Coronavirus pandemic

VAX Live: Concert to help get 27m medical workers vaccinated

Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious…

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WHO urges halt to sale of live wild animals in food markets

The UN health agency calls for the ban to prevent the emergence of new diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO)…

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UK economy expanded in February with end of lockdown in sight

The United Kingdom’s economy grew by 0.4 percent in February from January as companies prepared for the lifting of a…

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As Biden meets CEOs to tackle chip shortage, Intel offers hope

United States President Joe Biden has met with executives from key companies to discuss the global chip shortage that has…

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India’s 161,736 new COVID cases are the world’s highest

India has reported 161,736 new coronavirus infections, hitting the world’s highest daily tally once again, for a total of 13.69…

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US budget deficit this year nearly doubles previous record

The US federal budget deficit for the first six months of the fiscal year swelled to $1.7 trillion as more…

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US oil output climbs toward level not seen since pandemic’s start

Higher prices are buoying drillers’ confidence: Benchmark Nymex oil gained nearly 35 percent in the past four months after OPEC…

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England takes major step out of COVID lockdown; PM urges caution

Shops, gyms, hairdressers and pub gardens reopened in England after being shuttered for months as part of a nationwide lockdown…

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Venezuela to produce Cuban COVID vaccine: Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says the country has signed a deal to produce two million doses per month of a…

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US Federal Reserve chair says economy at ‘inflection point’

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the U.S. economy is at an “inflection point” with stronger growth and hiring ahead…

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