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British Airways owner IAG calls for digital health passes
British Airways owner IAG calls for digital health passes

IAG, which owns British Airways and Iberia, makes a record loss after the pandemic grounds flights.

Boynton man extradited to Arkansas
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  • 2021-02-26 09:46:00Z

Feb. 26-A Boynton man is in a Washington County, Arkansas, jail awaiting arraignment on a charge of capital murder. Diontre Dewayne Lang, 22, is a suspect in...

Indonesia authorises private COVID-19 vaccination scheme
Indonesia authorises private COVID-19 vaccination scheme
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  • 2021-02-26 09:44:38Z

Indonesia has authorised a private vaccination scheme to run alongside its national programme so that companies can buy state-procured vaccines to inoculate ...

EU sees must-not-miss chance to revive Iran nuclear deal
  • World
  • 2021-02-26 09:43:41Z

The top European Union diplomat supervising the international agreement aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions called Friday for a concerted effort to...

Exclusive: Two rights groups quit Hong Kong as security law sends shudders through NGOs
Exclusive: Two rights groups quit Hong Kong as security law sends shudders through NGOs

At least two political rights groups advocating democracy have quietly quit Hong Kong and moved overseas, unnerved by a national security law that has fanned...

As a child, she beat bone cancer. Now she
As a child, she beat bone cancer. Now she's headed into space.
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  • 2021-02-26 09:37:54Z

Bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux is thrilled to be going into space. As a crew member on SpaceX's Inspiration4, the world's first all-commercial...

Budget 2021: What is it and when will it happen?
Budget 2021: What is it and when will it happen?

The Budget - when is it, what does it do and what should we expect to hear from the chancellor?

Biden
Biden's nominee for trade representative embraces the 'sound formula' of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

President Joe Biden's nominee to lead US trade policy told senators on Thursday that the principles behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the...

Chinese government bond trade proves profitable for foreign fund managers using Bond Connect to take advantage of yield difference
Chinese government bond trade proves profitable for foreign fund managers using Bond Connect to take advantage of yield difference

Fund managers have been profiting from a popular trade done via Hong Kong's cross-border investment link into mainland China's vast US$15 trillion bond...

China
China's rare earth dominance casts shadow over Europe's ambitious climate targets

As the European Union looks to hit ambitious climate targets, policymakers are getting more vocal about a potential fork in the road: China. In a speech...

Rocket Gains 6.8% On Special Dividend Announcement After A Blowout Quarter
Rocket Gains 6.8% On Special Dividend Announcement After A Blowout Quarter

Shares of Rocket Companies gained 6.8% in Thursday's extended trading after the online mortgage and financial services company reported stellar fourth...

Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
  • World
  • 2021-02-26 09:29:00Z

The president approved the bombings even as he pursues a diplomatic initiative with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear agreement.

China expected to unveil hike in military budget as tensions rise
China expected to unveil hike in military budget as tensions rise
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  • 2021-02-26 09:28:17Z

China is expected to reveal a robust increase in defence spending at the March 5 annual opening of parliament, as its economy rebounds from the COVID-19...

Britain
Britain's Sainsbury's gives staff third pandemic bonus

Britain's second-largest supermarket group Sainsbury's will award staff a third bonus for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Friday...

Russian diplomats forced to leave North Korea by pushing their way home in handcar
Russian diplomats forced to leave North Korea by pushing their way home in handcar
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  • 2021-02-26 09:17:35Z

Eight employees of the Russian embassy in Pyongyang have spent more than 34 hours trying to get home across the country's closed borders, finishing their...

Somali opposition postpones protest after last week
Somali opposition postpones protest after last week's clashes

Somali opposition leaders have agreed to postpone a protest over election delays originally planned for Friday after last week's clashes in which troops and ...

FDA weighs J&J vaccine, House fo vote on COVID-19 relief bill, snow moon: 5 things you need to know Friday
FDA weighs J&J vaccine, House fo vote on COVID-19 relief bill, snow moon: 5 things you need to know Friday

FDA committee weighs new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the House will vote on Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package and more news to start your Friday.

Man arrested after stabbing near Queen City Ave.
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  • 2021-02-26 09:12:00Z

Feb. 26-A Manchester man was arrested after city police said he stabbed another man on the south end of Elm Street on Thursday afternoon. In a news release, ...

