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US to lift restrictions Nov 8 for vaccinated foreign travelers

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The White House on Friday will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors starting Nov. 8, ending historic restrictions that had barred much of the world from entering the United States for as long as 21 months. The unprecedented travel restrictions kept millions of visitors out of the …

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Djokovic will miss US Open as unable to travel to New York without COVID vaccine

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Former world number one Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open after he said on Thursday that he will not be able to travel to New York for the tournament, having chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 . Current rules require travelers to show proof of full vaccination …

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Australia companies split: miners boom, airlines turn up, retailers slump

SYDNEY, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Australia’s companies are split, with big miners and airlines expecting higher profits on soaring commodities prices and a rebound from COVID-19, while supermarkets, banks and manufacturers are hurt by inflation and stagnant wages. Annual business results and profit forecasts reveal a divide in the world’s 13th-biggest economy between companies, largely …

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No flights under new rules yet for West Bank Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A group of Palestinian passengers flew to Cyprus from an Israeli airport on Monday, but the flight was not organized under a promised arrangement easing travel restrictions for residents of the occupied West Bank, an airports authority spokesperson said. Israeli authorities agreed earlier this month, following pressure from the United …

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Ukraine’s Naftogaz backs Scholz’s bid for Canadian LNG ahead of trip

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz receives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Shortly before his two-day trip to Canada, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz received support for his interest in Canadian liquid natural gas to …

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Canada says flight cancellations falling after travel chaos

Canada’s Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Blair Gable Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 19 (Reuters) – Cancellations at major Canadian airports are dropping and passengers are being screened more quickly, the country’s transport minister told …

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US wants airlines to boost help for stranded, delayed passengers

WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has urged the 10 largest US airlines to do more to help stranded and delayed passengers, calling the level of disruption travelers have faced this summer as “unacceptable.” Buttigieg, who has faced pressure from US lawmakers who want airlines to offer better service or face stiff …

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Germany’s Scholz to sign hydrogen deal on Canada trip, discuss LNG

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz seen in Potsdam, Germany August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Scholz leads business delegation to Canada Set to sign hydrogen deal, discuss possible LNG deliveries Cooperation on future technologies in focus BERLIN, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz will sign a …

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Biden signs abortion order, says Republicans clueless about women’s power

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the Supreme Court and Republicans are clueless about the power of American women as he signed a second executive order aimed at protecting abortion rights. The order asks the federal health department to consider allowing Medicaid funds to be used to help facilitate out …

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Pelosi arrives in Taiwan vowing US commitment; China enraged

Pelosi: world faces choice between autocracy, democracy Chinese warplanes buzz Taiwan Strait dividing line Outraged China plans “targeted military operations” White House does not want a crisis TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday on a trip she said shows an unwavering American commitment …

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