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European Markets Begin Final Trading Week of 2020 on Upbeat Note

European markets were rising Monday, reflecting investors’ confidence after U.S. President Donald Trump relented and signed a $900 billion economic stimulus package he had seemed to oppose.France’s benchmark CAC-40 was 1.1% higher at the midday tradin…

S. Korea Extends Britain Flight Ban After Positive Tests of Virus Variant

South Korea announced Monday that it will extend a ban on direct flights from Britain until January 7 after three people who recently entered the country tested positive for the COVID-19 variant that was first identified in Britain.The Korea Disease Co…

UK Expected to Approve AstraZeneca Vaccine This Week

British authorities are expected to approve the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine this week, and the head of the company said it will be as effective against the virus as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Sorio…

Wars, Instability Pose Vaccine Challenges in Poor Nations

DAR MANGI, PAKISTAN – Arifullah Khan had just administered another polio vaccine when the gunfire blasted from the nearby hills.“It happened so suddenly. There was so much gunfire it felt like an explosion,” he said, recalling details of the attack fiv…

South Korea, Japan, Indonesia Record Highest Daily Increases in COVID Cases

South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia recorded the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases Friday as a third wave of COVID-19 hit the countries.In South Korea 70% of the more than 1,200 new cases were in the greater Seoul area, where?half?the country’s…

British Army Helps Clear Backlog of Virus-stranded Drivers

LONDON – About 1,000 British soldiers were spending Christmas Day trying to clear a huge backlog of truck drivers stuck in southeast England after France briefly closed its border to Britain, then demanded coronavirus tests from all amid fears of a new…

Stranded in England, Truckers Spend Christmas in Their Cabs

RAMSGATE, ENGLAND – Aside from the occasional miniature tree and paper chains hung from cabs, there was little festive cheer for the thousands of truckers stuck on an old airfield in southeast England on Christmas Eve.Several thousand cargo trucks have…