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Germany tightens restrictions on travel from UK to curb Omicron spread

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Germany is tightening restrictions on travel from the UK in an attempt to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, the country’s public health authority said on Saturday. From midnight on Sunday – or 11pm UK time – car...

UK inflation soars to 10-year high of 5.1% as cost of living squeeze tightens – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

UK tightens criteria for Afghans to enter despite ‘warm welcome’ pledge

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The Home Office has tightened the criteria allowing Afghans to enter the UK despite promises from Boris Johnson to give a “warm welcome” to those who assisted British forces or worked with the government. The departme...

Refugees forced to claim asylum in ‘jail-like’ camps as Greece tightens system

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When Hadi Karam*, a soft-spoken Syrian, decided to leave the war-stricken city of Raqqa, he knew the journey to Europe would be risky. What he had not factored in was how technology would be a stumbling block once he ...

UK film classification board tightens up on N-word and racism

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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is adopting a stricter position on the use of racist language in programmes, saying “attitudes had shifted” towards the use of outdated and offensive behaviour or langua...

Boris Johnson tightens rules on travel and mask-wearing over Omicron concerns

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Boris Johnson has announced fresh measures to curb the spread of coronavirus including mandatory masks in shops and PCR tests for travellers entering England after two cases of the Omicron variant were detected in the...

Coronavirus news live: Pfizer to license Covid pill for poor nations, Beijing tightens entry rules ahead of Olympics

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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will allow generic manufacturers to supply its Paxlovid pill; strict new Covid restrictions come into force for visitors to Beijing today

Sudanese coup leader tightens grip by re-appointing himself head of council

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Sudan’s top general has re-appointed himself as head of the army-run interim governing body, a sign that he is tightening his grip two weeks after he led a coup against civilian leaders. There was no immediate reactio...

Chairman of TikTok owner ByteDance steps down as Beijing tightens grip

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The chairman of TikTok owner ByteDance has stepped down, as the Chinese government tightens its control of the tech sector and maintains pressure on the industry’s domestic entrepreneurs. Zhang Yiming announced in May...

Yahoo withdraws from China as Beijing’s grip on tech firms tightens

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Yahoo has announced its withdrawal from the Chinese market in the latest retreat by foreign technology firms responding to Beijing’s tightening control over the industry. “In recognition of the increasingly challengin...

Covid live news: scientists warn UK may have worst to come; Israel tightens vaccine passport rules

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Fears the indoor socialising will spread virus in UK; Israel says people only eligible for green pass if they have received a booster jab

Vigil episode two recap – the net tightens around the Trident sub killer

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Spoiler alert: this blog is for those watching Vigil on BBC One. Don’t read on unless you have watched episode two. Back on troubled Trident submarine HMS Vigil for the second night in a row, it was action stations as...

Chaotic scramble at Kabul airport as Taliban tightens grip on Afghanistan

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US and other allied troops were struggling to reopen Kabul airport on Monday after seven people were killed in chaotic scenes as desperate civilians converged on the only route out of the capital in the aftermath of t...

China’s Tencent tightens controls for children amid games addiction fears

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China’s Tencent has cracked down on how long children can play its flagship video game, hours after an article in state media described online gaming as “spiritual opium” and compared it to “electronic drugs”, sending...

Coronavirus live news: South Korea tightens curbs again amid record cases; interest in Tokyo Olympics ‘muted’

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South Korea reports 1,615 new cases as distancing rules tightened for most of country; Japanese among most uninterested in Olympics

France reports rush for vaccines after Macron tightens Covid rules

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More than 20,000 French people a minute booked vaccine appointments in the hours after Emmanuel Macron announced that cafés, restaurants, shopping malls and trains would be out of bounds for unvaccinated customers fro...

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