Coronavirus live updates: US-Canada border closure to continue; Georgia drops mask lawsuit; Hawaii may delay tourists’ return

President Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S. government will be partnering with American McKesson Corporation to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one is approved. Three vaccines are in Phase 3 clinical trials, and 100 million doses of an effective vaccine will be ready “before the end of the year,” Trump said, with 500 million doses available “very […]

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43 felony charges, new task forces: Here’s what Chicago is doing to combat potential looting

Prosecutors approved 43 felony charges in connection with looting across Chicago earlier this week, and city officials laid out a series of plans Friday that they say would prevent future incidents. “What happened Sunday night into Monday morning should never have happened,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a press conference Friday afternoon. “There can never be […]

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Philippines bans chicken imports from Brazil over COVID-19 scare

MANILA: The Philippines imposed a temporary ban on poultry meat imports from Brazil on Friday (Aug 14) after two cities in China found traces of the coronavirus in cargoes of imported frozen food, including chicken wings from the South American country. READ: China’s Shenzhen says chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus Advertisement Advertisement READ: Coronavirus […]

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Alibaba, Xiaomi to join Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index

HONG KONG: E-commerce conglomerate Alibaba , handset maker Xiaomi and WuXi Biologics will enter the Hang Seng next month, broadening Hong Kong’s traditionally financial services-dominated index. The change announced by the Hang Seng Indexes Company on Friday (Aug 14) was made possible after the 50-year-old benchmark’s publisher changed the rules on shareholder structure and secondary […]

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How cutting speed limits could slow climate change

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: How cutting speed limits could slow climate change Which countries have announced net-zero emissions targets? Vancouver is creating heat maps […]

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