A dark and rainy night
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A dark and rainy night
Risk-sensitive currencies slid and safe havens gained in the Asian afternoon on Tuesday, reversing direction after Moderna's CEO said COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant as it has been with other types. The Australian dollar slid 0.65% to a new 12-month month low of $0.7093, and the New Zealand dollar lost 0.6% to $0.6783 after the interview was published, heading for its worst month since May 2015. Earlier the Japanese currency had lost ground and antipodean currencies had gained as traders took comfort from very early hints that Omicron might be milder than feared as well as from remarks by President Joe Biden that the United States would not reinstate lockdowns.
Canberra's workplace culture has left a "trail of devastation" for women especially, a review finds.
Rasheem Green broke through Washington's front to block an extra-point attempt, recovered the ball and rumbled all the way to the end zone. It was good for two Seattle Seahawks points and a little bit of NFL history. Green became the first player to block, recover and score for a defensive conversion since the league allowed for the possibility on extra points beginning in 2015.
U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to grill the heads of the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department over stubbornly high inflation and the possible impact of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant on what both officials view as a strong economy. Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are due to testify before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) to discuss the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Both released their prepared testimony late Monday, with Powell projecting 5% growth this year but noting the new variant poses downside risks to economic activity and jobs and raises uncertainty around inflation.
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Intent on making a flawless impression as the first host of the world's fair in the Middle East, Dubai sought to leave nothing to chance. It poured billions of dollars into its pristine fairgrounds and jubilant festivities that opened last month, aiming for 25 million visits to the pandemic-delayed Expo 2020. Propping up the world's fair is the United Arab Emirates’ contentious labor system that long has drawn accusations of mistreating workers.
Opener Abid Ali missed out on back-to-back centuries by nine runs but Pakistan comfortably chased down a 202-run target to beat Bangladesh by eight wickets on Tuesday in the first cricket test. Abid and Abdullah Shafique put on a 151-run partnership for the first wicket, their second consecutive 100-plus stand in the match to give Pakistan’s chase a powerful start.Abid, who hit 133 in the first innings, struck 12 boundaries and scored 91 off 148 deliveries in the second innings.
A student services educator is calling on the Manitoba Teachers’ Society to both retract a survey he claims “promotes ableism in public education” and apologize for its release. Michael Baker, a public school teacher who is currently working on a PhD in inclusion and disability studies at the University of Manitoba, said he was taken aback when he started filling out his union’s 2021 workload study. The voluntary review, which has been circulating among members in recent weeks, with a participat
The Caribbean nation parts ways with the Queen in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles and Rihanna.
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“We have degraded" in Congress with a "level of hate I’ve never felt before," said the New York lawmaker.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)called for improved cross-border security management of big data till 2025, in a five-year plan published on Tuesday. The plan, which builds off of China's 14th Five-Year Plan published earlier this year, comes as the country has pushed forward its regulatory framework for data and technology. It also called for strengthening of management of cross-border data flows and more support for open source initiatives.
A long hold-up in the vote count for Sunday's Honduran presidential election kept the Central American country in suspense going into Tuesday just as it seemed that leftist candidate Xiomara Castro had secured a commanding victory. If confirmed as the winner, Castro would be Honduras' first woman president, and return the left to power after a 12-year hiatus that followed the ousting of her husband, former President Manuel Zelaya, in a coup in 2009. "I would hope there isn't a hold up of many days," Luis Guillermo Solis, the chief of the Organization of American States' (OAS) election observer mission, told Reuters.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta voters on Tuesday are deciding a mayoral runoff between a candidate who is comfortable as a lone wolf and a candidate who has acquired a bunch of new friends as his support has surged. Current City Council President Felicia Moore proclaims her independence as a virtue, and a plurality of voters agreed in the first round of voting on Nov. 2, giving her 41% of the votes across a nonpartisan field of 14 candidates. But fellow City Council member Andre Dickens says Moore's rec
PARIS (Reuters) -A person has tested positive for the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, official researcher Dr. Patrick Mavingui said on Tuesday. The patient who returned to La Reunion some two weeks ago, is currently in isolation, Mavingui told local French media. Omicron - first reported in southern Africa and which the World Health Organization (WHO) said carries a "very high" risk of infection surges - has triggered global alarm, with border closures casting a shadow over a nascent economic recovery from a two-year pandemic.
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Golf ball-sized hail hits Klerksdorp while mercury falls to -34.7C in Sweden and wettest November on record in Canberra, Australia