Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Pandemic picks up pace as cases double in Africa

Apart from South Africa, where the number of cases rose by 892% following an upward revision of figures, Vietnam was the country where the pandemic picked up most speed.

Covid deaths top 1.5 million across Europe

With the world braced for the full onslaught of yet another wave, the EU's medicines agency has cleared a vaccine for children as young as five.

WHO fears 700,000 more Covid deaths in Europe

According to WHO data, Covid-related deaths increased last week to nearly 4,200 a day, doubling from 2,100 deaths a day at the end of September.

10 EU nations causing ‘high concern’ over Covid

Countries with lower vaccination uptake continue to be the most severely affected.

Hackers-for-hire the biggest cybersecurity threat, says EU agency

The study, which covered the period April 2020 to July 2021, seeks to help governments and companies understand cybersecurity threats and develop techniques to tackle the problem.

Alibaba shares soar after Jack Ma reported on Europe trip

Ma has kept a low profile ever since mainland officials spiked what would have been a world record US$37 billion initial public for Alibaba's financial group Ant last November.

Europe car sales sink on chip shortage

The global auto industry has been severely affected by a lack of chips that are key components for vehicles, forcing several major brands to temporarily shut down production at factories.

The way we were: Denmark lifts all Covid curbs

Denmark's vaccination campaign has gone swiftly, with 73% of the 5.8 million population fully vaccinated, and 96% of those 65 and older.

Europe’s economy bounces back from double-dip recession

The spread of the more contagious Delta Covid-19 variant has led to predictions that it may slow, though not derail, the economic upturn.

Half of Europeans vaccinated as Germany warns on rising virus cases

But this is still short of a 70% target set for the summer.

Europe reels from worst floods in years as death toll nears 130

Some parts of western Europe received up to two months' worth of rainfall in two days on soil that was already near saturation.

We decide what to teach our kids about sex, Slovenian PM tells EU

Imposing “imaginary European values,” like LGBT promotion he argued, would be the “fastest road to collapse” for the bloc.

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