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Japan says working to isolate, analyse new virus variant

Japan is working to isolate and analyze a new variant of the coronavirus detected in four people who arrived from Brazil, a health ministry official said on Jan. 12.

Japan announced the detection of the new variant on Sunday, but officials have been at pains to emphasize there is no evidence yet that it is any more transmissible or dangerous than others.

Santorini ranks among top honeymoon spots for Brits

The Greek island of Santorini ranks third among the top honeymoon destinations for British couples, according to a survey conducted by personal finance company NerdWallet.

The top international destination for Britons' honeymoons in 2021 is the Maldives, with the Hawaiian island of Maui ranking second, just above Santorini.

'Leontina Vaduva and the World's Greatest Stages' exhibition at Sutu Palace extended through March 8

"Leontina Vaduva and the World's Greatest Stages" exhibition of works made by artist Florian Doru Crihana on December 2020 anniversary of the beloved soprano will stay open throughout March 8 in the lobby of the Museum of Bucharest, Sutu Palace.

Turkey Investigates Facebook, WhatsApp Over New Privacy Agreement

The logo of the messaging application WhatsApp (C) on a smartphone screen with the Facebook (top L) app logo. Photo: EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO

The Turkish competition watchdog said the requirement allowing collection of that data should be suspended until the investigation is over.

Turkish Cyprus leader to meet UN envoy, promote two-state solution

The president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is expected to highlight a two-state solution during a meeting with the U.N.'s special envoy to Cyprus.

According to Turkish Cypriot presidential sources, Ersin Tatar is expected to meet Jane Holl Lute on Jan. 11 at 14:00 local time.