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Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state governors were planning to talk Monday with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry on ways to beef up the country's sluggish vaccination campaign.
EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday.
Russia arrests over 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny

Russia arrests over 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny

MOSCOW — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin.
Frustration grows amid restaurateurs over lack of data linking industry to COVID-19

Frustration grows amid restaurateurs over lack of data linking industry to COVID-19

James Iranzad is still angry about what happened on New Year’s Eve. Like many B.C.
Swedish nurse wins a week of isolation, films amid pandemic

Swedish nurse wins a week of isolation, films amid pandemic

GOTEBORG, Sweden — Cinema in lockdown: Scandinavia’s largest film festival is exploring the social isolation resulting from COVID-19 by setting up a temporary cinema-for-one on a desolated island in the North Sea with the only companionship the event
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Oilpatch earnings Investors will see financial results from some of the big names in the oilpatch this week.
Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage

Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON — The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.
Biden warns of growing cost of delay on economic aid plan

Biden warns of growing cost of delay on economic aid plan

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is warning of a steep and growing “cost of inaction” on his $1.

China's first Hualong One nuclear reactor begins operations

BEIJING — China National Nuclear Corp. said its first nuclear power unit that uses Hualong One, a third-generation nuclear reactor, started commercial operations on Saturday.
No income, 2,000 mouths to feed: Lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

No income, 2,000 mouths to feed: Lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

ATHENS, Greece — It's feeding time at Greece's only zoo, and a capuchin monkey grabs as many mandarins as it can — even tucking one into his long, supple tail. It might be wise to stock up.
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