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Bulletin Points: Today's Top Headlines

World shares mixed as earnings take center stage

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Wednesday in Europe and U.S. futures edged higher as corporate earnings took the spotlight after a day of declines in Asia. Read more

Protesters gather as German lawmakers vote on lockdown rules

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters began gathering in central Berlin early Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet that would mandate nationwide restrictions as an “emergency brake” when the coronavirus is spreading too quickly. Read more

The Latest: Czech Republic rolls out J&J vaccines

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is rolling out the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines after examination by the European regulator. Read more

EU reaches major climate deal ahead of Biden climate summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that is intended to make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on new carbon emissions targets on the eve of a virtual summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. Read more

Seoul court rejects sexual slavery claim against Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Wednesday rejected a claim by South Korean sexual slavery victims and their relatives who sought compensation from the Japanese government over their wartime sufferings. Read more

New Zealand to consolidate health care into national service

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Wednesday it will consolidate its fragmented health care system into a national service similar to the one revered by many in Britain. Read more

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. Read more

Australia plans to spend $417 M on hydrogen, carbon capture

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister has proposed spending an extra 539 million Australian dollars ($417 million) on hydrogen and carbon sequestration projects, seeking to burnish his government’s green credentials ahead of a climate summit to be hosted by President Joe Biden. Read more

Asian shares slide after tech, bank sell-off on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower for a second straight day, led by drops in technology companies and banks. Read more

Chad President Deby, ally in fighting extremism, dies at 68

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled Chad for more than 30 years and became an important ally to Western nations in the fight against Islamic extremism in Africa, has been killed while battling against rebels in the north, according to the military. He was 68. Read more

Armchair Quarterbacks: Morning Sports Breakdown


Bitter: Hokies to follow during spring football

Virginia Tech opened spring football practice Saturday, and the media will get what will likely be their only chance to peek at the Hokies on Thursday afternoon. Read more

Scherzer expected to start for Washington against St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals (8-9, third in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (6-9, fifth in the NL East) Read more

Rogers expected to start as Marlins host the Orioles

Baltimore Orioles (8-9, third in the AL East) vs. Miami Marlins (7-9, third in the NL East) Read more

Wacha scheduled to start for Rays at Royals

Tampa Bay Rays (10-8, second in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (9-7, first in the AL Central) Read more

Foltynewicz, Rangers to face Quintana, Angels

Texas Rangers (8-10, fourth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (9-6, third in the AL West) Read more

Blue Jays take 3-game slide into matchup with Red Sox

Toronto Blue Jays (7-10, fourth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (12-6, first in the AL East) Read more

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