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Australia eyes Christmas reopening of international borders

SYDNEY — After more than 18 months of COVID-19 isolation, Australia is preparing to reopen its international borders by Christmas “at the latest.” Trade, Tourism...

EU removes US from Covid safe list for non-essential travel

Brussels, Belgium: The European Union on Monday removed six territories including the United States from its list of countries exempted from restrictions on non-essential...

Russian tourists fly to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts after years-long ban

Cairo, Egypt: Flights bringing tourists from Russia to Egypt's Red Sea resorts arrived Monday for the first time since the October 2015 jihadist bombing...

Tourists caught out as Italy ushers in Covid ‘green pass’

Rome, Italy: "Do you have your green pass?"The question was being put across Italy on Friday as new coronavirus rules for museums and indoor...

COVID-19: masks return in French coastal resorts

Rennes, France: Less than two months after France ended compulsory mask-wearing outdoors several coastal resorts have made it mandatory again to combat the fourth...

Saudi to welcome vaccinated tourists after 17-month hiatus

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia announced Friday it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists after a 17-month closure due to the...

England to welcome jabbed US, EU travelers without quarantined

London, United Kingdom: The UK government said on Wednesday that anyone who is fully vaccinated in the United States and the European Union (excluding...

Canada to welcome vaccinated Americans from Aug 9

Kolkata, India: The government in Ottawa announced Monday that fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents will be permitted to cross the border into...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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