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Ukraine leader alleges Russia-backed coup planned next week New! 2021-11-26 17:57:52Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is alleging that his country’s intelligence service has uncovered plans for a Russia-backed coup d’

France and Britain spiral into crisis in wake New! 2021-11-26 17:30:38The already fractious relationship between France and Britain is spiraling further downward in the turbulent aftermath of 27 migrant deaths this week.

Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops New! 2021-11-26 16:55:56Biden calls for an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program in a report that seeks a middle ground. The result: Grumbling from both

WHO declares new omicron coronavirus strain a 'variant New! 2021-11-26 15:09:06World Health Organization labels the new omicron coronavirus strain a 'variant of concern' that poses additional risks to global public health.

U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa and 2021-11-26 11:27:52The discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant prompts the U.S. to join the EU and other countries in restricting travel from southern Africa.

Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest? 2021-11-26 10:47:39The Solomon Islands’ diplomatic break from Taiwan is but one cause of the many troubles and ethnic divisions within the South Pacific archipelag

Survivor rescued from coal mine accident in Siberia; 2021-11-26 10:23:07Search teams find a survivor in a Siberian coal mine where dozens of miners are presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion, official says.

Today's Headlines: Inside a giant sequoia grove scorched 2021-11-26 09:00:37Most of the giant sequoias killed by the KNP Complex fire were in a single grove; we visit the site where flames may have blanketed the tops of the tr

Brazilians find stock exchange bull sculpture unbearable, remove 2021-11-26 07:00:43Many Brazilians felt bearish about the new Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture outside the stock exchange, and didn’t have to wait long for it t

Israel plans large settlement at shuttered Jerusalem airport 2021-11-26 07:00:15Israel is moving ahead with plans to build a massive Jewish settlement on the site of a long-abandoned airport that Palestinians hoped to revive in a

South African scientists detect new virus variant amid 2021-11-25 17:06:30A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern.

Who's a hero? Some states, cities still debating 2021-11-25 13:09:21While many workers deemed essential have already received pandemic hazard pay, or 'hero pay,' there are thousands more still waiting.

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Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant 2021-11-26 09:02:14A new Covid variant is sparking travel curbs just as many countries were welcoming back visitors.

European and Asian nations suspend flights to southern 2021-11-26 07:09:52A new variant of concern in South Africa has prompted some governments to ban flights from southern Africa.

European officials voice concern over 'alarming' new Covid 2021-11-26 06:23:39The new variant comes at a time when different European nations are grappling with surging cases of the delta variant.

Uber on brink of pausing operations in Brussels 2021-11-26 06:08:51Uber has been ordered to stop offering its main ride-hailing service in the Belgian capital of Brussels from Friday.

The latest gift trend: Booking travel 'experiences' instead 2021-11-25 22:04:15Buying travel experiences — rather than products that need packing — is gaining popularity as the pandemic shifts gift-buying habits among

German cannabis firm shares pop after new government 2021-11-25 11:11:07Shares of German cannabis company SynBiotic rose sharply Thursday a day after the incoming government pledged to make the drug legal.

'For us, it is not a solution': Enel 2021-11-25 10:09:40Francesco Starace made his comments during an interview with CNBC.

German central bank warns of overblown property prices 2021-11-25 09:02:39Germany's central bank warned Thursday about overvaluation in the housing market, calling it a "specific vulnerability."

The EU is planning a 9-month expiration date 2021-11-25 08:23:14The idea now is that the document has a life span of nine months after the first set of vaccines are administered.

Sweden's first-ever female prime minister resigns just hours 2021-11-25 07:16:38Andersson said on Wednesday that she was forced to resign after her budget bill failed to pass and the Green Party quit their two-party coalition gove

IEA chief criticizes 'artificial tightness' in energy markets, 2021-11-25 02:52:51His comments come as energy analysts assess the effectiveness of a U.S.-led pledge to release oil from strategic reserves to stymie surging fuel price

Olaf Scholz replaces outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel 2021-11-24 11:01:56A coalition deal has been announced in Germany after almost two months of talks following the country's federal election in September.

