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Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

Russia is boasting that it’s about to be the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

The Latest: French exports down 21.5% as pandemic bites

New foreign trade figures released by France for the first half of 2020 reveal the economic devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked on the eurozone’s second economy

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Asian shares skid amid virus woes, China-US trade tensions

Asian shares are mostly lower in lackluster trading as trade tensions between the U.S. and China offset optimism about more fiscal stimulus in the U.S. Benchmarks in Japan, China and Australia fell in Friday trading

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Lives Lost: Man of the sea made his home in Sonoran Desert

Carlos Manuel Sandoval lived for decades on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, but he never stopped hearing the siren call of his birthplace in coastal Mexico

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties

Two Jewish comedians riffing in a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of their shared heritage have sparked an uproar

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

S. Korean doctors strike over med school plan amid pandemic

Thousands of young doctors in South Korea are striking in protest of the government’s plan to expand medical school admissions to resolve a shortage of doctors

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The order is the Trump administration’s latest salvo at China, following a lengthy trade war and targeted actions against other Chinese companies

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

More protests on tap in Portland as mayor decries violence

Violent clashes between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, this week have ratcheted up tensions in the city less than a week after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

US kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science

Six thousand U.S. parents and kids are doing DIY nasal swabs twice a week to answer some of the most vexing mysteries about the coronavirus

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

Two rehabilitated sea turtles, rescued at different times and locations by the U.S. Coast Guard, have been released off the Florida Keys

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Kabul to open traditional council on release of 400 Taliban

A traditional council is to open in the Afghan capital to decide the release of a final 400 Taliban __ the last hurdle to the start of negotiations between Kabul's leadership and the Taliban in keeping with a peace deal the United States signed with the insurgent movement in February

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UN reports sharp increase in cybercrime during pandemic

The U.N. counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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