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Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 4:35 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers in a cyberattack have been not only leaked to the web but “manipulated” by hackers. The European...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 2:05 PM

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped two million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:52 PM

LONDON (AP) — The British government banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the United Kingdom’s vaccination programme, although there are no signs the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:33 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 9:33 AM

WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 9:22 AM

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides, and killing at least 34 people. More than 600 people were injured...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:19 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: THE MINISTRY of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy (MMABE) on Thursday informed the public that there have been sightings of sharks in neighbouring Caribbean islands. In a statement, the ministry said that while there have...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: EXPRESSING CONCERN that regional states may not have equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has called for a global summit to address the matter. In a statement issued on Wednesday, CARICOM said it...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists on Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP): New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AM

HAVANA (AP): For more than 60 years, Cuba supplied at least some rice, milk, beans, sugar, chicken, electrical power and even cigarettes to its people nearly free of cost, regardless of whether they worked, allowing many to survive without a job or...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 2:13 PM

State leaders around the United States are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio’s governor offered to...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:17 PM

WUHAN, China (AP) — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 10:57 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — Florida was one of the first states to throw open vaccine eligibility to members of the general public over 65, leading to rumours that tourists and day-trippers are swooping in solely for the jab. State...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 9:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 9:26 AM

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has confirmed Pope Francis received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Thursday. No photos of the 84-year-old pontiff receiving the shot have been released. The pope has advocated that everyone should get the...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A majority of the US House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results – a speech that was followed by a mob of his...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:19 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP): Ugandan authorities appeared to cut off Internet access in the country on Wednesday night on the eve of a tense presidential election, while a lawyer for leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine said all contact had been lost...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:16 AM

BOGOTA AP): Just taking a walk in the streets of Colombia’s capital can feel dangerous for Luz Nelly Santana. The Afro-Colombian community leader sometimes uses a hat or a turban for disguise. She always wears a bulletproof vest. And she’s...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:11 AM

GENEVA (AP): US President-elect Joe Biden should bring “fundamental change” to US policy on human rights and allow criminal investigations of President Donald Trump, the head of Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Executive Director Kenneth Roth...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 4:34 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 1:43 PM

United States Census Bureau statisticians are under significant pressure from Trump political appointees to figure out who in America illegally, and they’re worried that any such report they produce in the waning days of the Trump...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:53 PM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United States Ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has cancelled plans to observe the country's tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny...

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