Merkel urges tougher curbs as COVID-19 deaths soar in Germany

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (Dec 9) demanded tougher curbs to bring down coronavirus infections, as the German death toll reached a daily record of nearly 600 people. Germany has ordered far less stringent shutdown rules than other major European nations after coming through the ...

Merkel urges tougher curbs as COVID-19 deaths soar in Germany
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Israel gets first delivery of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Israel gets first delivery of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
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TEL AVIV: Israel received its first batch of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday (Dec 9), ...

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Erdogan blames 'racist trend' in France for Champions League incident

Erdogan blames 'racist trend' in France for Champions League incident
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the racist incident during the Champions ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:51:23 +0800

France rules out mutated COVID-19 in mink farm case

France rules out mutated COVID-19 in mink farm case
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A coronavirus outbreak detected last month on a mink farm in France did not ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:07:20 +0800

Russia and China have not sought EMA's authorisation for COVID-19 vaccines

Russia and China have not sought EMA's authorisation for COVID-19 vaccines
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Russia and China have not requested authorisation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:56:58 +0800

There is still chance of a Brexit deal, Merkel says

There is still chance of a Brexit deal, Merkel says
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BERLIN: The European Union and Britain could still reach a Brexit trade agreement but ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:50:37 +0800

France says will delay easing of COVID-19 lockdown if necessary

France says will delay easing of COVID-19 lockdown if necessary
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France will adapt its plans to relax some COVID-19 restrictions if it thinks it ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:34:44 +0800

Nevada's top court rejects Trump campaign's appeal to overturn election results

Nevada's top court rejects Trump campaign's appeal to overturn election results
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The Supreme Court of Nevada rejected an appeal late Tuesday from President Donald Trump's ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:25:41 +0800

4 lions at Spanish zoo test positive for COVID-19

4 lions at Spanish zoo test positive for COVID-19
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BARCELONA: Four lions at Barcelona Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, veterinary authorities said ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:09:10 +0800

Biden pick for defense secretary in spotlight amid concerns over military background

Biden pick for defense secretary in spotlight amid concerns over military background
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REUTERS: President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday (Dec 9) will formally introduce his pick for ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 15:26:39 +0800

The art of politics: Democracy protests inspire Thai creatives

The art of politics: Democracy protests inspire Thai creatives
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With virtual reality goggles strapped on and controllers clasped in his hands, Thai artist ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 15:22:40 +0800

UAE registers China's Sinopharm vaccine, says 86% effective

UAE registers China's Sinopharm vaccine, says 86% effective
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The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday officially registered the coronavirus vaccine produced by Chinese ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 15:14:42 +0800

COVID-19 rages in German regions with far-right leanings

COVID-19 rages in German regions with far-right leanings
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As Germany battles a second wave of Covid-19, a pattern has begun to emerge: ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:44:25 +0800

One year on, New Zealand remembers volcano tragedy that killed and injured dozens

One year on, New Zealand remembers volcano tragedy that killed and injured dozens
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New Zealand on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the volcanic eruption on ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 12:04:03 +0800

Pornhub announces changes after report alleging videos of abuse

Pornhub announces changes after report alleging videos of abuse
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Pornography website Pornhub on Tuesday outlined measures against illegal content on its platform after ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 12:02:24 +0800

Indonesia holds nationwide poll despite COVID-19 warnings

Indonesia holds nationwide poll despite COVID-19 warnings
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Indonesia held nationwide regional elections Wednesday with more than 100 million voters expected to ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:43:40 +0800

US Army sacks commanders over Texas base crime wave

US Army sacks commanders over Texas base crime wave
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The US Army announce Tuesday it was removing or suspending 14 commanders and unit ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:18:35 +0800

Canadian detainees in China in good mental and physical state: Ambassador

Canadian detainees in China in good mental and physical state: Ambassador
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OTTAWA: Two Canadian men who have been detained by China for more than two ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:16:09 +0800

Biden vows 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in first 100 days of office

Biden vows 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in first 100 days of office
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President-elect Joe Biden introduced the team to lead his administration's response to the coronavirus ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 10:36:43 +0800

Commentary: Virtual travel is the balm you didn't know you needed

Commentary: Virtual travel is the balm you didn't know you needed
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Webcams have connected individuals to distant countries and even areas of their very own ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 06:20:40 +0800

Commentary: Why Biden will find it hard to undo Trump's ‘America First' trade policy

