Mairead Brooks

Mairead Books is an entertainment writer for TheMorningNews. She lives in Dallas, TX, and has been a senior writer for TMN for almost 3 years. She enjoys watching the latest TV shows and running interviews with locale celebrities.
Russian Isolation At UN Rights Body Grows Over Ukraine War

Russian Isolation At UN Rights Body Grows Over Ukraine War

A resolution aiming to set up a three-member expert panel to monitor human rights in Ukraine was overwhelmingly approved Friday by the United Nations’ top human rights body. This decision demonstrates the growing unity of the international community in opposition to Russian invasion of Ukraine and Moscow’s increasing isolation internationally Thirty-two of the 47 member

Danish PM: Detention Of Top Spy Boss Won't Hurt Foreign Ties

Danish PM: Detention Of Top Spy Boss Won’t Hurt Foreign Ties

A Danish leader said Wednesday that she does not think the man who has headed both of Denmark’s intelligence agencies will hurt the service’s contacts with foreign partners by being in jail. The man has been accused of “disclosing highly classified information” about the service. In an order handed down Monday, a court lifted a

Slovakia Eases COVID Measures As Omicron Surge Yet To Hit

Slovakia Eases COVID Measures As Omicron Surge Yet To Hit

While the fast-spreading omicron variant has yet to fully spread across the country, Slovakia is easing restrictions on Coronaviruses after a recent decline in new infections. In addition to the changes, the overnight curfew was canceled Monday between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. This means bars and restaurants can remain open throughout the night.  Bars,

U.S. FDA cuts gap for Moderna COVID-19 booster dose to five months

U.S. FDA Cuts Gap For Moderna COVID-19 Booster Dose To Five Months

On friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shortened from at least five months to a month the interval between primary series and boosters of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 and over. The most effective way to prevent most cases of COVID-19, including all the circulating variants, is vaccination. By reducing the

Russia Braces For 'Very Intense' Rise In Omicron Cases

UK PM Johnson Says COVID-19 Shots Will Stay Voluntary, Attacks Anti-Vax Movement

Although anti-vax campaigners are dissuading people from getting COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the shots would not be made mandatory. Despite his best efforts, Johnson said, there were people who spread misinformation about vaccines, making it hard to convince people to get the vaccines. We will keep an approach that favors

Hospitalisation Risk From Omicron Around One-Third Of Delta, UK Analysis Shows

Hospitalisation Risk From Omicron Around One-Third Of Delta, UK Analysis Shows

According to British analysis of more than a million cases of both types of Coronavirus in recent weeks, the risk of hospitalization from the Omicron variant of Coronavirus is about one-third that of the Delta variant. A third dose of the vaccine between similar unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals had an 81 percent reduction in

14-Year-Old Boy Beaten For Scooter, Skateboard In East El Paso

14-Year-Old Boy Beaten For Scooter, Skateboard In East El Paso

It is requested that the El Paso Police Department assist in finding two teenage boys who were robbed of their skateboard and scooter. The suspects are believed to be local, according to the Crime News section in this morning’s paper. A 13-year old boy and a 14-year-old were at Turner Road, in East El Paso

Global Media Group Says Journalist

Global Media Group Says Journalist Imprisonments On Rise

The media remains under attack, with nine journalists killed in the line of duty and 102 imprisoned in china. The report released Thursday by Committee to Protect Journalists found that no region was immune from this violence as Afghanistan saw more than any other country. 365 journalists were behind bars compared to 235 last year,

Russia Sends Troops To War-Torn East Amid Tensions

Ukraine: Russia Sends Troops To War-Torn East Amid Tensions

Russian tanks and snipers are being sent to the Ukraine border in order to “provoke return fire,” according to an accusation by Ukrainian authorities. The fear of a possible invasion comes amid reports that Moscow has buildup troops near its borders with Ukraine. Just hours before the long-awaited video call between US President Joe Biden

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Nigeria Boat Capsize: At Least 29 Die In Kano State

At least 29 people, including schoolchildren and parents who were on their way to a religious event in northern Nigeria’s Kano state, have died after the boat carrying them capsized. Most of those killed were children aged 6-12 years old travelling from Islamic schools near the scene of tragedy for an annual festival that never

FILE PHOTO CREDIT: A Russian flag flies outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - REUTERS

Moscow Says 27 Russian More Diplomats Due To Leave U.S. In January

Russia’s ambassador to the United States said that 27 more Russian diplomats and their families were expelled from America, leaving on January 30. A large group of my comrades-in-arms will leave us by this coming Friday morning in what is an unprecedented move for Russia against American soil.” Our countrymen are being thrown out because

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