Salesforce Posts Strong 4Q Earnings But FY22 Guidance Disappoints; Shares Drop 4.8%
Salesforce Posts Strong 4Q Earnings But FY22 Guidance Disappoints; Shares Drop 4.8%

Shares of Salesforce dropped 4.8% in extended trading on Thursday even after posting strong 4Q earnings as the cloud-based software provider guided for FY22 ...

Billie Eilish film offers intimate look at teen music sensation
Billie Eilish film offers intimate look at teen music sensation
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  • 2021-02-26 09:07:58Z

"Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry" follows the American singer-songwriter's close relationship with her family, performing on stage, on the road...

Hillsborough County prosecutor said race not a factor in South Willow Street sentencing
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  • 2021-02-26 09:07:00Z

Feb. 26-Hillsborough County's top prosecutor said Thursday that his office's decisions about prosecutions are based not on a defendant's race, but on the...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine set for FDA advisory committee review; Joe Biden urges unity with state governors. Latest COVID-19 updates
Johnson & Johnson vaccine set for FDA advisory committee review; Joe Biden urges unity with state governors. Latest COVID-19 updates

The FDA will hold an all-day meeting Friday to review data on Johnson & Johnson's candidate vaccine. Global deaths top 2.5M. Latest COVID-19 updates.

Overstuffed $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill endangers future growth and prosperity: Kasich
Overstuffed $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill endangers future growth and prosperity: Kasich

Strip the bloated COVID package to its essentials or it will drive up deficits so high they'll threaten US economic wellbeing and response capacity.

Editorial: The kindness gap: Daniel Prude
Editorial: The kindness gap: Daniel Prude's death should spur wholesale change in mental health care and policing

Read all of New York Attorney General Tish James' report on Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man who died last March in Rochester police custody. A tragedy ...

Dahleen Glanton: It's time to rethink Black History Month

In a few days, the month dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans will come to an end. This year, more than ever, we should think...

Commentary: Why are Trump's swamp creatures still grifting Americans?

Much of the Republican conservative universe has been united in their contempt of the now scandal-plagued Lincoln Project, a self-described group of...

Commentary: Nuclear war was barely averted in 1983. Let that guide US-China relations now
Commentary: Nuclear war was barely averted in 1983. Let that guide US-China relations now

Like many who have been locked down at home this past year, I've been passing the time by binge-watching TV, mainly foreign series. Among the best of these...

I left Britain to escape toxic press, Prince Harry says
I left Britain to escape toxic press, Prince Harry says
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  • 2021-02-26 08:59:36Z

Britain's Prince Harry has said he stepped back from his royal duties because the "toxic" British press had been destroying his mental health, adding he had ...

LHC Group Slips 5.9% After-Hours On Tepid 1Q Outlook
LHC Group Slips 5.9% After-Hours On Tepid 1Q Outlook

LHC Group reported mixed 4Q results. Shares of the health care provider fell 5.9% in Thursday's extended trading after issuing a 1Q outlook that came in...

Nigeria
Nigeria's Zamfara attack: Hundreds of schoolgirls feared kidnapped
  • World
  • 2021-02-26 08:48:05Z

A teacher in the north-western Zamfara state tells the BBC at least 300 girls are unaccounted for.

Japan
Japan's Takeda sells four diabetes products to Teijin Pharma for $1.25 billion
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  • 2021-02-26 08:43:18Z

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co said on Friday it agreed to sell four diabetes products in Japan to Teijin Pharma Ltd for 133 billion yen ($1.25 billion). Takeda...

India plans two-day halt in vaccinations for software upgrade to widen campaign
India plans two-day halt in vaccinations for software upgrade to widen campaign
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 08:33:49Z

India will halt coronavirus vaccinations this weekend to upgrade software used to coordinate its campaign, the health ministry said on Friday, preparing to ...

The Latest: Hong Kong starts virus jabs at community centers
The Latest: Hong Kong starts virus jabs at community centers
  • World
  • 2021-02-26 08:31:32Z

Hong Kong has begun administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its mass inoculation targeting all 7.5 million residents. People...

