“ Truth Lies Beyond Mainstream ”
2021 Honduran general election
Voters in Honduras take to the polls to elect their next President.
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France says that it is willing to discuss greater autonomy for Guadeloupe if "it is in the interests of the people who live there". The Caribbean archipelago has experienced violent demonstrations in recent days, and Guadeloupean officials have raised the issue of autonomy with France.
Bangladesh suspends the entry of travellers from South Africa amid fears of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant first detected in Botswana.
The United Kingdom reports its first cases of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in two people who travelled from southern Africa to Chelmsford and Nottingham.
Italy reports its first case of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in a person who travelled from Mozambique.
Germany reports its first cases of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in two people in Bavaria who entered the country at Munich Airport on November 24.
The Czech Republic reports its first case of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in a woman in Liberec who had been in Namibia. She had passed through South Africa and Dubai on her flight to the Czech Republic.
Belgium imposes new anti-COVID-19 measures that close nightclubs, discos and dance halls, require businesses in the hospitality sector to close at 11 p.m., ban organised private parties, and limit the number of people at tables at bars and restaurants to six people unless they are from the same household, amid a fourth wave of the pandemic.
2021–22 European windstorm season
Three people are killed in the United Kingdom as Storm Arwen hits the British Isles. Widespread damage and travel disruptions are reported in Scotland and North East England, with 100,000 people losing power.
List of events affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
The World Trade Organization postpones its four-day Ministerial Conference, which was scheduled to be held on November 29 in Geneva, Switzerland, amid the emergence of the new Omicron variant that was declared a "Variant of Concern" by the WHO.
Day Before Yesterday
Mass shootings in the United States
Three people are killed and four others injured during a mass shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and French President Emmanuel Macron sign a treaty that strengthens the ties between the two countries "in areas including defence, migration, the economy, culture and trade".
2021 Belarus–European Union border crisis
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko makes a public appearance at the Belarus–Poland border for the first time since the migrant crisis began. Lukashenko gave a speech to migrants, telling them that they were free to either return home or head west, saying, "If you want to go westwards, we won't detain you, choke you, beat you. It's up to you. Go through. Go".
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia of plotting a coup against him and says that Ukrainian tycoon Rinat Akhmetov was being enlisted to help plan the coup. Zelensky says that his country "is prepared for any scenario" as tensions rise.
Canada, the EU, Israel, Japan, Morocco, the Philippines, Singapore, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the U.S. ban flights from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, and Eswatini due to the Omicron variant.
The World Health Organization names the Lineage B.1.1.529 variant as "Omicron" and designates it as a "variant of concern" due to the variant's large number of mutations and an increased risk of reinfection.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approves the entry of fully-vaccinated foreign nationals from green-list countries beginning on December 1.
Israel reports its first case of the Omicron variant in a person who travelled from Malawi.
Hong Kong reports its first two cases of the Omicron variant in a man who had travelled from South Africa this month, and later in another man staying across the hall in the same quarantine hotel.
Germany reports a record for the third consecutive day of 76,414 new cases of COVID-19.
France imposes mandatory mask wearing in all indoor venues and outdoor Christmas markets, even when a Health Pass is required for an event, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
The Czech Republic reports a record 27,717 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Belgium reports its first case of the Omicron variant in an unvaccinated person who travelled abroad.
2021 Mexico bus crash
A passenger bus crashes on a highway in San José del Rincón, Mexico, killing 19 people and injuring 32 others.
Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
Stocks and oil prices decline sharply amid growing concerns over the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
2021 Solomon Islands unrest
Three people are found dead at a burnt-out store in the Chinatown suburb in Honiara.
Australian Federal Police take control of the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara following three days of civil unrest. A night time curfew begins at 7 pm local time while rioting and looting continues in the Chinatown suburb of the city.
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