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Trudeau seeks to fend off conservative rival

Polls opened in Canada on Monday for a tightly contested general election pitting incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against a conservative rival.

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Vladimir Putin Thanks Russians For "Trust" After Ruling Party Wins Polls

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday thanked Russians for their trust after the ruling United Russia party claimed a sweeping majority in parliamentary elections.

Covid live: UK records 36,100 new cases; Pfizer vaccine safe for children aged 5-11, company says

UK also reports 49 further deaths; Pfizer says their vaccine produces strong antibody responses in children aged 5 to 11US will lift travel ban for vaccinated passengers from UK and EUUS children aged 5 to 11 on track to receive Pfizer vaccine by HalloweenUK under-30s on why they got their second jabNew Zealand: Auckland to move out of level 4 lockdown 8.56pm BST Boris Johnson has used a meeting with Brazil’s coronavirus-denying president to promote Covid vaccinations – only to undermine his message by failing to wear a face mask, report Peter Walker and Tom Phillips.The UK prime minister met Jair Bolsonaro – who has been accused of sabotaging Brazilian vaccination efforts and claims not to have been jabbed – at the British Consulate General’s residence in New York on Monday, on the eve of the United Nations general assembly. Related: Boris Johnson uses Bolsonaro meeting to promote AstraZeneca jab 8.46pm BST The two Australian jurisdictions grappling with the most severe Covid outbreaks, New South Wales and Victoria, have revealed their plans for reopening, providing those living with lockdown with some sense of what the future may hold.Both states will ease some restrictions once 70% of the eligible population age 16 and above are fully vaccinated, with further easing at 80%. But when will those targets be reached, and how and why do the plans differ? Related: Roadmaps out of lockdown: why NSW and Victoria are taking different paths to Covid normal Continue reading...

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Boris Johnson welcomes decision to open UK-US travel 'in time for Thanksgiving' – video

Boris Johnson has welcomed the US decision to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers from the UK and most EU countries to travel into the country from early November. The move signals the end of a travel ban imposed by Donald Trump more than 18 months ago in the early stages of the pandemic, and comes after intense lobbying from Brussels and LondonUS to lift Covid travel ban for vaccinated passengers from UK and most of EU Continue reading...

Boris Johnson uses Bolsonaro meeting to promote AstraZeneca jab

British prime minister tells un-jabbed Brazilian president Covid vaccine is ‘great’ while not wearing maskBoris Johnson has used a meeting with Brazil’s coronavirus-denying president to promote Covid vaccinations –only to undermine his message by failing to wear a face mask.The British prime minister met Jair Bolsonaro – who has been accused of sabotaging Brazilian vaccination efforts and claims not to have been jabbed – at the British Consulate General’s residence in New York on Monday, on the eve of the United Nations general assembly. Continue reading...