Former vice president Joe Biden speaks at an event in Flint, Mich., in March. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten.

Biden warns Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday that the United States is “on the

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Holidays abroad this summer unlikely for most Britons, scientist warns

By Sarah Young. LONDON (Reuters) – Holidays abroad are “extremely unlikely” for most Britons this summer due to the risk of importing new variants of COVID-19, a scientist who advises the government said on Saturday, leaving airlines and travel companies bracing for a second lost peak season.


Venezuela will not authorise AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to ‘effects on patients’

AstraZeneca plc is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England. A nurse holds a dose of AstraZeneca vaccine before administering it to a tourist resort employee north of Port Louis, Mauritius, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021. Three tourist hotels have been selected as vaccination centers as the Indian ocean island kicks its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. (Sumeet Mudhoo/L’express Maurice via AP)

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Energy shares look for next spark as investors eye recovering economy

By Lewis Krauskopf. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors betting on U.S. energy shares have enjoyed a blistering rally, as the sector leads a move into value and economically sensitive stocks that has gripped the equity market. How much further that run continues could hinge on the success of the economic recovery, supply dynamics in oil markets and whether companies can stay disciplined on spending. Wall Street ©Creative Spades / Sergio David Spadavecchia


Beyonce, Taylor Swift make Grammys history

By Jill Serjeant and Lisa Richwine. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish won the top prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in a ceremony that also saw Beyonce become the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. © Christopher Polk / Getty Images

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North Korea’s Kim stresses roles of city, county leaders: KCNA

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the first short course for chief secretaries of the city and county Party committees in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on March 4, 2021, by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA/via REUTERS

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States relax COVID rules

[NFA] U.S. states across the nation from Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts and Mississippi are loosening