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Australia says Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast ‘concerning’

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence ship was tracked off Australia’s west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defense facility, Australia said on Friday, raising concern during an election campaign about China’s assertive behavior in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Chinese navy vessel was not in Australian territorial …

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Generic drugmakers to sell Pfizer’s Paxlovid for $25 or less in low-income countries

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Several generic drugmakers that will produce versions of Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid have agreed to sell the medicine in low- and middle-income countries for $25 a course or less, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) said on Thursday. CHAI said it could not disclose the names of …

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Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported symptoms that recurred after COVID-19 …

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UK strikes new security agreement with Sweden and Finland

HELSINKI, May 11 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he had agreed new deals with Sweden and Finland to bolster European security, pledging to support both countries’ armed forces should they come under attack. Johnson signed the new declarations, described by Britain as “a step-change in defense and security cooperation”, during …

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Inside a Ukraine hospital where medics work as rockets fall

BAKHMUT, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – The hospital in the small Ukrainian town of Bakhmut was never intended to receive queues of ambulance bringing the wounded and traumatised from the front line of Europe’s biggest battlefield. Nor did the volunteer paramedics expect, four months ago, to be shuttling back and forth to the front line …

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Pharmacy chains should pay $878 mln for opioid epidemic role, Ohio counties say

CLEVELAND, May 10 (Reuters) – A lawyer for two Ohio counties said on Monday that CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) should fund an $878 million plan to address the opioid crisis there, as a first-of-its-kind trial got underway to determine the pharmacy chains’ contribution. A federal jury …

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GE unit boosts medical dye output as China COVID lockdown cuts supplies

Completed GE digital anesthesia care stations are seen at a GE Healthcare manufacturing facility during the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madison, Wisconsin, US April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – General Electric’s (GE.N) healthcare unit said on Tuesday it had increased …

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EU plans one-year renewable energy permits for faster green shift

The European Union flags flutter ahead of the gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 9 (Reuters) – The European Union executive wants to speed up the bloc’s green transition …

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Villages told to evacuate as New Mexico wildfire pushes north

A firefighter works to combat the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfire, near Las Vegas, New Mexico, US May 4, 2022. Picture taken May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAOS, NM, May 8 (Reuters) – Two mountain villages were told to evacuate in northern New Mexico on …

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Russian bombing of Ukraine school kills 2, 60 feared dead – governor

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 bln more military support and aid G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka two people and left 60 in the …

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