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Asian shares rise on recovery hopes, markets eye…

Asian shares are rising amid some hopes for recovering economies slammed by the pandemic, as market attention turned to upcoming company earnings

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears…

Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000

Ruling Communist Party to set Vietnam's course this week

Leading members of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party meet this week to approve future policy and help select the nation’s top leaders amid talk whether the party chief will stay

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's…

The center-right incumbent candidate has won a resounding victory in Portugal’s presidential election

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Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to…

Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month

Deal ends weeklong strike at largest US produce market

A weeklong strike at the nation’s largest wholesale produce market has ended after workers overwhelmingly approved a deal that includes their largest pay increase in decades and more money for health coverage

Average US price of gas up 10 cents a gallon to $2.45

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.45

MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up…

Mike Lindell, the businessman better known to the world as the MyPillow Guy, is weighing a run for governor in Minnesota

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to…

Food is a growing focus for insurers as they look to improve the health of the people they cover and cut costs

Estonia to get first female PM as government deal…

Estonia’s two biggest political parties say they have clinched a deal to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this month

Diplomats contact Canadian held for over 2 years…

Canada says its officials have met online with former diplomat Michael Kovrig, who has been held in China for more than two years in a case related to an executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei

Indonesia says it has seized Iranian and…

Indonesian authorities say they have seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian tanker suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country’s waters

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Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion…

Someone bought a winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot at a grocery store outside of Detroit

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from…

Rescuers in northern China have brought 11 workers safely to the surface two weeks after they were trapped by an explosion in a gold mine

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over 'forever chemicals'

The Dupont and Chemours companies have agreed to resolve legal disputes over liabilities for pollution from man-made chemicals associated with cancer

Mine OK'd in Trump's last days may boost Biden…

The Trump administration granted final approval for a proposed Nevada lithium mine in its last days, adding it to a list of energy and mining projects fast-tracked before President Joe Biden took office

Puffin stuff: Herring rules could boost…

The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit puffins

Biden's pause on oil cause for big concern in New…

President Joe Biden's 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other government programs hinges on the industry's success

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Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion…

Sri Lanka’s health minister who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer has tested positive for COVID-19

Arizona, 15th state with legal pot, sees…

Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona started on Friday, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold

Lawsuit: NRA's rhetoric spurred deadly synagogue shooting

The son of a couple killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 worshippers is suing the National Rifle Association, saying the group’s inflammatory rhetoric led to the violence