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Dubai Restaurants Offer Discounts For Vaccinated Diners

Dubai Restaurants Offer Discounts For Vaccinated Diners

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 25, 2021, Dubai

Dubai restaurants have begun offering discounts to customers who have been inoculated against coronavirus, amid a vaccination drive as the emirate seeks to fight the pandemic without closing its doors.

US Giant Merck Ends Covid Vaccine After Poor Response

US Giant Merck Ends Covid Vaccine After Poor Response

Riley Griffin, Bloomberg | Monday January 25, 2021

Merck & Co. is discontinuing development of its two experimental Covid-19 vaccines after early trial data showed they failed to generate immune responses comparable to a natural infection or existing vaccines.

Covid Cost 4 Times More Jobs Than 2009 Financial Crisis: UN

Covid Cost 4 Times More Jobs Than 2009 Financial Crisis: UN

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 25, 2021, Geneva, Switzerland

The coronavirus pandemic took a huge toll on global jobs last year, the United Nations said Monday, with the equivalent of more than a quarter of a billion lost.

Russia Protests US Embassy, Tech Companies For Aiding "Illegal Rallies"

Russia Protests US Embassy, Tech Companies For Aiding "Illegal Rallies"

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 25, 2021, Moscow, Russia

Russia on Monday issued a protest to the US embassy for what Moscow said were social media posts promoting anti-Kremlin demonstrations and accused American tech giants of interfering in Russian internal affairs.

Trump Impeachment Article To Be Sent To Senate, Triggering Trial

Trump Impeachment Article To Be Sent To Senate, Triggering Trial

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 25, 2021, Washington, United States

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to send the Senate a single article of impeachment Monday accusing Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol riot, formally triggering the first-ever impeachment trial of a former president.

UK Retailer Debenhams Shuts All Stores, Around 12,000 Jobs Lost

UK Retailer Debenhams Shuts All Stores, Around 12,000 Jobs Lost

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 25, 2021, London

UK department store chain Debenhams is to shut all its outlets, administrators for the collapsed group said Monday, with the loss of around 12,000 jobs.

New Hindu Temple In Dubai To Open By Diwali Next Year: Report

New Hindu Temple In Dubai To Open By Diwali Next Year: Report

Press Trust of India | Monday January 25, 2021, Dubai

A majestic new Hindu temple with a distinct Arabian look is expected to open its doors for worshippers in Dubai by October next year during Diwali, according to media reports here.

Nne Trapped Chinese Miners Confirmed Dead, One Still Missing

Nne Trapped Chinese Miners Confirmed Dead, One Still Missing

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 25, 2021, Beijing, China

Nine more Chinese miners trapped underground for over two weeks have been confirmed dead, local government officials said Monday, leaving one unaccounted for after a blast at the site.

Earth Is Losing Ice Faster Today Than In The Mid-1990s: Study

Earth Is Losing Ice Faster Today Than In The Mid-1990s: Study

Reuters | Monday January 25, 2021, Anchorage, Alaska

Earth's ice is melting faster today than in the mid-1990s, new research suggests, as climate change nudges global temperatures ever higher.

Google Opening Up Its Spaces In US For Covid Vaccination: Sundar Pichai

Google Opening Up Its Spaces In US For Covid Vaccination: Sundar Pichai

Press Trust of India | Monday January 25, 2021, Washington

Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Monday that the tech giant will open up its spaces in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites and committed more than USD 150 million to promote vaccine education.

Chinese Fighter Jets Enter Taiwan Airspace, Again

Chinese Fighter Jets Enter Taiwan Airspace, Again

Reuters | Monday January 25, 2021

Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days into U.S. President Joe Biden's new administration.

Ice-skating Rink, Airport Terminals, Disneyland: The New Vaccination Hubs

Ice-skating Rink, Airport Terminals, Disneyland: The New Vaccination Hubs

Marie Patino, Bloomberg | Monday January 25, 2021

In Berlin, the process of transforming large, now unused public spaces into mass vaccination hubs started weeks before a vaccine was approved.

US Rejoins Fight Against Climate Change At High Level Summit

US Rejoins Fight Against Climate Change At High Level Summit

Reuters | Monday January 25, 2021, Amsterdam

The United States will mark its return to the global fight against climate change on Monday by joining high level talks on ways to better protect people and economies from the effects of global warming already taking place.

"We Can't Wait": Biden Administration Fights For $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan

"We Can't Wait": Biden Administration Fights For $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan

Reuters | Monday January 25, 2021, Washington, United States

Officials in President Joe Biden's administration tried to head off Republican concerns that his $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal was too expensive on a Sunday call with Republican and Democratic lawmakers, some of whom pushed for a smaller plan targeting vaccine distribution.

Australia Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Rollout In February

Australia Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Rollout In February

Agence France-Presse | Monday January 25, 2021, Sydney, Australia

Australia's medical regulator has formally approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, with the first doses expected to be administered in late February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Monday.