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Cyberattacks target COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BELGIUM-VACCINES

IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a sign that digital spies are turning their attention to the complex logistical work involved in inoculating the world's population against the novel coronavirus.


Why some travellers get permission to cross the Canada-U.S. border and others don't
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Although Canada and the U.S. mutually agreed to close their shared border to non-essential travel, they each crafted their own policies. That has sparked some confusion and frustration, as the rules vary — depending on which country you're entering.


1976 U.S. swine flu vaccination program may offer lessons for COVID-19 pandemic
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The U.S. vaccination program of 1976, though it was cut short, may offer some lessons as governments around the world prepare to inoculate the public at large.


Wisconsin Supreme Court delivers another election challenge loss to Trump
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear U.S. President Donald Trump's lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, saying the case must first wind its way through lower courts.


Chinese spacecraft has fresh moon rock samples to return to Earth
China Moon Probe

China said Thursday its latest lunar probe has finished taking samples of the moon's surface and sealed them within the spacecraft for return to Earth, the first time such a mission has been attempted by any country in more than 40 years.


Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, former French president who helped reshape Europe, dead of COVID-19
France Obit Giscard d'Estaing

Tributes poured in from France and around Europe on Thursday, a day after former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing died of complications from COVID-19 at age 94.


Health-care workers, nursing home residents should get vaccine first, U.S. government panel advises
Virus Outbreak-Vaccine Race

Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influential U.S. government advisory panel said Tuesday.


4 die after explosion at U.K. waste water treatment plant
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Four people have died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police say.


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OPEC To Modestly Boost Output, Ending Divisive Talks Amid Uncertain Global Economy
The group had been expected to delay production increases for several months, given the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. But after days of deliberations they agreed on a small increase.
Boeing Lands 1st 737 Max Order Since Troubled Plane Was Cleared To Fly Again
Just two weeks ago, U.S. regulators cleared Boeing's 737 Max to fly following the deadly crashes of two of the planes in 2018 and 2019. Now Boeing is reporting an order for 75 of the aircraft.
U.S. Imposes Severe Travel Restrictions On Chinese Communist Party Members
The new rules reduce the maximum validity of U.S. business and tourist visas held by party members and their families from 10 years to one month. China calls the action part of a "Cold War mentality."
Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Denied Bail For Alleged Fraud
The decision means at least five more months in custody for Lai, who publishes a prominent pro-democracy newspaper. His arrest comes amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong.
A Biden Promise About Overseas Abortion Funding Could Prove Difficult To Implement
It's part of an ongoing back-and-forth: Republican presidents ban U.S. funds for foreign aid groups that 'promote' abortion, Democratic presidents revoke the ban. This time things could be different.
Artists Gather For Rare Act Of Defiance Against Cuban Regime
Hundreds of artists in Cuba were able to do something unprecedented, visibly protest against the communist regime. Their peaceful demonstration called for greater freedom of expression.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 1 million globally.
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Indian police use violence as a shortcut to justice. It's the poorest who bear the scars
It was minutes into India's Independence Day when police stormed a slum in the western state of Gujarat where Hira Bajania, 65, was sleeping. In the black of night, he was dragged from his home, taken to a nearby police station an
Analysis: The UAE and Israel's whirlwind honeymoon has gone beyond normalization
"Ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are 'blossoming,'" a senior official traveling with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters last month.
Threat to remove Chinese firms from Wall Street is now on Trump's desk
The US government is just one step away from enacting a law that could kick several Chinese firms off Wall Street, further escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing.
BioNTech CEO on vaccine approval: It's the start of the end of the pandemic
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen speaks to BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin after the United Kingdom became the first nation to approve the Covid-19 vaccine BioNTech developed alongside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
Exxon faces $20 billion hit from 'epic failure' of a decade ago
ExxonMobil's nightmarish 2020 just got worse.
Australia is out of recession. Now it needs to avoid a trade war with China
Australia's economy is growing again after the coronavirus pandemic pushed it into its first recession in three decades.
Apple faces lawsuits in Europe over slowing down older iPhones
Apple is facing new legal action in Europe over its controversial practice of slowing down older iPhones.
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Coronavirus: US hits record Covid cases and hospitalisations
Two records are reached on Wednesday, amid fears the pace will not slow leading up to Christmas.
Dr Fauci: The UK 'was not as careful' as US in vaccine approval
The UK has defended its process, and says the vaccine is safe and effective.
Ivanka Trump questioned over inauguration funds 'misuse'
President Trump's daughter has denounced a lawsuit as "politically motivated".
Boeing 737 Max sees first firm order since crashes
Irish airline Ryanair's purchase is a boost for the Max, which was grounded after two deadly crashes.
Why Donald Trump keeps outperforming the polls
He lost the election, but did better than most experts were predicting. How does this keep happening?
No more emotional support peacocks on US planes
Only dogs can qualify as psychological service animals, says the US transportation department.
Iran rejects Biden's terms for reviving nuclear deal
Tehran says the US is in no position to set preconditions and economic sanctions must be lifted.
Brexit: 'Prospect of breakthrough receding' in UK-EU talks
Talks continue, as a source tells the BBC that Brussels are "bringing new elements into the negotiation".
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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OPEC To Modestly Boost Output, Ending Divisive Talks Amid Uncertain Global Economy
The group had been expected to delay production increases for several months, given the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. But after days of deliberations they agreed on a small increase.
Boeing Lands 1st 737 Max Order Since Troubled Plane Was Cleared To Fly Again
Just two weeks ago, U.S. regulators cleared Boeing's 737 Max to fly following the deadly crashes of two of the planes in 2018 and 2019. Now Boeing is reporting an order for 75 of the aircraft.
U.S. Imposes Severe Travel Restrictions On Chinese Communist Party Members
The new rules reduce the maximum validity of U.S. business and tourist visas held by party members and their families from 10 years to one month. China calls the action part of a "Cold War mentality."
Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Denied Bail For Alleged Fraud
The decision means at least five more months in custody for Lai, who publishes a prominent pro-democracy newspaper. His arrest comes amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong.
A Biden Promise About Overseas Abortion Funding Could Prove Difficult To Implement
It's part of an ongoing back-and-forth: Republican presidents ban U.S. funds for foreign aid groups that 'promote' abortion, Democratic presidents revoke the ban. This time things could be different.
Artists Gather For Rare Act Of Defiance Against Cuban Regime
Hundreds of artists in Cuba were able to do something unprecedented, visibly protest against the communist regime. Their peaceful demonstration called for greater freedom of expression.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 1 million globally.
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Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff.


