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WHO wades into vaccine mandates dispute, saying they should be an ‘absolute last resort’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A child reacts while receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Smoketown Family Wellness Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., November 8, 2021. Jon Cherry | Reuters LONDON — Covid-19 vaccine mandates continue to be a divisive......

Austria reports first suspected case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

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Signs are seen at the entrance of a lift station, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in the Tyrolean ski resort of Ischgl, Austria, October 19, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register ZURICH, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Austria has detected its first......

Italy and Portugal drawn together in WC playoffs

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Either European champions Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal will miss out on the 2022 World Cup after being drawn in the same playoff path in Friday’s draw. It means either Ronaldo and the 2016 European champions or four-time World Cup winners Italy will miss out on the tournament next year.......

Austria finds bird flu on small chicken farm as virus spreads

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Free-range chickens are seen in a field outside Munich, southern Germany, August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VIENNA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Austria has found a case of bird flu on a small chicken farm near Vienna airport and is ordering......

Protests against Covid rules and lockdowns erupt across Europe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A demonstrator lights a smoke bomb during a rally held by Austria’s far-right Freedom Party FPOe against the measures taken to curb the Covid pandemic, at Maria Theresien Platz square in Vienna, Austria on November 20, 2021. JOE KLAMAR |......

Belarus opposition leader urges Austria to do more to counter Lukashenko

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Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya visits Warsaw, where she meets with the Belarusian diaspora in Warsaw, Poland October 6, 2021. Dawid Zuchowski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VIENNA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader in exile Svetlana Tikhanouskaya urged Austria’s government and......

Thousands in Austria Protest Virus Lockdown and Vaccine Mandate

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here VIENNA — Chanting “freedom” and “resistance,” thousands of Austrians marched through the heart of Vienna on Saturday, united in their anger at their government’s decision to impose a new lockdown and a sweeping nationwide vaccine mandate in an......

Oil prices fall 4% to six-week low on lockdown worries, but don’t expect much relief at the pump yet

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A customer replaces a fuel pump nozzle at a Chevron Corp. gas station in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil prices fell to a six-week low on Friday......

Austria Announces Covid Vaccine Mandate, Crossing a Threshold for Europe

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ROME — Austria on Friday became the first Western democracy to announce that it would mandate Covid vaccinations for its entire adult population as it prepared for a nationwide lockdown starting Monday. The extraordinary measure by Austria, which......

Sterling rises vs euro amid BoE hikes bets, Austria new lockdown

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People walk past the Bank of England, in London, Britain October 31, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Sterling rose versus the euro on Friday, after retail sales data fuelled bets the Bank of England will raise interest rates,......

Austria imposes full lockdown, Germany may follow, as COVID grips Europe

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Austria to reimpose full lockdown from Monday Germany can’t rule out following suit, minister says Europe lockdown fears knock stocks VIENNA/BERLIN, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Austria will become the first country in western Europe to reimpose a full COVID-19 lockdown, it said on Friday as neighbouring Germany warned it may......

Austria announces a lockdown and vaccination mandate for all.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Austria will go into a nationwide lockdown on Monday and impose a coronavirus vaccination mandate in February, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Friday. It is the first such lockdown in a European nation since the spring, and the......

Austria re-imposes a full Covid lockdown and makes vaccination mandatory

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Austrian police officers check a man’s identity and vaccination certificate during a control in Voesendorf, district Moedling, Austria, on November 16, 2021. Hans Punz | AFP | Getty Images Austria will enter a fourth national lockdown on Monday as Covid-19......

Salzburg is poised to impose a general lockdown as Covid spreads in Austria.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Two states in Austria will restrict public life for vaccinated and unvaccinated people starting next week as hospitals strain under the latest surge in coronavirus infections. The general lockdown in the states — Salzburg and Upper Austria —......

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