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GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars
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This image provided by General Motors shows the new company logo. General Motors is changing its corporate logo and starting an electric vehicle marketing campaign as it tries to refurbish its image from a maker of gas-powered pickups and SUVs to a clean vehicle company. The 112-year-old Detroit automaker says, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, the campaign will show GM’s progressive company vision as it promises to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025. (General Motors via AP)
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UK lawmakers debate 'genocide' clause to China trade deals

Lawmakers in Britain are set to vote on a proposal aimed at preventing the U.K. from making trade deals with any country deemed by the British High Court to be committing genocide
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Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

The founder of MyPillow, a vocal and in the past few weeks very visible supporter of President Donald Trump, says a backlash against the company has begun after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol this month
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Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

A federal appeals court has thrown out a rule that made one of the Trump administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks
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FILE - The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo., Friday, July 27, 2018. The Trump administration has weakened an Obama-era rule aimed at stopping coal plant pollution that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers. The changes finalized Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, will allow utilities to use cheaper wastewater cleanup technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines adopted in 2015. Its the latest in a string of regulatory rollbacks for the coal power industry under Trump. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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Italian PM Conte seeks to stay in power with Senate vote

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was back in Parliament on Tuesday, pitching for a second straight day for crucial support to keep his government afloat
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Premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech at the Senate, in Rome, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Conte fights for his political life with an address aimed at shoring up support for his government, which has come under fire from former Premier Matteo Renzi's tiny but key Italia Viva (Italy Alive) party over plans to relaunch the pandemic-ravaged economy. (Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP)
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Wall Street's momentum swings back as stocks, yields tick up

Stocks are climbing Tuesday, recovering some of last week’s losses to pull closer to their record highs
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People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday as the changing of the guard in the U.S. raised hopes for more support for the economy and more aggressive measures to fight the pandemic. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Meghan seeks court ruling over 'serious breach' of privacy

Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex are asking a British judge to settle her lawsuit against a newspaper before it goes to trial
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Pedestrian pass by The Royal Courts Of Justice, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex will ask a High Court judge to rule in her favour in her privacy action against the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a handwritten letter to her estranged father. The case will be heard remotely due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Polling booths go to voters in Portugal's pandemic election

Local councils in Portugal are sending out teams to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of a presidential election being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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Municipal workers seal an envelope with a presidential election ballot from a resident at an elderly care home in Montijo, south of Lisbon, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. For 48 hours from Tuesday, local council crews are collecting the votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of Sunday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
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Washington state taps Starbucks, Microsoft and Costco to aid vaccine efforts

The public-private partnership comes amid a chaotic national rollout.
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens to a question during a news conference  Jan. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.
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Stellantis CEO: New car company will protect jobs and brands

The CEO of the new car company created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands
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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Vice Chairman John Tuttle, left, Stellantis CEO Carlos Taveras, center, and Chariman John Elkann, right, virtually ring the NYSE opening bell, Tuesday, Jan. 19. 2021. Stellantis shares start trading in New York in the new auto giant created by the merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
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FedEx to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe over next 18 months

FedEx plans to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe after its acquisition of TNT Express
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A FedEx aircraft takes off past the tail of another parked on the tarmac of Miami International Airport, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami. FedEx plans to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe after its acquisition of TNT Express. FedEx said Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, that the cuts will take place over 18 months and include express-delivery operations and back-office employees of TNT across the continent. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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EU commission urges member states to speed up vaccination

The European Union is urging member states to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that at least 80% of the people most vulnerable to the virus, those over age 80, are vaccinated by March this year
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European Commissioner in charge of Health Stella Kyriakides addresses European lawmakers during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)
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AP Explainer: Why are youth protests sweeping Tunisia?

A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top
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FILE - In this Jan.18, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ibn Khaldoun City near Tunis. A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top. It is, after all, the country that triggered 2011's Arab Spring revolutions. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
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Pandemic support at center of Yellen confirmation hearing

The Senate Finance Committee has begun its confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen with Democrats and Republicans squaring off immediately over how much more support the economy, hammered during the pandemic, requires
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden announced Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Bank of America 4Q profit falls 18% on lower interest rates

Bank of America’s fourth-quarter profit fell 18% from a year ago, as lower interest rates weighed down the bank
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo a Bank of America logo is attached to the exterior of the Bank of America Financial Center building, in Boston. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, Bank of America reported fourth-quarter profits fell 18% from a year ago, as lower interest rates weighed down the bank. However the bank was able to release more than $800 million from its credit reserves, in a sign that it sees the U.S. economy improving in the coming months. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 19

AP-NORC poll: Virus, economy swamp other priorities for US

Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States
January 19
A December AP-NORC survey showed higher percentages of Americans naming racial inequality and police as issues for the U.S. government to address in 2021, compared with those who said that for 2020.
January 19

