Oil edges higher on tight supply, limited Omicron impact

Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photo at the Cushing Oil Hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S., April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base/File photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in Brent and WTI add to gains above 5% in the previous week Concerns over tight supply and recovery in … Read more

China’s birth rate drops to record low in 2021

Children play at a playground inside a shopping complex in Shanghai, China June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Mainland China’s birth rate fell to a record low of 7.52 per 1,000 people in 2021, data from the National Bureau of … Read more

Europe’s unvaccinated are going underground as leaders tighten the screws

Because he has chosen not to get vaccinated, student and part-time supermarket cashier Rimoldi is — for now, at least — locked out of much of public life. Without a vaccine certificate, he can no longer complete his degree or work in a grocery store. He is barred from eating in restaurants, attending concerts or … Read more

Kosovo bans Serbian vote on constitutional changes on its soil | News

Serbia will hold a referendum on Sunday on constitutional changes that would change the way judges and prosecutors are elected. Kosovo’s parliament has passed a resolution banning ethnic Serbs from voting on Kosovo soil in Serbia’s national referendum on constitutional changes. Serbia is holding a referendum on Sunday on constitutional changes that would change the … Read more

Djokovic back in court to fight deportation from Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to court on Sunday to fight an attempt to deport him over what one minister described as a perception that the top tennis player was a “talisman of a community of anti-vaccination sentiment”. ” Three federal court judges hope to hear the whole case in one day, so … Read more

Calls grow for UK PM to resign over lockdown ‘parties’ | News

According to new revelations, staff at the British Prime Minister’s residence held ‘wine-time Fridays’ during the coronavirus lockdowns. Calls are mounting for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after more revelations came to light about regular parties being staged in Downing Street violating the COVID-19 lockdown rules, with Labor leader Keir Starmer said Johnson … Read more

Former Danish defense minister – CNN

It’s not clear exactly what Claus Hjort Frederiksen, a current opposition legislator, said or revealed — or when he allegedly did. Frederiksen, who also chaired the Intelligence Services Commission, claimed he was being charged with “violating the limits of my freedom of expression.” “I have spoken out as a Member of Parliament on a political … Read more