U.K. First Country in the World to Approve Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Use: ‘Help Is on Its Way’

Health authorities in the United Kingdom have given the green light to the coronavirus vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech, with the country becoming the first in the world to approve the jab.The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) concluded on Wednesday that the vaccine had “met…Continue Reading

The first country to make period products free vows to help all who need them

Scotland has taken a huge leap in addressing period poverty. Image: Alexmalexra / SHUTTERSTOCK By Amanda Yeo2020-11-25 01:12:12 UTC Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free menstrual products to whoever needs them. The U.S. already has a lot of catching up to do, and the gap is only widening.  Scottish…Continue Reading

CMA Awards: Country artists condemn ceremony over John Prine in memoriam snub

The Country Music Association has faced criticism after failing to mention John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver or Jerry Jeff Walker during last night’s (12 November) CMA awards ceremony.Prine died of coronavirus-related causes in April, while Shaver and Walker passed away last month. All three artists are considered hugely significant musicians by many country music fans.Grammy-winning…Continue Reading

‘We’ve Lost Our Country’: Lebanese Flee Imploding Economy

BEIRUT—Lebanon’s multiple crises, compounded by the massive explosion at the Beirut port in August, have plunged the middle class into poverty and the poor into destitution, driving some to leave the country and those who remain to struggle for a way to survive. Lebanese have long moved abroad in times of crisis, sending home billions in remittances that helped keep this…Continue Reading

Country approves bleach as Covid-19 treatment despite leaving people in hospital

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid Email Law makers in Bolivia have approved a toxic bleach…Continue Reading

Lovecraft Country: Episode 5 Review

This review contains spoilers for Lovecraft Country episode 5, “Strange Case.” To see where we left off, read our Lovecraft Country episode 4 review. The fifth episode of Lovecraft Country, “Strange Case,” opens with an overhead shot of a white woman roused from a bed of satin sheets, staring blankly at her own reflection in…Continue Reading

First Country: New Music From Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, FGL, Mickey Guyton & More

Kelsea Ballerini, Ballerini Ballerini takes March’s Kelsea album and reinvents the songs on this companion set. Recorded during lockdown, the 13 tracks are stripped down and led primarily by acoustic guitar. The reinterpretation allows a new vulnerability to come through, even on lighthearted, jaunty tracks like “Hole In the Bottle” and “Overshare.” “homecoming queen?,” already…Continue Reading

First Country: New Music From Hardy, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Brett James & More

First Country is a compilation of the best new country songs, videos and albums that dropped this week. Hardy, A Rock Hardy, who’s co-written hits for Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton among others, releases one of the most self-assured full-length debut albums in years. Last year’s polarizing “Rednecker” showed no hint of Hardy’s songwriting…Continue Reading

First Country: New Music From Josh Turner, Brothers Osborne, Dolly Parton & More

Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy T.J. Osborne and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne attend the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles. Josh Turner, Country State of Mind Turner’s steady baritone is the perfect match for this collection of classic country tunes. It’s his first country album…Continue Reading