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Covid news: more Omicron cases in UK amid 53,945 new infections; German ‘lockdown’ for unvaccinated – as it happened
UK reports 53,945 new infections, and has identified 10 new Omicron variant cases; Germany is seeking to break a surge in coronavirus infections

Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

03, Dec, 2021 @12:46 AM

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Thursday briefing: Javid in Covid booster trade-off
Patient monitoring may be cut to let GPs give more extra shots … China tournaments pulled over Peng Shuai … Johnson a ‘clown’, Macron quoted as saying

Martin Farrer

02, Dec, 2021 @6:29 AM

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Covid news: Omicron detected in US; UK reports 48,374 new cases and 171 deaths – as it happened
Case identified in California; UK infections on rise amid fears over Omicron variant; non-EU travellers to France must have negative Covid test regardless of vaccination status

Tom Ambrose (now), Rachel Hall, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

02, Dec, 2021 @12:50 AM

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Tel Aviv overtakes Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich as most expensive city to live in
Surge up the table partly due to the strength of the national currency against the dollar, as well as increases in prices for transport and groceries

Martin Farrer and agencies

01, Dec, 2021 @3:27 AM

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Omicron: entry bans spread as China pledges 1bn jabs for Africa
Hong Kong and Ecuador join ranks of countries imposing new restrictions, cases rise in Australia and Canada, but stock markets bounce back

Martin Farrer and Samantha Lock

30, Nov, 2021 @5:27 AM

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Covid news: Canada confirms two cases of Omicron variant; WHO Africa head urges world to keep borders open – as it happened
Both cases are recent arrivals from Nigeria; UN agency’s comments follow South Africa’s call to reverse flight bans; G7 health ministers to hold urgent meeting on Omicron variant

Jem Bartholomew (now), Charlie Moloney and Martin Farrer (earlier)

28, Nov, 2021 @11:14 PM

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How world’s major economies are dealing with spectre of inflation
As demand returns since initial pandemic slump, central banks need to balance recovery and rising costs

Dominic Rushe, Phillip Inman, Jennifer Rankin, Kim Willsher, Peter Hannam, Justin McCurry and Martin Farrer

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Wake up’: markets warn central banks to get a grip on inflation
Policymakers ‘behind the curve’ as calls grow for slow rises in interest rates and end to quantitative easing

Martin Farrer

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Shameful’: what the UK papers said about Channel tragedy
The English papers reflect the horror of the worst migrant Channel disaster of the crisis, along with anger at how the boats are allowed to set off at all

Martin Farrer

25, Nov, 2021 @3:53 AM

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New Zealand interest rate hike raises pressure on central banks over inflation
RBNZ says homeowners must be ‘incredibly wary’ of rising costs, as focus shifts to policymakers in US, UK and Europe

Martin Farrer

24, Nov, 2021 @3:03 AM

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Tuesday briefing: PM faces confidence crisis
Car noises, Peppa Pig anecdote and confusion prompt questions … care rebellion adds to woes … and Diana Gabaldon on writing Outlander

Martin Farrer

23, Nov, 2021 @6:21 AM

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Monday briefing: terror arrests after Liverpool explosion
Three held after man killed in taxi blast … India and China must ‘explain themselves’ after Cop … and Adele opens up to Oprah

Martin Farrer

15, Nov, 2021 @6:28 AM

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