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

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

US stocks start higher, regaining footing after slump Friday

BEIJING — Stocks are opening with broad gains on Wall Street Monday as markets regain their footing following a big stumble on Friday on worries about the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus. Signs of fear in the market also ebbed as traders regained their appetite for riskier assets. The S&P 500 rose … Read more

WTO delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns

The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a worrying new coronavirus variant, officials said By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press November 27, 2021, 12:35 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GENEVA — The World Trade … Read more

FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy. The Food and Drug Administration posted its analysis of the pill ahead of a public meeting next week where academic and … Read more

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

LONDON — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA? South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It’s unclear where the new variant actually arose, but it was first detected … Read more

France opts for 3rd shots, not lockdown, to fight new wave

France has launched a plan to give booster shots to all adults, opting against a further lockdown or curfew, to help combat a worrying uptick in infections in the country ByThe Associated Press November 25, 2021, 8:25 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PARIS — France launched a plan … Read more

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