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  • Countries call on drug companies to share vaccine know-how

    PARIS (AP) — In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity. It is one of three factories that The Associated Press found on three […]
  • UK speeds up vaccinations: All adults get 1st jab by July 31

    The British government declared Sunday that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31.
  • World reaction to the storming of the US Capitol

    Reaction from around the world to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump: ___ “A fundamental rule of democracy is that, after elections, there are winners and losers. Both have to play their role with decency and responsibility so that democracy itself remains the winner….President Trump regrettably has not conceded […]
  • UK prime minister orders new virus lockdown for England

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the shot developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson […]
  • New Year’s revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020

    This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. From the South Pacific to New York City, pandemic restrictions on open air gatherings saw people turning to made-for-TV fireworks displays or packing it in early since they could […]
  • UK is first to authorize easy-to-handle AstraZeneca vaccine

    LONDON (AP) — Britain became the first country to authorize AstraZeneca’s inexpensive, easy-to-handle COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, gaining another weapon against the virus amid a resurgence so severe that the government extended lockdowns to three-quarters of England’s population. The country also changed course by deciding to dispense the first dose of its vaccines to as many […]
  • A pandemic Christmas: Services move online, people stay home

    ROME (AP) — Families that usually reunite on Christmas over a hearty, lingering meal celebrated apart Friday, services shifted online, and gift exchanges were low-key in one of the most unusual and subdued holiday seasons in decades. The coronavirus left almost no one unaffected. Patricia Hager, 60, delivered homemade caramel rolls for breakfast to family […]
  • UK nixes Christmas gatherings, shuts London shops over virus

    LONDON (AP) — Millions of people must cancel their Christmas get-togethers and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday as he imposed a new, stricter level of coronavirus restrictions on the region to curb rapidly spreading infections. Johnson said Saturday that the capital […]
  • US charges ISIS members in deaths of Arizona woman, 3 other Americans

    The Justice Department has charged two Islamic State militants in connection with the deaths of four American hostages, including Kayla Mueller of Prescott.
  • ASU scientists warn plastic pollution will only increase

    A new study by ASU's School of Life Sciences found that the amount of plastic pollution will continue to outpace its reduction well into the future.