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Study finds young U.S. Marines without COVID-19 history at greater infection risk
(Reuters) - A study of more than 3,000 young U.S. Marines found that those without a history of COVID-19 had a five times greater risk of infection than those previously infected, according to findings published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine ...
Unofficial EU note on redrawing Balkan borders causes angst in Bosnia
By Daria Sito-Sucic and Robin Emmott SARAJEVO/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An unofficial European Union diplomatic note seen by Reuters on redrawing borders along ethnic lines in the Western Balkans has caused angst and distress in Bosnia, which fears an ...
Ghislaine Maxwell wants trial delay, blames prosecutors
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell has asked a U.S. judge to delay the July 12 criminal trial of Jeffrey Epstein's former associate by at least 90 days, blaming prosecutors for belatedly adding sex trafficking ...
Greece says wants positive agenda with Turkey after ministers' spat
By Lefteris Papadimas and Michele Kambas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Friday it wanted a "positive agenda" with Turkey despite differences, a day after their foreign ministers clashed during a news conference, while President Tayyip Erdogan ...
Analysis: India shifts from mass vaccine exporter to importer, worrying the world
By Krishna N. Das and Neha Arora NEW DELHI (Reuters) - After gifting and selling tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad, India suddenly finds itself short of shots as new infections surge in the world's second-most populous country. ...
EU Commission urges Ireland to rethink hotel quarantine
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission urged Ireland on Friday to pursue less restrictive measures than the mandatory hotel quarantine regime introduced last month and sought clarifications as to why some fellow EU member states were ...
U.S. imposes visa curbs on those who undermined Ugandan elections
WASHINGTON/KAMPALA (Reuters) -The United States is imposing visa bans on Ugandan government officials accused of human rights violation and repressive acts that tainted the January election, putting pressure on longtime Western ally President Yoweri ...
Biden, Suga poised to present united front on Taiwan as China steps up pressure
By Trevor Hunnicutt and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will present a united front on Taiwan, China's most sensitive territorial issue, in a summit meeting on Friday, ...
Australia reports first blood clot death 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Friday reported its first fatality from blood clots in a recipient of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot, and its regulator said there was a likely link between the 48-year-old woman's death and the vaccine. ...
Russia's plan to restrict foreign warships near Crimea will keep Kerch Strait open - RIA
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia's plan to temporarily restrict movement of foreign warships in part of the Black Sea will not affect the nearby Kerch Strait, the RIA news agency reported on Friday, signalling lower risks for regional trade from ...