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  • Britain's Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden on Saturday that he's eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K. trade deal. The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus ...

  • Colorado agency gets virus relief aid, reverses furloughs

    DENVER (AP) - The Regional Transportation District in Colorado has halted layoffs for about 250 employees after it received more than $200 million from a $900 billion federal coronavirus relief aid package, officials said. The agency also reversed furloughs and salary cuts that were planned for its highest-paid management ...

  • Boris Johnson: U.K. variant of coronavirus likely more deadly

    The fast-spreading “U.K. variant” of the coronavirus might also be more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday, an alarming development that will burden the British health system and reverberate around the world. British scientists believe the variant is 30% to 70% more transmissible than the original version. “In additional ...

  • Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable, authorities announced Friday. The development, which comes amid a surge of infections in the UAE, ...

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    • The News Roundup For December 18, 2020

      President-elect Biden nominated Rep. Deb Haaland to be the Secretary of the Interior. The vaccine rollout has begun. And Congress keeps working on a second coronavirus relief deal. Plus, Russia's hackers return. But the Kremlin denies it had anything to do with a huge cyberattack targeting the United States. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron is the latest world leader to test positive for COVID-19. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    • An Epidemiologist And A Psychologist Talk About The Holidays

      Are you canceling your Thanksgiving plans? If you are, you're not alone. After a massive surge in coronavirus cases, getting together is becoming even more risky. We talked about what to do during an upcoming holiday season like no other.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    • The News Roundup For November 13, 2020

      The U.S. breaks its single-day coronavirus infection record. President-elect Joe Biden's national lead in the election widens. The European Union agrees to buy a coronavirus vaccine. Iran's supply of uranium is far above the agreed limit.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    • The News Roundup For October 30, 2020

      The United States passed nine million coronavirus cases. Tens of millions of Americans vote early during the home stretch before Election Day. France deals with a new wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and Chile votes to write a new constitution.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

    • The News Roundup For October 9, 2020

      The president is home from the hospital after a positive diagnosis for coronavirus. German leaders are preparing for the possibility of a new COVID-19 outbreak. And conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

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