European markets alarmed as ommicron Covid variant fears return

LONDON – European stocks retreated on Thursday as concerns persisted over the ommicron Covid variant. The pan-European Stoxx 600 fell 1.2% early in trading, while technology stocks lost 2.6% to take losses as all sectors and major exchanges plunged far into the red. Major markets in Asia-Pacific and the US recovered on Wednesday, despite fears … Read more

European markets alarmed as ommicron Covid variant fears return

LONDON – European stock exchanges are expected to open lower on Thursday as concerns remain over the ommicron Covid variant. The UK’s FTSE index opens 80 points lower at 7,086, Germany’s DAX 176 points lower at 15,295, France’s CAC 40 is down 91 points at 6,797 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 326 points lower at 26,026, … Read more

Britain throws gauntlet at EU over Big Tech crackdown – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article When it comes to incorporating Big Tech, Brexit Britain shows Brussels. The EU has long established itself as the world’s strictest digital police officer, setting the global standard for everything from privacy to online content moderation and handing out hefty fines to tech platforms that flout the rules … Read more

Olaf Scholz wants mandatory coronavirus vaccination for Germans in February – POLITICO

Germany’s incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in favor of introducing mandatory coronavirus vaccination for all Germans as early as February, an official close to Scholz said. At a crisis meeting Tuesday between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s outgoing government and the prime ministers of German states, Scholz “expressed his sympathy for such an arrangement,” the official told … Read more

Montu medical cannabis breaks records with $5.5 million crowdfunding

As the company works to address the “stigma” surrounding the drug, it wants to make it easier for Aussies to access it when they need it. Medical cannabis prescriber Montu now holds the record for the most funds raised through crowdfunding in Australia as a result of campaigns in 2020 and 2021 that have received … Read more

Fire shoots from Ryanair’s jet engine during a flight from London after hitting a swarm of herons

Fire shoots from Ryanair’s jet engine during a flight from London after hitting a swarm of herons as it landed in Italy, leaving the plane covered in blood and feathers A Ryanair flight from London Stansted to Bologna spattered a flock of herons Flight FR1194 hit the birds as it approached the Italian airport on … Read more

Germany, Italy join the list of countries with detected cases of the ommicron COVID-19 variant

Both Italy and Germany reported on Saturday that they had detected cases of the ommicron COVID-19 variant, which complemented a handful of countries that have found it within their borders. According to Reuters, two cases of ommicron have been found in the southeastern German state of Bavaria, the country’s health ministry has confirmed. The health … Read more

European markets positive despite fear of ommicron Covid variant

LONDON — European stocks are expected to start the new trading week much higher, despite extensive concerns over the newly discovered omicron Covid variant. The UK FTSE index opens 97 points higher at 7,137, Germany’s DAX 191 points higher at 15,437, France’s CAC 40 at 99 points at 6,824 and Italy’s FTSE MIB at 324 … Read more

European markets positive despite fear of ommicron Covid variant

LONDON — European stocks are expected to start the new trading week much higher, despite extensive concerns over the newly discovered omicron Covid variant. The UK FTSE index opens 97 points higher at 7,137, Germany’s DAX 191 points higher at 15,437, France’s CAC 40 at 99 points at 6,824 and Italy’s FTSE MIB at 324 … Read more

UK convenes urgent G7 health ministers to discuss Omicron variant – POLITICO

LONDON – Health ministers of the world’s seven richest democracies will meet on Monday to discuss the new worrying strain of the coronavirus, Omicron, the British government announced on Sunday. The urgent G7 meeting, convened by the UK presidency, will discuss developments related to the spread of Omicron, the government said in a statement. South … Read more