World News Briefs — March 11, 2021 (Evening Edition)

Europe appears to be facing a lethal third wave
The SUN: Europe waits for Covid vaccines ‘like pioneers in a Western’ as third wave sees cases rocket 50% amid EU jab shambles
EU countries are waiting for vaccines like "pioneers in a Western movie" as new Covid cases surge by 50 per cent, Italian media says.
The rocketing number of infections across the continent is feared to be the start of a third wave as pitiful numbers of people have been vaccinated because of chronic shortages.
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MIDDLE EAST
Netanyahu may meet Saudi crown prince in Abu Dhabi: Reports.
Israel says Netanyahu's first UAE visit postponed, stirs rights spat with Jordan.
Time running out for serious nuclear diplomacy with Iran, former U.S. energy secretary says.
Step up trials of alleged Syrian war criminals, U.N. rights chief says.
Three Palestinian fishermen killed 'when Israeli drone exploded in nets'.
Lebanon: Insecurity and desperation as crisis worsens.
Lebanon heads for blackout as electricity funds dry up.
Turkey plans to vaccinate 50 million people against COVID-19 before autumn.
Israeli real-world data on Pfizer vaccine shows high Covid protection.
ASIA
Myanmar: Several protesters die in clashes with security forces.
Myanmar junta accuses Aung San Suu Kyi of taking bribes as eight killed in anti-coup protests.
UN Security Council urges restraint in Myanmar as US imposes new sanctions.
U.S. imposes sanctions on children of Myanmar military leader, companies.
China approves resolution to overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system.
India sees worst COVID-19 increase since Christmas as western state battles surge.
North Korea calls attention to 'comradely friendship' with Cuba on Castro anniversary.
Pakistan court bans TikTok over obscenity.
Japan mourns Fukushima victims on 10th anniversary of earthquake and nuclear disaster.
Twenty years since Bamiyan Buddha statues' destruction by Taliban.
AFRICA
Africa's battle with COVID-19 continues, one year on.
Ethiopia's Amhara region rejects charge of 'ethnic cleansing' in Tigray.
Shock and uncertainty after death of Ivory Coast PM Bakayoko.
South Africa's Ramaphosa condemns killing at students demo.
Algerian president sets June date for early legislative elections.
Prosecutor seeks graft charges against Mauritanian ex-president Aziz.
Tanzania minister slams 'nonsense' rumours over missing president.
Sudanese militia leader Musa Hilal freed after pardon.
Morocco government backs legalising cannabis for medical use.
EUROPE
‘Third wave has already begun’: Germany records sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.
COVID-19 situation in Paris region very worrying, minister says.
Portugal extends COVID-19 emergency, end of lockdown in sight.
Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Italy halt use of AstraZeneca vaccine due to safety concerns.
EU Commission approves Johnson & Johnson's one-shot Covid-19 vaccine.
EU extends powers to block Covid-19 jab exports until June as Europe's vaccination drive continues to falter.
UK delays post-Brexit import checks to give more time to prepare.
Royal family is 'very much not' racist, says Prince William.
EU lawmakers declare bloc LGBT 'freedom zone'.
AMERICAS
Biden signs $1.9 trillion relief bill into law.
BREAKING NEWS: Joe Biden moves up ceremony to sign his $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill to TODAY after Republicans blasted his plans for 'PR' delay.
A year after the pandemic was declared, US Covid-19 numbers are way too high to relax just yet, CDC director warns.
Biden to sign $1.9T aid bill Thursday as world enters 2nd year of COVID-19 pandemic.
US household wealth hits record $130 trillion despite pandemic.
Number of migrant children in U.S. border facilities soars amid growing crisis.
House Democrats pass gun control bills that require background checks on ALL firearms sales that can take up to 10 days.
59 New York Democrats call for Cuomo to resign because he's 'lost the confidence of the public and the state legislature' after SIX women accused him of sexual harassment – as de Blasio says 'he can no longer serve as governor'.
Colombia defence chief calls children who died in bombing 'machines of war'.
Brazil hospitals pushed to limit as COVID-19 death toll soars.
TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR
U.S. blacklists IS affiliates in Africa as Specially Designated Global Terrorists.
Over 100 Polisario separatists active within Al-Qaeda in Maghreb.
Boston Marathon bomber sues over treatment in prison.
ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS
S&P 500, Dow hit record highs after upbeat jobless claims data.
US stimulus offers 'significant' boost to global economy: IMF.
Beeple NFT art becomes most expensive ever sold at auction after fetching over $60 million.
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