Coronavirus digest: 1 million people vaccinated in the US
25 December 2020 | 1:10 pm
While the milestone was welcome news, the country will likely be unable to reach its initial target for 2020. Results from a study on a Chinese vaccine have been delayed again. Keep up to date with DW.
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The Evergrande Group filed for bankruptcy in order to safeguard its assets within the US. Many developers have been facing similar issues in China's expansive property industry.
Washington has denounced China's education policies in Tibet and imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials pursuing "forced assimilation" of children in the region.
Pyongyang said the second attempt to launch a spy satellite failed at the third stage of the flight of the rocket but would try again in October. South Korea, Japan and the US have all reacted.
The dollar payments are going to be made in August, as Lebanon hopes to "pump cash into the market through public sector employees."
The former US president's campaign has collected nearly $20 million in the past three weeks, when he was indicted over false claims regarding the 2020 election. Trump is polling highest among Republican candidates.
Comments Pope Francis made during a private discussion on a recent trip to Portugal criticizing the US Catholic Church, home to several of his more staunch opponents, have been made public in Italy.
Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Idalia will hit Florida as a major hurricane on Wednesday. Evacuations have been ordered in multiple counties, with flooding along Florida's Gulf Coast expected.
US President Joe Biden called for an end to racist shootings, saying silence meant complicity, on the 60th anniversary of the march where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Idalia is Florida-bound and has strengthened and will likely land as a Category 4 storm with 100 mph winds when it reaches the Gulf Coast. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued a state of emergency.
The US president visited areas in Florida hit hard by the "extremely dangerous" storm. The visit was overshadowed, however, by the absence of the state's governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis.
A judge in Washington has sentenced the former national chairman of the far-right Proud Boys militia to 22 years in prison. It's the stiffest sentence yet in connection with the January 6, 2021 attack on Congress.
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