San Francisco mayor orders strict new lockdowns as pandemic spirals

The mayor of San Francisco on Friday ordered new lockdowns and business restrictions across the Bay Area in the face of the COVID-19 surge, as political leaders nationwide ramp up pressure on Americans to stay home until vaccines can be distributed.

San Francisco mayor orders strict new lockdowns as pandemic spirals
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Commentary: So the vaccines are here, but how will they get to billions across the globe?

Commentary: So the vaccines are here, but how will they get to billions across the globe?
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COVID-19 vaccines require correct temperature-controlled storage and complex transportation logistics. This makes transporting them ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 06:20:40 +0800

Trudeau won't comment on Huawei CFO, says priority is Canadians held in China

Trudeau won't comment on Huawei CFO, says priority is Canadians held in China
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined on Friday (Dec 4) to comment on the ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 06:12:31 +0800

Saudi Arabia says resolution of Gulf dispute seems within reach

Saudi Arabia says resolution of Gulf dispute seems within reach
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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Friday (Dec 4) a resolution to a bitter dispute ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:55:24 +0800

'We're not Hungary,' Macron says, rejecting 'illiberal' accusations

'We're not Hungary,' Macron says, rejecting 'illiberal' accusations
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday rejected accusations his government had taken an illiberal ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:48:03 +0800

Revamped, less political, UNESCO sets sights on tricky US return

Revamped, less political, UNESCO sets sights on tricky US return
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Four years after the United States quit UNESCO, the United Nations' cultural agency, over ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:41:40 +0800

US efforts on Huawei executive case may save Canada's stalled China policy

US efforts on Huawei executive case may save Canada's stalled China policy
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Canada could see the end of a nasty diplomatic dispute with China if the ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:32:22 +0800

WHO warns against COVID-19 complacency amid vaccine rollout

WHO warns against COVID-19 complacency amid vaccine rollout
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The World Health Organization hopes to have half a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:26:39 +0800

UK, EU call in leaders to save trade talks

UK, EU call in leaders to save trade talks
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Brexit trade talks are in the difficult phase and a deal can only be ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:18:17 +0800

UN chief urges Karabakh talks under international format

UN chief urges Karabakh talks under international format
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday (Dec 4) called for renewed negotiations over the disputed ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:14:12 +0800

US Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to revive Medicaid work requirements

US Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to revive Medicaid work requirements
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The US Supreme Court on Friday (Dec 4) agreed to hear a bid by President ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:08:20 +0800

Palestinian teen killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli army: health ministry

Palestinian teen killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli army: health ministry
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A Palestinian teenager was killed on Friday in clashes with the Israeli army on ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:01:56 +0800

Russia to Germany gas pipeline targeted in US defence bill

Russia to Germany gas pipeline targeted in US defence bill
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The annual US defence policy bill unveiled by lawmakers late on Thursday contains sanctions that ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 04:54:02 +0800

OSCE agrees to fill four top jobs, ending months-long impasse

OSCE agrees to fill four top jobs, ending months-long impasse
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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which includes Russia and the United ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 04:06:12 +0800

Biden says jobs report is 'grim,' warns of 'dark winter' as COVID-19 rages

Biden says jobs report is 'grim,' warns of 'dark winter' as COVID-19 rages
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President-elect Joe Biden said Friday's (Dec 4) "grim" jobs report shows the economic recovery ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 04:03:06 +0800

Moderna CEO confident of producing 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2021

Moderna CEO confident of producing 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2021
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Moderna Inc will be able to produce 500 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine ...

