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Markets and oil tumble as a new coronavirus variant brings back travel restrictions.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Futures of West Texas Intermediate oil, the U.S. crude benchmark, plummeted more than 13 percent to $68.04 a barrel, the lowest since early September. The price of oil has been especially sensitive to virus restrictions that keep people......

Travel restrictions multiply for African countries over fears of a new variant.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Stocks tumbled around the world on Friday as the news of the variant spooked markets, prompted Britain, France, Italy and others to bar flights and impose restrictions, and terrified many Europeans already exhausted by news of breakthrough infections,......

Travel restrictions multiply for African countries over fears of a new variant.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A number of countries — including Britain, Israel, Italy and Singapore — were moving on Friday to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, a day after South African authorities identified a concerning new......

Europe reckons with calls for Covid restrictions to avoid a bleak winter.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The burden on national health systems in Europe from Covid will be “very high,” in December and January unless governments ramp up prevention efforts, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control warned on Wednesday. European governments should......

White House says U.S. will not lock down to fight Covid as European nations implement restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Zients, White House Covid-19 coordinator, speaks during a news conference at the White House on April 13, 2021. Leigh Vogel | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Biden administration has no plans to curb future Covid-19 surges using a nationwide......

Around 35,000 protest against COVID restrictions in Brussels, police say

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BRUSSELS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Around 35,000 people took to the streets in Brussels on Sunday to protest against restrictions imposed by the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, police said. There were some confrontations between demonstrators and police, with protesters throwing smoke bombs and fireworks, the newspaper......

Thousands rally against coronavirus restrictions in Australia.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Thousands rallied in Melbourne and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest pandemic restrictions and vaccine mandates. In Melbourne, the capital of Victoria State, protesters gathered outside the state Parliament and marched through the central business district. They......

Singapore will begin easing its Covid restrictions next week.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Singapore said on Saturday that it would begin easing its pandemic restrictions next week, another sign that the city state is recovering from a recent surge of hospitalizations that delayed its reopening plan. From Monday, fully vaccinated people......

Two wounded as Dutch police fire shots at protest over new COVID-19 restrictions

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AMSTERDAM, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Crowds of rioters in the port city of Rotterdam torched cars and threw rocks at police who responded with shots and water canon, as protests against COVID-19 measures turned violent on Friday night. “We fired warning shots and there were also direct shots fired because......

Greece, like some other E.U. nations facing case surges, adds restrictions for the unvaccinated.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece announced additional restrictions for the country’s unvaccinated population on Thursday, a bid to keep a recent spike of coronavirus infections from increasing further. As of next Monday, access to more indoor spaces......

With restrictions easing, the Australian Open can play before a full house.

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Yan Zhuang Two of Australia’s biggest sports events — the Australian Open tennis tournament and the annual Boxing Day cricket test match in Melbourne — will be allowed to take place before full-capacity stadiums as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions. With 90 percent of people over 16 expected to......

With restrictions easing, the Australian Open can play before a full house.

New York Times
Yan Zhuang Two of Australia’s biggest sports events — the Australian Open tennis tournament and the annual Boxing Day cricket test match in Melbourne — will be allowed to take place before full-capacity stadiums as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions. With 90 percent of people over 16 expected to......

US, China ease restrictions on journalists

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas The U.S. and China are easing visa restrictions on each other’s reporters, a State Department spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.  The spokesperson said the countries have been collaborating for months and have agreed to give journalists who......

U.S. and China Agree to Ease Restrictions on Journalists

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WASHINGTON — The United States and China announced an agreement on Tuesday to ease restrictions on foreign journalists operating in the two countries, tempering a diplomatic confrontation that led to the expulsion of some American reporters from China during the last year of the Trump administration. The deal was first......

Biden signs legislation to tighten U.S. restrictions on Huawei, ZTE

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WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation to prevent companies like Huawei Technologies Co (HWT.UL) or ZTE Corp (000063.SZ)that are deemed security threats from receiving new equipment licenses from U.S. regulators. The Secure Equipment Act, the latest effort by the U.S. government to crack......

COVID cases spike across Europe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID cases spike across Europe – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Health officials in Europe are sounding the alarm about a surge in COVID-19 cases. In the final weeks of October, nearly 60% of the world’s new cases were......

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