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• Olaf Scholz formally sworn in as Germany's chancellor • Pfizer, BioNTech say a third shot of their vaccine protects better against omicron • British PM's aide resigns over leaked lockdown party video Today's top stories in 1 minute:
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Italy's police are now patrolling restaurants and bars to enforce new COVID regulations barring the unvaccinated from public spaces.
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Germany's new chancellor faces an uphill battle of shaping a climate friendly economy and dealing with the ongoing fourth wave of COVID-19.
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People aged 14 and under in 2027 might never legally be able to buy cigarettes in New Zealand as the country aims to create a "smoke-free" generation. dw.com/en/new-zealand-to-ban…
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The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a new report showing the number of jailed journalists hit a record in 2021. With 293 behind bars globally, an additional 24 journalists were killed. dw.com/en/cpj-record-number-…
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There's no such thing as too many Christmas trees 🎄😍
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Hong Kong activists were convicted for their role in commemorating the massacre of pro-democracy protesters. Jimmy Lai, the owner of the shuttered Apple Daily newspaper, was among those convicted. dw.com/en/hong-kong-activist…
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Afghans have been streaming across the border into Iran in increasing numbers since the Taliban takeover, driven by desperation and economic hardship.
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JUST IN: The US House of Representatives has passed a legislation banning imports from China's Xinjiang region if the US government determines the product was made by forced labor. dw.com/en/us-house-votes-to-…
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Olaf Scholz had a very busy day in Berlin as he took charge as Germany's new chancellor.
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