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 2021-11-29 04:41 

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Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Monday it will suspend entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads....

 2021-11-28 19:24 

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Leverkusen wins 3-1 at virus-hit Leipzig in empty stadium...

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Players' shouts echoed around an empty stadium for the first time this season in the Bundesliga as coronavirus-hit Leipzig lost 3-1 to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday....

 2021-11-28 19:01 

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More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear......

 2021-11-28 18:04 

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EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know on new COVID variant...

LONDON (AP) — South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province....

 2021-11-28 14:54 

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Dutch, Australians find omicron variant; others curb travel...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers arriving......

 2021-11-28 12:44 

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Netherlands, Australia find omicron variant as curbs spread...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus and Australia found two on Sunday as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers arriving......

 2021-11-28 10:22 

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Australia confirms 2 omicron cases as travel curbs tighten...

HONG KONG (AP) — Australian officials confirmed Sunday that two overseas travelers arriving in Sydney are the first to test positive in the country for the omicron variant of the coronavirus, as nations around the world tightened controls against th...

 2021-11-28 02:08 

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FACT FOCUS: Why WHO skipped 'nu,' 'xi' for new COVID variant...

The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World Health Organization's system for labeling certain versions of the virus....

 2021-11-27 22:25 

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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert...

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spre...

 2021-11-27 21:39 

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Virus-hit Portuguese team plays soccer with 9 men...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese club Belenenses started a match against Benfica with just nine players after an outbreak of coronavirus in its squad on Saturday....

 2021-11-27 20:06 

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NHL postpones 2 Islanders games amid COVID-19 outbreak...

The NHL has postponed two more games for coronavirus-related reasons, making it five so far this season....

 2021-11-27 18:08 

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Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron...

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-11-27 15:55 

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World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant...

LONDON (AP) — Britain became the latest country Saturday to report cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments around the world sought to shore up their defenses by slapping restrictions on travel f...

 2021-11-27 13:33 

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Barbarians-Samoa rugby match off due to 6 coronavirus cases...

LONDON (AP) — The rugby international between the Barbarians and Samoa was called off only 90 minutes before kickoff at Twickenham on Saturday due to six confirmed cases of the coronavirus among the Barbarians players and staff....

 2021-11-27 11:07 

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High alert: World scurries to contain new COVID variant...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With each passing hour, new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa as the world scurried Saturday to contain a new variant of the coronavirus that has the potential to be......

 2021-11-27 09:38 

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61 arrivals from South Africa test positive for COVID-19...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A total of 61 people who arrived in the Netherlands on two flights from South Africa on Friday tested positive for the coronavirus and were in isolation on Saturday as the world anxiously sought to......

 2021-11-27 05:08 

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New COVID variant threat causes worldwide scramble...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent....

 2021-11-27 03:24 

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Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for California prisons...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption....

 2021-11-27 01:29 

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Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges?...

A new coronavirus variant identified in southern Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease....

 2021-11-26 23:03 

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Navajo Nation reports 50 new virus cases, no deaths...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Friday reported 50 new coronavirus cases but added no new deaths after tallying 12 fatalities in the previous two daily reports....

 2021-11-26 21:56 

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World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on every continent....

 2021-11-26 18:41 

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How major US stock indexes fared Friday...

Stocks ended with scant gains after another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street Wednesday as the market Stocks closed sharply lower after a coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe....

 2021-11-26 18:27 

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New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which......

 2021-11-26 18:15 

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Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street Friday, after a coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa. The Dow......

 2021-11-26 17:21 

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6 more positive COVID-19 cases at Leipzig, 9 in quarantine...

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — German soccer club Leipzig reported six more positive coronavirus cases on Friday following its Champions League game in Belgium against Brugge....

 2021-11-26 16:27 

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Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 1,000 points...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe. It added to investor uncertainty about......

 2021-11-26 16:02 

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New virus variant emerges in Africa, stokes worldwide fears...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which......

 2021-11-26 14:25 

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German government hesitant on lockdown as COVID cases rise...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's government refused to back calls Friday for a swift and sharp lockdown to curb the country's worsening coronavirus situation, which saw daily confirmed cases hit a new peak and is putting hospitals under severe strain...

