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Novak Djokovic: deportation without vaccination

Novak Djokovic: deportation without vaccination

Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday after losing a bid to stay in the country to defend his Australian Open title. The Associated Press says the No. 1-ranked tennis star has spent the past 10 days at the center …

Europe’s healthcare creaks under Omicron’s rapid spread

Europe’s healthcare creaks under Omicron’s rapid spread

Europe’s healthcare systems are being strained once again by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus over the holiday period, with large numbers of key staff ill or self-isolating and experts predicting the peak of infections is yet to come

China's economic growth will slow sharply in 2022

China's economic growth will slow sharply in 2022

The World Bank has cut its forecasts for China's economic growth this year and next, as the world's second largest economy faces mounting headwinds from the new Omicron variant to a severe property sector downturn

UN: World trade reaches all-time high

UN: World trade reaches all-time high

Global trade is expected to be worth about $28 trillion this year – an increase of 23 per cent compared with 2020 – but the outlook for 2022 remains very uncertain, economists said.  …

World is put on high alert over the Omicron coronavirus variant

World is put on high alert over the Omicron coronavirus variant

Fears mount over the newly identified coronavirus variant Omicron - the new mutation, which is potentially more transmissible, was first discovered in South Africa and has since been detected in Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, …

New Covid variant: How worried should we be?

New Covid variant: How worried should we be?

In recent days, world media have been talking about a new strain of coronavirus from South Africa called "omicron". The latest is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far - and it has such a long list of mutations that it …

Anti-vaxx protests ripping across Europe

Anti-vaxx protests ripping across Europe

Major cities across Europe have seen demonstrations against new rules and requirements related to the coronavirus pandemic, with some leading to violence and arrests or turning into riots, …

Threat of new European lockdowns send oil prices tumbling

Threat of new European lockdowns send oil prices tumbling

Oil was on track to post its biggest weekly drop since August as Europe’s worsening Covid-19 crisis. EU countries are considering the prospect of renewed lockdowns just as key consuming nations look to add emergency supply to the …

Europe beats covid anti-records

Europe beats covid anti-records

The outgoing German chancellor has described the Covid-19 situation in her country as "dramatic". “The fourth wave is hitting our country with full force,” Merkel told an event for the Association of …