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 2021-12-08 03:02 

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South Korea's daily virus jump exceeds 7,000 for 1st time...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis....

 2021-12-08 01:55 

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EPA lowers ethanol requirements, citing reduced demand...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday lowered annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels to account for reduced demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the administration moved to reject r...

 2021-12-07 13:32 

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Spain approves COVID vaccine for children in 5-11 age group...

MADRID (AP) — Spain's health ministry gave the go-ahead Tuesday for children between ages 5 and 11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a rise in coronavirus infections in recent weeks. Italy and Austria have also been inoculating children sin...

 2021-12-07 12:59 

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European drug regulator backs mixing COVID-19 vaccines...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union drug regulator gave its backing Tuesday to mixing different types of vaccines in initial vaccination and booster campaigns to battle the coronavirus. The European Medicines Agency said in a statement ...

 2021-12-07 11:59 

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Uganda registers first 7 cases of omicron, says official...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has its first seven cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a health official confirmed Tuesday. The director of clinical services, Charles Olaro, said the variant was detected in travelers from South Africa an...

 2021-12-07 09:32 

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Global stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased and China reported stronger November trade figures than expected. London and Frankfurt opened higher. Shanghai, Tokyo...

 2021-12-07 09:31 

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German parliament to debate job-specific vaccine mandate...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament is set to debate a proposed vaccine mandate for hospital and nursing home staff on Tuesday, among other measures meant to help break the country's biggest wave so far of coronavirus infections. At a special...

 2021-12-07 04:32 

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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease...

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices gained for a second day. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index ...

 2021-12-07 04:32 

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Hong Kong loses shine amid tough coronavirus restrictions...

HONG KONG (AP) — The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of quarantine for new arrivals. The restrictions are...

 2021-12-06 22:58 

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Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical...

As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the latest competitor to the world-domina...

 2021-12-06 22:06 

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Lawmakers try to block vaccine requirement for La. students...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Louisiana lawmakers Monday voted against Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus vaccine requirement for some students, but the Democratic governor intends to overrule the rejection and add the shot to th...

 2021-12-06 20:54 

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Scientists slam German tabloid's pandemic coverage...

BERLIN (AP) — A group representing Germany's main scientific organizations has accused the country's biggest-selling newspaper of contributing to public hostility against scientists during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Monday, the...

 2021-12-06 20:04 

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GOP lawmakers try to block vaccine requirement for students...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican lawmakers seemed poised Monday to vote against Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus vaccine requirement for some Louisiana students, but the Democratic governor intends to overrule any legislative rejection and a...

 2021-12-06 14:33 

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Nigeria slams UK's 'discriminatory' travel ban over omicron...

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian official on Monday criticized a travel ban imposed on the West African nation by the British government amid fears about the new omicron coronavirus variant as "punitive, indefensible and discriminatory." U.K...

 2021-12-06 13:32 

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WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worl...

 2021-12-06 13:04 

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Pandemic stress weighs heavily on Gen Z: AP-NORC, MTV poll...

Isolation. Anxiety. Uncertainty. The stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on Americans of all ages, but a new poll finds that teens and young adults have faced some of the heaviest struggles as they come of age during a time of extreme t...

 2021-12-06 10:31 

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Scholz taps epidemiologist as new German health minister...

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz announced Monday that an epidemiologist who has been a prominent voice of caution in the coronavirus pandemic will be Germany's new health minister, part of a team that includes the first woman to b...

 2021-12-06 08:53 

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Asian shares slide after China Evergrande warns of cash woes...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday after troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande warned late Friday it may run out of money. Investors also are struggling with uncertainty about the newest coronavirus variant and about ...

 2021-12-06 07:54 

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Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near...

MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shot...

 2021-12-06 07:04 

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AP PHOTOS: Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces new dramatic turn...

Aung San Suu Kyi' s career took another dramatic turn Monday as a court in Myanmar sentenced the ousted leader to four years in prison after convicting her of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions. Other cases against her are pending. It w...

 2021-12-06 06:31 

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Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years...

BANGKOK (AP) — A special court in Myanmar's capital sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official sa...

 2021-12-06 02:58 

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Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center's main opera house after the coronavirus pand...

 2021-12-05 22:05 

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Louisiana confirms omicron variant of virus found in state...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department announced Sunday that it has confirmed the state's first case of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Testing of a probable case of the new variant determined omicro...

 2021-12-05 20:31 

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant...

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President...

