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Survey: German business optimism up despite pandemic burdens

Survey: German business optimism up despite pandemic burdens

FRANKFURT — Optimism rose among German businesses in February, according to a closely watched survey - despite a worrisome flattening out in the decline of infections.
In Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political power

In Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political power

JERUSALEM — Forget about oil and arms. Coronavirus vaccines are emerging as the newest currency of choice in the Middle East.
Myanmar protest call for general strike draws junta threat

Myanmar protest call for general strike draws junta threat

YANGON, Myanmar — A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting the military’s seizure of power has been met by the ruling junta with a thinly veiled threat to use lethal force, raising the possibility of major clashes.
Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

HOUSTON — Hospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday in the wake of a devastating winter storm as the region carried on with recovery efforts and the weather offered a balmy respite — temperatures as high as the mid-60s.
139-year-old house rolls to new San Francisco address

139-year-old house rolls to new San Francisco address

SAN FRANCISCO — After 139 years at 807 Franklin St. in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house has a new address.
UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant 'less access' to program

UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant 'less access' to program

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will begin to offer United Nations inspectors “less access” to its nuclear program as part of its pressure campaign on the West, though investigators will still be able to monitor Tehran's work, the U.N.
Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade

Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade

CAIRO — The interior minister of Libya’s U.N.
New vaccine delivery system starts in parts of California

New vaccine delivery system starts in parts of California

SAN FRANCISCO — California's new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov.

Violent attack as Niger's voters select a new president

NIAMEY, Niger — Deadly violence struck Niger's presidential elections Sunday when seven members of the National Electoral Commission were killed when their car hit an explosive device, the government announced.

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at American Legion in Missouri

KENNETT, Mo. — One person died and four others were wounded in an overnight shooting at an American Legion club in southeast Missouri, police said Sunday.