Biden tells Americans “getting the vaccine is not a partisan act”
05 June 2021 | 4:01 pm
US President Joe Biden says that "getting the vaccine is not a partisan act," as he announces a National Month of Action to get at least 70 percent of all adult Americans vaccinated by July 4.
Molotov cocktails were thrown at police cars as riots broke out in Northern Ireland ahead of a visit by US President Joe Biden.
Our guest not only moved from New York to Paris without speaking any French, but has now become a stand-up comedian here in France, managing to perform in both English and French. Sebastian Marx has created a one-man show based on taking the mickey out of the French – both the language and the culture.
A keenly-watched malaria vaccine from Oxford University has secured its first approval, in Ghana, as the African country ramps up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
An Oxford University malaria vaccine has been approved for use in Ghana. The African country is ramping up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
The second day of the US President's Ireland tour takes him to Dublin. Biden will also stop at the town of his ancestors in County Mayo, where he plans to reconnect with distant relatives.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) says malaria still kills a child every two minutes in the world, mostly in Africa. However, buoyed by hopes of a new vaccine, the WHO hopes to reduce infection numbers by 90 percent by 2030.
British American Tobacco (BAT) has been fined $635 million for breaching sanctions on North Korea. The British multinational, a leader in the sale of tobacco products, will pay the record sum to US authorities. BAT's Singapore subsidiary admitted to selling cigarettes to North Korea over a decade between 2007 and 2017, in violation of US sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear missile activities.
Joe Biden has formally announced his campaign for re-election in 2024, asking Americans for four years to “finish this job”, possibly setting up an extraordinary rematch with Donald Trump.
In Kenya, over 10,000 people die from malaria each year, but the prevalence rate is on a steady downward trend, and a new vaccine looks set to be approved soon. Meanwhile, fighting continues in Sudan despite warring factions agreeing to extend a truce. Those unable to escape are suffering severe shortages of basic goods, water and electricity. Finally we take you to Ivory Coast for the FEMUA music festival, one of West Africa's biggest Afropop events.
During a meeting with Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the White House, US President Joe Biden reiterated his support for Manila's security. China has angered the Philippines by harassing its vessels at sea.
The troops will help US Border Patrol, but they will not take part in law enforcement duties, the White House said. The decision comes as the US grapples with large numbers of migrants at its southern border.
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