The first major study of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows it's highly effective at preventing COVID-19, in a potentially landmark moment for countries desperate to end lockdowns.
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Justice Department gives judge big Google document request
The Justice Department asked the judge hearing its antitrust fight with Alphabet's Google for a huge list of documents from the search and advertising giant, including some about Facebook and Google's Chrome browser, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States.
Asian stocks open higher as Fed's Powell nixes inflation fears
Asian stocks perked up on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reaffirmed interest rates would stay low, calming market fears that higher inflation might prompt the central bank to tighten the monetary spigot.
Ecuador raises death toll from prison riots to 79; police chief warns of new riot
Ecuador on Wednesday raised the death toll from riots in four jails to 79, including 18 prisoners who were found dismembered at one site, one of the bloodiest outbreaks of prison violence in the country's history.
Tokyo 2020 organisers warn against big gatherings during torch relay
The Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee said on Thursday they are asking spectators for the upcoming torch relay to support by clapping, and will broadcast the event live to avoid gatherings.
U.S. report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince: sources
A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday finds that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.
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