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With Hope High for Vaccine, Britain Prepares to Roll it out

With Hope High for Vaccine, Britain Prepares to Roll it out

With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April. Even before regulators have approved a single vaccine, the UK and countries across Europe are moving q

Swiss Police Identify Stabbing Suspect as Militant

Swiss Police Identify Stabbing Suspect as Militant

Police have identified a Swiss woman who knifed a victim in the neck and grabbed another by the throat in a Lugano department store in the south of Switzerland on Tuesday as a known militant. Federal prosecutors have called the incident in the Italian-speaking southern canton of Ticino a suspecte

Russia Says it Thwarted ISIS Attacks in Moscow Region

Russia's Federal Security Service said on Wednesday it had thwarted "terror" attacks planned by ISIS in the Moscow region, uncovering and breaking up a militant cell, the RIA news agency said. Security officers detained one person and seized a home-made bomb, the FSB was quoted as saying.

China FM in Japan to Discuss Virus, Regional Concerns

China FM in Japan to Discuss Virus, Regional Concerns

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China’s growing influence. Wang and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi were expected to discuss resuming busines

COVID-19 Vaccines Offer Hope as World Leaders Plan for Future

COVID-19 Vaccines Offer Hope as World Leaders Plan for Future

France is expected to loosen its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as the boss of a major airline said proof of vaccination will likely become the only way people can fly in a post-pandemic world. Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the

Britain Pledges $227 Mln Annual Civilian, Food Aid to Afghanistan

Britain Pledges $227 Mln Annual Civilian, Food Aid to Afghanistan

Britain said it will pledge $227 million in annual civilian and food aid for Afghanistan at a conference on Tuesday in Geneva where officials from about 70 countries and humanitarian organizations will pledge billions of dollars for the war-torn nation. Dependent on foreign aid, Afghanistan is at

Trump Administration Gives Green Light to Proceed with Biden Transition

Trump Administration Gives Green Light to Proceed with Biden Transition

After weeks of waiting, President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cleared the way for President-elect Joe Biden to transition to the White House, giving him access to briefings and funding even as Trump vowed to continue fighting the election results. Trump, a Republican, has alleged wide

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