Stunned EU leaders yearn for Biden presidency — ASAP

BRUSSELS (AP) — For European Union nations, Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration as the next U.S. president cannot come fast enough. Following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, most national governments have shed any inhibition at aiming withering criticism at a sitting U.S. president. Several already embrace his rival […] Give me some more!

Pakistan’s military tests guided multi-launch rocket system

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Thursday it successfully conducted a successful test flight of a rocket system capable of carrying a conventional warhead up to a range of 140 kilometers (about 90 miles). In a statement, miliary leaders said the weapon system, called Fatah-1, will give Pakistan’s army “capability of precision target engagement deep […] Give me some more!

US services sector grows for seventh straight month

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, grew for the seventh straight month in December even as coronavirus cases surged through the holidays. The Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday that its index of services activity slowed slightly to a reading of 57.2 last month, from a reading of […] Give me some more!

Kenya says 1st AstraZeneca vaccine doses to come next month

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s health minister says the country is expected to start receiving 24 million doses next month of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, as countries in sub-Saharan Africa begin to announce progress in obtaining the desperately needed vaccines. Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday said health workers and teachers will […] Give me some more!

Retail’s online future grows brighter after pandemic bump

Online shopping has been a lifeline for many as the virus pandemic shuttered stores and kept people at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the change in how people shop in a world growing more comfortable and savvier with technology. E-commerce sales’ strong growth is expected to continue long after the virus subsides. More importantly, […] Give me some more!