European Union tightens controls on Covid-19 vaccine exports

European Union tightens controls on Covid-19 vaccine exports

The European Union tightened its controls on Covid-19 vaccine exports on Wednesday, allowing shipments headed almost anywhere to be halted.

Seven dead in fire at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Seven dead in fire at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

At least seven people died and dozens were wounded in a massive fire that ravaged parts of Bangladesh‘s sprawling Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, a firefighting official said Tuesday.

WHO chief calls growing vaccination divide ‘grotesque’

WHO chief calls growing vaccination divide ‘grotesque’

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has given the world hope, but the contrast between the distribution of shots in poor and wealthy nations is “grotesque,” the head of the World Health Organization said.

Thousands evacuated as more rain hits eastern coast of Australia

Thousands evacuated as more rain hits eastern coast of Australia

Thousands of people were evacuated from western Sydney and the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales as torrential rain continued to hammer the eastern Australian state on Monday.

EU sanctions China for rights abuses against Uighurs

EU sanctions China for rights abuses against Uighurs

The European Union is sanctioning China for abuses against the Uighur people, the first time the bloc has issued restrictive measures on Beijing for human rights violations since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

EU’s von der Leyen: Vaccine donations to poor countries on hold

EU’s von der Leyen: Vaccine donations to poor countries on hold

The European Union is not currently in the position to directly donate coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries, said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Magnitude-6.9 earthquake rocks Japan, prompts brief tsunami warning

Magnitude-6.9 earthquake rocks Japan, prompts brief tsunami warning

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck north-eastern Japan on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the prefecture of Miyagi.

France: One in three people facing tougher regional virus measures

France: One in three people facing tougher regional virus measures

About one in three people in France, with a population of nearly 67 million, will be affected by tougher regional measures in place for the next four weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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