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India approves vaccines as nations fight virus resurgence

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by AFP bureaus India on Sunday approved emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines to kick off one of the world's biggest inoculation drives, while the European Union offered to help drug companies expand production to ease distribution bottlenecks. India, the second-worst affected country, has authorised use...

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

by Ben Sheppard The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. The US has floundered in its efforts to quell the virus, which...

Boris Johnson’s father seeks French citizenship

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father Stanley confirmed plans on Thursday to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the EU comes to an end under the Brexit pact delivered by his son. Speaking to France's RTL radio in French, Stanley Johnson...

US imposes new tariffs on French, German products in Airbus-Boeing spat

The United States announced Wednesday that it will impose additional tariffs on French and German products as part of a long-running dispute over subsidies for aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing. The tariffs are on "aircraft manufacturing parts from France and Germany, certain non-sparkling wine from...

Singapore begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

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Singapore began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday with a nurse receiving the first jab, making it among the first Asian nations to roll out inoculations. The city-state, which has suffered a mild outbreak, became the first country in Asia to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier...

EU begins vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

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by AFP bureaus The European Union began a vaccine rollout Saturday, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than...

Virus strain to cause more deaths in Britain: study

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A mutated coronavirus strain spreading in Britain is on average 56 percent more contagious than the original version, scientists have warned in a study, urging a fast vaccine rollout to help prevent more deaths. The new variant, which emerged in southeast England in November and...

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to get Covid-19 vaccine ‘in weeks’: reports

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine within weeks after UK regulators granted emergency approval and the world's first roll-out begins next week, reports late Saturday said. The monarch, 94, and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip are in line to get the...

Analysis | India has rightly shunned RCEP for now

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India, Nov. 20 -- India's decision to stay out of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, Asia's mega free-trade agreement (FTA), has been met both with a sense of approval and disappointment and divided economists on the issue. The RCEP is an FTA...

Fiscal deficit reduction; is there a magic number? – Jason Loh

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Kuala Lampur, Oct. 31 -- Covid-19 has reignited that never-ending debate on the effectiveness of fiscal policy versus monetary policy in times of economic crises and doldrums. By extension, one of the burning issues arising from this is the level of the fiscal deficit...
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