Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant. One new locally acquired case was confirmed in the past 24 hours, Victoria health authorities said on Saturday, taking the number of … Read more

Senate rejects Trump allies’ objection to Pennsylvania elections

US President Donald Trump reacts while holding a rally to challenge the certification of the results of the 2020 US presidential elections by the US Congress in Washington, the United States, January 6, 2021. REUTERS / Carlos Barria / File Photo WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly rejected a motion by President … Read more

UK sees “Herculean” vaccination target feasible

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Chase Farm Hospital to view the vaccination schedule, in North London, UK, on ​​January 4, 2021. Stefan Rousseau / Pool via REUTERS LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “Herculean” goal of vaccinating around 14 million of the most vulnerable population groups against COVID-19 … Read more

On tape, Trump pressures Georgia election official to change results: medium

Jan 3 (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump asked Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to reverse his defeat in the southern state, according to a recording of the hour-long call made Saturday. and published by The Washington Post on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump departs on a trip to West … Read more

Boris Johnson could lose majority in upcoming UK elections: poll

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on ​​December 21, 2020. Tolga Akmen / Pool via REUTERS LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the road to defeat in the next election in 2024, in which neither … Read more

Trump will return to Washington sooner and will not spend New Year’s Eve in Florida

US President Donald Trump drives a golf cart at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, US, November 22, 2020. REUTERS / Hannah McKay / File Photo WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec 31 (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump will fly back to Washington on Thursday, a day ahead of schedule, amid his battle with Congress … Read more

McConnell challenges Trump by delaying the vote on the increase in aid and urging to overturn the veto on the defense law

By David Morgan, Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday postponed a vote on increasing COVID-19 relief checks from $ 600 to $ 2,000 and urged senators to reverse the President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense bill, in a rare challenge to his Republican colleague three weeks … Read more

Trump Administration Tightens Ban on Investing in Chinese Companies

Illustrative file photo of a US and three Chinese flags before a meeting between officials from both countries in Beijing. Feb. 14, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein / Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Trump Administration on Monday strengthened an executive order prohibiting US investors from buying securities of companies allegedly controlled by the … Read more

Trump signs the stimulus law against the pandemic and prevents a government shutdown

By Steve Holland, Susan Cornwell PALM BEACH, Fla. / WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday signed a $ 2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package that will restore unemployment benefits to millions of Americans and will avoid the shutdown of the federal government, thus ending a self-created crisis. Trump, who leaves … Read more

BionTech boss says he will work with others to increase vaccine capacity: medium

BioNTech CEO and Co-Founder Ugur Sahin at the company’s headquarters in Mainz, Germany, December 22, 2020. REUTERS / Ralph Orlowski / File Photo ANKARA, Dec 26 (Reuters) – BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said his company would be willing to cooperate with others as it seeks to increase the production capacity of its COVID-19 vaccine developed … Read more