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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The United States recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday — in a vaccinated traveller who returned to California after a trip to South Africa — as scientists around the world race to...

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron...

Washington (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to toughen testing requirements for international travellers to the United States, including both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): The Caribbean island of Barbados on Monday prepared to wave goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as head of state as it cuts ties with its colonial past and becomes a republic for the first time in history. The preparations...

GENEVA (AP): The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday that the global risk from the Omicron variant is “very high” based on early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences”. The UN health...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP): Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation’s head of...

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP): Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of ousted former President Mel Zelaya, has taken a commanding lead in Honduras’ elections, capping a 12-year effort. If preliminary tallies from the election on Sunday are confirmed,...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe...

NEW YORK (AP) — With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fuelled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a...
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