Cyprus reports first cases of Indian variant of Covid-19

Cyprus has confirmed its first cases of the Covid-19 variant behind the accelerating explosive epidemic in India, detected among four people quarantined on arrival, the health ministry said. Four samples tested positive for the variant first detected in India, while two more tested positive for the variant first detected in …

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Asian stocks slide, Bitcoin crashes as inflation worries persist

Asian stocks fell and cryptocurrencies extended their losses on Wednesday as inflation uncertainties prompted investors to reduce their exposure to riskier assets for now. A new Chinese ban on financial institutions providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions has also weighed on digital coins. The largest MSCI Asia-Pacific stock index outside …

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Today in history

Today in history Today is Wednesday, May 19, the 139th day of 2021. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On May 19, 1967, the Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Great Britain, banning nuclear and other weapons from outer space …

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