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Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE vaccines modified to target the Omicron variant produced a significantly higher immune response than the companies’ currently available vaccine in one study, they said. A modified booster injection targeting Omicron specifically increased neutralizing antibody levels 13.5 to 19.6 times higher than the current injection in study volunteers one month after …

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U.N. Agency Finds Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian-American Journalist

U.N. Agency Finds Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian-American Journalist

The United Nations human rights office said its investigation into the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh found that Israeli forces fired the shots that killed her and wounded her colleague last month. Israeli authorities initially said that indiscriminate shooting by Palestinians killed Ms. Abu Akleh, which the Office of the United Nations High …

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Juul Asks Court to Block FDA Ban, Explores Possible Bankruptcy Filings

Juul Asks Court to Block FDA Ban, Explores Possible Bankruptcy Filings

Juul Labs Inc. asked a federal appeals court on Friday to temporarily block the Food and Drug Administration’s order that the vaping company immediately withdraw its e-cigarettes from the U.S. market, a decision that would block your business. In addition to fighting the FDA order, Juul has been working with its legal advisers on options …

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Russia’s Welcome at Brics Summit Shows Disconnect With West

Russia’s Welcome at Brics Summit Shows Disconnect With West

Russian President Vladimir Putin was welcomed Thursday in a virtual summit with the presidents of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in a stark reminder of the limits of US-led efforts to isolate Moscow. The summit of the Brics nation, organized virtually by the Chinese president Xi JinpingIt gave Putin his highest-profile international stage in …

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Ukraine Loses Ground in Battle for Severodonetsk but Gains Firepower From U.S.

Ukraine Loses Ground in Battle for Severodonetsk but Gains Firepower From U.S.

More recent Guided rocket systems with twice the range of other US-provided artillery arrived in Ukraine. Ukrainian forces outside Lysychansk are nearly surrounded after the Russians advanced 3 miles this week. EU leaders have agreed to make Ukraine an official candidate to join the bloc, fulfilling one of Zelensky’s biggest requests to European countries. LVIV, …

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Nuclear Power Is Poised for a Comeback. The Problem Is Building the Reactors.

Nuclear Power Is Poised for a Comeback. The Problem Is Building the Reactors.

Western nations are betting big on nuclear power, decades after safety concerns caused it to fall out of favour, only they have lost their expertise in building reactors. Governments want carbon-free electricity from nuclear power to help tackle climate change and reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas. The United States, France and China are …

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Ken Griffin Moving Citadel From Chicago to Miami Following Crime Complaints

Ken Griffin Moving Citadel From Chicago to Miami Following Crime Complaints

multimillionaire ken griffin is relocating its large hedge fund firm Citadel from Chicago to Miami, the third major employer to announce a corporate headquarters move from Illinois in the past two months. In a letter to employees on Thursday that was seen by The Wall Street Journal, Griffin said he had personally relocated to Florida …

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Germany Looks at Potential Rationing of Natural Gas After Russia Cuts Supply

Germany Looks at Potential Rationing of Natural Gas After Russia Cuts Supply

BERLIN—The German government moved closer to rationing natural gas on Thursday after Russia cut off deliveries to the country last week in an escalation of the economic war triggered by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Berlin activated the second of its three-step plan to tackle gas shortages after Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom, the country’s biggest gas …

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