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Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — ov...

The Latest: Pakistan approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the country’s drug regulatory authority has approved the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and the government is trying to make it available by...

Mexico sees 2nd straight day of 20,000 coronavirus cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico posted its second straight day of more than 20,000 coronavirus cases Saturday, suggesting a surge in a country already struggling in many areas with overflowing hospitals. ...

Prince William worried about strain on UK emergency workers

LONDON (AP) — Prince William says he is concerned about the mental health of U.K. ambulance drivers, police officers and other first responders who are being exposed to extraordinary levels of trauma ...

The Latest: UN: Pandemic reduced migrants by 2M by mid-2020

UNITED NATIONS — A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2 million by the middle of 2020 because of border closings and a halt to travel ...

Taiwan confirms 7 new COVID cases from 5 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Saturday (Jan. 16) confirmed seven new coronavirus cases imported from Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, and the United States, bringing the coun...

Mexico sees record spike in coronavirus cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ago. The country also record...

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines as virus hits new record

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the tiny nation hit a new record in case numbers Friday and more hospitals reported they were at ful...

International students launch campaign to return to Australia amid border closures

An official petition to Australian lawmakers urging them to exempt international students from border closures has received nearly 3,000 signatures, citing “bad quality” online lessons and...

Greece to hike fines for violation of COVID-19 restrictions

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister says the country’s retail sector might begin to gradually reopen next week, if the scientists advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic recommen...

Taiwan warns against sharing false COVID quarantine hospital list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sharing a false list of hospitals where coronavirus (COVID-19) patients are allegedly being quarantined could result in a fine of up to NT$3 million (US$107,000), the Cent...

Indonesian fisheries worker in Taiwan tests positive for Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (Jan. 15) reported one new Wuhan coronavirus case imported from Indonesia, after reporting zero new cases on Thursday. On Friday, Central Epidemic Comm...

Taiwanese singer Fanny Liu is 'close contact' of Covid case in Hebei, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Controversial Taiwanese singer Fanny Liu (劉樂妍), who is under lockdown in China's Hebei Province, says she has come in contact with a confirmed Wuhan coronavirus case w...

Asia shares inch up as U.S. stimulus hopes boost sentiment

Asian shares rose on Friday (Jan. 15), brushing off a late Wall Street dip as expectations of large U.S. stimulus under President-elect Joe Biden shored up sentiment while oil prices perked up on upbe...

Walker taking his time as Celtics look to resume play

BOSTON (AP) — For now the season debut of Celtics point guard Kemba Walker remains in a holding pattern. The Celtics haven’t played a game in nearly a week thanks to the recent rash...