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3,000 at Romania anti-vaccination protest amid COVID-19 rise

3,000 at Romania anti-vaccination protest amid COVID-19 rise

3,000 at Romania anti-vaccination protest amid COVID-19 rise Around 3,000 anti-vaccination protesters from across Romania have converged outside the parliament building in Bucharest as authorities announced new restrictions amid a rise of COVID-19 infections By STEPHEN McGRATH Associated Press March 7, 2021, 7:59 PM • 2 min read BUCHAREST, Romania — Around 3,000 anti-vaccination protesters...

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North Macedonia gets first batch of Russia vaccine Sputnik V

North Macedonia gets first batch of Russia vaccine Sputnik V

North Macedonia gets first batch of Russia vaccine Sputnik V North Macedonia has received the first batch of 3,000 doses of Russian vaccine Sputnik V from a total order of 200,000 in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES Associated Press March 7, 2021, 6:20 PM • 2 min read SKOPJE, North Macedonia...

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Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic

Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic

Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic Queen Elizabeth II has highlighted the importance of staying in touch with friends and families during the coronavirus pandemic ByThe Associated Press March 7, 2021, 5:19 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II highlighted the importance of...

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GOP pushes bills to allow social media 'censorship' lawsuits

GOP pushes bills to allow social media 'censorship' lawsuits

GOP pushes bills to allow social media 'censorship' lawsuits Republican state lawmakers are pushing for social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites, taking aim at a federal law that prevents internet companies from being sued for removing posts. GOP politicians in roughly two dozen states have introduced bills that...

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Investment exec prods companies on gender and racial equity

Investment exec prods companies on gender and racial equity

Investment exec prods companies on gender and racial equity Pension and social investment funds have been stepping up efforts to influence public companies’ conduct by getting their proposals onto annual shareholder ballots By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer March 7, 2021, 3:30 PM • 3 min read WASHINGTON — Pension and social investment funds have...

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UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing British children are gearing up to return to school on Monday after a two-month closure By KELVIN CHAN Associated Press March 7, 2021, 1:52 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing...

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Workers worry about safety, stress as states ease mask rules

Workers worry about safety, stress as states ease mask rules

Workers worry about safety, stress as states ease mask rules JACKSON, Mississippi — Leo Carney worries that bigger crowds and mask-less diners could endanger workers at the Biloxi, Mississippi, seafood restaurant where he manages the kitchen. Maribel Cornejo, who earns $9.85 an hour as a McDonald’s cook in Houston, can’t afford to get sick and...

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Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack

Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack

Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack BOSTON — The SolarWinds hacking campaign blamed on Russian spies and the “grave threat” it poses to U.S. national security are widely known. A very different — and no less alarming — coordinated series of intrusions also detected in December has gotten considerably less public...

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Swiss vote on proposal to ban face coverings in public

Swiss vote on proposal to ban face coverings in public

Swiss vote on proposal to ban face coverings in public Swiss voters have delivered their verdict 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 ByThe Associated Press March 7, 2021, 11:53 AM • 3 min read...

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The Latest: New Caledonia into lockdown as infections emerge

The Latest: New Caledonia into lockdown as infections emerge

The Latest: New Caledonia into lockdown as infections emerge NOUMEA, New Caledonia — Local authorities ordered New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, to be placed under lockdown for at least two weeks to try to prevent the virus from spreading. The decision comes after nine new infections were confirmed on Sunday. The...