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Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

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LONDON — After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free...

EU nations approve a dozen pandemic recovery plans

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BRUSSELS — In what European Union nations hope will be a tipping point in economic recovery from the pandemic, finance ministers from the the...

Merkel tells Germans to get vaccinated for ‘more freedom’

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BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged Germans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the more people get the shot “the more free...

Biden picks ex-West Virginia health official as drug czar

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is nominating West Virginia's former health commissioner as the nation's top anti-drug official, tapping a doctor who served on...

Unable to leave Russia, director attends Cannes virtually

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CANNES, France — Celebrated Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov is banned from leaving his home country, so he is attending the Cannes Film Festival virtually....

US says order coming this week on border asylum restrictions

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order this week about how migrant children are treated...

South Africa ramps up vaccine drive, too late for this surge

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JOHANNESBURG — Some in wheelchairs, others on canes, hundreds of South Africans waited recently on the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking garage to...

Grief counselors in short supply with gun violence rising

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PHILADELPHIA — As Brett Roman Williams stood at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office staring at a photo of his older brother’s face, a familiar...

White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push

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WASHINGTON — “A disservice to the country.” “Inaccurate disinformation.” “Literally killing people.” ...

New virus surge sends younger patients to Spain’s hospitals

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BARCELONA, Spain — Julio Miranda had never felt the threat of the coronavirus too close. With an appointment for his first COVID-19 jab scheduled...