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The Latest: BioNTech to make vaccines in Singapore

May. 10, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

BERLIN — German pharmaceutical company BioNTech says it plans to create a state-of-the-art manufacturing site for its mRNA-based vaccines and other drugs in Singapore. The company, which developed the first widely used coronavirus vaccine together with U.S. partner...

UK Labour leader shuffles team after disappointing elections

May. 10, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party shook up his top team after disappointing election results, moving his economy spokeswoman and chief whip in an attempt to exert control over a fractious membership. But the moves by Labour leader Keir...

S.Korean police summon activist over anti-N.Korean leaflets

May. 10, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Monday summoned an activist who said he flew hundreds of thousands of anti-North Korean propaganda leaflets toward the North by balloon in defiance of a new law that criminalizes such activities. The questioning of Park...

Biden to join meeting of NATO's eastern members by video

May. 10, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will join a meeting by video link of presidents of countries on NATO's eastern flank being held Monday in the Romanian capital, according to the offices of the Romanian and Polish presidents. The presidents gathering...

South Carolina plant draws 17K complaints for 'noxious' odor

May. 10, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

CATAWBA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina cardboard factory has found itself in the middle of a stinky situation as environmental regulators order it to lower emissions after receiving thousands of complaints relating to a “noxious,” rotten egg-like smell coming from the plant. ...

South's Moon hopes to restart N. Korean diplomacy with Biden

May. 10, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s leader said Monday he’ll use his upcoming summit with President Joe Biden to push to restart diplomacy with North Korea, saying that the U.S. has opted for a diplomatic, phased approach to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. ...

Asian shares rise on US rally, jobs data signaling low rates

May. 09, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street as a grim jobs report signaled to investors that interest rates will likely stay low. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.0% in morning trading to 29,644.96. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 jumped 1.2% to...

US trashes unwanted gear in Afghanistan, sells as scrap

May. 10, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The twisted remains of several all-terrain vehicles leaned precariously inside Baba Mir’s sprawling scrapyard, alongside smashed shards that were once generators, tank tracks that have been dismantled into chunks of metal, and mountains of tents reduced to...

Palestinians fear loss of family homes as evictions loom

May. 10, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Samira Dajani’s family moved into their first real home in 1956 after years as refugees, her father planted trees in the garden, naming them for each of his six children. Today, two towering pines named for Mousa and Daoud stand watch over the...

Can body cameras deliver justice for those killed by police?

May. 10, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Joel Acevedo died from injuries at the hands of an off-duty Milwaukee police officer last spring, his parents Maribel and José were told their son had been the aggressor. Months later in December, the Acevedos saw police body camera footage...