AstraZeneca considers seeking full U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine – National

AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell the shot, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Read more: Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines 87% effective in 60+ age group after one dose: data […]

Republican presidential hopefuls move forward as Trump considers 2024 run – National

Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump’s former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule, visiting states that will play a pivotal role in the 2024 primaries, and he has signed a […]

Myanmar doctors stop work to protest coup as UN considers response

Staff at 70 hospitals and medical departments in 30 towns across Myanmar stopped work on Wednesday to protest against the coup that ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the newly formed Myanmar Civil Disobedience Movement said. A statement from the group said the army had put its own interests above a vulnerable population facing […]

EU considers more measures to stop coronavirus variant spread – National

European Union leaders assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as the bloc’s top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths. Expressing great concern about the virus’ mutations, the 27 leaders looked at further border […]

U.S election: Biden team considers legal action as agency delays approving transition – National

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is considering legal action over a federal agency’s delay in recognizing the Democrat’s victory over President Donald Trump in last week’s election, a Biden official said on Monday. The General Services Administration (GSA) normally recognizes a presidential candidate when it becomes clear who has won an election so […]

Trump considers how to continue fight, find a graceful exit after Biden’s victory – National

U.S. President Donald Trump never admits defeat. But he faces a stark choice now that Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House: Concede graciously for the sake of the nation or don’t — and get evicted anyway. After nearly four tortured days of counting yielded a victory for Biden on Saturday, Trump was […]

EU considers sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny – National

European Union foreign ministers were weighing Monday whether to impose sanctions on Russian officials and organizations blamed for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a Soviet-era nerve agent. The ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, are considering a proposal from France and Germany to freeze the assets of those suspected of involvement and ban […]

France considers mandatory paternity leave for new fathers – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 23, 2020 11:47 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ PARIS — France’s president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. […]

Canada considers sanctions against Belarus amid crackdown on protests 

Canada, the United States, the European Union and Britain are discussing possible sanctions against Belarus over its crackdown against protests following a disputed election.