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ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Coronavirus deaths in Turkey rose to a record for the seventh consecutive day on Sunday (Nov 29) and the number of new cases remained high despite efforts by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government to contain a second wave of infections. Turkey is expected to report this week that its economy bounced back from a sharp coronavirus-induced slump earlier this year. But that recovery, key to Mr Erdogan's sustained political support, could be threatened by the new outbreak. The government introduced tighter measures a week ago, including nightly curfews at weekends, restrictions on movements of people of non-working age, a move to online schooling and limiting restaurants and cafes to takeaway services. However, the moves have done little to halt a remorseless rise in cases and fatalities, with Sunday's toll of 185 dead 45 per cent above the peak of the first wave in April, and the number of new cases behind only the United States, India and Brazil - all countries with far larger populations than Turkey. More than 29,000 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Saturday's figure of 30,103 was the highest recorded, but
(RTTNews) - French stocks were moving lower on Monday as Brexit talks enter what has been widely described as a crucial week. Talks between the U.K. and the European Union are heading into a "very significant" week, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said Sunday as negotiations continue amidst a deterioration of the surrounding rhetoric. The benchmark CAC 40 slipped 17 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,582 after rising 0.6 percent on Friday. Sanofi SA shares rose 0.6 percent. The French pharmaceutical company and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said that their Dupixent product has won approval from the European Commission to treat children 6 to 11 years of age with severe atopic dermatitis. Insurance giant AXA declined 0.7 percent after it agreed to sell its insurance operations in the Gulf region to Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) for $269 million. Oil & gas company Total SE lost about 2 percent as oil prices moved lower ahead of a meeting of producer group OPEC+ to decide whether to extend large output cuts.
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) - In quintessentially conservative Tunbridge Wells in south-east England, residents are living up to the town's caricatured reputation for perpetual indignation. This time, the source of their disgust is the government's coronavirus approach when a national lockdown ends next week. Ministers announced on Thursday (Nov 26) that the roughly 118,000 people who call the leafy town and its surroundings home will, from next Wednesday, join more than 23 million people across England under the very strictest virus restrictions. But unlike many other "Tier 3" areas - primarily in northern and central England - Covid-19 rates in the affluent corner of Kent, some 48 kilometres south-east of London, are well below the national average. The government included it and other parts of west Kent in the "very high" alert level because infection rates in the east of the county, some 64km away, are among the worst in the country. Similar discrepancies have been seen elsewhere in England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempts a regional rather than hyper-localised "whack-a-mole" approach to stopping the spread. But it has irked the upmarket town, which has become synonymous with