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Delta variant taking hold in Europe: WHO | World News

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Europe director has warned that the highly transmissible Covid-19 variant first identified in India is “poised to take hold in the region”, as many countries prepare to ease restrictions and allow more social gatherings and travel across borders. During a briefing on Thursday, the WHO’s Hans Kluge said the coronavirus variant also known as Delta, ...

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Biden pledges to help Europe tackle Russia

The US will stand with its European allies against Russia, President Joe Biden has promised ahead of the first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this month. Biden will head to Europe on Wednesday, and is set to attend both the G7 and Nato summits as well as hold a high-stakes meeting with the Russian leader in Geneva on ...

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Europe sees progress in latest rounds of Iran nuclear talks

European diplomats say the latest round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program has made progress, expressing hope that agreement could soon be reached for Tehran to comply with a 2015 deal aimed at curbing its atomic ambitions and also see the United States rejoin the accord. Enrique Mora, the European Union official who chaired Wednesday’s talks in Vienna, said delegations ...

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‘Worried’ about new more transmissible Covid-19 variants: WHO Europe director

“We know for example that the B.1617 (Indian variant) is more transmissible than the B.117 (British variant), which already was more transmissible than the previous strain,” WHO Europe director Hans Kluge told AFP in an interview. AFP | PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 07:59 PM IST The World Health Organization’s director for Europe said Friday he was worried about the ...

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Tiny Lithuania stands up to China as Europe freezes investment pact with Beijing

Lithuania, a tiny nation of less than 2.8 million people, said on Saturday it was quitting the China-led “17+1” grouping with central and eastern European states and asked other countries to walk out of the forum set up by China in 2012 to forge ties and expand its influence. “Lithuania no longer considers itself a 17+1 format member and does ...

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Mallya’s properties in South Africa, Europe identified; to be attached soon – india news

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which investigates money laundering cases, has identified several properties of businessman Vijay Mallya in South Africa and Europe, acquired through a web of offshore companies and trusts, which will soon be attached, people familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity. So far, ED has attached Mallya assets worth Rs 11,231 crore (more than the ...

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Europe rolls out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in bid to leave Covid-19 pandemic behind – world news

Europe launches a cross-border vaccination programme of unprecedented scale on Sunday as part of efforts to end a Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives around the world. The region of 450 million people has secured contracts with a range of suppliers for over two billion vaccine doses and has set a goal for ...

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‘Window of hope’: Europe prepares to launch Covid-19 vaccinations – world news

Hungary stole a march on its fellow EU nations as it began vaccinating its people against Covid-19 on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries including France, Germany and Spain as the pandemic surges across the continent. Mass vaccination across the European Union, home to almost 450 million people, would be a crucial step towards ending a ...

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Europe isolates UK as Covid-19 cases touch new high – world news

Several European countries banned flights and freight links with the UK on Sunday as the new Covid-19 variant sent the number of new cases to a record day-high of 35,928 and the lack of a deal with the EU added new uncertainty and urgency to the post-Brexit phase in 10 days from January 1. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minster, demanded ...

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Iran ready to show goodwill if US, Europe abide by nuclear deal, says foreign minister – world news

Iran will fully comply with a 2015 deal aimed at preventing it from developing nuclear weapons if both the United States and Europe honour their original commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. US President Donald Trump quit the pact in 2018, saying it did not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs or ...

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