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The Latest: West Coast Conference tourneys won't have fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The West Coast Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be hel...

Health network allowed employees' kin to skip vaccine line

One of Pennsylvania’s largest health networks allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply. ...

South Africa to spend $172 million on mass vaccination drive

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country's COVID-19 battle and get the economy to rebound from its decline of ...

Report: Italy's mobsters well-poised to exploit pandemic aid

ROME (AP) — Italy’s organized crime investigators raised alarm Wednesday that the nation’s mobsters are well-positioned to exploit pandemic recovery projects worth billions of euros and, awash in drug...

Hungary rolls out China's Sinopharm jab amid lagging trust

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Doctors in Hungary on Wednesday began administering a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China, making the country the first European Union nation to use a Chinese jab as officials...

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in 'equity' push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus, as part of his efforts to ensure “equity” in the government's ...

Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the first five days since the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden began to process the thousands of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico, the United Nations High Commissioner ...

States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners d...

Ukraine: Health workers welcome COVID-19 vaccination drive

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday in hopes of halting the spread of the coronavirus that has put a significant strain on the country's teetering health ca...

Six Nations says new testing clears France to host Scotland

PARIS (AP) — France's rugby match against Scotland in the Six Nations will go ahead as scheduled after another round of coronavirus tests showed no positive cases in the squad, organizers said Wednesd...

A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two months after its first vaccine shots, the European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 inoculation drive up to speed. EU leaders are meeting Thursday to jump-start the pr...

J&J single-dose COVID-19 shot poised for FDA decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and eas...

Taiwan's requirement to wear masks during large-scale assemblies to continue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The requirement for people to wear masks during large-scale assemblies will continue after Feb. 28, when the requirement was originally set to expire, the Central Epidemic...

Philippines to probe use of illegal COVID-19 vaccines

The Philippines health ministry said on Wednesday it will investigate the illegal use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines, after a presidential advisor admitted to receiving shots of a Sinopharm vaccine...

Kyoto University will hold an online showcase event to deliver state-of-art innovations of startups rooted from premier Japanese academic institutes to U.S. investors and venture capitals

KYOTO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Kyoto University, one of the highest research and educational institutes of Japan, has successfully achieved breakthrough innovations in science a...