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Record weekly Covid cases last week but deaths stable - WHO

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 12:09 Last update: about 3 minutes ago Associated Press

The World Health Organization said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began. The number of...

UK government holds breath as it awaits 'partygate' report

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 10:45 Last update: about 1 hour ago Associated Press

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bracing for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and discontent, or...

EU seeks to streamline cross-border travel during pandemic

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 06:36 Last update: about 5 hours ago Associated Press

The European Union is seeking to streamline the sometimes chaotic travel between its member states during the pandemic by relying more clearly on a person's vaccine or infection status...

No winner yet in second day of Italian vote for president

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 06:31 Last update: about 5 hours ago Associated Press

Italian lawmakers failed to agree again Tuesday in a vote selecting Italy's next president, as a consensus on who to support continued to elude party leaders. On Tuesday, 1,008 Grand Electors,...

UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 10:27 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The British government announced Monday that it is scrapping coronavirus travel testing requirements for the vaccinated, news hailed by the travel industry as a big step back to normality. Prime...

1st round of vote for Italian president fails amid stalemate

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 07:11 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A first round of voting in Italy's Parliament for the country's next president yielded an avalanche of blank ballots Monday, as lawmakers and special regional electors failed to deliver a winner amid...

Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 06:06 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could give way to a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they warn of difficult weeks ahead and the...

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