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Israel to send 1M coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians

Jun. 18, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the Palestinians expect to receive later this year. Israel, which has reopened after...

China pledges harsh penalties ahead of party anniversary

Jun. 18, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is pledging to harshly punish anyone responsible for major industrial accidents or outbreaks of violence in coming days as the ruling Communist Party prepares lavish celebrations for its centenary on July 1. At a meeting Thursday, Vice Premier Liu...

Israel says it will transfer some 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority

Jun. 18, 2021 04:51 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will transfer some 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority.

Ethiopia finally set to vote as PM vows 1st fair election

Jun. 18, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopians will vote Monday in a landmark election overshadowed by reports of famine in the country’s war-hit Tigray region and beset by logistical problems that mean some people won’t be able to vote until September. The election is the...

Iran votes in presidential poll tipped in hard-liner's favor

Jun. 18, 2021 04:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran voted Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, fueling public apathy and sparking calls for a boycott in the Islamic Republic. State-linked opinion...

UEFA still in talks about foreign fans for Euro 2020 final

Jun. 18, 2021 04:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — UEFA is in talks with the British government about allowing foreign soccer fans to fly into London for games in the latter stages of the European Championship to avoid moving them from Wembley Stadium. The competition's organizers have a contingency plan...

Tennessee launches ads aimed at filling hospitality jobs

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee tourism officials have launched a $150,000 ad campaign in and outside the state to help fill leisure and hospitality jobs amid a bounce-back from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the industry. The state Department of Tourist...

WVa secretary of state offices reopening fully next week

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's secretary of state offices will fully reopen to the public next week. All four locations will reopen for scheduled appointments and walk-in customers beginning Tuesday, Secretary of State Mac Warner said. The...

Sign-ups growing for Kentucky prizes tied to COVID shots

Jun. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentuckians vying for lucrative prizes tied to getting the COVID-19 vaccine continues to grow, Gov. Andy Beshear said. More than 414,000 Kentucky adults have entered drawings for $1 million prizes, the governor said Thursday. Another...

LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...