Anti-lockdown protesters march through Dutch city of Utrecht

Thousands of people have marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht to protest the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA Associated Press December 4, 2021, 8:31 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UTRECHT, Netherlands — Thousands of people marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht on … Read more

China’s communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

China’s Communist Party has taken American democracy to task, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week and extolling the virtues of its governing system By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press December 4, 2021, 1:35 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China’s … Read more

US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding a still-solid 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer December 3, 2021, 2:32 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, … Read more

Covid news live: New York state detects five cases of Omicron variant as new US air travel rules loom

9.08pm EST 21:08 Auckland, New Zealand, celebrates end of more than 100 day lockdown Today marked the first day of eased Covid restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland, after a gruelling 107 days in lockdown. The traffic light system, announced by prime minister Jacinda Ardern in late November, ends lockdowns in favour of … Read more

Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay insurance surcharge

State workers enrolled in public employee healthcare plans in Nevada will be charged up to $55 per month if they aren’t vaccinated By SAM METZ AP / Report for America December 3, 2021, 1:42 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada will be the first … Read more

US jobless claims rise by 28,000, but still low at 222,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year’s coronavirus recession By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer December 2, 2021, 6:30 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for … Read more

Germany imposes coronavirus lockdown for unvaccinated people

BERLIN — The German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states on Thursday imposed a lockdown on people who are not vaccinated against coronavirus. “Today we talked about an act of national solidarity,” said outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding that restrictions — including some lighter ones on the vaccinated — are required due to Germany’s bad … Read more

UK Covid live: minister casts doubt on wisdom of holding big Christmas parties

Good morning. It is the time of year when many of us are planning, looking forward to (or dreading) Christmas parties. But should you go ahead with them? If you are looking to the government for clear guidance, it is even foggier this morning than it has been. On Tuesday Boris Johnson – once dubbed … Read more

Germany to tighten coronavirus restrictions

BERLIN — The outgoing German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states are planning to tighten pandemic rules, according to a draft document seen by POLITICO. According to the plan which is set to be adopted Thursday, only those fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from COVID-19 will have access to venues such … Read more

Covid news live: WHO advises vulnerable against travel over Omicron, Greece to fine those over 60 who refuse vaccine

7.59pm EST 19:59 WHO advises vulnerable, over 60s, against travel The World Health Organization has issued a new travel warning to those thinking about heading abroad this holiday season. Covid-vulnerable people, including the over-60s, should postpone plans to travel, the WHO said in a statement on Tuesday as more than 50 countries rush to implement … Read more

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