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US expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include 16-year-olds

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that all Americans above the age of 16-years ...

U.S. to leave Afghanistan in state of war

An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. "We defeated the ...

Slowdown in demand causes Iowa counties to turn away more vaccines

DES MOINES, Iowa: As the number of Iowa residents who have been vaccinated against Covid rises, the demand has fallen ...

Fighting lockdown fatigue, Dutch government slowly eases restrictions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the easing of the country's months-long coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday. A ...

Small chance of blood clots, so Canada's Ontario OKs AstraZeneca

TORONTO, Canada: The province of Ontario, Canada will offer AstraZeneca vaccines to people 40 years and over. This follows a ...

Concerns over Covid causes U.S. to urge not traveling to 80% or world

WASHINGTON D.C.: Citing the need to protect U.S. citizens from contracting the Coronavirus, the U.S. State Department said on April ...

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Greater demand than supply causes Boston home prices to surge in 2021

BOSTON, Massachusetts: The cost of housing in the Boston area has reached record highs.According to the Greater Boston Association of ...

Stocks in Asia trade sideways, Nikkei 225 drops 168 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stocks were mixed on Friday despite solid losses on Wall Street.U.S. markets were hit with ...

To prevent cyber attacks, U.S. begins work to protect power industry

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration is asking power companies to put in place improvements to their systems to be alerted ...

Capital gains tax fears drive U.S. stocks lower

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks tumbled on Friday following news of a new capital gains tax planned by ...

Space rocket contract brings Amazon closer to offering global internet

ORLANDO, Florida: April 19 -- Amazon is moving ahead with plans to launch 3,200 satellites to offer Internet services from ...

UK unemployment figures fall, paint mixed message about recovery

LONDON, England: Held down by the government's huge jobs subsidies programme, Britain's unemployment rate surprisingly fell for the second month ...