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Suspected Omicron coronavirus case found in Germany

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People queue outside a vaccination centre as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Frankfurt, Germany, November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register BERLIN, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has probably arrived in Germany, officials in......

Two cases of coronavirus Omicron variant detected in Britain

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LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Two linked cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in Britain connected to travel to southern Africa, health minister Sajid Javid said on Saturday. “Late last night I was contacted by the UK Health Security Agency. I was informed that they have......

Explainer: How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

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Travelers line up for a COVID-19 test during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 27 (Reuters) – The new Omicron coronavirus variant – identified first......

CDC says no cases of Omicron identified in U.S. so far

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A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo Nov 26 (Reuters) – No cases of new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa have been identified in the United States to date, the U.S. Centers for......

China brings e-cigarettes under tobacco monopoly law

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BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) – China amended its tobacco monopoly law on Friday to include e-cigarettes, stepping up regulation of the fast-growing vaping industry in the world’s largest tobacco market. The cabinet order, published on the Chinese government’s website and signed off by Premier Li Keqiang, comes into effect immediately.......

WTO postpones major meeting after new variant outbreak

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A sign of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) is pictured at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register GENEVA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization (WTO) became the first major diplomatic casualty......

Novavax developing vaccine that targets new COVID-19 variant

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A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 26 (Reuters) – Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) said on......

Merck’s COVID-19 pill significantly less effective in new analysis

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An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE......

Pfizer/BioNTech expect data on shot’s protection against new COVID-19 variant soon

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Looking for signs that warrant a vaccine redesign BioNTech says it understands experts’ concerns BioNTech, Pfizer in effort to establish relaunch routine FRANKFURT, Nov 26 (Reuters) – BioNTech SE (22UAy.DE) said on Friday it expects more data on a worrying new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa within two weeks......

Iranian police clash with protesters after water shortage rallies

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Farmers work in a field as smoke from an oil refinery rises in the background, in Tehran, Iran June 3, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Iranian security forces used tear gas, batons......

Traders pile into defensive options plays as COVID-19 fears return

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Global indices are displayed on a screen on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 19, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Soaring volatility on Wall Street on......

Risk assets plunge as virus fears cause post-Thanksgiving blues

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European shares on track for worst sell-off in a year Companies benefiting from economic reopening tumble in early U.S. trading Crude prices tumble WASHINGTON/LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled on Friday as markets reopened after Thanksgiving, European shares were poised for their worst sell-off in a year and......

From cruise operators to airlines: ‘Reopening’ stocks tumble on variant fears

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Nov 26 (Reuters) – Companies benefiting from this year’s economic reopening, including AMC Entertainment, United Airlines and Carnival Corp, were hammered on Friday by fears over a new and possibly-vaccine resistant coronavirus variant. The variant, discovered in South Africa, prompted several countries to tighten border controls and investors to dump......

South Africa sport set for shutdown over new coronavirus variant

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CAPE TOWN, Nov 26 (Reuters) – South African sport faced a shutdown on Friday due to the detection of a new coronavirus variant, with rugby teams scrambling to leave before travel restrictions are imposed and the first event of golf’s new-look World Tour under threat. Four rugby teams were due......

Industrial metals slide on new coronavirus variant jitters

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LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Copper prices and other industrial metals were on the back foot on Friday over fears that a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant could derail global economic growth and sap demand. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) shed 3.3% to $9,474 per tonne......

Europe and Asia, alarmed by COVID variant, tighten borders

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UK bans flights from South Africa region, EU plans similar Variant has a protein dramatically different to original Epidemiologist wards travel cubs may be too late Israel on verge of state of emergency Parts of Europe already battling record daily COVID cases LONDON/GENEVA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Global authorities reacted......

South African markets tumble on new COVID-19 variant

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A street money changer counts South African Rands in Harare, Zimbabwe, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register JOHANNESBURG, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The South African rand sank below 16.00 to the dollar for the first time this year on Friday as, with......

LIVE MARKETS New virus variant hits European stocks

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Nov 26 – Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of markets brought to you by Reuters reporters. You can share your thoughts with us at markets.research@thomsonreuters.com A NEW VIRUS VARIANT HITS EUROPEAN STOCKS (0721 GMT) European stocks are set to open sharply lower as a rush to safety and......

Australia says China’s ‘alarming’ actions at odds with peaceful rhetoric

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Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton speaks during a news conference with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE......

Stocks slip, havens rally as new COVID-19 variant spooks investors

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Passersby wearing protective masks are reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Stocks fell and headed for their......

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