Top 10 Global News: Europe vaccinates children, Leena Nair appointed CEO of Chanel, more, World News
As Omicron continues to spread, some European countries are rushing to immunize children. In the Netherlands, primary schools will be closed. Hungary, Greece, Spain and Germany have started immunizing children. Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for resisting attempts to undermine Sino-Russian relations. Of Indian origin, Leena Nair has been appointed CEO of Chanel. Read this and more in the Top 10 Global News.
Europe battles to vaccinate children as EU chief warns Omicron could become dominant variant
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned the Omicron variant should not be viewed as ‘soft’ as Europe grapples with a new wave of COVID-19.
Xi thanks Putin for opposing attempts to undermine Sino-Russian ties
Following separate meetings with President Biden in recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are participating in a virtual summit today.
Indian-born Leena Nair named global CEO of French fashion group Chanel
Nair, who is a British nationalist, will join Chanel by the end of January next year and be based in London, the group said.
Australia Allows Vaccinated Non-Citizens To Enter Amid Omicron Threat
The reopening comes even as Sydney, New South Wales, has recorded 800 new cases of COVID-19.
10 years in power for Kim Jong Un: look back at his reign in North Korea
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Kim has no qualms about elections or term limits, and with his age on his side (he’s only in his 30s) he can expect to stay in government. for decades if his health is maintained.
Omicron cases could reach parity with Delta by mid-December: UK health agency
The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) said AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech offered “much lower levels of protection against symptomatic infections” than Delta.
Drought in Kenya: Horrific images show dead giraffes starving to death
Northern Kenya has received less than 30% of usual rainfall since September. Lack of rain has devastated the region’s biodiversity, exacerbated food and water shortages and pushed livestock to the brink of extinction.
New York to have first-ever female police commissioner
Keechant Sewell will also be just the third black person to lead the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Tesla affected by series of lawsuits for sexual harassment: 6 women file complaints
The latest complaints came less than a month after two other women filed similar complaints against the company.
Dad gives 4-year-old son the phone to play, he orders $ 1,139 worth of ice cream and cake
A Sydney firefighter thought giving his 4-year-old son his phone would be a good way to keep him engaged until he watched his daughter’s soccer game. In his words, “steam was coming” from his ears when he realized what his boy had done.