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Russia develops World’s first COVID-19 vaccine, claims Putin

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Speaking at a…

Shopify, BlackBerry develop COVID-19 app; Canada to roll out voluntary tests

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada…

U.S. EPA receives 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers that, if granted, would help bring oil refiners into compliance with…

California orders residents to wear masks in ‘most settings outside the home’

FILE PHOTO: Skateboarders wear face masks as others sit at the beach on Memorial Day weekend during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., May…

New French coronavirus deaths steady, infections creep up

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past the he Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the…

At least 13 killed in landslide in Ivory Coast’s main city

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – A landslide on the outskirts of Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan in the early hours of Thursday caused by heavy rains killed at least 13 people,…

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain. FILE PHOTO: A…

Thousands evacuated in Arizona as wildfires scorch U.S. Southwest

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Over 2,000 people were evacuated from three large wildfires in Arizona on Thursday as dry conditions and gusty winds whipped blazes across the U.S. Southwest. Over 1,500…

Blood type, genes tied to risk of severe COVID-19: European study

FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is…

France reports 28 more coronavirus deaths, cases up slightly

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past the he Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the…