Dollar loses ground after U.S. inflation data

The dollar lost some ground on Friday after U.S. consumer prices increased roughly in line with expectations in November as investors, who had been bracing for much higher inflation, bet that the actual number would not change the pace of interest rate hikes. Labor Department data showed an increasing consumer price index (CPI) as cost […]

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Omicron COVID cases could double in NYC

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 795,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 60.6% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data […]

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Biden eulogizes former Sen. Bob Dole at Washington National Cathedral funeral

Former Sen. Bob Dole — decorated World War II veteran, longtime lawmaker and former presidential candidate — was honored Friday at Washington National Cathedral before being brought back to his home state of Kansas and eventually laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. President Joe Biden delivered a eulogy at the funeral, which aired on […]

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Three vaccine doses key for tackling Omicron

Two doses of a Covid vaccine are not enough to stop you catching the Omicron variant, UK scientists have warned. Early analysis of UK Omicron and Delta cases showed the vaccines were less effective at stopping the new variant. But a third booster prevents around 75% of people getting any Covid symptom. Meanwhile, Levelling Up […]

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UK warns US of retaliation over steel tariffs

The International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has warned the US the UK could step up retaliatory measures if punitive tariffs on UK steel exports are not lifted soon. She has been in the US for talks with the Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. On her return, Ms Trevelyan said “we had a very frank conversation”. “I […]

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Covid-19: Canada approves Pfizer’s vaccine for children, shipments to start immediately

Canada on Friday authorized the use of Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, paving the way for the inoculation of elementary school-age children across the country. The shot is the first to be made available for young children in Canada. Officials had made clear for weeks that the decision would be […]

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Afghanistan: ‘I feel lucky to leave but we must not forget those left behind’

eople who have fled Afghanistan for the UK after the Taliban takeover have spoken of their relief to have escaped the country. UK troops are continuing to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans after insurgents seized control of the capital Kabul. No 10 says 306 UK nationals and 2,052 Afghans have been evacuated so far. […]

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Afghanistan: Danger lies on Kabul’s airport road to freedom

As thousands of citizens and foreign nationals attempt to flee Afghanistan, scenes outside Kabul airport have become increasingly desperate. Since the Taliban took control of the country at the weekend and closed land border crossings, the capital’s airport has become the only way out of the country for many. But the militants have said they […]

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Canada reaches major vaccine campaign milestone

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada made a commitment to protect the health and safety of all Canadians. That is why the government has worked hard to ensure that everyone across the country could access vaccines as soon they were proven to be safe and effective. The government will continue […]

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