Judge stays compelled speech order issued against Canadian pastor

A Canadian judge issued a stay against a court order that compelled a Christian pastor to echo government health officials whenever he speaks publicly about COVID-19 and vaccines. Justice Jo’Anne Strekaf of the Alberta Court of Appeals temporarily blocked sanctions issued by

Omicron travel restrictions: A country-by-country look

Countries around the world have enacted numerous travel restrictions in an effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant as it rapidly becomes the dominant strain in South Africa.  Around the time the World Health Organization (WHO) identified and named

COVID-19 omicron variant brings unpopular restrictions

Greeks who are over age 60 and refuse coronavirus vaccinations could be hit with monthly fines of more than one-quarter of their pensions – a get-tough policy that the country’s politicians say will cost votes but save lives.  In Israel, potential carriers of the

Russia orders some US embassy staff to leave country

Russia ordered U.S. Embassy staff who have been in Moscow for more than three years to leave the country by Jan. 31, a move that comes a day before diplomats hold talks to address the worsening relationship between the two countries.  Foreign