Monday, December 6, 2021

Austria swears in new chancellor

VIENNA: Austria's Interior Minister Karl Nehammer was sworn in as the country's third chancellor in as many months yesterday, after the fallout from a...

Russia to send Japan tycoon to ISS in return to space tourism

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: Russia tomorrow will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the International Space Station in a move marking Moscow's return to the now...

Pope calls neglect of migrants ‘shipwreck’ on Lesbos visit

LESBOS ISLAND: Pope Francis yesterday returned to the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, calling the neglect of migrants...

French police on alert as Zemmour holds first rally

PARIS: French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour is to hold his first official campaign rally at a stadium outside Paris yesterday, with police on...

Omicron variant detected in 38 countries

GENEVA: The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said, as authorities worldwide rushed...

US blames Iran for stalled nuke talks

WASHINGTON: The United States hit out at Iran on Friday, saying nuclear talks between the Islamic republic and world powers had stalled because Tehran...

Pope hits out at EU migration divisions at start of Greek visit

ATHENS: Pope Francis yesterday blamed the EU's nationalist divisions for a lack of coordination on migration as he began a landmark trip to Greece,...

Germany cracks down on unjabbed

BERLIN: Germany will impose sweeping curbs on people not vaccinated against COVID-19 to combat the latest surge in cases, Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday...

World creating ‘toxic’ recipe for new variants: WHO warns

GENEVA: The WHO has warned that the world was creating toxic conditions for new COVID-19 variants like Omicron to emerge and then spread around...

The unfinished church dividing Kosovo: Arrested development

PRISTINA: At first glance, the half-built Orthodox Church in the heart of Kosovo's capital seems little more than a napping spot for stray dogs...

Romanian women face uphill abortion battle

BUCHAREST: Kai, a university student from Bucharest, knew her grandmother had two secret abortions during communist rule in Romania. She thought times had changed....

WHO warns of ‘toxic mix’ of low vaccine coverage

GENEVA: The World Health Organization yesterday warned a "toxic mix" of low vaccination coverage and low testing rates was creating fertile breeding ground for...

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