Sexual misconduct allegations cast shadow on nonprofit that works with colleges to help injured veterans

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo university has quietly severed its connections to a nonprofit founded by alum, a former high-ranking CIA official.


Tumult in Georgia signals Trump's post-presidency challenge for GOP

Republicans need Trump to boost turnout for Georgia's Senate runoffs, but his attacks on state GOP leaders and false claim of vote fraud risk backfiring on the party.


Will 'vaccine nationalism' rear its head? Britain may be a test case

Britain becomes the first country to approve a fully tested COVID-19 vaccine, but its show of national pride raises EU hackles.


Testing times: South Korea holds high-stakes college exam as COVID-19 cases rise

Nearly half a million students — including some with COVID-19 — will take a grueling all-day college entrance exam seen as crucial to their futures.


Column: Why Biden should hope that Trump pardons himself on the way out the door

A self-pardon would outrage Democrats, but it would be good for the new president.


TSA program kept surveilling some travelers without reason, audit finds

There's no proof the TSA's controversial Quiet Skies program makes travel safer, and it has been poorly run, according to the government audit.


'We're not alive, we're not dead': Thousands of migrants are trapped in war-torn Yemen

Despite a civil war and the COVID-19 pandemic, Yemen remains a crossing point for tens of thousands of East African migrants headed for Saudi Arabia.


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Hackers targeted vaccine 'cold supply' chain - state actors suspected
A cyber espionage campaign targeted at companies vital to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has been detected.

Former French president Giscard d'Estaing dies age 94 after catching COVID
Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing has died aged 94 after contracting coronavirus, his office has said.

EU urged not to follow UK 'hasty' vaccine approval lead after Hancock claims Brexit win
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has faced a backlash after claiming Brexit helped the UK become the first country in the world to have a clinically authorised coronavirus vaccine.

