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Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Published 01/09/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A small independent Russian teachers’ union is urging members not to be coerced into accepting shots of the “Sputnik V” coronavirus vaccine [more…]

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Published 01/09/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the Islamic State militant group’s top figure in Turkey, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday. Soylu said [more…]

Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Published 01/09/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police arrested a student leader on Tuesday as part of a continued crackdown against political activists who helped organize an anti-government [more…]

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, moved a step closer to becoming the next premier after the ruling party decided on Tuesday [more…]

Japan’s Kishida says can show strength in economic, foreign policy fields

Japan’s Kishida says can show strength in economic, foreign policy fields

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese ruling party heavyweight Fumio Kishida, who has declared his candidacy for the party leadership, said on Tuesday he can show strength [more…]

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s trade minister, Simon Birmingham, said Canberra didn’t know why Chinese authorities had detained Australian citizen Cheng Lei, as he warned that [more…]

South Korea charges intelligence officers with raping North Korean defector

South Korea charges intelligence officers with raping North Korean defector

Published 01/09/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two South Korean military intelligence officers have been indicted on charges of raping a North Korean defector, the South’s defense ministry said [more…]

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said, and some [more…]

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - The modified common cold viruses behind high-profile COVID-19 vaccine candidates from China’s CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute have been studied for [more…]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says nobody will be forced to have coronavirus vaccine

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says nobody will be forced to have coronavirus vaccine

Published 01/09/2020

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, said on Monday that nobody will be forced [more…]