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  • India's gov't eases hospital oxygen shortage as demand jumps

    NEW DELHI - Under order by the Supreme Court, India's government on Thursday agreed to provide more medical oxygen to hospitals in the capital city of New Delhi, potentially easing a 2-week-old shortage that worsened the country's exploding coronavirus crisis.
  • Germany makes AstraZeneca vaccine available to all adults

    BERLIN - Germany is making the AstraZeneca vaccine available immediately to all adults in a push to get as many people inoculated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Thursday.
  • Police: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed injured in blast

    MALE, Maldives - Maldives' first democratically elected president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in a blast Thursday near his home and was being treated in a hospital in the capital, police said.
  • EU weighs military training mission for Mozambique

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's top diplomat on Thursday urged member states to contribute to a military training mission for Mozambique in coming months, to help its government take control of parts of the country held by extremist rebels.
  • EU mulls new reaction force as previous one gathers dust

    BRUSSELS - The European Union is considering whether to set up a 5,000-strong military force that could be deployed quickly to a potential conflict zone, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Thursday as the 27-nation bloc weighs its future as an international security provider.
  • French FM in Lebanon with tough message for its leaders

    BEIRUT - France's foreign minister on Thursday warned Lebanese officials that France would impose additional measures targeting those obstructing the formation of a new government in the crises-hit Mideast nation.
  • Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

    Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Family upset that US youths get Italy's harshest sentence

    ROME - The family of one of two American youths, both convicted of a fatal stabbing during a scuffle with an Italian police officer, on Thursday blasted the jury for ordering Italy's harshest punishment of life imprisonment, a sentence frequently meted out to mobsters who assassinate state officials.
  • Egyptian, Turkish officials end talks with no clear progress

    CAIRO - With no clear progress, Egyptian and Turkish officials concluded Thursday two days of talks in Cairo aimed at resetting ties between the two regional powers. In a joint statement, both sides vowed to evaluate the outcome of their first round of consultations before agreeing on the next move.
  • Rockefeller heirs launch campaign to curb oil and gas growth

    Two great-great-grandchildren of Standard Oil Co. founder John D. Rockefeller Sr. are pouring millions of dollars into an effort aimed at supporting people on the front lines fighting new oil and gas development.

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