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Dutch Police Clash With Protesters Denouncing Lockdown Measures

Thousands of people, some throwing fireworks and stones, joined an unauthorized protest against the Dutch government’s coronavirus restrictions in Amsterdam on Sunday, and riot police officers used water cannons, batons, attack dogs and horses to disperse the crowd. Around a hundred were arrested, according to local media. The protest came two days after the resignation[1] …

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Countries are bracing for the impact of more contagious virus variants.

Many countries expect that B.1.1.7’s impact still lies ahead. That is a disturbing possibility in the United States, which has long had the world’s largest coronavirus outbreak and is in the midst of a post-holiday surge. On Friday, federal health experts warned in dire terms that B.1.1.7 would most likely be the dominant source of …

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With Positive Tests, the Rules Change for Some Players in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Organizers of the Australian Open faced a rebellion from players Saturday after passengers on two charter flights bringing them to Melbourne tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting orders for everyone aboard to go into quarantine for two weeks. The flights carried 47 players — including several top competitors who had just played …

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Germany Locks Down Ahead of Christmas as Coronavirus Deaths Rise

BERLIN — Germans will be forced into a strict lockdown over Christmas, after weeks of milder restrictions on public life failed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, leading to record numbers of new infections and deaths, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Sunday. Starting on Wednesday, nonessential stores, schools and hairdressers will be required to …

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