  • Sat, 05 Dec 2020 02:40:20 +0800

Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing

Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing
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WASHINGTON: Joe Biden said on Thursday (Dec 3) that he will ask Americans to commit to ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 22:18:05 +0800

Eastern European countries hold out for more cash on EU climate deal

Eastern European countries hold out for more cash on EU climate deal
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The European Union has not yet won over countries seeking more cash and conditions ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 21:57:36 +0800

German firm's super-coolers to send COVID-19 vaccines around the world

German firm's super-coolers to send COVID-19 vaccines around the world
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WURZBURG, Germany: At first sight, they look like regular containers. But the rectangular boxes made ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 20:11:51 +0800

Madrid customers prepay for drinks to save bar on the rocks from the COVID-19 pandemic

Madrid customers prepay for drinks to save bar on the rocks from the COVID-19 pandemic
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Faced with the prospect of closure amid the coronavirus pandemic, a cozy tapas bar ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 19:27:26 +0800

Qatar foreign minister says there has been movement on resolving Gulf dispute

Qatar foreign minister says there has been movement on resolving Gulf dispute
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Qatar's foreign minister said on Friday that there has been movement on resolving a ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 18:24:14 +0800

UK drugs regulator defends fast pace of Pfizer vaccine approval

UK drugs regulator defends fast pace of Pfizer vaccine approval
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Britain's medicines regulator insisted Friday its world-first approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine met ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:53:13 +0800

United States adds China's SMIC and CNOOC to Defense blacklist

United States adds China's SMIC and CNOOC to Defense blacklist
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Thursday (Dec 3) added China's top chipmaker, SMIC, and ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:20:25 +0800

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by 'unusual' accounts, say experts

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by 'unusual' accounts, say experts
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SYDNEY: A Chinese official's tweet of an image of an Australian soldier that sparked ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:18:49 +0800

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa given second cyber libel charge

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa given second cyber libel charge
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Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa asked a court on Friday to quash the second ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:56:27 +0800

WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination

WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination
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COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organization said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:31:06 +0800

Brexit trade talks in 'difficult phase', British minister says

Brexit trade talks in 'difficult phase', British minister says
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Brexit trade talks are in the difficult phase and a deal can only be ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:07:14 +0800

'Rubber duck revolution' takes off in Thailand

'Rubber duck revolution' takes off in Thailand
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BANGKOK: Bangkok has been gripped by a rubber duck frenzy since protesters used giant inflatables to ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:39:04 +0800

Moderna plans up to 125 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021

Moderna plans up to 125 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in early 2021
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WASHINGTON: Moderna plans to have 100 to 125 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 12:03:25 +0800

Some Sino-US relations damage 'beyond repair', Chinese state media warns

Some Sino-US relations damage 'beyond repair', Chinese state media warns
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SHANGHAI: Chinese state media warned that some damage to Sino-US ties are "beyond repair" amid a ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 12:01:11 +0800

Hackers target groups in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says IBM

Hackers target groups in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says IBM
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IBM and U.S. officials are sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:41:15 +0800

Amid pandemic, orders soar for Brazil robot that feeds pigs playing classical music

Amid pandemic, orders soar for Brazil robot that feeds pigs playing classical music
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Orders for a Brazilian pig-feeding robot, which plays classical music while dispensing meals, soared ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:36:21 +0800

Trump signs order on principles for US government AI use

Trump signs order on principles for US government AI use
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U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday setting guidance for federal ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:33:48 +0800

Special delivery: Japan space probe to bring asteroid dust to Earth

Special delivery: Japan space probe to bring asteroid dust to Earth
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Call it a special delivery: after six years in space, Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe is ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:28:07 +0800

US couple arrested after flying to Hawaii despite testing positive for COVID-19

US couple arrested after flying to Hawaii despite testing positive for COVID-19
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HONOLULU: A couple was arrested at a Hawaii airport after travelling from the US mainland ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:50:07 +0800

US actions against China shifting ties to 'dangerous path': Report

US actions against China shifting ties to 'dangerous path': Report
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SHANGHAI: Moves by United States to limit visitor visas for Chinese Communist Party members ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:45:16 +0800

Former US presidents, Biden pledge to publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine

Former US presidents, Biden pledge to publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine
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Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton as well as President-elect ...

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:15:30 +0800