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New measures are being brought in to mitigate against new Omicron variant
Angela Merkel's departure from the political stage after 16 years as chancellor has not only ushered in a new era in Germany but also shakes up the power balance in the EU.
The rise of digital art is complete after game changing technology NFT topped a chart of the most powerful influencers in the art world. NFT, which stands for non-fungible token, is a digital file confirming ownership of a work of digital art. The digital asset is stored on a blockchain and can be copied but there is only one original and the technology means its ownership can be proved and then sold or traded with other collectors.
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Teams of TfL enforcement officers were out in force across London on Tuesday and swooped on commuters without face masks on public transport. As the renewed requirement to wear face coverings kicked in officers stopped those flouting the rules and warned them they would face fines next time. Officers shouted “face coverings are mandatory on the network” as commuters passed through.
PARIS (Reuters) -France is prepared to talk to Britain about migration if it is ready for serious discussions, interior minister Gerald Darmanin said on Monday, as he urged the UK to "limit" its economic attractiveness to migrants. Darmanin also told a news conference that Prime Minister Jean Castex will write to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday to detail French demands. Amid a growing rift, France cancelled an invitation to British Interior Minister Priti Patel to attend a meeting on Sunday with European counterparts to discuss the situation.
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It was not the first time Angela Rayner had been overshadowed by internal party wrangling.
A serving Metropolitan Police officer will stand trial over an allegation that he raped a woman at a hotel in central London. PC Adam Zaman, 28, allegedly attacked the woman at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street on October 24, at a time when he was off-duty. The police officer, from Romford, who has been suspended, appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from prison on Monday morning.
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The World Health Organization has called for a new international accord on tackling pandemics, following the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.During a special session of the World Health Assembly on November 29, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the new variant “underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.”“Omicron demonstrates just why the world needs a new accord on pandemics,” he said. “Our current system disincentivizes countries from alerting others to threats that will inevitably land on their shores,” he said.Tedros called on richer nations to commit to vaccine equity in order to bring an end to the pandemic. “More than 80 percent of the world’s vaccines have gone to G20 countries. Low income countries, most of them in Africa, have received just 0.6 percent of all vaccines,” he said. “The longer vaccine inequity persists, the more opportunity this virus has to spread and evolve in ways we cannot predict.”Tedros also said South Africa and Botswana “should be thanked for detecting and sequencing and reporting this variant, not penalized,” and said it was not yet known whether the variant is associated with more transmissions, severe disease, or vaccine resistance. Credit: World Health Organization via Storyful
The 31-year-old credited a video featuring Marvel character Deadpool for leading to his early diagnosis of testicular cancer.
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"I have faith in the justice system, that the jury will come to the right conclusion," says Jennifer Araoz, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, following the first day of Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial. The British socialite and longtime partner of Jeffrey Epstein is accused of procuring teenage girls for the disgraced financier.
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The government currently has "no plan to move to plan B" in their Covid response, after nine cases of the Omicron variant were found in England and Scotland. Health Minister Ed Argar said restrictions expected to come into force on Tuesday, including mask-wearing on public transport and in shops, were "proportionate" but "we will see cases rise".
Australia accused of trying to block Unesco process that could put Great Barrier Reef in danger list. A dozen countries block Morrison government’s ‘highly inappropriate’ push to suspend process for adding sites to world heritage ‘in danger’ list
The daughter of a former FBI director and a lawyer who defended Osama Bin Laden's spokesman are among the crack legal teams assembled for Ghislaine Maxwell's trial.