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Brazil is in talks with the United States to import excess COVID-19 vaccines, the Brazilian foreign ministry said on Saturday, as the South American nation struggles to stem rising coronavirus infections and deaths. The ministry tweeted that, along with Brazil’s embassy in Washington, it has been in discussions with the US government since March 13…
Medics criticise move by government to offer jabs to all diplomats even though country has not completed inoculating health workers.Kenya has offered free COVID-19 vaccines to all diplomats based there, including thousands of United Nations staff, even though it has not completed inoculating its own health workers, other front-line staff or elderly, drawing criticism from…
With the United States racing towards its goal of having enough coronavirus vaccines available for all adults in the country by May 1, the debate over what it should do with excess supplies is intensifying. The US is projected to have a hefty surplus of coronavirus vaccines in the second half of 2021, estimated at…
Eva Garcia’s nerves were frayed after she heard false rumours that COVID-19 vaccines were dangerous. But the 35-year-old California farmworker, who had tested positive for and recovered from the virus herself earlier this year, decided that getting the vaccine was the right thing to do. The jab, she reasoned, would protect her, her husband and…
From: Inside StoryCalls for hate-crime charges after women of Asian descent killed in gun attack.RelatedSuspect arrested, says killings were not racially motivated; police say it is too early to declare this a hate crime.The shootings appear to be at ‘intersection of gender-based violence, misogyny and xenophobia,’ says US politician.Six of the eight victims were women…
On a pine-covered hill above the sparkling blue Aegean lies a boy’s grave, a teddy bear leaning against the white marble tombstone. His first boat ride was his last — the sea killed him before his sixth birthday. The Afghan child with a tuft of spiky hair stares out of a photo on his gravestone,…
The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin’s offer to speak by phone with US President Joe Biden was intended to prevent bilateral ties from completely falling apart over the American leader’s remark that his Russian counterpart was a killer. Putin made it clear that “it makes sense to have a talk to maintain…
On February 7, a Himalayan glacier broke and caused a flash flood in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. The avalanche smashed two hydroelectric dam projects and killed more than 200 people. A total of 205 people were reported missing in the disaster, but so far only 74 bodies and 34 separate body parts have…
Saudi Arabia condemns attack, saying it targeted ‘the security and stability of the world’s energy supplies’.Saudi Arabia said drones struck an oil facility in the capital of Riyadh on Friday, igniting a fire at the installation. The official Saudi Press Agency quoted an official in the energy ministry as saying the dawn attack caused no…
London, United Kingdom – Marius Daniel Banceanu has a grand vision for greater recognition for his people, the Roma, but this month his gaze is fixed on a single, small box. For the first time, in the 2021 census of the United Kingdom – an event that takes place every 10 years, Roma is included…