Covid-19 vaccine
A worker shows a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the arrival of the first shipment in France in the AP-HP central pharmacy on the outskirts of Paris on December 26, 2020. Vaccination will begin on December 27, 2020 in European Union, even as countries in the bloc are forced back into lockdown as a new, more infectious, strain of the virus continues to spread from Britain. / AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

France confirms first case on its soil of British virus variant

PARIS, Dec 26, 2020 (AFP) - France has confirmed the first case of a new coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Britain, its health ministry said. The new strain of
Black lives matter
Protestors in support of Black Lives Matter brought their children to rally against the police killing of Andre Hill in the neighborhood where Hill was shot, in Columbus, Ohio on December 24, 2020. The killing of an unarmed African-American man by police in the US city of Columbus, Ohio sparked a fresh wave of outrage this week against racial injustice and police brutality in the country. Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was in the garage of a house on the night of December 21 when he was shot several times by a police officer who had been called to the scene for a minor incident. / AFP / STEPHEN ZENNER

Police killing of unarmed Black man ignites fresh outrage in US

COLUMBUS, Dec 25, 2020 (AFP) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by police in Columbus, Ohio -- the US city's second such killing this month -- sparked