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FACTBOX-Australia prepares to reopen borders for first time during pandemic

FACTBOX-Australia prepares to reopen borders for first time during pandemic

SYDNEY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Australia will start lifting its outbound travel ban for fully vaccinated residents from Nov. 1 am...
COP26 in Glasgow: Who is going and who is not?

COP26 in Glasgow: Who is going and who is not?

Several prominent figures are in doubt to attend the Oct. 31-Nov. 12 U.N. COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in person. Here ...
What is happening in Sudan?

What is happening in Sudan?

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Members of Sudan's cabinet and a large number of pro-government party leaders were arrested on Monday in a...
Why today’s economy can handle oil at $100 a barrel or higher

Why today’s economy can handle oil at $100 a barrel or higher

For all the angst caused by this year's 65% oil price leap, concerns about a return to 1970s-style stagflation are overblown ...

The Conversation

Doomscrolling COVID news takes an emotional toll – here’s how to make your social media a happier place

Doomscrolling COVID news takes an emotional toll – here’s how to make your social media a happier place

Picture this: it’s April 2020, you’re between Zoom meetings, and scrolling through your social media newsfeed. Headlines like “De...
Plastic waste is hurting women in developing countries – but there are ways to stop it

Plastic waste is hurting women in developing countries – but there are ways to stop it

If we are to build a greener, fairer and more equal society in the wake of COVID-19, it’s time for rich countries to end their pr...
Hollywood’s love of guns increases the risk of shootings – both on and off the set

Hollywood’s love of guns increases the risk of shootings – both on and off the set

In what appears to be a tragic accident, actor Alec Baldwin shot dead a cinematographer on Oct 21, 2021, while discharging a prop...
Apple’s iPod came out two decades ago and changed how we listen to music. Where are we headed now?

Apple’s iPod came out two decades ago and changed how we listen to music. Where are we headed now?

On October 23, 2001, Apple released the iPod — a portable media player that promised to overshadow the clunky design and low stor...

Election Watch

Armin Laschet steps down as NRW state premier

Armin Laschet steps down as NRW state premier

Armin Laschet, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), resigned from his role as the state p...
Donald Tusk elected leader of Poland’s main opposition party Civic Platform

Donald Tusk elected leader of Poland’s main opposition party Civic Platform

POLITICO - Former Prime Minister Donald Tusk was elected leader of Poland’s main opposition force, Civic Platform, in party-wide...
Libya’s elections commission to open registration for candidates in Nov, commission head says

Libya’s elections commission to open registration for candidates in Nov, commission head says

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Registration for candidates in Libya's presidential and parliamentary elections should open as of the first h...
New poll puts Zemmour in round two of French vote, behind President Macron

New poll puts Zemmour in round two of French vote, behind President Macron

The hard-right political talk-show star Eric Zemmour was forecast to reach the second round of the French presidential electi...

In Focus - Covid-19

Merck signs pact to broaden generic manufacturing of COVID-19 pill

Merck signs pact to broaden generic manufacturing of COVID-19 pill

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Merck & Co has signed a licensing agreement with the United Nations-backed Medicines Paten...
Poland reports over 8,000 daily COVID-19 cases

Poland reports over 8,000 daily COVID-19 cases

WARSAW, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Poland reported 8,361 daily COVID-19 cases and 133 deaths on Wednesday, the health ministry said, with...
UK opposition Labour leader tests positive for COVID-19

UK opposition Labour leader tests positive for COVID-19

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wed...
Hungary’s daily COVID-19 cases jump to highest since April

Hungary’s daily COVID-19 cases jump to highest since April

BUDAPEST, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Hungary reported a jump in daily COVID-19 cases to 3,125 on Wednesday, its highest daily tally s...

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The age of Merkel 

The age of Merkel 

In her last 12 months as Chancellor, Angela Merkel registered record approval ratings in five countries outside of Germany. A major study by Pew Research Center in October 2020 found that a median of...