• Exit poll: Incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election

    1 month ago - By Chron

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's president appeared poised to win a second term in office Sunday, in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths.
    An exit poll suggested that center-right incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa captured 57-62% of the vote, which would send him for a final five-year term.
    Socialist candidate Ana Gomes came second with between 13-16%, the poll by the Portuguese Catholic University's Polling Center for public broadcaster RTP suggested.
    In what would be a stunning result, newly arrived...
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  • Israel is freezing flights in and out of the country to slow the spread of COVID-19 strains

    Israel is freezing flights in and out of the country to slow the spread of COVID-19 strains

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Israel will ban foreign airlines from flying in and out of the country until January 31 to curtail the spread of new COVID-19 strains.
    The country's cabinet on Sunday approved plans to freeze flights starting at midnight between Monday and Tuesday, Haaretz reported Sunday. Flights leaving the country will only be approved in rare instances. Firefighting planes, emergency medical flights, and cargo aircraft won't be affected by the policy. Domestic airlines will also face some new restrictions.
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the new travel policy, saying in...
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