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WHO says would be ‘highly speculative’ to say COVID did not emerge in China

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Friday it would be “highly speculative” for the (More…)

Delta pilots vote for pay cuts in deal that avoids furloughs through 2022

(Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc pilots voted in favor of a deal that avoids furloughs through Jan. 1, 2022 (More…)

Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham (More…)

Explainer-When and how will COVID-19 vaccines become available?

By Julie Steenhuysen and Carl O’Donnell

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc have (More…)

Texas men charged with trying to sell 50 million bogus N95 masks to foreign government

(Reuters) – Two Houston-area men have been criminally charged with trying to fraudulently sell 50 million N95 respirator masks they (More…)

Caribbean resorts get starring role in U.S airlines’ COVID-19 holiday playbook

By Tracy Rucinski

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. airlines are adding flights, and in some cases COVID-19 testing programs, for travel (More…)

Foreign donors make Afghan aid pledges with tougher conditions

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States pledged $600 million in civilian aid to Afghanistan next year at a key donor (More…)

Super-cold container firm va-Q-tec expands to meet COVID-19 vaccine demand

By Ilona Wissenbach

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Cold-storage specialist va-Q-tec is significantly expanding its fleet of 2,500 rental containers to meet (More…)

Airlines set to lose $157 billion amid worsening slump: IATA

By Laurence Frost

PARIS (Reuters) – Airlines are on course to lose a total $157 billion this year and next, (More…)

Twin blasts in Afghan province of Bamiyan kill 14 people, injure 45

(Reuters) – Twin explosions in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan killed at least 14 people and wounded 45 more, (More…)