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European Medicines Agency: Benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risks

European Medicines Agency: Benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risks

Published 16/03/2021

Vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a medical center in Champigny, near Paris, as France's decision to suspend temporarily the AstraZeneca COVID-19 [more…]

Kremlin says pressure on countries to reject Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is unprecedented

Kremlin says pressure on countries to reject Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is unprecedented

Published 16/03/2021

FILE PHOTO: A shipment of doses of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seen after arriving at Ezeiza International Airport, [more…]

News Corp inks Australia Facebook deal, signalling truce after blackout

News Corp inks Australia Facebook deal, signalling truce after blackout

Published 16/03/2021

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed Australia's flag in this illustration photo taken February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSYDNEY [more…]

Germany, Italy, France suspend AstraZeneca shots amid safety fears, disrupting EU vaccinations

Germany, Italy, France suspend AstraZeneca shots amid safety fears, disrupting EU vaccinations

Published 15/03/2021

FILE PHOTO:Teacher, Rene Kirstein, receives his first dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Susanne Kugel, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in [more…]

Russia slows Twitter’s speed after protest row, threatens total block

Russia slows Twitter’s speed after protest row, threatens total block

Published 10/03/2021

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Twitter logo displayed in front of Russian flag is seen in this illustration pictureMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it [more…]

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Published 02/09/2020

(This August 31 story is refiled to add dropped word founding to Ertl’s title in paragraph 13) By Allison Martell and Julie Steenhuysen TORONTO/CHICAGO (Reuters) [more…]

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said, with local [more…]

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia does not know why Chinese authorities have detained Australian citizen and television anchor Cheng Lei, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said on [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]