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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Desperate to jumpstart Europe’s sluggish vaccination programme, leaders from across the continent scrambled Wednesday in the wake of an unexpected delay in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19...

BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm has announced plans for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that...
Ash rises into the air as the La Soufriére volcano erupts on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent yesterday.

KINGSTOWN (AP): Leaders of volcano-wracked St Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the Eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the...

ST JOHN’S (AP): Prime Minister Gaston Browne has sought to downplay opposition concerns over remarks he made regarding the persons being evacuated from St Vincent and the Grenadines, where the erupting La Soufriére volcano has resulted in several...

KINGSTOWN (AP): La Soufriére volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent late last week, with officials worried...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP): George Floyd’s brother shed tears on the witness stand on Monday as he was shown a picture of his late mother and a young George. “That’s my oldest brother George. I miss both of them,” 39-year-old Philonise Floyd said at the...

THIMPU (AP): When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, the United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly. Those countries...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared Monday that the world’s failure to unite on tackling COVID-19 created wide inequalities, and he called for urgent action including a wealth tax to help finance the global...

TORONTO (AP) — All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fuelled by more-contagious virus variants, Ontario’s premier...

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesia said Monday that it is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine it is using, after the acknowledgement by China’s top disease control official that current vaccines offer low...
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