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Ivory Coast 2nd country to receive COVID vaccines via COVAX

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast on Friday became the second country in the world to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX initiative, with 504,000 doses of the AstraZen...

EXPLAINER: Meet the vaccine appointment bots, and their foes

Having trouble scoring a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? You’re not alone. To cope, some people are turning to bots that scan overwhelmed websites and send alerts on social media when slots open up. ...

EU coronavirus summit: Vaccine certificates expected by summer

Leaders from the European Union's (EU) 27-member states came to together for a virtual summit on Thursday with the aim of solving pressing coronavirus-related health and logistical problems confro...

Taiwan 'important partner' in securing US supply chains: White House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A White House official on Wednesday (Feb. 24) described Taiwan as an "important partner" in securing critical supply chains for the U.S. On Wednesday, Biden s...

Biden to order a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors that powe...

The Latest: Sinovac delivers 1 million doses to Hong Kong

HONG KONG— China's Sinovac delivered 1 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac to Hong Kong on Friday evening. Government officials approved Sinovac’s two-dose vaccine on Thu...

Proud Boys suspect's lawyers blame Trump for Capitol attack

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for the purported leader of the Kansas City cell of the Proud Boys blamed former President Donald Trump for the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, telling a federal...

Minneapolis beefs up security before trial in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis leaders said Wednesday they are beefing up security plans, preparing to close streets and making sure businesses and residents are well informed as the trial approaches ...

COVID vaccine: EU to buy 300 million extra Moderna doses

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday announced a new deal with the US pharmaceutical giant Moderna to supply extra vaccine doses. The European Union has faced criticism for...

Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by the U.S. Energy Department’s inspe...

Unwilling to wait, poorer countries seek their own vaccines

NEW DELHI (AP) — With coronavirus cases still climbing, Honduras got tired of waiting to get vaccines through a United Nations program, so the small Central American country struck out on its own, sec...

Taiwanese warned cross-strait conflict could mean sacrifice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese may have to make sacrifices and bolster preparedness if the nation is pushed to the brink of war with China, warned a former U.S. official. Matt Pottinger, wh...

Pakistan says it successfully test fired short-range missile

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test-fired a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads up to 290 kilometers (about 180 ...

UN-backed program seeks rollout of 100M vaccine doses in Q1

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N.-backed program to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to the neediest people worldwide, especially in poor countries, announced plans Wednesday for an initial distribution of some 100 millio...

Deadliest virus month piles strain on Portugal's government

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The pressure appears to be getting to Portugal’s government after almost two weeks at the top of the world rankings of daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths by size of population...