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This photograph, released by UNICEF yesterday, shows the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines

ACCRA, (AP): Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday – the long-awaited start for a programme that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots...
European Union Ambassador to Venezuela Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa is presented with a letter of ‘persona non grata’ from Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, yesterday. (AP)

CARACAS, (AP): Venezuela’s government on Wednesday ordered the expulsion of the head of the European Union delegation in the South American nation following the bloc’s decision to impose sanctions on several Venezuelan officials accused of...
Asylum seekers receive food as they wait for news at the border on February 19 in Tijuana, Mexico.

MEXICO CITY (AP): In the first five days since the administration of US President Joe Biden began to process the thousands of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) registered 12,000 people. That...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by US regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the...

WASHINGTON (AP): A federal judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to remain temporarily jailed after she was arrested and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plotting his...

UNITED NATIONS (CMC): The top United Nations official in Haiti called Monday for a “democratic renewal” in the troubled, French-speaking Caribbean country to lift it out of a drawn-out political and humanitarian crisis and to put it back on the...

BRUSSELS (CMC): The European Union (EU) on Monday removed Barbados from the so-called blacklist of jurisdictions considered non-cooperative for tax purposes, but added Dominica because it said the island still does not fully meet international...

MEXICO CITY (AP): Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico’s per capita death rate is probably higher and the...

LONDON (AP) — Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognised system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

LONDON (AP) — Stir-crazy Britons rushed to book overseas vacations after Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled plans to slowly ease a national lockdown, boosting optimism that travel restrictions will be removed in time for the summer holiday...
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