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Find all of today's most important developments both at home and abroad in one place.
Starting with Luxembourg
- The latest figures from Luxembourg show that 74 new cases of coronavirus were discovered over the last 24 hours.
- The United States is shipping another 2.5 million Covid vaccine doses to hard-hit Bangladesh, a White House official told AFP on Thursday, after the Biden administration announced a ramping up of global donations.
- Social media posts claim peak active cases of Covid-19 were lower in 2020 than after the rollout of vaccines in 2021, suggesting this means the shots are ineffective. But experts say hospitalizations and deaths -- which are much likelier to occur among the unvaccinated -- are the key metrics of how well the shots work.
- The latest James Bond movie gets its world premiere next week, nearly six years after the last film in the storied franchise and an 18-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
- First it was computer chips, and now spirits: Global supply chain woes are shaping up as the party pooper in some parts of the United States.
- Mark Milde, the race director of the Berlin Marathon, says the priority is on safety -- rather than world records -- for this Sunday's race to ensure the expected field of 25,000 elite athletes and hobby runners make it to the finish line free of Covid-19.