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French economy bounces back from COVID crisis growing 7% in 2021

France had its strongest economic growth in five decades as its economy grew 7% last year after a record recession due to the pandemic.The...

Spotify grants Neil Young’s request to remove music in COVID conspiracy theory row

Neil Young's music will be removed from Spotify at his request, following the veteran rock star's protest over the streaming service’s hosting of Joe...

Are you sure you’re fully-vaccinated? The one rule Brits travelling in Europe need to know

Keeping up with travel rules has added another layer of complication to life since the pandemic struck. Even if you’ve been lucky enough to...

US hospital rejects a patient for heart transplant because he didn’t have his COVID vaccine

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man's family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19,...

New COVID pill: EMA gives Pfizer’s antiviral drug Paxlovid the green light to be used in the EU

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Thursday it had approved Pfizer's anti-COVID-19 pill Paxlovid, becoming the first orally administered antiviral drug authorised for...

‘Environmentally stupid’ airport rules are leading to thousands of empty flights

With passenger numbers still low due to the pandemic, airlines are being forced to fly empty ‘ghost flights’ in order to keep their airport...

Elton John postpones Texas concerts after contracting COVID-19

Pop megastar Elton John has postponed two of his concerts in Dallas that are part of his lengthy farewell tour after testing positive for...

COVID is less severe in patients with the Omicron variant than Delta, new study suggests

The Omicron variant appears to result in less severe COVID-19 than seen during previous periods of high coronavirus transmission including the Delta wave, with...

Debate on making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory begins in Germany

Germany's parliament is set to hold its first debate Wednesday on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three options emerging: obligatory vaccinations for...

UK PM Boris Johnson again urged to resign over Downing Street parties

Boris Johnson was again urged to resign by opposition leader Keir Starmer during parliamentary question time on Wednesday after news that Scotland Yard would...

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