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  • Great COVID-19 Divergence: Managing an Equitable Recovery in Zimbabwe vs Canada
    2021-07-23 07:04:33 UTC

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles. Wood told Lola: If you get the vaccine you’ll be able to see your friends...
  • US-German Relationship Is Entering New Territory
    2021-07-16 03:53:28 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon.</p><p>The two discussed &mdash; thoug...
  • Crowds Clash with Police in Cities Across South Africa
    2021-07-14 06:54:09 UTC

    JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) - Crowds clashed with police and ransacked or set ablaze shopping malls in cities across South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens of people reported killed, as grievances unleashed by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years. Protests that followed Zuma's arrest ...
  • Travellers Vaccinated With Indian Vaccine May Be Unable to Enter EU Countries
    2021-07-13 22:34:34 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca&rsquo;s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European destination of their choice. They were wrong.&nbsp;</p><p>The couple &mdash; and millions of other people vaccinated through a U.N.-ba...
  • Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19
    2021-07-12 23:41:46 UTC

    A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19. Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say. On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook she had a really high fever and a seizure...
  • John Dean: Make Trump Deal with trap He Created for Himself
    2021-07-08 18:57:03 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections. Trump announced the action against Faceboo...
  • Republicans in US Senate Block Voting Rights Bill
    2021-06-22 23:37:16 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The bill, known as the For the People Act, would touch on virtually every aspect of ...
  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The official, who spoke o...
  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC

    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Putin said there was “no hostility” during...
  • This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness
    2021-06-14 17:54:29 UTC

    Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses. The two-shot vaccine was about 90% ...
  • Cosmic Show:Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides with a Supermoon
    2021-05-25 03:33:57 UTC

    <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) &mdash; The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.</p><p>This super &ldquo;blood&rdquo; moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific &mdash; offering the best viewing &mdash; as well as the western half of North America, bottom of ...
  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
    2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC

    Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him. The move, the latest assault on one o...
  • US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
    2021-04-24 18:33:40 UTC

    The systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear of alienating ally Turkey. Turkey rea...
  • Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Charges In Murder Of George Floyd
    2021-04-20 21:53:15 UTC

    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man&rsquo;s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.</p><p>Chauvin, ...
  • A Few of English, Spanish, Italian Clubs Dramatically Split European Football
    2021-04-19 06:13:56 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of their domestic competitions and face legal action....
  • U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
    2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 130 million people 18 or older have recei...
  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
    2021-04-09 16:12:19 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.</p><p>His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his...
  • US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
    2021-03-27 00:25:31 UTC

    <p>The 9-year-old twins didn&rsquo;t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer&rsquo;s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Sparkles make everything better,&rdquo; declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to make way for her sister Alejandra.</p><p>Re...
  • Brazil Continues To Set Records For COVID-19: 100,158 New Cases Within 24 Hours
    2021-03-26 01:44:26 UTC

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro. The record caseload, along with 2,777 more COVID-19 deaths, comes a day aft...
  • US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
    2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance for American use. AstraZeneca said the...
  • Chicago Plans to Pay Black Residents Reparations
    2021-03-22 00:08:19 UTC

    EVANSTON, Ill. (Reuters) - Decades ago, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Cordelia Clark ran a restaurant out of her kitchen and parked cabs for her taxi company in her backyard because Black residents were effectively barred from owning or renting storefronts in town. Now Evanston is poised to become the first U.S. city to offer r...
  • Trump's Money Man at Center of Criminal Probe
    2021-03-07 22:17:03 UTC

    (Reuters) - When lawyers asked Donald Trump more than a decade ago to identify who estimated values on some of his signature properties, he shrugged and pointed to his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg. “I think ultimately probably Mr. Weisselberg,” he said, testifying in 2007 in a defamation lawsuit he brought against a journa...
  • Facebook Shuts Down Its News Feeds in Australia
    2021-02-18 04:52:21 UTC

    <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.</p><p>The move was swiftly criticised by news producers, politicians and human rights a...
  • COVID-19: How Political Leaders Functioned as Superspreaders
    2021-02-15 21:57:57 UTC

    <p>Publisher: <a href="">Poone Bakhtiary</a></p><p><img src="" class="fr-fic fr-dii"></p><h2>Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role</h2><p><br></p><p>BRUSS...
  • US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
    2021-02-13 20:20:38 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former president incited the deadly Capitol insurrectio...