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Australian Open to go ahead despite players' quarantine anger

17.01.2021, 11:00

MELBOURNE - Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has confirmed the year's first Grand Slam will go ahead from Feb. 8 despite anger from players forced into hard quarantine in Melbourne due to positive COVID-19 cases on their charter planes.

Ugandan opposition party says it will challenge presidential election result

17.01.2021, 10:57

KAMPALA - Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine's party said on Sunday that it was preparing to challenge President Yoweri Museveni's election victory and condemned what it called the house arrest of Wine and his wife.

Austria extends COVID-19 lockdown, sees hard months ahead

17.01.2021, 10:42

VIENNA - Austria on Sunday extend its third COVID-19 lockdown into February, hoping to drive down infection rates despite an influx of variants that spread the coronavirus more easily.

German minister says COVID curbs should be eased for vaccinated people

17.01.2021, 09:41

BERLIN - People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be allowed to go to restaurants and cinemas earlier than others, a German minister said, contradicting other cabinet members who have so far opposed special freedoms for those inoculated.

UK hopes to ease lockdown from March: minister

17.01.2021, 08:40

LONDON - Britain's government hopes to ease some lockdown restrictions in March as it presses ahead with Europe's fastest rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.