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UAE-backed Yemen leader says his troops at island air base

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A militia leader and nephew of Yemen's late strongman president has acknowledged that his Emirati-backed troops are stationed on an island in a crucial maritime chok...

Coronavirus digest: Chinese virologist denies COVID lab leak theory

Shi Zhengli, a virologist who works at a state lab in Wuhan, China, has denied speculation that the virus that led to the deadly pandemic had leaked from her institute. "I don't know how the...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tu...

Domestic manufacturers urge Taiwanese to have faith in their vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese should feel confident about the efficacy of the nation's domestically developed COVID-19 vaccines, according to local manufacturers. Domestic manufacturer...

Which vaccine will get you where in Europe this summer?

As vaccination rates rise and summer draws closer, hopeful holidaymakers who've already had their COVID-19 shots may be holding their breath to see where they can vacation in Europe this summer. T...

Why is North Korea 'cracking down' on 'foreign influence'?

Six children were recently "dragged" into a North Korean court in shackles and had clearly been harshly interrogated since their arrest, a source from within the country told NK News. The pu...

Modi announces federal takeover of India's vaccination program

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking in a televised national address on Monday, declared that the federal government would once again be taking control of the country's coronavirus vaccin...

COVID disinformation campaign targeted BionTech/Pfizer

"C'est étrange" (This is strange) — that's how YouTuber Leo Grasset started his Twitter message on May 24. Grasset runs the popular science channel Dirty Biology and in his twe...

Coronavirus digest: US probes reports of teen heart problem after COVID jab

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently conducting a probe into reports of heart problems among a small number of teenagers and young adults who were vaccinated against CO...

Slovakia plans to keeping using AstraZeneca despite pause

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's health minister says he plans to keep AstraZeneca in the country's vaccine arsenal, speaking a day after the country suspended use of the shots after a recipient...

Mexico: Russia's Sputnik V shortages mean limited 2nd doses

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Russian authorities have been having so many problems producing second doses of their Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine that Russia probably will be unable to supply enough to people wh...

Mexico cites Russia's Sputnik vaccine production problems

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Monday that the Russians have been having so many problems producing the second dose of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine that Russia probably will be unabl...

Slovakia eyes using Russia's Sputnik V; waits for results

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government is set to discuss possible use of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine with Moscow after it was successfully tested in a Hungarian lab. ...

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dro...

Coronavirus digest: India's southern states order stricter lockdowns

India registered 4,187 deaths linked to COVID and 401,078 new cases in the past 24 hours, the government said on Saturday. This is the fourth time the country recorded over 400,000 daily new infec...