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Making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory was once unthinkable. But European countries are showing it can work
Earlier this month, Austria took a step once unthinkable for a Western democracy: It announced that Covid-19 vaccinations would become compulsory for its entire population.
"All Options On Table": Iran Nuclear Talks Restart, EU "Extremely Positive"
Iran Nuclear Talks: The talks in Vienna are the first since Iran paused them in June after the election of ultraconservative new President Ebrahim Raisi.
UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders
Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southe...
If You Have Enough Money, You Might Want to Buy These Military Aircraft
Are you interested in purchasing a powerful aircraft? If so, you are in luck. The military is selling certain units to civilians! Of course, this is not going to come cheap. You better be ready to spend an arm and leg if you want to brin...
UK coronavirus cases top 10 million amid concerns over new variant
More than 10 million coronavirus cases have been recorded in Britain since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to official figures released Thursday.
Too Early To Know If New Covid Variant Needs New Vaccine: EU Medical Body
The EU has reacted with concern to news of the new strain, proposing that member states stop all flights to and from southern African where it was first discovered.
Boris Johnson to shake up business advisory council amid backlash at CBI speech
Downing Street officials have started working on an overhaul of the Build Back Better Council, which advises Boris Johnson on a range of economic and business issues, Sky News learns.
Free market didn’t work: How a major business boss admitted the failure of capitalism
‘Capitalism has failed’ was the essence of Confederation of British Industry Director General Tony Danker’s message to its annual conference – presumably motivated by being on the right side of history.
Saudi Arabia to allow direct entry from Egypt starting 1 December
Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on direct entry from six countries, including Egypt, starting 1 December, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Thursday.
Football club-owners face new licensing regime in bid to avert future collapses
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch will outline plans this week for a new licensing regime focused on financial sustainability for the owners of English professional football clubs, Sky News learns.
Cyber-flashing likely to become a criminal offence - Dorries
Ministers are working towards making the unsolicited sending of obscene images via wi-fi or Bluetooth a criminal offence, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said.
AstraZeneca's pledge to poorer nations as it seeks COVID jab profits from next year
The pharmaceutical company's chief executive defends the company's decision to start making profits from its COVID-19 vaccine, saying that countries with "low purchasing power" will be spared.
Electric vehicles: New homes will be required to have EV charging stations from 2022, Boris Johnson to announce
The UK government wants to ban the sale of traditional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, with hybrids allowed until 2035.
Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid
"It's relentless -- relentless," sighed nurse Claudiu Ionita, standing in front of a line of gurneys in Bucharest University Hospital's morgue. On each gurney lay a body inside a black plastic bag.
Covid is surging in Europe. What does it mean for the UK?
As the days get shorter and we huddle indoors, memories of 2020’s catastrophic winter are close at hand. Now a new surge of coronavirus cases is spreading across Europe. But as well as notes of caution, there are good reasons to hope tha...
Germans, Austrians line up for shots as COVID cases soar across Europe
Germans and Austrians are rushing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as infections soar across Europe and governments impose restrictions on the unvaccinated, figures showed on Wednesday.
Russian "Military Adventurism" Would Be "Tragic Mistake": UK
"I think it would be a tragic, tragic mistake for the Kremlin to think there was anything to be gained by military adventurism," Boris Johnson said.
Queen Elizabeth Hosts In-Person Reception After Health Fears
The 95-year-old monarch withdrew from an annual event remembering Britain's war dead on Sunday with a "sprained back", the latest of several cancelled appearances that have added to fears about her health.
Cabinet lauds Saudi initiatives in the field of environment
The Council of Ministers expressed appreciation for the global welcome and praise for Saudi Arabia’s initiatives and efforts in the field of environment and climate change, especially its determination to reach zero carbon emissions by 2...
Authorities report 37 new COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Ministry of Health recorded 37 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 44 recoveries in the Kingdom on Tuesday, with the number of critical cases reaching 50.
Greta Thunberg says 'many loopholes' in COP26 pact
Greta Thunberg has said the eventual agreement struck at COP26 was "very vague" with many loopholes.
"Blah, Blah, Blah": Activist Greta Thunberg On UN Climate Deal
During the conference, Greta Thunberg and other activists had denounced the way it was playing out, arguing that world leaders had failed to match their words with real action.
PHARMAFIA: Why Pfizer Fights to Control Secret of $36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe?
The high-stakes dispute over price, profit and control that is shaping the pandemic endgame
UN Climate Deal "A Big Step Forward": UK's Boris Johnson (means: “small step backwards”, in honest-English)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "we asked nations to come together for our planet at COP26, and they have answered that call.
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