The administration will purchase 100 million doses each of the vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna to be delivered by summer and will increase supply to states in the coming weeks, an official says.
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Asian shares slip, Microsoft's brisk earnings boost tech sector
Asian equities slipped on Wednesday as investors looked to the Federal Reserve's guidance on its monetary policy while futures for U.S. tech shares jumped after strong earnings from Microsoft.
Japan PM apologises after lawmakers' night club outings
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Wednesday after lawmakers from his ruling coalition visited night clubs despite his government's call for people to avoid unnecessary outings to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Cambodia's cash-strapped cyclo drivers treated to pedal-in movie
Presented with a movie, meal, medicines and a $20 cash handout, Cambodia's cyclo taxi drivers received a rare treat at the weekend, and a brief distraction from hard times as the coronavirus takes a toll on tourism.
Exclusive: Sinopharm-led consortium plans $3.3 billion take-private of HK-listed China TCM - sources
A consortium led by state-owned pharma giant Sinopharm plans to take private China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings in a deal that would value the firm at at least $3.3 billion, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Israel's top general says its military is refreshing operational plans against Iran
Israel's top general said on Tuesday that its military was refreshing its operational plans against Iran and that any U.S. return to a 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran would be "wrong."
On eve of Auschwitz anniversary, survivor saddened by U.S. Capitol attack
As the 76th anniversary on Wednesday of the liberation of Auschwitz draws closer, Bill Harvey, who survived the concentration camp, said he was shocked by displays of anti-Semitism during the U.S. Capitol riot.
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