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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2021, file photo, a medical car carrying COVID-19 vaccines drives to the village of Ikhala in Russia's Karelia region. Russia’s boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism because of its insufficient testing on only a few dozen people. Now, with demand growing for the Sputnik V, experts are raising questions again, this time over whether Moscow can keep up with all the orders from countries that want it. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags ariseRussia’s boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism because of its insufficient testing on only a few dozen people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, Kurds living in Switzerland stage a protest on the Kirchenfeld bridge after clashes with Turkish nationalists in downtown Bern, Switzerland. At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle COVID-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday, March 7, 2021 to vote on a long-laid proposal to ban face-coverings like niqabs and burqas worn by some Muslim women or by protesters in ski masks or bandannas. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP, File)
Swiss vote on proposal to ban face coverings in publicSwiss voters are deciding on a proposal to ban face coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Police officers use sniffer dogs to check on Tiananmen Square before delegates arrive for the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, March 5, 2021. China’s No. 2 leader has set a healthy economic growth target and vowed to make this nation self-reliant in technology amid tension with Washington and Europe over trade and human rights. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese exports surge as global demand recovers from virusChina’s exports surged 60.6% over a year earlier in the first two months of 2021, after factories reopened and global demand started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, a policeman aims a slingshot towards an unknown target during a crackdown on anti-coup protesters holding a rally in front of the Myanmar Economic Bank in Mandalay, Myanmar. The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is adding to pressure for more sanctions against the junta, as countries struggle over how to best confront military leaders inured to global condemnation.(AP Photo/File)
Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctionsThe escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the February 1 coup is adding to pressure for more sanctions against the junta
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo, founders of Dolce&Gabbana Domenico Dolce, left and Stefano Gabbana apologize in a video on Chinese social media, saying "sorry" in Mandarin seen on a computer screen in Beijing, China. The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana filed a multi-million-dollar defamation suit in an Italian court against U.S. fashion bloggers who reposted anti-Asian comments attributed to one of the designers that led to a boycott by Asian consumers. The suit was filed in Milan civil court in 2019, but only became public this week, Thursday, March 4, 2021, when the bloggers posted about it on their Instagram profile, Diet Prada.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggersThe Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana has filed a defamation lawsuit in an Italian court seeking over $600 million in damages against two U.S. fashion bloggers
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this image from video, Democratic senators stand as they wait for the announcement that the Senate version of the COVID-19 relief bill has passed by a vote of 50-49 in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
Highlights of the $1.9T COVID bill nearing final passageThe Senate has passed a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition, moving closer to a milestone political victory for President Joe Biden
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Adrian Polansky, a farmer and former executive director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency office in Kansas during the Obama administration, points out new equipment at his seed processing plant near Belleville, Kan., Friday, March 5, 2021.  More than a year after two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation’s capital to Kansas City, they remain critically understaffed and some farmers are less confident in the work they produce. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
USDA relocations curtail ag research, farmer confidenceMore than a year after two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation’s capital to Kansas City, Missouri, they remain critically understaffed and some farmers are less confident in the work they produce
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Retired pharmacist, Russell Alan Garner, stands behind the counter in his empty store in Wakefield, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Getting the coronavirus vaccine has been a challenge for rural counties in the U.S. that lack medical facilities such as a pharmacy or a well-equipped doctor's office. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Open spaces, no pharmacies: rural US confronts vaccine voidGetting a COVID-19 vaccine has been a challenge for residents of rural U.S. counties without a pharmacy or a well-equipped clinic
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A map shows metro areas that might lose their designation as metropolitan statistical areas. .
Bye, Bismarck: 144 cities could lose status as metro areasThere may be fewer metro areas in the U.S. in the near future
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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