BA.2 Omicron Subvariant Gains In Europe, But May Not Change Much

BA.2 Omicron Subvariant Gains In Europe, But May Not Change Much

[ad_1] A subvariant that scientists believe is even more contagious than the most common form of Omicron is spreading rapidly in parts of Asia and Europe and is now dominant in Denmark, where nearly all Covid restrictions were lifted last week. For now, scientists are not expecting the subvariant, known as BA.2, to do significantly…

Macron and Putin Meet in Russia: Live Ukraine News

Macron and Putin Meet in Russia: Live Ukraine News

[ad_1] ImagePresident Emmanuel Macron of France, right, arriving for a meeting in Moscow on Monday with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.Credit…Pool photo by Thibault Camus President Emmanuel Macron of France, who has positioned himself at the center of Europe’s furious diplomatic maneuvering over Ukraine, said on Monday that the continent was at a “critical…

Taiwan and China Are Both Closely Watching Ukraine Crisis

Taiwan and China Are Both Closely Watching Ukraine Crisis

[ad_1] BEIJING — With Russia massing troops along Ukraine’s borders, President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan felt compelled to act. She ordered the creation of a task force to study how the confrontation thousands of miles away in Europe could affect Taiwan’s longstanding conflict with its larger, vastly more powerful neighbor. “Taiwan has faced military threats…

With Covid-19 Under Control, China’s Economy Surges Ahead

With Covid-19 Under Control, China’s Economy Surges Ahead

[ad_1] BEIJING — As most of the world still struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, China is showing once again that a fast economic rebound is possible when the virus is brought firmly under control. The Chinese economy surged 4.9 percent in the July-to-September quarter compared with the same months last year, the country’s National Bureau…