Covid live: Germany warns of ‘massive fifth wave’ like never seen before; Switzerland tightens restrictions | world news

In the French ski resort of Val d’Isere, staff had been hired, the shelves were well stocked and everyone was looking forward to a good season, until France banned British tourists for fear of the Omicron variant of the corona virus. The ban was announced on Thursday, just two days before the start of the … Read more

G7 calls Omicron ‘biggest threat’ to global health, Biden warns of spread in US

Issued on: 17/12/2021 – 02:20 The G7 on Thursday called the Omicron variant the “greatest current threat to global public health”, saying its emergence meant it was “more important than ever” for countries to “work closely together”. “Deeply concerned about the increase in the number of cases, ministers agreed that these developments should be seen … Read more

Putin deplores Soviet collapse over death of ‘historic Russia’

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis following their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei State Residence in Sochi, Russia on December 8, 2021. Sputnik / Evgeny Odinokov / Kremlin via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Sign up MOSCOW, DECEMBER 12 (Reuters) … Read more