Britain free of coronavirus by August, outgoing vaccine task force chief says - Telegraph
(Reuters) - The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the government's departing vaccine taskforce chief Clive Dix told the Daily Telegraph on Friday.
Exclusive: China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang event next week
NEW YORK (Reuters) - China has urged United Nations member states not to attend an event planned next week by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang, according to a note seen by Reuters on Friday.
UPDATE 1-Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest speeds up for 2nd straight month
BRASILIA, May 7 (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 43% in April from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data showed on Friday, the second consecutive monthly rise as destruction picked up ahead of the annual burning season.
UPDATE 1-CDC says U.S.-bound air travelers can use some self-administered COVID-19 tests
WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that U.S.-bound international air travelers can meet COVID-19 entry requirements using certain self-administered tests.
UPDATE 3-Citgo posts $667 million loss for 2020 on falling demand
HOUSTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Eighth-largest U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp on Friday reported a 2020 loss of $667 million due to slack demand for fuel and higher costs that crushed profit margins.
UPDATE 6-Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa, scores injured
JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) - Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday amid growing anger over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers.
Brazil eyes new Pfizer deal next week for 100 million more COVID-19 shots
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil expects to sign a new deal next week with Pfizer Inc for 100 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses, a Health Ministry official said on Friday, which would double the U.S. drugmaker's delivery to the Latin American country this year.
Brazil welcomes U.S. call for talks on vaccine patents
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government said on Friday it welcomed a call from the United States for multilateral talks on vaccine patents, and would engage constructively to find a way to increase the availability and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
UPDATE 8-Voters flock to PM Johnson's party as Labour loses bastion
LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) - Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year's record economic slump and cronyism charges.
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