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French vaccine rollout slowed by focus on elderly, red tape

Fitness & Health: PARIS — The few hours it took to give the first coronavirus vaccine shots to 14 residents…

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Belgian St. Nick party for elderly leads to 27 virus deaths

Fitness & Health: Authorities in Belgium say a 27th elderly person has died in an outbreak at a nursing home…

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New Year comes to COVID ward, with hope for end to nightmare

Fitness & Health: While the world said goodbye — or good riddance — to a pandemic-ridden 2020, nurses and doctors…

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The Latest: Tokyo sees surge, residents urged to stay home

Fitness & Health: TOKYO — Tokyo is seeing a record surge in coronavirus cases as the governor of the Japanese…

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Asia Today: S. Korea tries to curb virus cluster at prison

Fitness & Health: South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities after a cluster of coronavirus…

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Girl Scouts call on cookie bakers to address child labor

Today News || The Girl Scouts of the USA said Wednesday that child labor has no place in its iconic…

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France takes careful vaccine approach to counter skepticism

Today News || PARIS — While governments across Europe kicked off their virus vaccination plans this weekend with fanfare, France…

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Virus besets Belarus prisons filled with president’s critics

Fitness & Health: KYIV, Ukraine — A wave of COVID-19 has engulfed prisons in Belarus that are packed with people…

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MacKenzie Scott says she has given $4.1 billion to charity

Fitness & Health: MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, says she has given away…

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France’s Christmas gift to care home residents: more freedom

Fitness & Health: The French government is giving care home residents more freedom for the end of year holidays, allowing…

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