Cybersecurity firm: Booting hackers a complex chore

The cybersecurity firm that discovered a cyberespionage campaign that has badly shaken U.S. government agencies and the private sector says efforts to assess the impact and boot the intruders remain in their early stages
January 19
FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 file photo shows FireEye offices in Milpitas, Calif. Experts say it’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of U.S. government networks. The hackers have been quietly rifling through those networks for months in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record. FireEye is the cybersecurity company that discovered the worst-ever intrusion into U.S. agencies and was among the victims. It has already tallied dozens of casualties. It’s racing to identify more. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 19

Goldman Sachs' profits more than double, despite pandemic

Goldman Sachs said its profits more than doubled from a year earlier thanks to a surge in both trading and advising revenue
January 19
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs said its profits more than doubled from a year earlier thanks to a surge in both trading and advising revenue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 19

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

Turkey has slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms to appoint legal representatives in the country
January 19
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers, in Istanbul, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Turkey’s president has criticized the United States for kicking his country out of the F-35 fighter jet program after Ankara purchased a Russian missile defense system. Speaking after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey paid “very serious money” for the F-35 stealth jets and that America had committed “a very serious mistake” with its NATO ally. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
January 19

The Latest: Swiss hunt down virus variant in St. Moritz

Swiss authorities have started mass testing residents and visitors in St. Moritz after a new variant of the coronavirus was detected in the upscale skiing resort
January 19
A health worker receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a government Hospital in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021. India's homegrown vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has warned people with weaker immunity and other medical conditions that include allergies, fever, or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before getting the shot — and if possible avoid the vaccine. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
January 19

Unions strike over job cuts at French vaccine maker Sanofi

Unions at French drug maker Sanofi held a one-day strike at the lab where it is developing a COVID-19 vaccine
January 19
Striking workers gather outside the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi headquarters in Marcy l'Etoile, central France, Tuesday, Jan.19, 2021. Employees of pharmaceutical company Sanofi stage a protest against planned redundancies that they say could slow the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic . Sanofi had been developing Covid vaccines but will not be ready to roll out until late 2021. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 19

Spain's rising cases give pandemic hospital a second chance

As a surge of coronavirus infections is once again putting Spain’s public health system against the ropes, an emergency hospital once seen by many as an extravagant vanity project is getting a fresh opportunity to prove its usefulness
January 19
COVID-19 patients receive treatment at the new Nurse Isabel Zendal Hospital in Madrid Madrid, Spain, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. As the coronavirus curve of contagion turned increasingly vertical after Christmas and New Year's, the Zendal has been busy. On Monday, 392 virus patients were being treated, more than in any other hospital in the Madrid region. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
January 19

Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

The Chinese government says profit at state-owned companies that dominate its banking, oil and most other industries rose by as much as 25% last year as the country recovered from the coronavirus pandemic
January 19
FILE - In this March 26, 2012, file photo, workers operate the pumps at a PetroChina gas station in Suining in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Profit at state-owned companies that dominate China's banking, oil and most other industries rose by as much as 25% in 2020 as the country recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the. State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission which oversees 97 companies directly under the Cabinet including PetroChina Ltd., Asia's biggest oil producer; China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the world's biggest bank by assets. (AP Photo, File)
January 19

A look at Trump's economic legacy

Examining the outgoing president's policies from tax cuts to trade wars.
January 19
Trump's Economic Legacy
January 19

Concerns grow over Eurostar rail service linking UK, EU

The head of France’s state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe
January 19
FILE. In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo passengers arrive to embark on the last Eurostar train at Gare du Nord Station in Paris. The chief of France's state rail the SNCF, which owns 55% of Eurostar, has sounded the alarm for the future of the train service that connects the UK with continental Europe. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
January 19

European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the capital-intensive industry
January 19
Long time exposure photo shows commuters driving towards Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. In background the buildings of the banking district. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 19

Germany's Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules

Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a virtual meeting with the governors of Germany’s 16 states to discuss the country’s pandemic measures amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases
January 19
People stay in the new open Erika-Hess-Eisstadion vaccine center in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kay Nietfeld/Pool via AP)
January 18

The Latest: China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast

China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans
January 18
Passengers walk in the arrivals area at Heathrow Airport, in London, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The UK closed all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus with travellers entering the country from overseas required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 18

Canada urges Biden not to cancel oil pipeline on first day

The premier of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta wants U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to give the Canadian government a chance to make the case for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built
January 18
January 18

Biden's test: Engineering economic boom in a partisan divide

When Joe Biden entered the White House as vice president in 2009, the economy was cratering
January 18
Preparations are made prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
January 18