Hundreds of schoolgirls missing after armed bandits storm Nigerian school in Zamfara
Hundreds of schoolgirls missing after armed bandits storm Nigerian school in Zamfara
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 08:18:50Z

At least 300 girls have been abducted by suspected armed bandits from a school hostel in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, according to teacher and parent. ...

German defense minister visits troops in Afghanistan
  • World
  • 2021-02-26 08:18:39Z

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that Germany is ready to "continue supporting Afghanistan during its peace process," the defense ministry said in a written...

AstraZeneca, Sputnik vaccines face hurdles if COVID shots become annual affair
AstraZeneca, Sputnik vaccines face hurdles if COVID shots become annual affair
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 08:09:12Z

Vaccines from AstraZeneca, Russia's Gamaleya Institute and Johnson & Johnson fight the coronavirus with another virus, leaving scientists concerned the shots...

Kazakh pop stars Ninety One break 'taboo' on political lyrics
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  • 2021-02-26 08:08:11Z

References to George Orwell and Aldous Huxley are not exactly what one expects to hear in a pop song, least of all in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan ...

Police charge store employee in altercation
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  • 2021-02-26 07:45:00Z

Feb. 26-HIGH POINT - An employee of a store in south High Point has been charged with assault after an altercation with a customer inside the store. On the...

World shares skid, US futures turn higher after Wall St rout
World shares skid, US futures turn higher after Wall St rout
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  • 2021-02-26 07:40:54Z

Shares skidded Friday in Europe and Asia but U.S. futures turned higher after a rout in technology companies pulled the Nasdaq 3.5% lower in the steepest...

BA-owner calls for COVID health passes after record $9 billion loss
BA-owner calls for COVID health passes after record $9 billion loss
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 07:27:50Z

British Airways-owner IAG is counting on digital health passes to help spur a travel recovery this summer, after the pandemic pushed it to a record 7.4...

Israel says half its population has received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Israel says half its population has received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
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  • 2021-02-26 07:27:37Z

Israel has administered at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot to 50% of its population, while 35% have received the full two-dose course, Health Minister Yuli...

Britain sets out blueprint to keep fintech
Britain sets out blueprint to keep fintech 'crown' after Brexit
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  • 2021-02-26 07:21:09Z

Brexit, COVID-19 and overseas competition are challenging fintech's future in Britain and the country should act to stay competitive, a government-backed...

Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care
Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care
  • World
  • 2021-02-26 07:18:49Z

Andrei, a 32-year-old Romanian man who has been HIV positive since he was a baby, began missing his regular medical check-ups when the coronavirus pandemic...

In Iraq
In Iraq's Biblical lands, scattered Christians ask 'should I stay or go?'
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  • 2021-02-26 07:10:28Z

A jihadist message, "Islamic State endures", is still graffitied on the front gate of Thanoun Yahya, an Iraqi Christian from the northern city of Mosul...

Japan partly ending pandemic emergency, keeps it for Tokyo
Japan partly ending pandemic emergency, keeps it for Tokyo
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 07:06:13Z

The state of emergency Japan set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus will be lifted in six urban areas this weekend and remain in the Tokyo area for...

Myanmar security forces disperse anti-coup protesters
Myanmar security forces disperse anti-coup protesters
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 07:00:25Z

Security forces in Myanmar's largest city on Friday fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to disperse more than 1,000...

Banks weigh up home working - the new normal or an aberration?
Banks weigh up home working - the new normal or an aberration?

As the finance industry prepares for life post-pandemic, commercial banks are moving quickly to harness working from home to cut costs, while investment...

Vaccination
Vaccination 'passports' may open society, but inequity looms
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 06:31:31Z

Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began...

Journalist Tim O
Journalist Tim O'Brien, who's seen Trump's taxes, thinks Trump's accountant will now flip in D.A. inquiry
  • World
  • 2021-02-26 06:27:00Z

Bloomberg's Tim O'Brien, one of the few journalists who has seen former President Donald Trump's tax returns, told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday...

Once the mainstream model, Michigan GOP embraces right wing
Once the mainstream model, Michigan GOP embraces right wing
  • US
  • 2021-02-26 06:19:31Z

Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, can trace the arc of the state's...

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