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Hitting latest vaccine milestone, Biden pushes shots for all

Apr. 21, 2021 06:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is set to meet President Joe Biden's latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million coronavirus shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public. With more than 50% of adults...

AP PHOTOS: India being overrun by its massive virus surge

Apr. 21, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

India has been overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases daily, bringing pain, fear and agony to many lives as lockdowns have been placed in Delhi and other cities. India’s Health Ministry reported 295,041 new cases on Wednesday with 2,023 deaths,...

China says 200 million citizens have been vaccinated

Apr. 21, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Around 200 million Chinese, or 14.29% of the population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, with an emphasis on front-line workers, university students and people living in border areas, a health official said Wednesday. China is ramping up...

Putin, in annual address, lauds Russia's vaccine work

Apr. 21, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the nation Wednesday amid a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on opposition protests and soaring tensions with the West. Putin began his state-of-the-nation speech by hailing the nation's response...

Protesters gather as German lawmakers vote on lockdown rules

Apr. 21, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters began gathering in central Berlin early Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet that would mandate nationwide restrictions as an “emergency brake” when the coronavirus is spreading too quickly. ...

The Latest: Czech Republic rolls out J&J vaccines

Apr. 21, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is rolling out the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines after examination by the European regulator. The European Medicines Agency announced on Tuesday that it found a possible link between the shots and extremely rare blood clots. At...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 19, 2021. Editorial: Wait and see right approach on Foxconn Monday’s announcement that Gov. Tony Evers had negotiated a new deal with Foxconn wasn’t entirely a shock. The state had long expressed dissatisfaction...

Maine: College requires COVID-19 shots; Walk-ups in Windham

Apr. 21, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Another private college in Maine has said it will require students and staff to be vaccinated against coronavirus this fall. College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor joined Bowdoin College, which was the first college in Maine to require the new...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 21, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. April 20, 2021. Editorial: SD Vaccination Rates: Here’s The Hard Part As noted here last week, South Dakota — and South Dakotans — have done an excellent job so far in getting themselves vaccinated with one of the...

Asian shares slide after tech, bank sell-off on Wall Street

Apr. 20, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower for a second straight day, led by drops in technology companies and banks. Worsening coronavirus outbreaks in Asia have cast a shadow over prospects for a rebound from the pandemic....