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Explainer: A judge ruled the U.S. must keep expelling asylum seekers. What happens now?

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WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said it would appeal the decision of a Louisiana judge that upended its plans to end a COVID-era health order blocking most asylum seekers and other migrants at the border with Mexico. Despite the setback, the administration is......

WHO says monkeypox ‘containable’ as more govts start limited vaccinations

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‘Let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill’ – WHO official Authorities investigate 237 suspected, confirmed cases of virus France, Denmark latest to consider target vaccinations GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of Africa can be contained, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday,......

Beijing ramps up COVID quarantines, Shanghai residents decry uneven rules

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Beijing sends 1,800 to quarantine in Hebei – media Vice Premier Sun Chunlan says Beijing curbs cannot ease Shanghai stocks record biggest drop in a month Airbnb latest Western internet firm to exit China BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 24 (Reuters) – Beijing stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID outbreak......

Oil drops on recession fears and China COVID curbs

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A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S. June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register IMF chief says she cannot rule out recession Beijing......

Sri Lanka increases fuel prices to address economic crisis

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COLOMBO, May 24 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka increased fuel prices on Tuesday, a long-flagged move to mend public finances and combat its debilitating economic crisis, but the hikes are bound to add to galloping inflation at least in the short term. Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said in a......

Manhattan return-to-office plans face persistent headwinds over COVID, safety

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The Empire State Building and New York’s skyline are seen from the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City, New York, U.S., October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) – Efforts by financial......

Migrants in Mexico despair; U.S. extends pandemic asylum limits

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REYNOSA, May 23 (Reuters) – Migrants across northern Mexico voiced frustration and desperation on Monday, after the U.S. government failed to lift a pandemic-era policy that has largely prevented them from seeking asylum in the United States for over two years. An eleventh-hour decision by a federal judge in Louisiana......

Quad leaders vow free and open Indo-Pacific, action on climate

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TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – The four leaders of the “Quad” group of countries vowed on Tuesday to work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and to fight climate change, as they met for talks aimed at standing up to an increasingly assertive China. U.S. President Joe Biden,......

Why China will likely recover more slowly from the latest Covid shock

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As Shanghai tries to reopen businesses, one downtown district over the weekend banned residents from leaving their apartment complexes again for mass virus testing. Pictured here, in another district on May 21, 2022, is a line outside a shopping mall.......

Bank balances surged during Covid even as pandemic-era stimulus ended, BofA CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bank of America‘s account holders saw strong growth in their balances during Covid and have yet to spend down their pandemic-era stimulus money, CEO Brian Moynihan told CNBC. In an interview on “Squawk Box” from The World Economic Forum in......

FDA panel sets June 15 meeting on Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines for infants and toddlers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bridgette Melo, 5, prepares for her inoculation of one of two reduced 10 ug doses of the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine during a trial at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina September 28, 2021 in a still image from video.......

Pfizer says third Covid vaccine shot for kids under 5 is 80% effective against omicron

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at vaccination site in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech‘s three-dose Covid vaccine for children......

AstraZeneca says EU regulator approves COVID shot as booster

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May 23 (Reuters) – Drugmaker AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, has been approved in the European Union by the bloc’s drugs regulator as a third-dose booster in adults following a committee endorsement last week. The vaccine can now be used as a booster following the two-dose......

UN Human Rights chief kicks off high-stakes visit to China, Beijing cites COVID in limiting access

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends an event at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/GENEVA, May 23 (Reuters) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived in China......

Covid cases are surging again—here’s what to expect this summer, experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It’s almost June, and Covid cases are surging again — powered by a rising tide of omicron subvariants currently circulating the U.S. The country’s seven-day average of daily new Covid cases has ballooned above 100,000 as of Friday, according to......

Oman ends all COVID protective measures

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May 22 (Reuters) – Oman announced on Sunday the lifting of all measures that had been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in all venues and for all activities, state TV reported, citing a statement from the government committee dealing with the pandemic. There have been 389,943 infections and......

Shanghai reopens some public transport, still on high COVID alert

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) – Shanghai reopened a small part of the world’s longest subway system on Sunday after some lines had been closed for almost two months, as the city paves the way for a more complete lifting of its painful COVID-19 lockdown next week. With most residents not......

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