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  • Photo of Greece gets ever more competitive

    Greece gets ever more competitive

    Greece further improved its ranking last year in the global competitiveness chart drafted by the Institute for Management Development (IMD), climbing to 46th in the world in terms of its policies and the course of the country in 2020. Greece rose three spots among 64 countries from 49th in the previous chart, which concerned 2019.…

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  • Photo of Egypt, Greece expand cooperation, agree on regional security issues

    Egypt, Greece expand cooperation, agree on regional security issues

    Greece and Egypt will expand cooperation in sectors such as energy and security, the leaders of the two countries said Monday in Cairo. “In recent years, cooperation at economic and military level, either bilateral or multilateral, along with Cyprus, has deepened,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said after his meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.…

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  • Photo of Barnaby Joyce sworn in as deputy prime minister as Scott Morrison watches via video link

    Barnaby Joyce sworn in as deputy prime minister as Scott Morrison watches via video link

    Barnaby Joyce has completed a stunning return as deputy prime minister less than three-and-a-half years after quitting in a cloud of scandal. Mr Joyce was sworn in at Government House early on Tuesday morning, flanked by his partner Vikki Campion and two young sons, after defeating Michael McCormack in a Nationals leadership spill. Queensland senator Matt Canavan…

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  • Photo of Sydney’s COVID-19 cluster grows to 11 amid fears over ‘scaringly fleeting’ transmission

    Sydney’s COVID-19 cluster grows to 11 amid fears over ‘scaringly fleeting’ transmission

    Two new coronavirus cases have been detected in New South Wales, taking the number of cases linked to a Sydney cluster to 11, as Premier Gladys Berejiklian warns of incidents of transmission from “scaringly fleeting” contact. The official tally for Monday is two new locally transmitted cases, which were first reported on Sunday. Two additional cases…

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  • Photo of Mitsotakis visits Egypt Monday

    Mitsotakis visits Egypt Monday

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Egypt Monday, where he will meet President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and members of the Greek community in Cairo and Alexandria. According to the official schedule, Mitsotakis will meet el-Sisi at noon and, after their talks, the two men will make statements to the press. Mitsotakis…

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  • Photo of Greece: Heatwave expected by mid-week

    Greece: Heatwave expected by mid-week

    Summertime officially starts Monday, the day with the longest daylight hours, and the year’s first heatwave will follow closely. According to meteorologists, temperatures will start rising Monday and, between Tuesday and Friday, maximums will hover between 38 and 41 Celsius in a large part of mainland Greece. Maximums in seaside locations and islands will be…

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  • Photo of NSW extends mask-wearing restrictions as Sydney’s COVID-19 cluster grows to nine

    NSW extends mask-wearing restrictions as Sydney’s COVID-19 cluster grows to nine

    Mandatory mask rules have been extended in NSW after Sydney’s eastern suburbs coronavirus cluster grew to nine cases. The state recorded two local cases in the 24 hours to 8pm, including a man in his 30s who was revealed on Saturday to have attended Westfield Bondi Junction. The second is a household contact of that…

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  • Photo of Emergency National Cabinet meeting to focus on vaccine rollout amid altered health advice on AstraZeneca jab

    Emergency National Cabinet meeting to focus on vaccine rollout amid altered health advice on AstraZeneca jab

    There will be one item on the agenda when Scott Morrison chairs an emergency national cabinet meeting on Monday – the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The prime minister will chair the meeting via video link from The Lodge, where he is in isolation following his European trip last week. The meeting was called last week after…

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  • Photo of Masks to be mandatory on Sydney public transport as NSW records one new local infection

    Masks to be mandatory on Sydney public transport as NSW records one new local infection

    Masks are once again compulsory on Sydney’s public transport after a man in his 50s was diagnosed with COVID-19 after “fleeting” contact with an infected shopper at Bondi Junction last weekend. “It appears from CCTV cameras that it could have been a very fleeting contact between the infectious person and this gentleman,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian…

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  • Photo of Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million

    Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million

    Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations. While the number of new cases and deaths have abated in countries like the United States and Britain, several nations have vaccine shortages as the Delta…

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