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UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 08:40 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and...

In another dark day for UK retailing, Debenhams set to close

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 11:38 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

In another dark day for the British retailing industry, Debenhams said Tuesday it will start liquidating its business - which counts around 12,000 workers - after a potential buyer of the company...

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 07:15 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday...

Biden breaks foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot

Monday, 30 November 2020, 07:23 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

President-elect Joe Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, his doctor said. Biden...

Pope creates 13 new cardinals in ceremony marked by COVID

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 15:58 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis formally created 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to receive the rank, in a ceremony marked in every way by the coronavirus pandemic: Two of the...

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 11:51 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever. That's the stark dilemma Belgium's prime minister...

Polish PM says he's told Merkel of plan to veto EU budget

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 08:13 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Poland's prime minister on Friday said he had confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Warsaw is ready to block the EU's huge budget and recovery package because it's linked to democratic...

New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of ceremony

Saturday, 28 November 2020, 07:15 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their red...

Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 19:18 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace...

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