 2021-11-26 09:25 

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Global stocks sink after South Africa finds virus variant...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and oil prices tumbled Friday after South Africa found a fast-spreading coronavirus variant and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa....

 2021-11-26 08:22 

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Cases soar but Swiss eschew lockdown as COVID law vote looms...

GENEVA (AP) — Like many others in Europe, Switzerland is facing a steep rise in coronavirus cases. But its federal government, unlike others, hasn't responded with new restrictive measures. Analysts say it doesn't want to stir up more opposi...

 2021-11-26 07:37 

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As Europe virus cases surge, UK plows on with its new normal...

LONDON (AP) — The bars are shut in Vienna, and the Christmas market is empty in Munich, as several European nations tighten up or even lock down to combat a spike in coronavirus infections....

 2021-11-26 05:08 

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Asian stock markets sink as traders watch Europe virus cases...

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after some European countries tightened curbs on travel and business following a surge in coronavirus infections and South Africa reported a new variant....

 2021-11-26 03:38 

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Asian stock markets sink as traders watch Europe virus cases...

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday as traders watched a surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and anti-disease controls that threaten to disrupt trade and travel....

 2021-11-25 21:25 

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South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health...

 2021-11-25 21:00 

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Spain's Alcaraz tests positive, is out of Davis Cup Finals...

MADRID — Carlos Alcaraz, the teenager touted as Rafael Nadal's heir and the biggest name in Spain's team at the Davis Cup Finals, tested positive for the coronavirus and was dropped from the squad on Thursday....

 2021-11-25 20:45 

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Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving...

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by million...

 2021-11-25 19:44 

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Spanish team member tests positive at Davis Cup Finals...

MADRID (AP) — A member of Spain's Davis Cup team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was put in isolation a day before its first match, the International Tennis Federation said Thursday....

 2021-11-25 17:00 

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Italy could consider making vaccines mandatory for players...

ROME (AP) — The Italian soccer federation is considering asking the government to make it mandatory for top-level players to get vaccinated for the coronavirus....

 2021-11-25 12:15 

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Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings...

NEW YORK (AP) — Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning Thursday in full albeit with precautions....

 2021-11-25 12:06 

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EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school ...

 2021-11-25 09:15 

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Leipzig in empty stadium as virus bites back in Bundesliga...

German soccer fans thought they'd put the days of empty stadiums behind them, but the coronavirus pandemic isn't letting up....

 2021-11-24 20:08 

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Bayern's Kimmich, Choupo-Moting positive for coronavirus...

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich players Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday....

 2021-11-24 15:59 

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Bayern striker Choupo-Moting tests positive for coronavirus...

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday, depriving the team of a valuable backup for Robert Lewandowski....

 2021-11-23 14:03 

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Leipzig coach Marsch and goalkeeper positive for coronavirus...

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig will be without American coach Jesse Marsch and first-choice goalkeeper Pter Gulcsi for Wednesday's Champions League game at Brugge after they contracted the coronavirus....

 2021-11-23 03:49 

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No sanctions over deficiencies at California virus test lab...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's new coronavirus testing laboratory won't face sanctions for what state officials had called "significant deficiencies" that a whistleblower said threatened the accuracy of its results, authoriti...

 2021-11-22 17:41 

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'Annoyed': Austria's national lockdown dampens holiday mood...

VIENNA (AP) — After indulging in one last night out, Austrians awoke groggily Monday to their fourth national lockdown of this pandemic, cutting short a Christmas season of shared merriment to fight rising coronavirus infections....

 2021-11-22 15:12 

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German sport facing disruption as 4th coronavirus wave hits...

BERLIN (AP) — Canceled games, players in quarantine and arguments over vaccine mandates....

 2021-11-22 05:09 

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Austria enters nationwide lockdown to fight soaring cases...

VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday in a desperate effort to contain spiraling coronavirus infections....

 2021-11-22 00:24 

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Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections...

VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems....

 2021-11-21 16:55 

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Mulled wine, Xmas vibes: Austrians enjoy day before lockdown...

VIENNA (AP) — Under a clear blue sky, Austrians enjoyed a last day out in coffeehouses and at Christmas markets Sunday before the government imposes a nationwide lockdown to combat a surge of coronavirus infections....

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