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The Latest: France adds Russia to list of banned countries

Jun. 23, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

PARIS — France is adding Russia to its “red list” of countries from which travels are banned unless it is for urgent reasons as they are struggling with virus surges and worrisome variants. French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said Wednesday that Russia,...

CureVac founder withdraws candidacy for supervisory board

Jun. 23, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

German biotech company CureVac said Wednesday that its founder has withdrawn his candidacy for the supervisory board for health reasons. Dr. Ingmar Hoerr, one of the leading scientists in the development of mRNA technology, was the company’s founding chief executive and...

Iran: 'Sabotage attack' on civilian nuclear center thwarted

Jun. 23, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have thwarted what they called a “sabotage attack” targeting a civilian nuclear facility near the country's capital, state TV reported Wednesday, as details about the incident remained scarce. The attempted attack against a...

The Latest: Guam launching COVID-19 vaccine tourism program

Jun. 22, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam — Guam is launching a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19. The Pacific Daily News reports the first group of three travelers was arriving on a...

Guam launches vaccine tourism program to jump-start industry

Jun. 22, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam has launched a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19. The first group of three travelers was due to arrive Wednesday on a charter flight...

Brazil probes Health Ministry deal to buy Covaxin vaccine

Jun. 22, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal prosecutor’s office is investigating possible irregularities in a Health Ministry contract to purchase 20 million doses of the Covaxin vaccine manufactured by Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech. The agreement signed in February...

Ohio business groups speak against GOP vaccination bill

Jun. 22, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two major Ohio business groups on Tuesday came out in opposition to pending GOP legislation in the Ohio House that would prohibit employers, either public or private, from requiring employees to receive vaccinations. The bill also would prevent...

UAE's capital apparently offering COVID vaccines to tourists

Jun. 22, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The capital of the United Arab Emirates has apparently started offering free coronavirus vaccines to tourists flying into the emirate, a move that could entice travelers and help revive the country's struggling tourism industry. While...

The Latest: NKorea tells WHO it has detected no virus cases

Jun. 21, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has told the World Health Organization it tested more than 30,000 people for the coronavirus through June 10 but has yet to find a single infection. The WHO said in a monitoring report Tuesday that North Korea’s testing figures included...

Companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout

Jun. 21, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive reaching more than 13 million people that aims to rev up the nation's slow vaccine rollout. Yuka Daimaru, among the Suntory...