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Omicron Covid-19 Variant: EU Leaders Struggle For Common Position On Prevention Measures

Dec 17, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: Meeting for their last summit of the year, EU leaders were unable to agree on travel measures to tackle the new variant. Amid EU-Russia tensions, Germany's new chancellor also faced questions about NordStream 2.

EU Drug Regulator Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Mixture

Dec 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

EU (European Union) drug regulator said in a statement that using different types of vaccines together, known as heterologous vaccination, can provide protection against Covid-19.


Covid-19 Omicron Variant: South Africa Decries 'Draconian' Travel Bans

South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.

Covishield Gets Poland's Recognition, Exemption From Quarantine Granted For Those Who Take It

Oct 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Earlier this month, the UK announced that Indians, fully vaccinated with Covishield vaccine, will no longer require to undergo quarantine on their arrival in Britain from October 11.


Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Wins Top EU prize

In awarding the Sakharov Prize to the 45-year-old activist, the European Parliament praised his 'immense personal bravery' who was poisoned with a nerve agent last year.

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15 October, 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech Seeks EU Agency's Approval To Vaccinate 5-To-11 Year Old Kids

Associated Press (AP)

Pfizer and BioNTech said they submitted data to the European Medicines Agency, including late-stage results from a study testing their COVID-19 vaccine in more than 2,200 children.


15 October, 2021

EU-UK Talks, Fishing Threat Kick Brexit Back Into High Gear

Associated Press (AP)

The top Brexit negotiators from both sides entered talks again, with troublesome trade issues in Northern Ireland taking centre stage.


10 October, 2021

With Focus On Iran's Nuclear Program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel To Meet Israeli Leaders

Associated Press (AP)

This will be the farewell visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has completed 16 years in office characterised by near unwavering support for Israel.


08 October, 2021

PM Andrej Babis Front-Runner In Czech Vote Despite Scandals

Associated Press (AP)

Two days of balloting are being held to fill 200 seats in the lower house of Parliament, the main legislative body in the eastern European country that's a member of the European Union and NATO.


29 September, 2021

UK Permits Development Of Gene-Edited Crops In Climate Fight

Associated Press (AP)

Gene editing could help scientists to quickly breed crops that are more nutritious or resistant to pests and diseases, the government said in announcing its plan to make it easier for scientists to conduct research in the field.


29 September, 2021

UK Permits Development Of Gene-Edited Crops In Climate Fight

Associated Press (AP)

Gene editing could help scientists to quickly breed crops that are more nutritious or resistant to pests and diseases, the government said in announcing its plan to make it easier for scientists to conduct research in the field.


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16 September, 2021

EU Calls For Better Media Safety, Says No Journalist Should Die

Associated Press (AP)

According to the European Commission, 908 journalists and media workers were attacked across the 27-nation bloc in 2020. A total of 23 journalists have been killed in the EU since 1992, with the majority of the killings taking place over the past six years.


02 September, 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Steps Down With Legacy Dominated By Tackling Crises

Associated Press (AP)

In 16 years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy, Merkel did end military conscription, set Germany on course for a future without nuclear and fossil-fueled power, enable the legalization of same-sex marriage, introduce a national minimum wage and benefits encouraging fathers to look after young children, among other things.


30 August, 2021

Antony Blinken Schedules Virtual Ministerial Meeting With Key Partners On Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

'The participants will discuss an aligned approach for the days and weeks ahead,' State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.


19 August, 2021

EU Foreign Chief Calls Fall Of Kabul A 'Catastrophe', Criticizes Biden For Withdrawing US Troops

Associated Press (AP)

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell further criticized US President Joe Biden for underplaying the commitment to nation-building in Afghanistan.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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