Criminals could target vaccine supply chains or create fakes, Interpol warns
Organised crime gangs could steal COVID-19 vaccines or create their own fake versions to profit from the pandemic, Interpol have warned.

More than 1,000 Chinese researchers leave US amid tech theft crackdown
More than 1,000 Chinese researchers have left the US amid a crackdown on alleged technology theft, US security officials have said.

Ryanair buys 75 new MAX aircraft as it sets sights on end of COVID crisis
Ryanair has ordered 75 new Boeing 737 MAX jets as the aircraft prepares for a return to the skies - and the Irish carrier sets its sights on a recovery in aviation next year.

Adolf Hitler has 'no plans for world domination' after Namibia election win
A man named after Adolf Hitler has won a local election in Namibia - but insists he has no plans for world domination.

Charlize Theron leads tributes following death of Mad Max star
Tributes are being paid to Mad Max actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who has died aged 73.

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Study: Bacteria in vagina may impact effectiveness of HIV preventive drugs
The effectiveness of medication to prevent HIV in women depends at least in part on the health of vaginal bacteria, according to a study published Thursday by PLOS Pathogens.

Apple TV+ gives series order to Clinton-led docuseries 'Gutsy Women'
Apple TV+ announced it has given a straight-to-series order to "Gutsy Women," a docuseries hosted and executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.

NLRB alleges Google spied on, then fired 2 workers
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint alleging Google spied on two of its workers before firing them in violation of U.S. labor law.

Warner Bros. to bring all 2021 films HBO Max including 'The Suicide Squad,' 'Matrix 4'
Warner Bros. announced that the company's entire 2021 film slate, which includes "The Suicide Squad," "Matrix 4," "Dune" and other blockbusters, will premiere simultaneously on HBO Max and in movie theaters.

NASA chooses 4 firms for first private lunar sample collection
Four companies will collect moon rocks and dust on the lunar surface for NASA by 2023 in preparation for a human mission the following year, the space agency announced Thursday.

Marines declare first F-35C squadron ready for aircraft carrier deployment
The U.S. Marine Corps this week announced Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 has achieved initial operational capability for the F-35C, making it the branch's first squadron approved for deployment on aircraft carriers.

President Donald Trump awards Medal of Freedom to iconic football coach Lou Holtz
President Donald Trump presented former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.

Southwest Airlines gives furlough warning to almost 7,000 workers
Hindered by depressed demand for air travel, Southwest Airlines on Thursday gave furlough warnings to nearly 7,000 employees after a deal to cut wages by 10% next year stalled.

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‘We Have to Each Start By Looking in the Mirror.’ Matthew McConaughey on the Political Divide in America
Political leaders can’t singlehandedly bridge the deep divisions that have formed in American society, says Matthew McConaughey. During a TIME 100 Talks discussion, the 51-year-old actor spoke with Edward Felsenthal, Editor-
In Georgia, a President’s Grudge and the Balance of Power in the Senate Collide — With Disastrous Prospects for Republicans
This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. F. Scott Fitzgerald would never be mistaken for a Southern author. But these days,
‘The Archive Means We Are Counted in History.’ Zanele Muholi on Documenting Black, Queer Life in South Africa
"To think that people are being recognized and respected and have been given a space to be themselves—it heals."
Iran’s Move to Speed Up Its Nuclear Program Complicates Biden’s Plan to Resume Diplomacy
Iran’s most senior lawmakers have ratified a bill to enrich uranium to 20%, days after Iran’s top nuclear scientist was killed by attackers
Bangladesh Begins to Relocate Rohingya Refugees to Flood-Prone Island
Critics of the plan have dubbed Bhasan Char an "island detention center," noting its isolation and allegations that families were being compelled or even financially enticed to go there.
How We Picked the 2020 Kid of the Year
For the past 92 years, TIME has named a Person of the Year. In 2019, then-16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the youngest ever Person of the Year, and the first individual under age 25 to receive the title. Her movement to stop cli
Meet TIME’s First-Ever Kid of the Year
The world belongs to those who shape it. And however uncertain that world may feel at a given moment, the reassuring reality seems to be that each new generation produces more of what these kids—five Kid of the Year finalist

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