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Sweden elects its first female prime minister — New! 2021-11-29 08:50:22Magdalena Andersson, who was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a coalition partner quit, is elected

Today's Headlines: Omicron's unknowns and the first line New! 2021-11-29 08:00:26Much remains unknown about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but U.S. health officials say vaccinations are key.

Omicron variant casts a shadow over Asia's cautious New! 2021-11-29 07:20:09A return to border and social restrictions could upend months of progress in countries such as Singapore, often a bellwether for the rest of Asia.

Iran nuclear talks to resume in Vienna amid New! 2021-11-29 04:43:44Negotiators are gathering in Vienna to resume efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, with a new hard-line government in power in Tehran.

13 Omicron cases found in Portuguese soccer team; New! 2021-11-29 01:29:46Many countries have moved to tighten borders though scientists warn it’s not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other coronavirus st

Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro holds commanding lead New! 2021-11-28 23:20:06Preliminary results early Monday showed Castro with 53% of the votes and Tegucigalpa Mayor Nasry Asfura with 33%, with 51% of voting stations counted.

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth 2021-11-28 17:37:00As demand for renewable energy surges, “community solar” installations are popping up around the U.S. They're larger than home rooftop sy

In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing 2021-11-28 17:34:29Maryam Nouri of northern Iraq perished along with at least 26 others in an ill-fated voyage while trying to reach the United Kingdom.

Fauci fires back at Cruz over COVID-19 claims 2021-11-28 16:14:19Dr. Anthony Fauci is blasting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for suggesting that Fauci be investigated for statements he made about COVID-19.

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion 2021-11-28 13:18:16Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle ground in Wednesday’s showdown over abortion.

Omicron coronavirus variant seen as a clarion call 2021-11-27 17:35:17While jabs and boosters are offered in the U.S. and much of Europe, vaccination rates remain low in southern Africa, where the Omicron variant was fir

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster 2021-11-27 14:14:41A Russian court orders five people to remain in detention pending an investigation into a Siberian coal mine blast that resulted in dozens of deaths.

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Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant 2021-11-26 09:02:14A new Covid variant is sparking travel curbs just as many countries were welcoming back visitors.

European and Asian nations suspend flights to southern 2021-11-26 07:09:52A new variant of concern in South Africa has prompted some governments to ban flights from southern Africa.

European officials voice concern over 'alarming' new Covid 2021-11-26 06:23:39The new variant comes at a time when different European nations are grappling with surging cases of the delta variant.

Uber on brink of pausing operations in Brussels 2021-11-26 06:08:51Uber has been ordered to stop offering its main ride-hailing service in the Belgian capital of Brussels from Friday.

The latest gift trend: Booking travel 'experiences' instead 2021-11-25 22:04:15Buying travel experiences — rather than products that need packing — is gaining popularity as the pandemic shifts gift-buying habits among

German cannabis firm shares pop after new government 2021-11-25 11:11:07Shares of German cannabis company SynBiotic rose sharply Thursday a day after the incoming government pledged to make the drug legal.

'For us, it is not a solution': Enel 2021-11-25 10:09:40Francesco Starace made his comments during an interview with CNBC.

German central bank warns of overblown property prices 2021-11-25 09:02:39Germany's central bank warned Thursday about overvaluation in the housing market, calling it a "specific vulnerability."

The EU is planning a 9-month expiration date 2021-11-25 08:23:14The idea now is that the document has a life span of nine months after the first set of vaccines are administered.

Sweden's first-ever female prime minister resigns just hours 2021-11-25 07:16:38Andersson said on Wednesday that she was forced to resign after her budget bill failed to pass and the Green Party quit their two-party coalition gove

IEA chief criticizes 'artificial tightness' in energy markets, 2021-11-25 02:52:51His comments come as energy analysts assess the effectiveness of a U.S.-led pledge to release oil from strategic reserves to stymie surging fuel price

Olaf Scholz replaces outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel 2021-11-24 11:01:56A coalition deal has been announced in Germany after almost two months of talks following the country's federal election in September.

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As Europe’s Teleworking Laws Evolve, Portugal’s Meets Skepticism 2021-11-27 22:17:24Portugal's new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers' paradise. Companies can't attempt to contact their

Smugglers Net Millions per Kilometer from Migrants Crossing 2021-11-27 17:05:50The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ($3,380 and $8,000) though there ar

Anti-Government Protesters Block Bridges, Roads in Serbia  2021-11-27 16:44:26Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in prote

We're Ready, Ukrainian Soldiers Say on Frontier With 2021-11-27 14:56:31Ukraine's military is ready and able to repel any attack, says Ukrainian soldier Oleksander, standing in a trench just a few hundred meters from pro-

More Travel Restrictions as Omicron Variant Detected in 2021-11-27 11:53:42Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new st

At Least Two Killed, 18 Wounded as French 2021-11-27 10:40:04At least two people were killed and 18 injured in western Niger on Saturday when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after i

Kurdish Woman Is First Channel Victim to Be 2021-11-27 10:16:27A Kurdish woman from northern Iraq, who was among 27 migrants who died trying to cross the Channel between France and Britain this week, has become th

Dutch Test for New Variant After Finding 61 2021-11-27 09:32:18Dutch health authorities said Saturday they had detected 61 COVID-19 cases among people who flew Friday from South Africa and were now doing further t

Czech Republic Reports 20,315 Daily Coronavirus Cases 2021-11-27 08:27:52The Czech Republic reported 20,315 new coronavirus cases for Friday, the first week-on-week drop in the daily tally in two months, although its hospit

France Says it is Willing to Discuss Autonomy 2021-11-27 06:11:29France is willing to discuss autonomy for the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe if it is in the interests of the people who live there, governm

Iraqi Kurds Cite Work, Graft as Reasons that 2021-11-27 02:32:41The smuggler had said the car would come in 10 minutes, but Zaid Ramadan had been waiting in the dense forest straddling the Poland-Belarus border for

51 Presumed Dead in Russia Coal Mine Accident; 2021-11-26 21:46:01Russian authorities on Friday released the names of 51 people presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion in a coal mine in Siberia, believed