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Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

ATLANTA — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fig
UK: Benefits outweigh risks for AstraZeneca despite 7 deaths

UK: Benefits outweigh risks for AstraZeneca despite 7 deaths

LONDON — Britain’s medicines regulator is urging people to continue taking the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, despite revealing that seven people in the U.K. have died from rare blood clots after getting the jab.
South Korean foreign minister meets Chinese counterpart

South Korean foreign minister meets Chinese counterpart

HONG KONG — South Korea’s foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen on Saturday, as Seoul seeks to improve ties with its top trading partner even as U.S.-China relations remain strained.
Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in central Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday, killing at least two people according to local media. A human rights group said mounting violence since the Feb.
Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest in deadly train crash

Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest in deadly train crash

HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan — Prosecutors in Taiwan on Saturday sought an arrest warrant for the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a train track and caused the country's worst rail disaster in decades, killing 50 people and injuring 178.
Authors of UK racism report hit back at 'misrepresentation'

Authors of UK racism report hit back at 'misrepresentation'

LONDON — The commission behind a report that concluded that Britain doesn't have a systemic problem with racism has defended itself against critics, some of whom have argued that it downplayed the country's historic role in slavery.
Germany faces 'crisis of trust' in pandemic, president says

Germany faces 'crisis of trust' in pandemic, president says

FRANKFURT — Germany's president says the country is enduring a “crisis of trust” and urged people to “pull together” as they weather a second Easter amid pandemic restrictions and dissatisfaction over the government’s response.

University of California victim of nationwide hack attack

LOS ANGELES — The University of California is warning its students and staff that a ransomware group might have stolen and published their personal data and that of hundreds of other schools, government agencies and companies nationwide.
Officer killed in attack outside Capitol an 18-year veteran

Officer killed in attack outside Capitol an 18-year veteran

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer who died after a man rammed his car into him and another officer at a barricade was identified as an 18-year veteran of the force.
Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

ROME — Octogenarians in Tuscany watched in disbelief and indignation as lawyers, magistrates, professors and other younger professionals got vaccinated against COVID-19 before them, despite government pledges of prioritizing Italy’s oldest citizens.
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