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Fearing supply shortfall, EU wants to buy more COVID vaccines

Fearing supply shortfall, EU wants to buy more COVID vaccines

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants to raise more money to shore up its supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines after estimating that the number of shots available next year around the world might fall short of demand, two EU sources said.

Second UK lockdown? England COVID-19 cases rising by 6,000 per day

Second UK lockdown? England COVID-19 cases rising by 6,000 per day
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was on Friday considering whether to impose a second national lockdown, after new COVID-19 cases almost doubled to 6,000 per day, hospital admissions rose and infection rates soared across parts of northern England and London.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:42pm
EU plans to crack down on racism in 'moment of reckoning'

EU plans to crack down on racism in 'moment of reckoning'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission pledged on Friday to take tougher action against member states failing to fully implement EU anti-racism laws, in a move reflecting global outrage at police violence against African Americans in the United States.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:40pm
Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials

Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:12pm
French city of Nice tightens coronavirus curbs as cases soar

French city of Nice tightens coronavirus curbs as cases soar

PARIS (Reuters) - The city of Nice on the French Riviera will ban gatherings of more than 10 people in public spaces and tighten rules on alcohol consumption outdoors as it seeks to curb COVID-19 infections that are soaring in the region, local authorities said on Friday.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 03:10pm
Chances of Brexit deal fading every day, EU Commission chief says

Chances of Brexit deal fading every day, EU Commission chief says

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the European Commission said on Wednesday the chances of reaching a trade deal with Britain were fading by the day as the British government pushes ahead with moves that would breach their divorce treaty.
Published 16 Sep, 2020 10:13pm
Trump and Biden clash over U.S. wildfires as campaign turns to climate change

Trump and Biden clash over U.S. wildfires as campaign turns to climate change

WILMINGTON, Del./MCLELLAN PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Joe Biden branded President Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” on Monday for refusing to acknowledge global warming’s role in deadly wildfires sweeping the western United States, while Trump blamed lax forestry and declared, “I don’t think science knows.”
Published 15 Sep, 2020 01:37pm
Turkey does not expect EU sanctions over east Med dispute

Turkey does not expect EU sanctions over east Med dispute

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that Turkey does not expect the European Union to impose sanctions on it over a dispute with Greece over territorial claims in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Published 14 Sep, 2020 12:55pm
UK parliament to vote on Johnson's plan to break Brexit divorce treaty

UK parliament to vote on Johnson's plan to break Brexit divorce treaty

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law by breaching parts of the Brexit divorce treaty with the European Union faces a vote in parliament on Monday amid growing opposition from within his own party.
Published 14 Sep, 2020 12:53pm
China, India agree to disengage troops on contested border

China, India agree to disengage troops on contested border

BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China and India said on Friday they had agreed to de-escalate renewed tensions on their contested Himalayan border and take steps to restore “peace and tranquillity” following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow.
Published 11 Sep, 2020 11:56am
Tokyo eyes lowering alert level as virus fears ease: NHK

Tokyo eyes lowering alert level as virus fears ease: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo’s government is heading towards dropping its coronavirus alert from the highest level on Thursday as cases continue to trend down, broadcaster NHK reported, opening the path for a loosening of restrictions on nighttime activity.
Published 10 Sep, 2020 02:13pm
AstraZeneca says should know if vaccine works by year-end if trials resume

AstraZeneca says should know if vaccine works by year-end if trials resume

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca’s chief executive Pascal Soriot said on Thursday that it should know before the end of the year whether its experimental vaccine would protect people from COVID-19, if the British drugmaker is allowed to resume trials which were paused this week.
Published 10 Sep, 2020 02:10pm
Navalny's condition improving, police guard stepped up: Der Spiegel

Navalny's condition improving, police guard stepped up: Der Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has made further progress in his recovery after what Germany said was poisoning with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent, and is able to speak again, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Thursday.
Published 10 Sep, 2020 02:09pm
Fear and poverty in Turkey as pandemic hits Erdogan's base

Fear and poverty in Turkey as pandemic hits Erdogan's base

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Huseyin Goksoy, a tailor who was so stressed about going hungry during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic that he was briefly bedridden with a hernia, is increasingly worried about his future as Turkey strains to curb poverty.
Published 10 Sep, 2020 02:07pm