Omicron cases at the Christmas party in Norway provide clues about the spread of the new variant

Omicron cases at the Christmas party in Norway provide clues about the spread of the new variant

An Omicron outbreak at a Norwegian Christmas party provides an early, albeit anecdotal, data point about how easily the new variant spreads among vaccinated people, and how mild the symptoms can be at times. Before Scatec AS A, a Norway-based company with renewable energy, hosted the annual holiday party, it took all the major safety … Read more

Mother rescues a little son from the jaws of a leopard

The unnamed child, believed to be about 5 years old, was sitting in his cabin with his mother and siblings as the big cat approached, according to local authorities. The woman, who has been locally named as Kiran Baiga, jumped up and chased the animal while screaming, according to YP Singh, field director of Sanjay-Dubri … Read more

Talks with Iran on restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal suspended | Iran’s nuclear deal

The first formal negotiations between Western powers and the new Iranian regime on how to restore the 2015 nuclear deal were suspended on Friday, with Europe warning that Iran had reversed all previous diplomatic progress and was rapidly advancing its nuclear program. It now looks like negotiations will collapse next week if Iran does not … Read more

President Biden says he is preparing initiatives to make it difficult for Putin to ‘do what people are worried he can do’ in Ukraine

After a speech in the White House on the latest job report, Biden told reporters that he has been in “constant contact” with European allies and Ukrainian officials. “What I am doing is putting together what I believe is the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very, very difficult for Mr … Read more

Europeans express dismay as Iran goes back to compromises at the nuclear talks in Vienna

European diplomats expressed “disappointment and concern” on Friday after five days of international negotiations in Vienna to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, as Iran presented two draft proposals that appeared to undo months of dialogue. Senior diplomats from the E3 Group in the UK, France and Germany expressed “disappointment and concern after thoroughly and carefully … Read more

Dutch say passengers from S. Africa have COVID despite pre-flight tests

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch health authorities said on Friday that they were concerned that some passengers arriving from South Africa in the past week tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, despite being vaccinated and testing negative before their flight departure. “It shows that the virus is easily spread and that is worrying,” … Read more

Pakistani police: Mob kill Sri Lankans over alleged blasphemy

Pakistani police say a Muslim mob stormed a sports equipment factory in eastern Punjab province, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body over blasphemy allegations By BABAR DOGAR and MUNIR AHMED Associated Press December 3, 2021 at 16.45 • 3 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LAHORE, Pakistan – A … Read more

Western negotiators tell Iran that new nuclear proposals are “not serious”

The nuclear negotiators for E3 – France, Germany and the United Kingdom – told Iranian negotiators in coordination with the United States that the opening proposals they presented at the Vienna nuclear talks this week were inexperienced and unacceptable, said an E3 diplomat briefed on the talks. Why it’s important: The reading of the first … Read more