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South Africa's ANC in dire straits ahead of local poll

While the opposition has yet to make major national inroads against the historic party that brought Nelson Mandela to power in 1994, the ANC has been hemorrhaging votes over the years and stands to lose even more in the local elections, analysts and polls predict.

Austria hears first lawsuit over COVID outbreak in ski resort

Lawyer Alexander Klauser, acting for the Schopf family and the VSV consumer organisation helping them and others bring their cases to court, said the official shortcomings that allowed Ischgl and the surrounding area to become a virus hotspot were manifold.

Barcelona approve 765-million-euro budget for 2021-2022

Barcelona had intially forecast revenues of 791 million euros ($932 million) for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. However, this had been based on the assumption that fans would return to stadiums last December post-pandemic, which ultimately did not happen.