EU executive reveals contingency plan if no trade deal with Britain

EU executive reveals contingency plan if no trade deal with Britain

The European Commission on Thursday proposed measures to ensure basic air and road traffic can continue between Britain and the European Union in the event that no trade deal is approved by the two sides by the end of the...

Canada’s regulator approves Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

Canada’s regulator approves Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

Canada’s health regulator approved the coronavirus vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, giving the green light to an inoculation programme set to get under way.

Poland, Hungary reach agreement with Germany on EU budget spat

Poland, Hungary reach agreement with Germany on EU budget spat

Poland‘s deputy premier said on Wednesday that Poland and Hungary had reached an agreement with Germany regarding the proposed EU long-term budget, which has so far been blocked by the two eastern member states.

Reports: Biden to nominate retired general as secretary of defence

Reports: Biden to nominate retired general as secretary of defence

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired general Lloyd Austin for the key post of secretary of defence in his upcoming administration, US media reported on Monday.

WHO is opposed to mandatory Covid-19 immunization

WHO is opposed to mandatory Covid-19 immunization

Giving people good information about Covid-19 vaccines is far better than forcing them to get immunized, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Monday.

Britain begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

Britain begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

A 90-year-old grandmother and an 81-year-old man called William Shakespeare have become the first people in Britain to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, and the first in the world to be given the Pfizer/BioNTech jab as part of a national campaign.

Lufthansa to cut 29,000 jobs by end of the year

Lufthansa to cut 29,000 jobs by end of the year

Lufthansa will have reduced its staff by 29,000 by the end of the year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesperson of the German airline confirmed on Sunday.

Pakistani hospitals overwhelmed, running out of oxygen

Pakistani hospitals overwhelmed, running out of oxygen

Hospitals in Pakistan are struggling to cope with overwhelming numbers of coronavirus infections during a second wave of the outbreak in the country.