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Biden releases plan for first 10 days to ‘unTrump’ US

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has announced a masterplan for his first 10 days in office to “un-Trump” the country and focus on the battle against Covid-19, the economy and immigration.His Chief of Staff Ron Klain sent a memo to the senior staff giving details of the plan to […]

Asia

S.Korea to extend social-distancing rules

Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday announced its decision to extend the tightened social-distancing rules for two more weeks until the end of January amid an unabated Covid-19 resurgence. The Seoul metropolitan area, which covers the capital city, its surrounding Gyeonggi province and Incheon, will be placed under the second-highest Level 2.5 social-distancing […]

Africa

‘EU data protection watchdogs can file complaints against FB’

Brussels, Jan 14 (IANS) Data protection watchdogs in any European Union (EU) member state can file complaints against Facebook despite the fact the company bases its European presence in Ireland, advocate general Michal Bobek advised the European Court of Justice. The adviser to the EU’s top court said in a statement on Wednesday that although […]

Europe

Italy hits 1 mn dose vaccination mark

Rome, Jan 16 (IANS) Italy passed a positive milestone, with 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine having been administered just 19 days after the country launched its nationwide vaccination program. The development was praised by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and President Sergio Mattarella, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The key indicator represents a dramatic […]

Middel East

Covid-19: Israel considers alternatives to night curfew

Jerusalem, Dec 9 (IANS) The night curfew in Israel, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, is likely to be cancelled, country’s state-owned Kan News has reported. On Monday, Israel’s coronavirus cabinet decided to impose the curfew due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, Xinhua reported. However, legal difficulties, pointed out by Israel’s Deputy […]

Oceania & Other

New Zealand helps turn 2020 disappointments into hope

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) It’s been a tough year, with cancellations, postponements, and missed weddings, graduations, birthdays and celebrations. As the first country in the world to welcome in 2021, New Zealand is well placed to make sure that it starts off with a dose of positivity. Tourism New Zealand is partnering with Trees […]

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