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South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs amid blood clot issue

South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs amid blood clot issue

BERLIN — South Africa has suspended giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a “precautionary measure” following the FDA decision in the United States to pause using it while very rare blood clot cases are examined.
Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.” “It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism," Jagger said in a statement Tuesday.

Volkswagen reaches wage deal with German workers

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen and Germany’s largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that provides a 1,000 euro bonus recognizing employee efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and a 2.3% wage increase from January 2022.
UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

LONDON — The U.K. economy grew 0.4% in February, rebounding from a sharp drop the previous month, as the rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines boosted confidence in a recovery from the pandemic.
Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices increased a sharp 0.6% in March, the biggest uptick since 2012, while inflation over the past year jumped 2.6%.
Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

NEW YORK — Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines.

Two books based on '1619 Project' coming out in November

NEW YORK — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists.
Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

LONDON — Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times.
Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda — The American rap artist and singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda's president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country.
Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO — Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years.