What is Strep A, the common bacterium that has killed 6 children in the UK?

London CNN — Health officials in the United Kingdom are advising parents and schools to watch for Strep A infections following the recent deaths of six children. With Covid-19 restrictions such as masking and social distancing no longer required in the UK, infections such as Strep A are spreading more easily, with cases increasing over … Read more

Japan reaches World Cup knockout stages with hotly debated goal after ball appeared to go out of play

CNN — Japan reached the World Cup knockout stages for the fourth time on Thursday – by what appeared to be a matter of millimeters. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Japan produced a remarkable comeback against Spain with two goals in quick succession in the second half, stunning the 2010 world champion to secure an unlikely … Read more

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. Something has to change, Flick said after a 4-2 victory over … Read more

Germany knocked out of World Cup after extraordinary finale to Group E

CNN — Germany was knocked out of the 2022 World Cup on Thursday after a quite extraordinary final to Group E, despite beating Costa Rica. At varying points of the two games, fans of Spain and Japan as well as Costa Rica and Germany each thought that their countries might be on their way to … Read more

Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff. The controversy erupted Wednesday when a Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse said a senior member … Read more

Lionel Messi has penalty saved but Argentina progresses to World Cup knockout stages with win

CNN — Lionel Messi had a penalty saved but Argentina booked its ticket to the knockout phase of the 2022 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Poland. Alexis Mac Allister’s scuffed effort 60 seconds into the second half broke the deadlock before Julián Álvarez’s brilliant curled shot sealed the three points as Argentina advanced … Read more

Meghan and Harry faced ‘disgusting and very real’ threats, ex-counterterror chief says

CNN — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry faced “disgusting and very real” threats from right-wing extremists, a former counterterrorism police chief has said. In an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News on Tuesday, Neil Basu said the threats against Meghan were serious and credible enough that authorities had assigned teams to … Read more

Opinion: Why Ottawa should be watching as Mr. Macron goes to Washington

The French and US flags adorn the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House for the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron in Washington on Nov. 29.LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images The City of Light is looking somewhat less brilliant this holiday season as Parisian streets and monuments lower the wattage on Christmas bulbs … Read more

Iran faces USA in winner-takes-all match to progress to World Cup knockout stages

CNN — The knockout stage has already arrived for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup – nothing less than a win on Tuesday will suffice when it takes on Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will reach the round-of-16 at Qatar 2022, and for the USMNT, even a … Read more

Brazil advances at World Cup with 1-0 win over Switzerland

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Struggling and unconvincing without Neymar on the field, Brazil still played well enough to secure a spot in the next round of the World Cup. The five-time champions overcame the absence of their injured star to beat Switzerland 1-0 with a late goal Monday and make it to the round of … Read more