Paris enters new lockdown as Europe resumes AstraZeneca jabs

Paris enters new lockdown as Europe resumes AstraZeneca jabs

A third of France's population was under a new partial lockdown Saturday to stop the spread of Covid-19, as some European countries resumed AstraZeneca vaccinations following an all-clear from EU regulators and the WHO.
Vietnamese rice exports break price record

Vietnamese rice exports break price record

The price of exported Vietnamese rice has climbed to a new record, exceeding the price of products from Thailand and other countries.
Generali launches Fenice 190 to support sustainable recovery from COVID-19

Generali launches Fenice 190 to support sustainable recovery from COVID-19

Generali will celebrate its 190th anniversary with a series of initiatives for employees, agents, customers, and the communities in which the group operates.
Europe eases UK travel bans as US passes one million vaccinations

Europe eases UK travel bans as US passes one million vaccinations

Countries in Europe on Wednesday began easing travel bans on Britain put in place to contain a new strain of Covid-19 that UK officials believe spreads faster, as the US said it had now vaccinated one million people.
France, Germany impose drastic curbs as virus surges in Europe

France, Germany impose drastic curbs as virus surges in Europe

France was preparing to begin a new month-long national lockdown as Germany imposed drastic new curbs, with European leaders set to meet Thursday to discuss the explosive spikes in coronavirus infections on the continent.
New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

Belgium imposed a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday as Switzerland made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest desperate measures by European governments to fight a powerful second coronavirus wave.
Vaccine trust growing in Europe, falling elsewhere: survey

Vaccine trust growing in Europe, falling elsewhere: survey

Public trust in vaccine safety is slowly growing in Europe even as it dips in parts of Asia and Africa, researchers said Friday, calling for more investment in health information campaigns for the forthcoming Covid-19 vaccine.
Europe tightens virus measures as cases surge

Europe tightens virus measures as cases surge

Europe tightened restrictions on Friday as it battled a surge in coronavirus cases, with masks becoming obligatory all over Paris and Hungary shutting its borders once again.
US notches 4 mn virus cases, Europe tops 3 mn amid fresh outbreaks

US notches 4 mn virus cases, Europe tops 3 mn amid fresh outbreaks

The coronavirus pandemic hit grim new milestones Thursday, with cases topping four million in the United States and three million in Europe as fresh spikes from Belgium to Tokyo to Melbourne forced new restrictions on citizens. 
UEFA calls for transfer window to close across Europe on October 5

UEFA calls for transfer window to close across Europe on October 5

LAUSANNE: UEFA wants a harmonised European transfer window this summer closing on October 5, ahead of next season's Champions League and Europa League group stages, football's continental governing body said Thursday (Jun 18).
Why does UK have Europe's highest official coronavirus toll?

Why does UK have Europe's highest official coronavirus toll?

LONDON: While the British government insists it has been "guided by science" and has taken "the right decisions at the right time", the toll of 42,000 coronavirus deaths has fuelled criticism.
Japan race cancelled over coronavirus as MotoGP looks to Europe

Japan race cancelled over coronavirus as MotoGP looks to Europe

TOKYO: The Japanese MotoGP was cancelled over the coronavirus on Monday (Jun 1) as organisers said they would concentrate on holding as many races as possible in Europe this year.
Coronavirus takes toll on mental health of Europe's medics

Coronavirus takes toll on mental health of Europe's medics

LONDON: Steve, a paramedic in northeast England, contracted the coronavirus two months ago. Then his wife fell ill. Both recovered but throughout they were concerned about passing it on to their two young sons.
Oil prices volatile as virus saps demand

Oil prices volatile as virus saps demand

Oil prices were mixed in volatile Asian trade on Monday (Mar 23), but remained at multi-year lows due to the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and the Saudi-Russia price war.
Three flights land at Van Don airport to return citizens from Europe

Three flights land at Van Don airport to return citizens from Europe

Van Don airport has received three flights from Europe carrying Vietnamese passengers to safeguard the health of citizens from the global pandemic.
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