Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated; COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated;  COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 18 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings … Read more

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood cells

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes;  COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood cells

A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues amid talks of a fourth dose for high-risk groups including those over the age of 60, in Malcha shopping mall, Jerusalem, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 14 … Read more

Macron faces a tough fight as France votes on Sunday

Macron faces a tough fight as France votes on Sunday

Macron leads in opinion polls but Le Pen closes in Voting starts at 0600 GMT, exit polls due at 1800 GMT PARIS, April 10 (Reuters) – France votes on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election, with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen posing an unexpected threat to President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election hopes. Until … Read more

Macron hits out at ‘racist’ Le Pen as far-right candidate reaches all-time high in poll

Macron hits out at ‘racist’ Le Pen as far-right candidate reaches all-time high in poll

PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen of lying to voters about his “racist” platform as he sought to rally support two days before the first round of the presidential election. The race appears to be narrowing down to the two finalists of the … Read more

Slovakia sends its air defense system to Ukraine

Slovakia sends its air defense system to Ukraine

Slovakia first to donate air defense system to Ukraine Ukraine has appealed to West to boost its defense capabilities Slovakia to replace donated S-300 system by Patriot from US PRAGUE, April 8 (Reuters) – Slovakia has donated its S-300 air defense system to Ukraine, Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Friday, a day after the … Read more

Global stocks rebound goal set for weekly loss

Global stocks rebound goal set for weekly loss

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – European shares rebounded on Friday but world stocks were still on track for their first weekly loss in four as the prospect of aggressive global rate hikes and geopolitical risks rattled investors. Global risk appetite declined during the week as minutes from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank showed … Read more

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Bill for mandatory shots fails to get majority Fighting pandemic in autumn more difficult, says minister Failure evokes challenging differences within ruling coalition BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was disappointed the lower house of parliament on Thursday voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for people over 60, but would … Read more

Germany has satellite image indication of Russian involvement in Bucha killings -security source

Germany has satellite image indication of Russian involvement in Bucha killings -security source

Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – The German government has indications that Russia was involved in the killing of civilians … Read more

Biden administration holds EV industry meeting with Musk, Barra

Biden administration holds EV industry meeting with Musk, Barra

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – The Biden administration said senior officials held a meeting Wednesday with major automotive leaders including Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk and General Motors (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra to discuss electric vehicles and charging. The administration said in a statement “there was broad consensus that charging stations and vehicles … Read more

Breaking ranks with EU, Hungary says ready to pay for Russian gas in rubles

Breaking ranks with EU, Hungary says ready to pay for Russian gas in rubles

Russia has demanded gas payments in rubles EU Commission has asked countries to stick to original contracts Hungary says EU has no role to play in bilateral contracts EU under pressure to increase sanctions against Russia BUDAPEST/LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Hungary said on Wednesday it was prepared to pay rubles for Russian gas, breaking … Read more