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NYE restrictions tightened in Sydney after spike in COVID cases

Victoria Police is also mobilised to break up crowds even on New Year's Eve if the maximum number of 100 now allowed is exceeded. "Can I stress at this time how important it is to come forward and get a test". The outbreaks in Sydney have dampened the city's New Year's Eve harbour fireworks display, an event televised around the world. Tougher restrictions also apply to outdoor gatherings, w... [Full Article...]

Egypt delegation visits Tripoli for Libya talks

Egypt delegation visits Tripoli for Libya talks A delegation of Egyptian diplomats and intelligence officials visited the Libyan capital on Sunday. Almost 3,000 Libyans received training within the scope of the agreement, Akar also said. Haftar, who is backed by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Russian Federation, spoke after Ankara's parliament this week adopted a motion extending the deployment of soldiers in Libya by 18 months. [Full Article...]

Belarus starts coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V

Belarus starts coronavirus vaccination with Sputnik V Belarus and Argentina have begun a rollout of the Sputnik V vaccine . The pandemic has killed almost 43,000 people in Argentina, which has recorded more than 1.5 million cases among its population of 44 million. Argentina approved the shots two days later. Russian health officials made a decision to start offering Sputnik V to people in high-risk groups, such as medical workers and teachers, w... [Full Article...]

Nepal political crisis: Chinese delegation meets top NCP leaders Prachanda, Madhav Nepal

Nepal political crisis: Chinese delegation meets top NCP leaders Prachanda, Madhav Nepal Earlier this week, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, had communicated about the visit of Guo to Kathmandu during her meetings with senior NCP leaders of both the Prachanda- and Oli-led factions. The invitation is being regarded here as meaningful with political observers speculating that the Nepali Congress may emerge as the strong force in the next Parliamentary election taking the benefi... [Full Article...]

British armed forces to support Covid-19 testing in schools

British armed forces to support Covid-19 testing in schools Ms Hopkins added that some of the daily rise in cases reflected reporting delays due to Christmas, but the figures were "largely a reflection of a real increase". "The situation is untenable and I think we are very close to becoming overwhelmed", she said. Earlier this month Britain became the first country in the world to roll out the vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, and since then more tha... [Full Article...]

EU Chiefs Sign Post-Brexit UK Trade Agreement

MPs are debating the deal ahead of a vote which could see the agreement ratified by the end of the day. He said Britain would now "trade and cooperate with our European neighbors on the closest terms of friendship and goodwill, whilst retaining sovereign control of our laws and our national destiny". [Full Article...]

Argentina Senate Votes to Legalize Abortion in Historic Moment for Women's Rights

Argentina Senate Votes to Legalize Abortion in Historic Moment for Women's Rights Abortions are completely banned in El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic and only allowed in certain restricted circumstances in most other Latin American nations. Some 62% of Argentinians identify themselves as Catholic, while over 15% declare themselves as evangelicals. Despite measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of both pro- and anti-abortion supp... [Full Article...]

China hopes to conclude talks on EU investment deal by ‘early date’

China hopes to conclude talks on EU investment deal by ‘early date’ The agency said , citing an unnamed European diplomat, that following the meeting, not a single European representative had spoken in favor of stopping the process. It is created to guarantee the protection of mutual investments, respect for intellectual property, and ensure transparency in matters of government subsidies to companies. [Full Article...]


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