Yellen urges Congress to do more to fight pandemic recession

Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen is calling on Congress to do more to fight a deep pandemic-induced recession
January 18
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden announced Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 18

Italian PM Conte seeks to save his government from falling

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has won a crucial vote in Parliament’s lower house after a coalition defector’s lawmakers abstained in the balloting
January 18
FILE - In this Jan 13, 2021 file photo, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is mobbed by reporters as he walks near Palazzo Chigi government headquarters, in Rome, Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021. Former premier Matteo Renzi is testing his already low popularity by provoking a political crisis that could bring down the government at yet another critical juncture in the fight against the pandemic. The outcome Renzi’s powerplay - orchestrating the resignations of two ministers from his tiny but key Italia Viva party - will play out this week, when Premier Giuseppe Conte addresses both houses of Parliament in a bid to win support and form what would be his third coalition government since elections in 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 18

World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

World markets have gotten off to a slow start for the week despite news that the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020
January 18
A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Shares fell Monday across most of Asia following a retreat on Wall Street, but benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose after data showed the Chinese economy grew a solid 2.3% in 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 18

Canada OKs return of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Canada's transport regulator says the Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday
January 18
January 18

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Rohit Chopra as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose creation she championed
January 18
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 18

Carmaker Stellantis shares jump in Milan, Paris on first day

Stellantis, the car company combining PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, was launched Monday on the Milan and Paris stock exchanges, giving life to the fourth-largest car company in the world
January 18
The new Stellantis logo was added on the side of the other logos of the group, on the day of the stock market debut, at the historic Mirafiori headquarters in Turin, Italy, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Stellantis, the car company combining PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, was launched Monday on the Milan and Paris stock exchanges, giving life to the fourth-largest car company in the world. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
January 18

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

The World Health Organization chief says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthier countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries
January 18
A member of staff at the university hospital injects the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 into a patient in Duesseldorf, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
January 18

UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over Brexit red tape

Trucks owned by British shellfish firms have descended on Parliament to protest Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating their businesses
January 18
Police speak to a shellfish export truck driver as he is stopped for an unnecessary journey in London, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, during a demonstration by British Shellfish exporters to protest Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating their business. The drivers were later stopped by police and issued with fines for an 'unnecessary journey' due to the national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 18

SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery

Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong is heading back to prison after a South Korean court sentenced him to two and a half years over his involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal
January 18
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. South Korean court sentences Lee to 2 and a half years in prison over corruption case. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 18

This Week: Netflix earns, jobless benefits, US home sales

Netflix dials up its fourth-quarter results Tuesday
January 18
January 18

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

China reports its economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease outbreaks
January 18
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, women eating snack walk by a Chanel cosmetic shop at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing. China’s economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease flare-ups. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 17

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

The e-commerce workers and delivery people who kept China fed during the pandemic while making their billionaire bosses even richer are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest
January 17
A food delivery worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prepares to deliver foods for his customers outside a restaurant in Beijing on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The e-commerce workers and delivery people who kept China fed during the pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 17

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days
January 17
Travellers walk towards the Covid-19 testing centre at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The UK will close all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus with travellers entering the country from overseas are required to have proof of a negative Covid test. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 17

Insider Q&A: Mark Weinstein, MeWe's anti-Facebook CEO

MeWe is a 4-year-old, full-featured social media company positioned as an anti-Facebook
January 17
This undated photo provided by MeWe shows MeWe CEO Mark Weinstein. MeWe is a 4-year-old, full-featured social media company positioned as an anti-Facebook. It says it does not collect data on its users, and features a Privacy Bill of Rights. In the past year, MeWe more than doubled its membership to nearly 15 million. (MeWe via AP)
January 17

Prada intros anti-uniform during all-digital Fashion Week

Luxury is fighting for survival and attention in this new world of rotating lockdowns, where virtually no one has anywhere to go
January 17
A giant screen streams a Prada fashion live during an interview with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 17

Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to public

There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew
January 17
January 17

Dutch police use water cannon on anti-government protesters

Police in Amsterdam have turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in a banned protest against the Dutch government and its tough coronavirus lockdown
January 17
January 17

UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

The U.K. government says it plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health service battles the worst crisis in its 72-year-history
January 17
Britain's Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer watches as Melvin Allanson receives the first of two COVID-19 vaccination shots during a visit to the vaccination centre at Robertson House, in Stevenage, England, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP)
January 17

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures

The Austrian government says it is extending the country’s lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as officials worry about the possible impact of new coronavirus variants
January 17
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz with a face mask walks at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
January 17

Russian cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea, rescue underway

A Russian-flagged dry goods ship sank off the Black Sea coast in Turkey on Sunday and emergency workers were rescuing the crew
January 17