China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

A Chinese health official says the country’s annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories

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Tokyo Olympics and IOC find mostly minor areas to 'simplify'

Tokyo Olympic organizers have announced several “simplification” changes for next year's postponed games but with few large cost-savings

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EU leader Michel lashes out at Britain over post-Brexit plan

European Union leader Charles Michel has used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly to lash out at Britain for its threats to renege on parts of the withdrawal treaty it signed with the EU

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Mali swears in transitional president and vice president

Mali’s transitional president and vice president were sworn into office, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation

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N. Korea's Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized over the killing of a South Korea official who may have crossed the disputed sea border while trying to defect

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Madrid resists government pressure to extend soft lockdown

Health authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to another eight areas of the Spanish capital despite a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown should apply to all of the city to curb spiraling coronavirus cases

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Japan's newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

Japan’s new prime minister said he’s willing to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un without any conditions

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Paris stabbing suspect wasn't on police radar, minister says

French authorities say a terrorism investigation has been opened into a knife attack that wounded two people outside the former Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

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China opens auto show under anti-disease controls

Ford, Nissan and BMW have unveiled new electric models for the Chinese market as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding news conferences by international video link

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Asia Today: Victoria health chief quits in quarantine probe

Australia’s Victoria state health minister has resigned in the fallout from an inquiry into why security guards were used instead of police or the military at quarantine hotels

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China opens auto show under anti-disease controls

Ford, Nissan and BMW have unveiled new electric models for the Chinese market as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding news conferences by international video link

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Lebanese prime minister-designate steps down amid impasse

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate has resigned amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he was appointed to the job

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