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COVID-19 vaccine contender CureVac links up with Bayer

COVID-19 vaccine contender CureVac links up with Bayer

BERLIN — A German company that is in the advanced stages of producing a vaccine against COVID-19 is linking up with pharmaceutical giant Bayer to help develop and distribute the product.
Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews hot clouds, 500 evacuate

Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews hot clouds, 500 evacuate

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds Thursday morning as hundreds more residents were evacuated from its fertile slopes.
Kosovo to hold new general election Feb. 14

Kosovo to hold new general election Feb. 14

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s acting president has set Feb. 14 as the date for a new parliamentary election following a court ruling that Parliament’s confirmation of the Cabinet in June passed because of an invalid vote.
Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress

Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress

WASHINGTON — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors.
Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said We
Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
Kim vows to bolster North Korea's military at party meeting

Kim vows to bolster North Korea's military at party meeting

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen the country's military defences in a speech at a major ruling party meeting that provides insights into his priorities amid growing economic challenges and a U.S.
Niger's leader: Fragility of nations must be top priority

Niger's leader: Fragility of nations must be top priority

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Days after attacks on two villages killed more than 100 civilians in his African nation, Niger’s president said Wednesday that tackling the growing fragility of nations must be a top priority of the 21st century.
Mexico's top diplomat discusses migration with US official

Mexico's top diplomat discusses migration with US official

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s top diplomat said Wednesday he discussed immigration policy with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national security adviser, Jake Sullivan. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the two spoke via internet.
Biden urges restoring decency after 'assault' on democracy

Biden urges restoring decency after 'assault' on democracy

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden called Wednesday for the restoration of “simple decency” as a mob incited by his predecessor stormed the U.S. Capitol and delayed Congress from certifying the results of November's election.