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European Commissioner in charge of Health Stella Kyriakides removes her face mask during an online press conference on AstraZeneca at European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP)

Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

Jan. 27, 2021 3:33 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and drugmaker AstraZeneca sparred Wednesday over a delay in coronavirus vaccine deliveries amid a deepening dispute that raises concerns about international competition for limited supplies of the shots needed to end the pandemic. AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot...

In this image from video,  Jeff Zients, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president., Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, chair of the COVID-19 health equity task force, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team,, appear on screen during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (White House via AP)

The Latest: Biden WH: Recommit to virus safety to save lives

Jan. 27, 2021 3:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is projecting as many as 90,000 Americans will die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks. That warning came Wednesday as the administration held its first televised science briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. In the briefing, experts outlined efforts to improve...

Jos Bieleveldt, 91, receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Jos Bieleveldt had a spring in his 91-year-old step when he became one of the first Dutch recipients in his age group to get the coronavirus vaccine. One thing though, it really took too long a time coming. The 27-nation EU is coming under criticism for the slow rollout of its vaccination campaign. The bloc, a collection of many of the richest countries in the world, is not faring well in comparison to countries like Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Not in short supply: Blame for EU's rusty vaccine rollout

Jan. 27, 2021 11:56 AM EST

APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) — Jos Bieleveldt had a spring in his step when the 91-year-old Dutchman got a coronavirus vaccine this week. But many think that was way too long in coming. Almost two months before, Britain's Margaret Keenan, who is also 91 now, received her shot to kick off the U.K.'s...

A police officers speaks to youths on scooters at a road block during a nation-wide curfew in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The Netherlands entered its toughest phase of anti-coronavirus restrictions to date, imposing a nationwide night-time curfew from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. which started Saturday Jan. 23, 2021, in a bid to control the COVID-19 infection rate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

131 arrested on 'calmer' night during Dutch virus curfew

Jan. 27, 2021 9:54 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police said Wednesday that the fourth night of the Netherlands' coronavirus curfew passed more peacefully than the previous three nights marred by rioting. Even so, officers arrested 131 people, mainly for public order offenses and incitement. “It was calmer...

EU gives Poland a month to respond to justice system fears

Jan. 27, 2021 7:58 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive body warned the Polish government Wednesday that it has a month to address long-standing concerns about laws that Brussels fears undermine the independence of Supreme Court judges or Poland faces possible legal action. The European Commission considers...

Police officers block a road during a nation-wide curfew in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The Netherlands entered its toughest phase of anti-coronavirus restrictions to date, imposing a nationwide night-time curfew from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. which started Saturday Jan. 23, 2021, in a bid to control the COVID-19 infection rate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Belgium fears spread of Dutch riots over virus restrictions

Jan. 27, 2021 5:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions could spark similar protests in neighboring Belgium, the Belgian interior minister warned Wednesday as she instructed local authorities on how to limit the risks that protesters will spread the virus. The Netherlands has seen been...

Ans Lock van de Veen, 91, is injected with a COVID-19 vaccine in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Dutch authorities began vaccinating the first of thousands of people aged over 90 years who still live at home. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

EU demands that vaccine makers honor their commitments

Jan. 26, 2021 12:44 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned pharmaceutical companies that have developed coronavirus vaccines with EU aid that it must get its shots on schedule, a day after the bloc threatened to impose export controls on vaccines produced within its borders. The EU made it very clear that it is...

Texas head coach Shaka Smart directs his team against Kansas State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The Latest: Bucknell men's and women's hoops back on court

Jan. 25, 2021 6:04 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ COVID-19 tests within the Bucknell men’s and women’s basketball Tier 1 group that were announced as positive on Saturday have been amended to a negative result by the laboratory that conducted the testing. The...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 file photo, officers of the German Federal Police check passengers arriving by plane from Prague at the Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The European Union's executive body proposed Monday Jan. 25, 2021, that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread of new coronavirus variants but make sure to keep goods and workers moving across EU borders. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP, File)

EU proposes more travel restrictions to stop virus variants

Jan. 25, 2021 10:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive body proposed Monday that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread of new coronavirus variants but make sure to keep goods and workers moving across EU borders. Amid concerns related to the production and delivery of...

American defender McKenzie debuts for Belgium's Genk

Jan. 24, 2021 9:36 PM EST

American central defender Mark McKenzie made his debut for Belgium’s Genk on Sunday in a 3-2 loss at first-place Club Brugge in Belgium's first division. McKenzie transferred on Jan. 7 from Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. Genk is second to Club Brugge after 23 league matches. The 21-year-old made...