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

The United States Has Administered 4.2 Million Vaccines Against COVID-19 And Distributed More Than 13 Million: CDC

First doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine distributed in France. December 27, 2020. Thomas Samson / Pool via REUTERS Jan 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered 4,225,756 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 13,071,925 doses. . The … 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

India approves use of AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19

The AstraZeneca logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle. Archive photo Nov 9, 2020. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo NEW DELHI, Jan 2 (Reuters) – The government of India has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, paving the way for a massive … 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

Finance firm Ant wants to appease China’s authorities with corporate restructuring

Ant Group, em Hangzhou, China 29/10/2020 REUTERS/Aly Song Hong Kong / Beijing (Reuters) – After massive pressure from the authorities, the Chinese financial group Ant is examining a corporate restructuring, according to insiders. The majority of the online financing business should be brought into a holding that would be regulated like a traditional financial firm, … 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