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Seychelles bids to reach COVID 'herd immunity' by mid-March

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The president of Seychelles says he hopes enough residents will soon be vaccinated against COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus in the Indian Ocean island nation. ...

Cyprus Church says 'satanic' Eurovision entry must be yanked

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Orthodox Church of Cyprus on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry into this year’s Eurovision song contest titled “El Diablo,” charging tha...

Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. “Today,” he said, “is a day o...

Sun, sand, shots: Caribbean seeks vaccines to revive economy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world’s most tourism-dependent regions. Clear waters a...

Some upset in Cyprus over 'satanic' Eurovision song choice

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus’ public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country’s “bl...

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of...

Taiwan's 'House of Cards' looks at 228 Incident in new season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first political drama, "Island Nation" (國際橋牌社), will attempt to show a true representation of the 228 Incident in its second season, with families o...

Cyprus Eurovision entry sparks backlash over 'satanic' lyrics

Cyprus' official Eurovision Song Contest entry for this year has triggered controversy within the island nation, and one anonymous caller threatened to "burn down" national broadcaster C...

Taiwan-China relations could improve in 2021: China experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Relations between Taiwan and China have a chance of improvement in 2021, though without any major breakthroughs, Chinese experts said Friday (Feb. 26) on the eve of the co...

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister Michael Somare dies

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister, Michael Somare, died at the age of 84 after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday. Somare, a pivotal figure in the South Pacific island nation's i...

Suspect in car bomb death of Maltese journalist changes plea

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — One of three men accused of killing Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a 2017 car bombing changed his plea to guilty Tuesday and was immediately sentence...

Guilty plea at Malta hearing, 3 years after journalist's murder

Vincent Muscat declared himself guilty on Tuesday at a pre-trial hearing in Malta over the killing of anti-corruption journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. Galizia was killed in a car bombin...

Dubai's Emirates seeks key role in global vaccine delivery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The belly of the Emirates plane that touched down in Dubai early Sunday from Brussels was stuffed with precious cargo: tens of thousands of doses of the Pfizer-BioNT...

Cyprus activists: Hunters' lead pellets threaten flamingos

Larnaca, CYPRUS (AP) — Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow...

The Latest: Philippines sets back theater, arcade reopenings

MANILA, Philippines — The approval for many Philippine movie theaters, video game arcades and other leisure businesses to reopen has been postponed another two weeks after mayors expressed fear it wil...