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Vaccine rollout in New Year

Plans for vaccination programs began taking shape in Europe and the US following recent breakthroughs, as surging coronavirus case loads prompted grueling new restrictions, with Austria taking the unpopular step Tuesday of closing schools and shops.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/18 17:13:40

UK records highest daily coronavirus-related death toll since May 6

The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 598 to 52,745, marking the highest daily number of fatalities since May 6, according to official figures released Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/18 11:25:38

Putin praises BRICS cooperation on international issues

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised the BRICS countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- for their close coordination on international and regional issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/18 11:13:28

Fans fund new statue of British icon after row

A storm of protest over a nude monument to British women's rights pioneer Mary Wollstonecraft - described as a melted World Cup topped by a silver Barbie doll - has sparked a crowdfunding campaign to create a more "dignified" tribute.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/17 18:23:42

EU targets to revise energy taxation rules as tool in climate change fight

Taxation will not escape the European Union's plans to curb planet-warming emissions, and levies should be revamped to reflect climate and environmental costs, the head of EU climate policy said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/17 18:03:40

EU warns 'extremely late' for post-Brexit deal as crucial talks begin in Brussels

A top EU diplomat warned Monday it was getting dangerously late to secure a post-Brexit trade deal as a week of crucial talks began in Brussels.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/17 17:28:40

US 'spied on' Europe allies defense industries

Seven years after the Edward Snowden scandal, new allegations that the US spied on close allies have emerged in Denmark, this time regarding the defense industry and a Danish fighter jet tender won by the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/17 17:23:41

EU fully "determined" to reach agreement with UK: spokesperson

The European Union (EU) is "100 percent determined to reach an agreement" with the United Kingdom on their future relations, despite a presumed deadline drawing closer, an EU spokesperson said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/17 14:37:25

German school finds DIY answer to anti-virus ventilation

Keeping the windows open to combat COVID-19 is easier said than done as winter approaches. One German school has come with a cheap and simple solution with a DIY ventilation system designed by a teacher's scientist husband.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/16 17:43:40

UK Prince Charles welcomes Berlin ties after Brexit

Britain's Prince Charles on Sunday said bonds between his country and Germany would “remain strong” as he visited Berlin against a backdrop of increasingly tense Brexit talks.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/16 17:33:42

J&J starts two-dose trial of its COVID-19 candidate vaccine in the UK

Johnson & Johnson launched a new late-stage trial in Britain on Monday to test a two-dose regimen of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine among thousands of volunteers, as the US drugmaker expands its trials by geography and type.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/16 17:13:40

British PM Johnson in self-isolation

British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson is self-isolating after someone he was in contact with tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesman said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/16 16:53:40

Coronavirus cases reach record levels in divided London

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in London has reached record levels, but latest official figures showed that the British capital is a divided city, with a slowing in some boroughs but increases in others.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 15:00:02

COVID-19 may have appeared in Italy earlier than thought: study

The coronavirus may have been circulating in Italy since September 2019, three months before it first emerged in China, according to a study released Sunday by the National Cancer Institute (INT) in Milan.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 12:44:11

UK PM self-quarantining after coronavirus contact

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-quarantining after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, a Downing Street spokesman said in a statement Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/16 9:32:04

Dental antibiotic prescriptions up 25 percent during pandemic: research

The amount of antibiotics prescribed by dentists in Britain has soared by a quarter since COVID-19 struck, according to research published Friday highlighting the risk of a "slow-motion" pandemic of antibiotic resistance.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/15 17:43:40

10 COVID-19 patients die in Romania hospital fire

Ten COVID-19 patients were killed and others were in critical condition after fire broke out in an intensive care unit in northeast Romania on Saturday, a hospital spokesperson said.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/15 17:03:41

Virus curbs tighten in Europe as global deaths top 1.3m

A swathe of new restrictions to curtail a second wave of coronavirus infections were announced or came into force from Austria to Greece, Italy to Portugal on Saturday as the global death toll climbed above 1.3 million.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/15 16:58:40