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Turkish Study Revises Down Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy to 83.5%

Turkish Study Revises Down Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy to 83.5%

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech has an efficacy of 83.5% based on final results of Phase III trials, Turkish researchers said on Wednesday, a downward revision from a preliminary finding of 91.25%. The final efficacy rate was based on 41 infections, 32 of which had recei

Ten People Killed in Plane Crash in South Sudan, Says Governor

Ten People Killed in Plane Crash in South Sudan, Says Governor

At least ten people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed at an airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the region’s governor and the airline said. The airline said all aboard the commercial plane died late afternoon Tuesdaywhen it took off from the airstrip at Pieri on a return f

French FM: Turkey Has Stopped Insulting Us, but Action Still Needed

Turkey has stopped insulting France and the European Union, providing some reassurance, but ties will remain fragile until it takes concrete action, France’s foreign minister said. Ankara has repeatedly traded barbs with Paris over its policies on Syria, Libya, the eastern Mediterranean and other

Turkey's Reopening Relieves Restaurants, Worries Doctors

Turkey's Reopening Relieves Restaurants, Worries Doctors

Turkish restaurants reopened and many children returned to school on Tuesday after the government announced steps to ease COVID-19 curbs even as cases edged higher, raising concerns in the top medical association. On Monday evening, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lifted weekend lockdowns in low-

Nigerian Governor Says 279 Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Freed

Nigerian Governor Says 279 Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Freed

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state´s governor said Tuesday. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 girls have been freed.

Austria, Denmark to Work with Israel on Vaccines

Austria, Denmark to Work with Israel on Vaccines

Austria’s leader said his country and Denmark intend to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and will work with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz plans to visit Israel with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Thursday and

Israel Looking to Buy 36 Million Booster Shots of COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel Looking to Buy 36 Million Booster Shots of COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel is looking to buy 36 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines, three times the number it has already bought, in case booster shots are needed later in the year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. Netanyahu has made Israel’s world-leading COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, and what he

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