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Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 5:05 PM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — The owner of a Northern California bar where authorities say made-to-order fake COVID-19 vaccination cards were sold to undercover state agents for $20 each was arrested in what officials call the first such...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 4:22 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced a “first tentative step” Friday toward resuming international travel, saying United Kingdom citizens will be able to travel to countries including Portugal, Iceland, and Israel later this month...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:13 PM

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorisation Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of doses to reach needy countries through a WHO-backed...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 10:27 AM

LONDON (AP) — People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said Friday. It said the change would not...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 9:42 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis cops involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the black man's constitutional rights as he was restrained...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:23 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Haiti has signalled its intention to hold a controversial referendum ahead of presidential and general elections despite growing international criticism. “A referendum is an act of sovereignty. It essentially concerns...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:22 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): UNDER ORDER by the Supreme Court, India’s government on Thursday agreed to provide more medical oxygen to hospitals in the capital city of New Delhi, potentially easing a two-week-old shortage that worsened the country’s exploding...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:22 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP): Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a wide-ranging list of new voting restrictions into law Thursday, staging a misleading, made-for-TV ceremony meant to tout his credentials on a top priority for the Republican Party’s...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 4:55 PM

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in the United States waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 2:35 PM

GENEVA (AP) — Several world leaders Thursday praised a call by the United States to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries by removing patent protections on the shots. But the proposal faces a multitude of hurdles, including...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 9:53 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Infections in India hit another grim daily record on Thursday as demand for medical oxygen jumped sevenfold and the government denied reports that it was slow in distributing life-saving supplies from abroad. The number of...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 9:33 AM

BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive arm has proposed EU nations join forces to develop and deploy COVID-19 treatments across the 27-nation bloc. The European Commission says vaccines will not eradicate coronavirus “overnight...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:19 AM

Four months after Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts, having concluded that he incited violence leading to the deadly January 6 Capitol riot, the company’s quasi-independent oversight board upheld the bans. But it told Facebook to specify how long...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:17 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:16 AM

BAMAKO, Mali (AP): A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at once – after only expecting seven, according to Mali’s minister of health and the Moroccan clinic where the nonuplets were born. It appeared to be the first time on record that a...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:15 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): The Grenada government says it has won an appeal to prevent State creditors from garnishing the State’s accounts and using other similar execution methods when enforcing money judgments against the State. In a statement...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:15 AM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): Haiti has signalled its intention to hold a controversial referendum ahead of presidential and general elections, despite growing international criticism. “A referendum is an act of sovereignty. It essentially concerns...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 5:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic. United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 2:49 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defence attorney for the former Minneapolis cop convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion, and he wants a hearing to have the verdict impeached because...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:06 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian health officials said Wednesday they have become the first to approve Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for ages as young as 12. Dr Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Health Canada, confirmed the decision for ages 12...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 10:03 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government, facing calls for a strict lockdown to slow a devastating surge in coronavirus infections, was ordered by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to submit a plan to meet New Delhi hospitals' oxygen needs...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 9:39 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook — at least not yet. The social network's quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold his ban from the platform after his account was suspended...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:19 AM

CASTRIES, (CMC): Government and Opposition legislators Tuesday differed on the need for extending a state of emergency (SOE) by a further five months with at least one legislator noting that there should have been a general consensus “on the ground...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:18 AM

ST. GEORGE’S, (CMC): Grenada Tuesday announced a ban on persons entering the island with a travel history that includes visits to India and Brazil in the past 14 days as it seeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “This...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:17 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a midnight deadline on Tuesday to put together a new coalition government — or be looking at the possibility of leading his Likud party into the opposition for the first time in 12...

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