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Slovakia awaiting test results before purchasing Russian Covid vaccine

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Following successful testing in a Hungarian lab, Slovakia will discuss the purchase of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus ...

EU, Pfizer sign agreement to purchase 1.8 billion doses of vaccine

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has signed a contract to purchase up to 1.8 billion additional Covid vaccine doses from ...

Spain Promises Ambitious Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America

MADRID - Spain has promised to donate 7.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Latin American and Caribbean countries this ...

Amid vaccine skepticism, Armenia opens up

While much of the world waits in vain for COVID-19 vaccines, in Armenia they are available to anyone who shows ...

Tajikistan: Eurovision act strikes a chord in her native land

When Manizha, a Tajik-born singer, won the public vote to represent Russia at that most European of competitions, the Eurovision ...

Why is the FDA funded in part by the companies it regulates?

The Food and Drug Administration has moved from an entirely taxpayer-funded entity to one increasingly funded by user fees paid ...

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Defective roof clips cause Ford to recall 661,000 Explorers

DETROIT, Michigan: Acting on the request of federal regulators in the United States, American automaker Ford Motor will recall 661,000 ...

U.S. oil pipeline shutdown could cause jump in prices

WASHINGTON D.C.: Supply disruptions caused by the shutdown at Colonial Pipeline---the country's top fuel pipeline network---could result in prices rising ...

California population falls by 182,000; largest loss in 100 years

SACRAMENTO, California: For the first time in 120 years, California's population declined last year.The state lost 182,083 people during 2020, ...

Slovakia awaiting test results before purchasing Russian Covid vaccine

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Following successful testing in a Hungarian lab, Slovakia will discuss the purchase of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus ...

Elections in Scotland makes likely referendum on independence from UK

EDINBURGH, Scotland: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon promised to move forward with a new independence referendum after the pro-independence Scottish ...

After 14 months, Georgia Supreme Court to resume in-person sessions

ATLANTA, Georgia: The Georgia Supreme Court is to resume in-person court hearings for the first time in more than one ...