Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC
Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.
Multiple vaccine candidates m...
Iran Says Israel Killed Scientist with Remote-Controlled Machine Gun
2020-11-30 16:15:52 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s.
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, ma...
Hungarian Official: “Europe is George Soros’ Gas Chamber”
2020-11-29 17:42:08 UTC
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian ministerial commissioner has come under fire for an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary’s government, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
“Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Szilard Dem...
'The Weeknd' Calls Grammy 'Corrupt' After Lack of Nominations
2020-11-28 21:44:24 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt.”
Beyonce’s nine nods made her the second...
Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC
(Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place fr...
Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights
2020-11-28 18:24:10 UTC
As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on the...
Tehran Vows Revenge Over Slain Scientist
2020-11-28 15:58:26 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Mid...
Von der Leyen: EU Is Ready For a No-Deal Brexit If Necessary
2020-11-28 00:44:04 UTC
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis.
With just fiv...
Europe Is Moving Quickly to Roll COVID-19 Vaccine Out
2020-11-25 16:02:23 UTC
LONDON (AP) — With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April.
Even before regulators have approved a single vaccine, the U.K. and countries across ...
Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees
2020-11-25 04:36:18 UTC
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most...
In a Devastating Ruling, Judge Throws out Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
2020-11-22 11:20:32 UTC
<p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign’s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.</p><p>The case was always a long shot t...
Biden to Move Ahead with Vaccine Makers Despite Delayed Handoff
2020-11-16 17:26:04 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. That delayed handoff is especially problematic during a public health...
Key Role for Black Policy Leaders on Biden's Transition Team
2020-11-13 02:24:25 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams in history.
Of the 500-plus team members announced this week, more than half are women, and Black men and women are leading more than one-...
U.S. gears up for Biggest Vaccination Effort in its History
2020-11-13 02:02:30 UTC
With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s first in line and ensure that people who get the ini...
Democrats Urge GOP to 'Accept Reality'
2020-11-13 02:04:52 UTC
Washington (dpa) - Top Democrats in the US Congress on Thursday called on Republicans to accept President Donald Trump's election defeat and to focus instead on addressing the surging coronavirus pandemic.
"They're engaged in an absurd circus right now, refusing to accept reality," Speaker of...
Joe Biden Wins Major Victory in U.S. Election
2020-11-07 17:19:42 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.</p><p>His victory came after more tha...
Biden On Cusp of Winning Presidency
2020-11-06 20:57:34 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania. </p><p>Those put Biden in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral Col...
Reports: Vladimir Putin Has Parkinson's Disease, May Stand Down
2020-11-06 19:31:04 UTC
<p>The Kremlin has denied reports that Russian President <a data-sys="1" href="https://www.newsweek.com/topic/vladimir-putin">Vladimir Putin</a> is planning to step down due to health problems, the Russian state-owned TASS news agency reports.</p><p>Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said ...
Biden Sees a 'Clear Path to Victory'
2020-11-04 19:37:35 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — </p><p>Neither candidate cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, and the margins were tight in several other battleground states. Top advisers for both Biden and Trump on Wednesday morning expressed confidence that they respectively h...
Trump Falsely Claims Victory - Neither Candidate Had the Votes Needed to Win
2020-11-04 08:38:12 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in an early morning appearance at the White House, made premature claims of victories in several key states and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. It was unclear exactly what legal action he might try to pursue.</p><p>&nb...
Polls Are Open in US, as Biden Leads Trump by Double Digits
2020-11-03 07:22:30 UTC
<p>Washington (dpa) - Election Day in the United States is officially underway, with the main spotlight focused on the race for the White House between President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term, and his rival, the veteran Democrat Joe Biden. </p><p>Two small towns in the north-eas...
US Election 2020 Exposes America's Racial and Cultural Divides
2020-11-03 06:02:48 UTC
<p>PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the closing hours of a campaign shadowed by a once-in-a-century pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump charged across the nation Monday delivering an incendiary but unsupported allegation that the election is rigged, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden pushed to cla...
Coronavirus: Trump Admitted to Hospital
2020-10-02 21:36:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday.
Trump was to depart the White House by helicopter late Friday for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a White House official said. The off...
Trump Tests Positive For COVID-19
2020-10-02 05:24:17 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday.</p><p>Trump’s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus afte...
The First Presidential Debate: A Pitiful and Tragic Advertisement for U.S. Dysfunction
2020-09-30 21:43:24 UTC
<p>GENEVA (AP) — “Chaos, interruptions, personal attacks and insults,” one Chinese newspaper editor said of the U.S. presidential debate. An Australian counterpart said the debate was “swamped” by the “rancor engulfing America.” Denmark’s prime mini...