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Germany's Merkel, Scholz announce new curbs for un vaccinated, back mandatory shots

Berlin, Dec 2 (UNI/Sputnik) The outgoing German chancellor and her successor announced sweeping new restrictions for the unvaccinated and backed mandatory anti-coronavirus shots on Thursday.
Both Angela Merkel and Olaf Scholz, who will soon replace her at the helm of the government, said vaccination was "the way out" of the pandemic as virus cases continued to surge nationwide.
"It is imperative that compulsory vaccination be adopted. If I were in the German Bundestag, I can say, I would vote for it," Merkel told a press conference after meeting regional governors.
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US may approve Turkey's request for purchase of F-16 fighters - Reports

20 Jan 2022 | 2:21 PM

Ankara, Jan 20 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States may approve Turkey's request to buy F-16 fighter jets to strengthen NATO allies in the Black Sea, the CNN-Turk broadcaster reported on Thursday, citing US sources.

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Roof collapse kills 3 in Afghanistan :Source

20 Jan 2022 | 2:02 PM

Kabul, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Three people, including an aged man and two children, were killed and two members of a family were injured in a rainfall-related accident in Afghanistan's Takhar province, a source said on Thursday.

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India extends full support for unequivocal condemnation of Houthi terror attack by UNSC

India extends full support for unequivocal condemnation of Houthi terror attack by UNSC

20 Jan 2022 | 1:31 PM

United Nations, Jan 20 (UNI) India has expressed strong condemnation of Monday’s terror attack in Abu Dhabi, launched by the Houthis in which two Indians were killed, and said the UN Security Council should unequivocally condemn the attack.

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Australia approves Novavax vaccine

20 Jan 2022 | 1:29 PM

Canberra, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Australia's medical regulator has approved the Novavax vaccine and two oral treatments for Covid-19.

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N Korea opts hard-line policy towards US

20 Jan 2022 | 1:01 PM

Pyongyang, Jan 20 (UNI/Xinhua) North Korea has decided to make hard-line policy towards the US, who announced fresh sanctions against it, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.

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