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Asian shares rise after Dow crests 30,000 on vaccine hopes

Asian shares are rising after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time despite an ongoing pandemic, as progress in development of coronavirus vaccines kept investors in a buying mood

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Waiters and bartenders are losing their jobs – again – as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming hospitals and dashing hopes for a quick economic recovery

EU, other donors step up with funds to help Afghanistan

The European Union, the United States and other donors pledged billions in new funding for Afghanistan over the next four years, at the first pledging conference of its kind for the troubled and impoverished country since 2016

Greece strike to disrupt public transport

Airlines are rescheduling or cancelling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike on Thursday

Virus outbreak delays production at world's top glove maker

Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, says it expects a two-to-four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions during the pandemic

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