Commentary: Why Biden will find it hard to undo Trump's ‘America First' trade policy
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Joe Biden will have to manage both the populist right and the protectionist left, ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 06:20:39 +0800

Leading cardinal says Church needs rules on status of ex popes

Leading cardinal says Church needs rules on status of ex popes
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Cardinal George Pell, a leading Roman Catholic conservative, said the Vatican needs clear rules ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 06:18:01 +0800

Venice under water as complex dam system fails to activate

Venice under water as complex dam system fails to activate
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Venice's St Mark's Square was under water on Tuesday (Dec 8) after a newly ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 06:13:50 +0800

Rudy Giuliani, diagnosed with COVID-19, says will leave hospital soon

Rudy Giuliani, diagnosed with COVID-19, says will leave hospital soon
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President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday said he is feeling better after ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 06:06:40 +0800

Biden introduces health crisis team, sets goals for US to overcome COVID-19 pandemic

Biden introduces health crisis team, sets goals for US to overcome COVID-19 pandemic
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President-elect Joe Biden introduced the team to lead his administration's response to the coronavirus ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:48:50 +0800

US targets shipping lines over North Korean coal

US targets shipping lines over North Korean coal
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The United States on Tuesday (Dec 8) imposed sanctions on Chinese and Vietnamese shipping ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:36:39 +0800

Trump sought contacts with Venezuela early in his term, Maduro says

Trump sought contacts with Venezuela early in his term, Maduro says
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US President Donald Trump sought contacts with Venezuelan officials early in his term, President Nicolas ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:31:55 +0800

Air freight prices 'outrageous' as COVID-19 shots rolled out: WHO expert

Air freight prices 'outrageous' as COVID-19 shots rolled out: WHO expert
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Some carriers are seeking "outrageous" prices to fly dry ice and other medical equipment ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:26:12 +0800

Swiss plan to ban public events to contain worsening COVID-19 situation

Swiss plan to ban public events to contain worsening COVID-19 situation
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Switzerland plans to ban all public events apart from church services and legislative meetings ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:53:10 +0800

Senior member of Netanyahu's party breaks away as Israeli election beckons

Senior member of Netanyahu's party breaks away as Israeli election beckons
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A prominent rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the right-wing Likud party announced ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:48:19 +0800

With hospitals under siege, US moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine

With hospitals under siege, US moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine
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US regulators moved a step closer to approving a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (Dec 8) as ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:42:30 +0800

Social curbs through holidays due to COVID-19 rising infections: Dutch PM

Social curbs through holidays due to COVID-19 rising infections: Dutch PM
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Social curbs in the Netherlands will be extended through the end-of-year holidays due to ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:29:56 +0800

In COVID-19 milestone for West, Britain starts mass vaccination

In COVID-19 milestone for West, Britain starts mass vaccination
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A 90-year-old grandmother became the world's first person to receive a fully-tested COVID-19 shot ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:22:12 +0800

As US companies push to get workers vaccinated, states disagree on who's essential

As US companies push to get workers vaccinated, states disagree on who's essential
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Companies and industry groups lobbying to get their U.S. workers to the front of ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 02:50:23 +0800

UK-EU strike Northern Ireland pact as Brexit talks near climax

UK-EU strike Northern Ireland pact as Brexit talks near climax
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain and the European Union remain ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 02:49:52 +0800

Gay French minister to visit 'LGBT-free zone' in Poland

Gay French minister to visit 'LGBT-free zone' in Poland
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French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told a magazine to be published Wednesday that ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 02:40:51 +0800

Testing times: More work needed on Astra/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trials

Testing times: More work needed on Astra/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trials
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A COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University showed average efficacy of 70.4per ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 02:35:22 +0800

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data wins backing of US FDA staff, authorisation nears

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data wins backing of US FDA staff, authorisation nears
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Pfizer cleared the next hurdle in the race to get its COVID-19 vaccine approved ...

  • Wed, 09 Dec 2020 01:48:40 +0800

American expands preflight testing to all US destinations with travel restrictions

American expands preflight testing to all US destinations with travel restrictions
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American Airlines said on Tuesday it is expanding preflight COVID-19 testing for all U.S. ...

  • Tue, 08 Dec 2020 22:06:03 +0800

China and Nepal agree on new height for Mount Everest

China and Nepal agree on new height for Mount Everest
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The highest point on Earth got a bit higher Tuesday as China and Nepal ...

  • Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:51:27 +0800