A Russian troop buildup along its border with Ukraine includes supplies of blood for the wounded, three U.S. officials told Reuters, a detail reinforcing U.S. comments that Russia "clearly" now has the capability to move on its neighbour.
- SportsAmid pandemic and protest, Olympics return to a changed China
The Beijing Winter Olympics kick off in a week, putting sports at centre-stage following preparations that have been clouded by diplomatic boycotts and the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the Games into a tightly sealed bubble.
- BusinessWall Street ends frenetic week with gains
Wall Street advanced on Friday, rebounding from selloff to rally in another ping-pong session.
- Macro MattersWeaker U.S consumer spending, rising inflation pose dilemma for Fed
Data suggests the economy lost speed heading into the new year amid snarled supply chains and raging COVID-19 infections, while annual inflation increased at a pace last seen nearly 40 years ago.
- United StatesU.S. orders 100 mln additional COVID-19 tests to give out
- Future of HealthEasier to produce COVID vaccine shows promise in trials; nasal spray vaccine booster works in mice
- United KingdomOmicron subtype has apparent transmission advantage - UKHSA
- EuropeIn Italy, COVID wards filled with unvaccinated elderly people as Omicron swept nation
- United KingdomBritain to start rolling out Pfizer COVID pill next month
- Healthcare & PharmaceuticalsMerck's COVID-19 pill active against Omicron in lab studies
- WorldWHO examining allegations official abused staff, leaked vaccine data to Japan
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