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Pharma chiefs see coronavirus vaccine by year-end, but challenges ‘daunting’

Pharmaceutical company executives said Thursday that one or several COVID-19 vaccines could begin rolling out before 2021, but warned the challenges would be "daunting"...

US passes dire milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Unthinkable just a few months ago, the United States on Wednesday surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, as the pandemic tightened its...

US revokes Hong Kong’s special status as anger grows over China law

The United States has revoked Hong Kong's special status under US law, opening the way for the city to be stripped of trading privileges,...

Trump offers to mediate in India-China frontier showdown

US President Donald Trump offered Wednesday to mediate in what he called a "raging" border showdown between India and China in the Himalayas. Trump's offer...

China threatens US counter measures if punished for Hong Kong law

China on Monday threatened counter measures against the United States if it is punished for plans to impose on Hong Kong a sedition law,...

Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as infections rise

Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offered respite to worshippers in some...

97 dead, two survivors in Pakistan plane crash

All but two of the 99 people on board a Pakistan passenger plane were killed when it crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi,...

No annual growth target for virus-hit China, a first in years

China's communist rulers avoided setting an annual growth target for the first time in decades Friday, as they struggle to deal with the "immense"...

Trump to withdraw US from ‘Open Skies’ treaty

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he plans to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, the third arms control pact...

US secures 300 million doses of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The United States has secured almost a third of the first one billion doses planned for AstraZeneca's experimental COVID-19 vaccine by pledging up to...
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