Britain jumped ahead of the United States and Europe to become the West's first country to formally endorse a vaccine that it said should reach the most vulnerable people early next week.
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Trump backs Republican COVID-19 package after McConnell rejects bipartisan proposal
President Donald Trump would sign a Senate Republican coronavirus relief measure, a White House official said on Wednesday, though it was unclear it would have the votes to pass the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Ardern declares climate emergency, pledges carbon neutral New Zealand government
New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency on Wednesday, a symbolic move that critics said needed to be backed with greater actions to reduce emissions.
Afghan government, Taliban reach breakthrough deal as calls grow for a ceasefire
Afghan government and Taliban representatives reached a preliminary deal on Wednesday to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war and welcomed by the United States as a chance to halt the violence.
Some Republican states would fight forced utility emissions cuts under Biden climate agenda
The governors of five Republican states are ready to fight Democratic President-elect Joe Biden if he tries to require the power sector to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
Israel receives its most advanced warship as Iran tensions rise
Israel received its most advanced warship on Wednesday, describing the German-made vessel dubbed "Shield" as a bulwark for vulnerable Mediterranean gas rigs as tensions with Tehran soar over the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.
EU tells Brexit negotiator: don't let deadline force bad trade deal
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator told member states' envoys on Wednesday that negotiations on a trade deal with Britain were reaching "a make-or-break moment", and they urged him not to be rushed into an unsatisfactory agreement.
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