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EU to Suspend Travel From Southern Africa Over 2021-11-26 14:20:29European Union states have agreed to suspend travel from southern Africa after the detection of a new COVID-19 variant, the presidency of the EU said

WHO Names New COVID Variant Omicron, Cautions Against 2021-11-26 13:34:59The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday classified the B.1.1.529 variant detected in South Africa as a SARS-CoV-2 "variant of concern," saying

Global Stocks Tumble, FTSE 100 Suffers Year's Worst 2021-11-26 12:21:58Britain's blue-chip share index slumped Friday, suffering its biggest drop in more than a year as fears over a newly detected and possibly vaccine-re

US State Department: ‘All Options’ on Table Over 2021-11-26 12:06:13All options are on the table in how to respond to Russia's 'large and unusual' troop build-up near Ukraine's border, and the NATO alliance will de

Italy Imposes Entry Ban on Eight Southern African 2021-11-26 11:01:51Italy imposed an entry ban Friday on people who have visited any one of eight southern African states in the last 14 days, because of the spread of a

Britian’s COVID Genomics Head: Likely New Variant Will 2021-11-26 10:46:17It is likely that the new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 that is spreading in South Africa will end up in Britain, the head of the COVID-19 Genomics UK

Spain to Restrict Flights From South Africa, Botswana 2021-11-26 10:21:12Spain's cabinet will restrict flights from South Africa and Botswana over concerns about a highly contagious new COVID-19 variant there, Health Minis

Zelenskiy: Ukraine Thwarts Coup Plot Involving Russians; Kremlin 2021-11-26 09:41:50President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Friday Ukraine had uncovered a plot to overthrow his government next week involving individuals from Russia, althou

Portuguese Investment Visa Long Popular Among Chinese 2021-11-26 08:40:00Portugal’s Golden Visa program puts people who invest in the country on a path toward Portuguese citizenship and therefore greater access to the

Survivor Found in Coal Mine Accident in Russia's 2021-11-26 07:10:52Rescuers have found a survivor in a Siberian coal mine where dozens of miners are presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion, a top local off

Furious France Scraps UK Migrants Meeting After Johnson 2021-11-26 06:57:36France on Friday scrapped planned talks with the UK about migrant crossings in anger at a letter by Britain's prime minister over the crisis, pushing

Stocks, Oil Tumble on Virus Variant Fears, Safe 2021-11-26 06:37:19Global stocks tumbled Friday and oil fell below $80 a barrel after news of a possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant sent investors scurrying t

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Netherlands tightens Covid health measures to stem record New! 2021-11-26 15:46:48The Dutch government on Friday ordered further restrictions including a nighttime closure of bars, restaurants and most stores to stem a rec

France postpones vaccine mandate after violent unrest in New! 2021-11-26 15:12:33France has postponed implementing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health workers in Martinique and Guadeloupe after the measure spurred widesp

Want to be a ‘bouquiniste’? Tough time for 2021-11-26 14:04:56The booksellers that line the Seine river in Paris – known as “bouquinistes” – are an iconic part of the city’s lan

Mandatory Covid boosters for EU travel: "a logical 2021-11-26 11:10:49As Covid-19 infections rise around the EU and some member states impose new restrictions, FRANCE 24 speaks to Greece’s Tourism Minister about th

Belarus border crisis: EU seeks solutions to 'weaponisation 2021-11-26 10:47:25They’re calling it the "weaponisation of human beings". Thousands of people – mainly from the Middle East – have been sold travel

Turkish court extends activist's detention despite pressure 2021-11-26 10:37:37A Turkish court on Friday kept civil society leader Osman Kavala in jail despite Western pressure and the risk the case could further harm Ankara's r

Turkey court rules to keep Kavala in jail 2021-11-26 08:57:33A Turkish court on Friday kept civil society leader Osman Kavala in jail despite Western pressure and the risk the case could further harm Ankara's r

Montenegro’s billion-dollar road to nowhere 2021-11-26 06:12:26In Montenegro, the construction of a motorway to open up the Balkan nation – a project launched in 2014 – is now more than two years behin