Saturday, June 19, 2021

World

Court orders AstraZeneca to deliver less than EU demand

Both sides claimed victory, with the European Commission stressing the firm would pay a financial penalty for each missed dose and the company promising it would easily meet the target.

Moscow Covid cases soar to record high

Over 9,000 new cases were recorded, up from 3,000 two weeks ago.

Palestinians to get a million Covid vaccine doses in swap with Israel

The deal comes amid high tensions between the Jewish state and the Palestinians.

Republican lawmakers, led by Trump’s White House doc, want Biden to take cognitive test

They say that Biden’s 'mental decline and forgetfulness have become more apparent over the past 18 months'.

Gunmen kill cop, kidnap female students and teachers from Nigerian school

Kidnapping school students for ransom has turned into something of a growth business in Nigeria.

Slimline North Korean leader says to prepare for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with the US

In state media images released this week, Kim appears to have lost a lot of weight, noticeably in his face.

Chinese astronauts now aboard space station module in historic mission

This achievement will be a major point of pride as the country prepares for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi facing probe ahead of US market listing

In recent months, Beijing has been clamping down on the country's internet giants for wielding too much power.

Moscow sees new variants behind Covid-19 spike

Daily infections in the Russian capital have soared from 3,000 to 7,000 within a few days and are expected to hit more than 9,000 on Friday.

Use all vaccine options to beat Covid, EMA tells EU

This comes as several countries limit the use of jabs like AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson and opt instead for vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna.

Over 10,000 daily UK Covid cases for first time in 4 months

A government report has found that cases are 'rising exponentially' across England, driven by mostly unvaccinated age groups.

China’s rapid military expansion seriously concerning, Japan tells EU

China now has the largest navy in the world and the third largest air force.

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