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Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroadRussia has released new results claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines made by some of its Western competitors
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A woman wearing a face mask against the spread of coronavirus, passes a Santa Claus outside a store in Athens, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Greece is set to extend its lockdown measures beyond the end of November given the spread of COVID-19 and the pressure on hospitals, the country's health minister warned Monday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece strike to disrupt public transportAirlines are rescheduling or cancelling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike on Thursday
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Germany warns of anti-Semitism among lockdown protestsA German government official has warned that anti-Semitism is emerging as a common position among people protesting pandemic lockdown measures who come from widely differing political backgrounds
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, a shopper walks past a closed AMC movie theater in Santa Monica, Calif. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to the movies, cheer at an NBA game or give Grandma a hug. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Keep the mask: A vaccine won't end the US crisis right awayDon’t even think of throwing away the mask anytime soon
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A medic from the Belgian Army tends to a patient with COVID-19 at the St. Michiel Hospital in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The Belgian military has been called into several hospitals and care homes to alleviate the stress on healthcare personnel. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemicBelgium’s northern region of Flanders approved $680 million Tuesday to support staff at nursing home and welfare facilities that has come under intense pressure during the coronavirus crisis
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A student of the Emile Dubois high school takes part to a COVID-19 antigen test in Paris, Monday Nov. 23, 2020. Experts said they are less accurate than the standard PCR test, which detects even the tiniest genetic trace of the virus. Many governments including in France have started deploying them as a precursor to PCR tests.( Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
French shop owners pressure Macron to lighten virus lockdownPeople in France may be able to go back to their favorite shops and attend religious services again next week, after a month of a partial virus lockdown
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In this file picture taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, a worker packs disposable gloves at the Top Glove factory in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest rubber glove maker, said Tuesday it expects a delay in deliveries after it was hit by a coronavirus outbreak that affected thousands of workers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Virus outbreak delays production at world's top glove makerMalaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, says it expects a two-to-four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions during the pandemic
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes off her protective face mask as she prepares to deliver a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has approved a new contract to secure another COVID-19 vaccine for Europeans. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shotsThe European Commission says it will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Moderna
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Drone and logistic operator Peter Trempeck shows how to lead a drone with a case for medical stuff during a presentation for media, near the Labor Berlin laboratory in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Each drone can carry about 40 test samples, not only for Corona tests, that need to be examined in a laboratory. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker virus testsA German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads
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Members of Lithuania's parliament applaud Lithuania's Homeland Union and Lithuanian Christian Democrats party leader Ingrida Simonyte, center, at the parliament in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Lithuania's parliament approved Ingrida Simonyte as the new prime minister on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Lithuania's parliament OKs new PM, then closes due to virusLithuania’s parliament approved Tuesday conservative Ingrida Simonyte as the Baltic country’s next prime minister before shutting down for a week because of a recent COVID-19 spike in the country
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 8, 2020, passengers wearing face masks arrive at London's Heathrow Airport. The two-week quarantine period that travelers arriving in England from a destination not on the British government’s coronavirus safe list could be cut to just five days if they test negative for COVID-19. The change to the quarantine rules, which was announced Tuesday Nov. 24, 2020, and comes into force on Dec. 15, has been long-awaited by the travel industry, one of the worst-hit sectors during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
For holiday travel, England uses tests to reduce quarantinesJust in time for holiday travelers, England is cutting the two-week quarantine facing people arriving from regions not on the British government's coronavirus safe list, reducing it to as little as five days if they test negative for COVID-19
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US Sees Huge Spike in COVID Cases in KidsThe US has just seen its largest single week increase in coronavirus cases in kids. There were 144,145 new cases among children 17 and under from Nov. 12 to 19—"by far the highest weekly increase since the pandemic began," the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday. That total...
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