South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. In clinical trials involving some 4,000 participants in South Korea and five other countries, SK Bioscience’s two-dose… Continue reading South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

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LEADING OFF: Scherzer makes rehab start, Ohtani vs Chisox

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SCHERZER’S START Mets ace Max Scherzer will make a minor league rehab start for Double-A Binghamton. The outing against the Hartford Yard Goats was pushed back a day from Tuesday, but New York manager Buck Showalter says there’s been no setback in Scherzer’s recovery from… Continue reading LEADING OFF: Scherzer makes rehab start, Ohtani vs Chisox

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Béla Fleck of New Grass Revival, The Flecktones brings banjo skills to Wolf Trap

Hear our full conversation on my podcast “Beyond the Fame.” toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews Béla Fleck at Wolf Trap (Part 1) He’s won over a dozen Grammys in bands from New Grass Revival to The Flecktones. This Saturday, banjo extraordinaire Béla Fleck performs live at Wolf… Continue reading Béla Fleck of New Grass Revival, The Flecktones brings banjo skills to Wolf Trap

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Tuesday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot claimed by single winning ticket

TORONTO — Someone in Ontario is waking up $70 million dollars richer. A single winning ticket was drawn for Tuesday’s Lotto Max jackpot. There were also five Maxmillion winners from Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies, with two tickets sharing one of the $1 million prizes. The jackpot for the next draw on July 1 will… Continue reading Tuesday’s $70 million Lotto Max jackpot claimed by single winning ticket

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Scandal-ridden Israeli icon, dies at 62

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, a prominent member of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community who founded a volunteer paramedic service before his reputation came crashing down in a series of sexual abuse allegations, has died. Meshi-Zahav was hospitalized last year after attempting suicide as accusers stepped forward alleging years of sexual abuse after he was awarded the… Continue reading Scandal-ridden Israeli icon, dies at 62

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Asian shares track Wall St drop as inflation fears drag on

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Wednesday after another broad decline on Wall Street as markets remain gripped by uncertainty over inflation, rising interest rates and the potential for a recession. U.S. futures edged higher while oil prices fell back. A weaker-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence reading highlighted worsening consumer expectations due to persistently… Continue reading Asian shares track Wall St drop as inflation fears drag on

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Verdict looms in trial over 2015 Paris extremist attacks

PARIS (AP) — Over the course of an extraordinary nine-month trial, the lone survivor of the Islamic State extremist team that attacked Paris in 2015 has proclaimed his radicalism, wept, apologized to victims and pleaded with judges to forgive his “mistakes.” For victims’ families and survivors of the attacks, the trial for Salah Abdeslam and… Continue reading Verdict looms in trial over 2015 Paris extremist attacks

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South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. In clinical trials involving some 4,000 participants in South Korea and five other countries, SK Bioscience’s two-dose… Continue reading South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

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Quo vadis Moldova: substantial street protests and lack of solutions from the current government in the EU-candidate republic

On 19 June 2022, the president of the Moldavian Republic, Ms. Maia Sandu, gave an interview to Radio France Internationale (RFI). Just a few days before the EU looked set to grant the candidate status to the embattled former Soviet republic, and during substantial street protests in the capital Chișinău, the president declared: ”We are… Continue reading Quo vadis Moldova: substantial street protests and lack of solutions from the current government in the EU-candidate republic

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