 2021-12-05 19:04 

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Putin hopes WHO soon approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday voiced hope for a quick approval of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organization, saying the move is essential for expanding its global supplies. Speaking d...

 2021-12-05 18:03 

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Georgia: Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in state...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's public health agency said it has confirmed the first in-state case of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Department of Public Health said Sunday that the person had recently traveled from Sout...

 2021-12-05 17:59 

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Kennedy Center Honors and its traditions are back once more...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center's main opera house after the coronavirus pand...

 2021-12-05 15:53 

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Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 protesters...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most demonstrators marched peacefully to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions that aim to counter a surge of coronavirus infe...

 2021-12-05 13:31 

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Hundreds march against COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through central Brussels on Sunday to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases. Marchers came to protest the measures that w...

 2021-12-05 09:53 

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Germany: incoming minister advises against Christmas travel...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's incoming transport minister is advising people against traveling over Christmas as the country tries to stem a wave of coronavirus infections. Federal and state leaders on Thursday announced tough new restrictions that la...

 2021-12-05 01:54 

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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge...

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. "The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community sp...

 2021-12-04 20:59 

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Former Dutch queen Beatrix tests positive for coronavirus...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Princess Beatrix, the 83-year-old former Dutch queen, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the royal house announced Saturday. In a statement, the royal house said Beatrix got tested after feeling "mild cold sym...

 2021-12-04 19:54 

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UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their fligh...

 2021-12-04 18:32 

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Police get complaints over U.K. leader's festive parties...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has raised complaints to police about Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in his office last year in breach of coronavirus restrictions. The reports surfaced as many ...

 2021-12-04 18:31 

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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under virus surge...

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. "The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community sp...

 2021-12-04 16:31 

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Anti-lockdown protesters march through Dutch city of Utrecht...

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of people marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht on Saturday to protest the government's coronavirus lockdown measures. Holding balloons, umbrellas and banners, including ones that said: "I...

 2021-12-04 15:32 

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Ball, 3 other Hornets in NBA's health and safety protocols...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four Charlotte Hornets players, including last year's Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, have been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols on Saturday, an indicator they have tested positive of the coronavirus. Al...

 2021-12-04 10:31 

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Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass...

MILAN (AP) — A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone. A nurse in the northern city of Biella, Filippa Bua, said she could tell right away that something was off ...

 2021-12-04 03:31 

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SKorea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to tighten social distancing and border controls. The 5,352 new...

 2021-12-03 23:59 

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Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US...

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it c...

 2021-12-03 20:52 

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Analysis: Why Rodgers got fined and 3 Bucs got suspended...

Aaron Rodgers flaunts the NFL/NFLPA coronavirus protocols and gets a fine that barely shows up in his paycheck. Antonio Brown and two others do the same and get three-game suspensions. What gives? It's complicated, but in some ways it's also prett...

 2021-12-03 20:32 

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The AP Interview: Scientist says omicron was a group find...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Botswana scientist who may well have discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus says he has been on a "rollercoaster of emotions," with the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the travel bans immedi...

 2021-12-03 20:05 

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Despite analysis, Parson adamant mask mandates don't work...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A health department analysis shows Missouri cities that require masks to combat the coronavirus pandemic this year saw fewer infections, but Republican Gov. Mike Parson insisted Thursday that mandates don't work. The analysi...

 2021-12-03 19:32 

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Russia registers record for virus-linked deaths in October...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state statistics agency says that 74,893 people with COVID-19 died in October — the highest monthly tally in the pandemic that comes as the country grappling with a major surge of coronavirus infections and deaths. A...

 2021-12-03 16:58 

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Omicron-stricken South Africa may be glimpse into the future...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new vari...

 2021-12-03 16:32 

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More regions of Russia require vaccines for people 60 and up...

MOSCOW (AP) — More regions of Russia have made COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for residents age 60 and over as the country tries to control coronavirus infections and to keep the omicron variant at bay. Authorities in the northern region of Komi said F...

 2021-12-03 16:00 

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Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who've already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants. A research group has b...

 2021-12-03 15:59 

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Omicron may be driving S Africa's surge; wary world watches...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new vari...

 2021-12-03 12:59 

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Study: Black, Asian Britons have higher COVID-19 death rates...

LONDON (AP) — Almost two years into the pandemic, Black and other ethnic minority people in Britain are still dying with the coronavirus at higher rates than white residents, likely because of lower vaccination rates, a government-commissioned repor...

 2021-12-03 10:58 

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WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, whil...

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