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France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay

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France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing the Covid vaccine. The health minister, Olivier Véran, said the staff had been notified in writing before the government-imposed deadline to have at l...

Mauritius government suspends funding over MFA’s handling of voyeurism claims

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The Mauritius government has suspended financial support to local clubs and given the country’s Football Assocation until November to resolve its “governance issues” over the handling of voyeurism allegations at its h...

Uber rival Didi Chuxing suspends plans for UK and Europe launch

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Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing has reportedly suspended plans to launch in the UK and Europe, as the ride-hailing company faces pressure from authorities in its home market. The company’s plans to launch in the UK an...

Airbnb suspends Victorian host who rejected couple for receiving Covid vaccine

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Airbnb has suspended a host in Victoria who refused to provide accomodation to a couple because they had received their first shots of the Covid-19 vaccine. Just before the latest Melbourne outbreak, Steve Carey tried...

Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account over Covid misinformation

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The Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended on Monday over tweets that violated the social media company’s Covid-19 misinformation policy. Greene posted that the cor...

Brazil suspends Covaxin contract after ‘serious accusations’ of irregularities

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Brazil will suspend a $324m Indian Covid-19 vaccine contract that has mired President Jair Bolsonaro in accusations of irregularities, health minister Marcelo Queiroga announced on Tuesday. The deal to buy 20m doses o...

Nigeria suspends Twitter after president’s tweet was deleted

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Nigeria’s government has announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter in the country, two days after the social media company removed a post from president Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessio...

US sets – and quickly suspends – tariffs on UK and others over digital taxes

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The Biden administration announced 25% tariffs on over $2bn worth of imports from the UK and five other countries on Wednesday over their taxes on US technology companies, but immediately suspended the duties to allow...

Biden suspends Trump-era oil drilling leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

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The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by Donald Trump and reviving a political fight over a remote region t...

Labour suspends Unite leadership nominee over ‘Patel should be deported’ tweet

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Labour has suspended a leadership candidate for the Unite trade union from the party after he called for the home secretary, Priti Patel, to be deported on Twitter. Howard Beckett, the union’s assistant general secret...

New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel from NSW over two Sydney Covid cases

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New Zealand will pause quarantine-free travel from New South Wales from midnight Thursday (NZST), after two community Covid cases were detected in Sydney. The NZ Covid response minister, Chris Hipkins, told reporters ...

Russia suspends activities of Alexei Navalny’s organisation

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Russia’s prosecutor has suspended the activities of Alexei Navalny’s nationwide political organisation ahead of a court ruling that is expected to outlaw the opposition movement as “extremist” and threaten supporters ...

New Zealand suspends travel from India after jump in Covid-19 cases

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New Zealand has temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, for about two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases arriving from the South Asian country. T...

Nike suspends Deshaun Watson deal over ‘disturbing’ sexual assault allegations

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Nike has suspended its partnership with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson after more than 20 women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour. “We are deeply concerned by the dist...

Canada suspends use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for those under 55

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Canada on Monday suspended the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for people under 55 following concerns it might be linked to rare blood clots. The pause was recommended by the National Advisory Commit...

Coronavirus live nuus: AstraZeneca finds ‘no evidenceof blood clot risk as Netherlands suspends vaccine

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Netherlands temporary suspension of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be in place until at least 29 Maart; AstraZeneca says a review of 17m people has shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots

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