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EAM Jaishankar, French FM hold talks in New York, as PM Modi, President Macron speak on phone

New York, Sep 22 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday held his first bilateral meeting of the day with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, with both top diplomats exhibiting warmth in their greeting of each other. The growing bonhomie in bilateral relations comes as a seething France has given the cold shoulder to the US, UK and Australia over their new deal to make nuclear-powered submarines for Canberra.

Le Drian is reported to have cancelled a meeting with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne scheduled for Tuesday.
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Twitter bans unconsented sharing of photos, videos

01 Dec 2021 | 12:46 AM

New York, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will stop immediately the sharing of photos, videos and personal media of any of its users by another without the permission of the person depicted.

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‘Difficult’ to tell if Omicron coronavirus variant more transmissible than Delta - Fauci

01 Dec 2021 | 12:39 AM

Washington, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) It is so far difficult to determine whether the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus is more transmissible than the earlier Delta strain with which it shares some mutations, Chief Medical Advisor to the President and top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday during a press briefing.

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South Korea to establish task group to tackle Omicron spread - Agency

01 Dec 2021 | 12:36 AM

Seoul, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) South Korean government will establish a special task group to discuss ways to tackle the spread of the Omicron coronavirus strain and to prevent its further penetration into the country, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced on Tuesday.

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At least 226 cases of Omicron COVID-19 strain confirmed in 20 countries - Fauci

01 Dec 2021 | 12:32 AM

Washington, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) There are at least 226 confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in 20 countries, top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday.

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US imposes visa restrictions on nine Cuban officials - Blinken

01 Dec 2021 | 12:30 AM

Washington, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States has imposed visa restrictions on nine Cuban officials for targeting peaceful demonstrators, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday.

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