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Omicron, delta variants combine for decision-making headache

Dec. 02, 2021 02:25 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Greeks who are over age 60 and refuse coronavirus vaccinations will be hit with monthly fines of more than one-quarter of their pensions — a get-tough policy that could prove risky for the country's politicians. In Israel, potential carriers of the new...

Brazil and Japan report first cases of the omicron variant

Nov. 30, 2021 19:22 PM EST

Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant Tuesday, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm. The Netherlands' RIVM health...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

Couple detained on plane after leaving Dutch quarantine

Nov. 29, 2021 12:03 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military police arrested a husband and wife Sunday who had left a hotel where they were being quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19 and boarded a plane to fly home to Spain. A spokeswoman for the local security authority...

More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Nov. 28, 2021 21:16 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other...

EU plane to monitor migrants on Channel shores after deaths

Nov. 28, 2021 12:55 PM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — The EU’s border agency will dispatch a plane to monitor the shores of the English Channel for migrant activity after 27 people died when their overcrowded, inflatable boat sank en route to Britain, the deadliest migration accident on record on the treacherous...

Dutch impose new tighter lockdown amid spiking infections

Nov. 28, 2021 12:16 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands moved into a tougher lockdown Sunday that was announced amid spiking infections even before the country recorded its first confirmed cases of the new, more highly transmissible omicron virus variant. Bars, restaurants, nonessential...

Dutch health institute confirms 13 cases of omicron variant among travelers who arrived from South Africa.

Nov. 28, 2021 07:23 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch health institute confirms 13 cases of omicron variant among travelers who arrived from South Africa.

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

Nov. 27, 2021 22:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The U.K. on...

Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

Nov. 27, 2021 09:50 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their gender on their birth certificate. “Nobody...