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World - International
12/13/2021 3:13:36 PM
The German government on Monday approved 60 billion euros ($68 billion) in funding to be used for combating climate change and modernizing the country, a move that the new finance minister described as a ``booster'' for Europe's biggest economy.

World - International
12/13/2021 11:02:44 AM
Australia and South Korea signed a $720 million defense deal Monday as South Korean President Moon Jae-in became the first foreign leader to visit Australia since the pandemic began.

World - International
12/12/2021 2:30:04 PM
Voters in the French island territory of New Caledonia chose overwhelmingly Sunday to stay part of France, in a referendum boycotted by pro-independence forces and closely watched around the South Pacific.

World - International
12/12/2021 2:08:50 PM
Austria ended lockdown restrictions for vaccinated people across most of the country on Sunday, three weeks after reimposing strict rules to combat a rising wave of coronavirus infections.

Egypt - Health
12/12/2021 10:56:08 AM
Egypt reported 879 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 368,335 since the outbreak began in February 2020.

World - International
12/11/2021 10:47:29 PM
The Pacific territory of New Caledonia voted Sunday in a third and final referendum on independence from France with campaigning marked by angry demands to call off the vote because of the Covid pandemic.

World - International
12/10/2021 7:11:55 PM
Police in northern Greece arrested 11 people Friday after a high school principal was handcuffed by alleged members of a self-styled vigilante group that opposes pandemic restrictions.

World - International
12/10/2021 12:30:20 PM
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery.

Egypt - Health
12/9/2021 10:43:07 PM
Egypt has codified a host of COVID-19 restrictions, including those regulating facemasks and public gatherings, assigning jail penalties and fines for violators in accordance with the newly issued epidemics and pandemics law.

World - International
12/9/2021 9:02:47 PM
The World Health Organization expressed concerns Thursday that rich countries spooked by the emergence of the omicron variant could step up the hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines and strain global supplies again, complicating efforts to stamp out the pandemic.

World - International
12/9/2021 4:59:47 PM
With a major meeting on the pandemic and debut appearances in Paris and Brussels, Germany's new Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his team hit the ground running on their first day in office Thursday.

World - International
12/8/2021 5:13:30 PM
Poland will restrict numbers of people allowed in churches, restaurants and theaters from December 15 and plans to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for healthcare workers, teachers and the military from March 1, the government said on Tuesday.

Egypt - Health
12/8/2021 1:51:43 PM
Only 6.8 percent of Africa’s population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus pandemic, which is a long way from the 70 percent the continent is aiming to reach by the end of 2022, a research report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) said on Monday.

World - International
12/8/2021 10:20:06 AM
The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of quarantine for new arrivals.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
12/7/2021 10:12:48 PM
The explosion in online retail and other services has been a silver lining of the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Sara Mohamed

Egypt - Health
12/7/2021 5:45:23 PM
Egypt received two mobile clinics equipped with laboratories for coronavirus testing from the United States, a video published by Egyptian Military Spokesman Gharib Abdel-Hafez revealed on Tuesday.

Business - Economy
12/7/2021 3:12:23 PM
The current generation of students risks losing $17 trillion in lifetime earnings –about 14 percent of the global GDP at the present value – as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related school closures, a new report published on Monday by the World Bank, UNESCO, and UNICEF estimated.

Egypt - Health
12/6/2021 10:41:01 PM
Egypt has decided to allow funeral prayers inside large mosques that are authorised to hold the weekly Friday prayers, under anti-coronavirus precautionary measures, for the first time since the start of the pandemic early last year.

World - International
12/6/2021 6:15:48 PM
Croatia on Monday confirmed the first two cases of the new omicron variant in the European Union country.

World - Region
12/6/2021 9:30:42 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in India on Monday for just his second overseas trip since the pandemic, seeking to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by Washington.

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