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World Feb 08EU countries expel Russian diplomats in Navalny dispute
Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday each declared a Russian diplomat in their country “persona non grata,” retaliating in kind to last week’s decision by Moscow to expel diplomats from the three European Union countries over the case of opposition…
World Jan 29AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine authorized for all adults, EU regulator says
The decision requires final approval from the European Commission, a process that occurred swiftly with the other coronavirus vaccines.
World Jan 21World leaders cheer U.S. return to climate fight under Biden
World leaders have breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned.
World Jan 01World quietly rings in 2021 after enduring a year many prefer to forget
As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year’s experience mirrored national responses to the virus itself.
World Dec 31Major cities ring in a muted New Year’s amid global pandemic
New Year's Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year filled with challenges.
World Dec 21EU drug regulator approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine
The move Monday raises hopes that the 27 nations in the European Union bloc can begin giving the shots shortly after Christmas.
World Dec 16Germany backs bill requiring tech companies to make 5G security pledge
The bill seeks to address concerns that vendors such as Chinese tech company Huawei might pose a security risk if they have access to core parts of the German telecoms network.
Health Dec 15EU regulators move up Pfizer vaccine assessment to Dec. 21
Facing strong pressure from Germany and other European Union nations, the bloc's medicines agency on Tuesday moved up a meeting to assess the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to Dec. 21, likely bringing vaccinations a step closer for millions of EU citizens.
World Dec 02U.N. calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go carbon-free
The head of the United Nations is calling on countries to end what he calls a war on nature and instead embrace a future without carbon pollution triggering global warming.
World Dec 01European regulator to decide Dec. 29 on 1st virus vaccine
The European Medicines Agency will convene a meeting on Dec. 29 to decide if there is enough data about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for it to be approved, the regulator said…