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Australia braces for Omicron as states and territories tighten border restrictions

Australia braces for Omicron as states and territories tighten border restrictions. Allowing travellers from Japan and South Korea into Australia without needing to quarantine from Wednesday will go ahead as planned at this stage, Trade Minister Dan Tehan says. However, the Morrison government is keeping a watchful eye on developments surrounding the new Omicron variant […]

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Spanish police take to streets in protest against ‘Gag Law’ reform

Proposed changes to legislation that allows authorities to fine media for distributing unauthorised images of police and limits demonstrations has been met with backlash from police and far-right parties. Organisers said 150,000 people took part in the Madrid demonstration but the government put the figure at 20,000. (AP) Thousands of Spanish police officers have marched […]

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Freeland says Canada may retaliate against U.S. softwood lumber duty rate

Freeland says Canada may retaliate against U.S. softwood lumber duty rate. Canada is prepared to retaliate against an American increase of duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday. “We will do precisely what we have done successfully with two previous American administrations: we state our case clearly and rationally. […]