Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

21/01/2021 15:41

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises.

Indonesia quake kills at least 35, injures hundreds

15/01/2021 15:02

 A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least 35 people and injured hundreds on Friday, with the meteorological agency warning of aftershocks, possibly strong enough to trigger a tsunami.

WHO tells rich countries: stop cutting the vaccines queue

09/01/2021 21:59

 The head of the World Health Organization said on Friday there is a “clear problem” that low- and middle-income countries are not yet receiving supplies of COVID-19 vaccines and urged countries to stop striking bilateral deals with manufacturers.

Britain first to approve AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

30/12/2020 19:03

Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, hoping that rapid action would help it stem a surge of infections driven by a highly contagious variant of the virus.

Britain, EU strike pessimistic tone in post-Brexit trade talks

18/12/2020 20:07

Britain and the European Union struck a pessimistic tone in trade talks on Thursday, with a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it was “very likely” there would be no agreement unless the bloc changed its position “substantially”.