Covid-19
A poster warning against the covid-19 novel coronavirus is displayed in Seoul on November 26, 2020. South Korea reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since March on November 26, with a surge of new infections sparking fears of a major third wave. Ed JONES / AFP
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Covid-19 tally

- Coronavirus cases tops 60 million, deaths 1.4 million PARIS, Nov 25, 2020 (AFP) - Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - More than 60 million cases
Vaccine covid-19
A bottle reading "Vaccine COVID-19" and a syringe next to the Pfizer and BioNtech logos. Mexico could receive the first vaccines against COVID-19 developed by Pfizer and BioNTech in December if the processes for their approval are accomplished in the estimated time, announced on November 24, 2020 Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard. JOEL SAGET / AFP
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What is it like to take part in a vaccine trial?

MIAMI, Nov 25, 2020 (AFP) - A key facet of the global mad scramble by Pfizer, Moderna and other pharma groups to develop a viable coronavirus vaccine is the recruitment
Donald Trump and Melania Trump
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" after it was pardoned by Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. MANDEL NGAN / AFP
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Lame duck Trump pardons turkey but dodges elephant in room

WASHINGTON, Nov 24, 2020 (AFP) - Lame duck President Donald Trump addressed a live turkey and journalists Tuesday but again avoided the elephant in the room -- his failure to
Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump looks down during an event on lowering prescription drug prices in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat on November 23, 2020 after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden's transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on assistance. MANDEL NGAN / AFP
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Dwindling Options

- Trump finally agrees to Biden transition - but still not conceding WASHINGTON, Nov 24, 2020 (AFP) - President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday
Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong
Pro-democracy activists (L-R) Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong speak to the media after arriving for their trial at West Kowloon Magistrates Court in Hong Kong on November 23, 2020, on unauthorised assembly charges in relation to protests in 2019. Peter PARKS / AFP
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Hong Kong activists plead guilty at start of protest trial

HONG KONG, Nov 23, 2020 (AFP) - Prominent Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong and two other leading activists pleaded guilty on Monday at the start of a trial over their