Poland: Poles celebrated on the weekend as restaurants and bars opened outdoor dining for the first time in over ...

Featured story

Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

Read More