Coronavirus digest: White House blocking strict guidelines for vaccine approval
By Abiodun Ogundairo
11 October 2020 | 4:26 pm
The White House is blocking new FDA guidelines that would likely have prevented the approval of a vaccine before next month's election, US media reported. Ireland has introduced new restrictions as cases tick up.
14 Nov 2021
Starting Monday, Austria will ban unvaccinated patrons from entering cafes, restaurants and large events. Meanwhile, Australia has met its 80% vaccination target. DW has the latest.
9 Nov 2021
Europe has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic, followed by Asia. Meanwhile, Germany's incidence rate hit a new record for the second straight day. Follow DW for the latest.
16 Nov 2021
The move is part of measures to hit the brakes on a wave of new COVID infections in Germany. Meanwhile, APEC leaders have agreed to cut tariffs on COVID vaccines. DW has the latest.
20 Nov 2021
Children between the ages of 5 to 11 are now eligible for a vaccine. Meanwhile, Japan's economy contracted for the first time in two quarters because of infections over summer. DW has the latest.
18 Nov 2021
Pharma giants are earning millions every day with COVID vaccines, but leaving poorer nations in the lurch, an activist alliance says. The WHO reports that the delta variant has "outcompeted" others. DW has the latest.
4 Dec 2021
The vaccine-maker's CEO says existing COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against omicron. Meanwhile, Japan detected its first case of the variant. Follow DW for the latest.
20 Dec 2021
The shutdown was initiated over fears of the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Meanwhile, Germany's health minister has ruled out a lockdown before Christmas. Follow DW for the latest.
7 Jan 2022
On September 24, President Biden hosted Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan at the White House for the first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit of the Quad.
29 Jun 2022
The former US president allegedly tried to grab the steering wheel in a limo after being told he could not join his supporters. A secret service agent was forced to restrain him, according to the testimony.
20 Dec 2022
US President Joe Biden said he will not remain silent as long as antisemitism in the US is on the rise. He made the comments during a Hanukkah event at the White House.
The US military shot down the high-altitude object over Alaska. It is the second foreign incursion into US airspace in two weeks.
Actors, authors, singers and other artists joined Biden in the White House East Room Tuesday (March 21) where they received either a National Medal of Arts or National Humanities Medal for their contributions to American society.
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Presidential elections in Egypt will take place from December 10 to 12. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is running for a third term which outcome is predictable, even more now that the election campaign has been overshadowed by the Gaza war. But also because no serious other candidate is facing him, as lamented by human rights defenders.
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As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence transform industries, Europe's largest economy is eager to catch up with the US and China. Will it succeed?
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As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Dubai, a new report shows that carbon emissions are set to hit a record high, with the potential to make climate change worse and fuel more destructive, extreme weather.
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In 1995, Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 mostly Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Men who were directly or indirectly involved in the massacre hold key positions in Serbia's political and economic spheres.
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