Australia has asked the European Commission to review a decision by Italy to block a shipment of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, while stressing on Friday the missing doses would not affect the rollout of Australia's inoculation programme. Italy, supported by the European Commission, barred the planned export of around 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine after the drug manufacturer failed to meet its European Union contract commitments.
China will construct a "Polar Silk Road" and actively participate in the development of Arctic and Antarctic regions, it said in its new 2021-2025 "five-year plan" published on Friday. The plan said China would "participate in pragmatic cooperation in the North Pole" and "raise its ability to participate in the protection and utilisation of the South Pole". China has been eyeing lucrative mineral resources as well as potential new shipping routes in Arctic regions, as ice caps recede as a result of rising temperatures.
Japan will extend a coronavirus state of emergency in the Tokyo area by a fortnight, officials said Friday, less than five months ahead of the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics.
The 71st Berlin Film Festival wraps up on Friday after a pandemic-era edition unlike any before, with the awarding of its Golden Bear best picture prize and its first "gender neutral" acting gongs.
Brazilian striker Richarlison continued his scoring form with a fourth goal in as many Premier League games to earn Everton a hard-fought 1-0 victory at The Hawthorns on Thursday. "At the start of the season no one could say Everton, after 26 games, would be there," Ancelotti said.
Families visiting cemeteries and columbaria in Singapore during the Qing Ming period will have to limit their group size to not more than eight.
Heavy rainfall led to a rise in water levels along the Ohio River, prompting flood warnings and road closures in Cincinnati on Thursday, March 4.Drone footage released by Cincinnati Parks shows riverside parkland near the city’s CBD flooded.“The river crested at 56.4 feet last night and will begin receding later tonight,” the organization wrote in a tweet. “Once it recedes, Cincinnati Parks staff will begin flood cleanup.”The National Weather Service (NWS) said they expected the Ohio River’s water levels to remain high into next week. Credit: Cincinnati Parks via Storyful
Asian markets took another blow Friday after Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell failed to soothe fears of a surge in inflation fuelled by the expected global economic recovery, which many warn could force the central bank to hike interest rates earlier than thought.
Elections for Hong Kong's legislature will likely be deferred for a second year to September 2022 as Beijing plans a major overhaul of the city's electoral system, a severe blow to remaining democratic hopes in the global financial hub. The delay, which South China Morning Post and other local media reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources, would be in line with a new effort by Beijing to ensure "patriots" are in charge of all public institutions in the former British colony. Zhang Yesui, a spokesman for the National People's Congress, said on Thursday it had the constitutional power to "improve" Hong Kong's system and a draft decision would be discussed during the annual parliamentary session which opens on Friday.
Lance Waldroup, one of the bootleggers featured in Discovery’s reality series “Moonshiners,” died on Feb. 25 in North Carolina. He was 30. The network confirmed Waldroup’s death in a Facebook post earlier this week. “We are saddened to hear about the loss of Lance Waldroup,” the network said. “An adventurous distiller who was featured alongside […]
Tottenham took the lead in the 19th minute thanks to an own-goal by Tosin Adarabioyo, but Fulham thought they had equalised through Josh Maja before his effort was chalked off by VAR after Davinson Sanchez kicked the ball onto Mario Lemina's hand as the visitors looked to clear. "We're trying to make the game so pure and so sterile and trying to control every single phase to an absolute tee and that's where the problem lies for me," Parker said.
Barangay Ginebra’s Cebuano big man Greg Slaughter is on his way to the NorthPort Batang Pier after he was traded for skilled big man Christian Standhardinger in a blockbuster trade that was announced
Zhang Zhan's footage of bedridden patients lining a hospital corridor in Wuhan gave a rare, unvarnished glimpse from China's coronavirus ground zero in the first months of the pandemic.
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Honda launched the world's most advanced self-driving car licensed for the road on Friday, releasing an initial batch of 100 models in Japan.
The White House is closely tracking an emergency patch Microsoft Corp has released, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday, after an unknown hacking group recently broke into organizations using a flaw in the company's mail server software. "We are closely tracking Microsoft’s emergency patch for previously unknown vulnerabilities in Exchange Server software and reports of potential compromises of U.S. think tanks and defense industrial base entities," Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden's national security adviser, said on Twitter.
Former President Donald Trump intensified his war with the Republican establishment on Thursday by attacking Karl Rove, a longtime Republican strategist who criticized Trump's first speech since leaving office for being long on grievances but short on vision. "He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda," Trump complained in a statement issued by his office in Palm Beach, Florida. Rove, the architect of Republican George W. Bush's presidential victories in 2000 and 2004, wrote in an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that Trump's speech last Sunday to the Conservative Political Action Conference was wanting.
To feed her family, Lebanese mother Sandra al-Tawil sold her fridge and washing machine. Now she fears the cash-strapped state will scrap food subsidies, plunging them deeper into poverty.
Juventus host Lazio on Saturday looking to keep touch with Serie A leaders Inter Milan before next week's crunch Champions league game against Porto.
Bayern Munich and their veteran striker Robert Lewandowski host Borussia Dortmund and their Norwegian top-scorer Erling Braut Haaland in Germany's 'Klassiker' on Saturday.