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Factbox: What COVID-19 vaccine and drug makers have to say about Omicron

Factbox: What COVID-19 vaccine and drug makers have to say about Omicron

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has sparked fears that existing COVID-19 vaccines and treatment could be less effectiv...
FACTBOX-Austria’s next chancellor: ex-soldier, hardliner, survivor

FACTBOX-Austria’s next chancellor: ex-soldier, hardliner, survivor

Following are some key facts about Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, who was picked by top officials of the ruling co...
FACTBOX-Countries vaccinating children against COVID-19

FACTBOX-Countries vaccinating children against COVID-19

Countries around the world are expanding COVID-19 vaccination programmes to include young children as infections surge in Eur...
FACTBOX-Global spread of Omicron cases

FACTBOX-Global spread of Omicron cases

Dec 3 (Reuters) - The Omicron variant of the coronavirus was first detected in southern Africa last month and dubbed a "varia...

The Conversation

Trouble on the Belarus-Poland border: What you need to know about the migrant crisis manufactured by Belarus’ leader

Trouble on the Belarus-Poland border: What you need to know about the migrant crisis manufactured by Belarus’ leader

Using migrants as pawns is perhaps nothing new. But rarely do you have a situation in which one country encourages a migrant cris...
Refugees in the media: how the most commonly used images make viewers dehumanise them

Refugees in the media: how the most commonly used images make viewers dehumanise them

When the Syrian refugee crisis began in 2011, the journeys of thousands of people fleeing their home country to cross the Mediter...
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...

Diplomatique-Expert | Election Watch

Portuguese parliament dissolved ahead of Jan 30 election

Portuguese parliament dissolved ahead of Jan 30 election

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa decreed the dissolution of parliament on Sunday in the remaining ...
Pecresse wins French Les Republicains ticket for presidential election

Pecresse wins French Les Republicains ticket for presidential election

PARIS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Valerie Pecresse, who has described herself as "one-third Thatcher, two-thirds Merkel", has won the ...
Pecresse emerges as favourite to win French centre-right’s presidential ticket

Pecresse emerges as favourite to win French centre-right’s presidential ticket

Valerie Pecresse, a moderate conservative who has described herself as '1/3 Thatcher, 2/3 Merkel', will go into a runoff as f...
Libya court reinstates Gaddafi presidential bid amid election chaos

Libya court reinstates Gaddafi presidential bid amid election chaos

A Libyan court ruled on Thursday that the son of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi could run for president, his lawyer said, as...

In Focus - Covid-19

Philippines bans travellers from France to prevent Omicron spread

Philippines bans travellers from France to prevent Omicron spread

The Philippines will ban travellers coming from France to prevent the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the presidentia...
Johnson puts England under new COVID controls

Johnson puts England under new COVID controls

UPDATE - LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was starting a so-called Plan B for ...
WHO’s Tedros tells world “Act now to curb Omicron’s spread”

WHO’s Tedros tells world “Act now to curb Omicron’s spread”

GENEVA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Governments need to reassess national responses to COVID-19 and speed up vaccination programmes to tack...
China’s Guangdong province cuts some tourism trips after one local COVID case

China’s Guangdong province cuts some tourism trips after one local COVID case

China's Guangdong has ordered a halt to some group tourist trips between the southern province and other areas after finding ...

CDEIU - CDPRO

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...