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EU’s Attempt Of An Infrastructure Plan To Rival China's 'Belt And Road' Boosted By G7 Support

Following deals with India and Japan and support from the Group of Seven richest democracies, foreign ministers of the European Union have agreed on the launch of a global infrastructure plan seeking to link Europe to the world.   The EU has chalked out a formal path for an ambitious...

Biden Revokes Trump Ban On Tiktok, Wechat But Orders New Review

A series of Trump-era executive orders aimed at China were withdrawn by US President Joe Biden. Those executive orders that were passed by the former President Donald Trump were aimed at banning new downloads of the popular Chinese owned messaging app WeChat and the ChInEse owned short video making...

Increased Likelihood Of Mild To Moderate Symptoms From Mix And Match Covid-19 Vaccine, Finds A New Study

A study in the United Kingdom to understand the effect on people of having two doses of two different Covid-19 vaccines found greater likelihood of reporting of mild to moderate symptoms for mix and match vaccines compared to two doses of the same vaccine.   The immune responses among...

Following Tit-For-Tat Sanctions, Ratification Of EU-China Trade Deal ‘Suspended’

Following tit-for-tat sanctions that were imposed kin March over the China’s treatment of its Uyghur population, the efforts to ratify a massive investment deal between China and the European Union have in effect been suspended, the European Commission has said.   “We now in a sense have...

Recovery Plans and Major Infrastructure Projects: Drawing Inspiration from France?

The disastrous economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent national lockdowns have put unprecedented pressure on governments across the globe. Kickstarting economies through recovery plans and major infrastructure projects is a recognized approach that can lead to enhanced...

'Double Mutant' Variant Of The Covid-19 Virus Found In India

Examination of the Covid-19 samples collected from 18 states across India has revealed the existence of a new double mutant variant of the coronavirus as well as 771 others. Reports said that out of a total of 10,787 samples of the virus, scientists there found 736 that were positive for the UK...

WHO Europe Says Benefits Of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 Vaccine Outweigh Any Risk

Even as more than 20 nations of the European Union suspending the use of the Covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, jointly developed with the Oxford University, over concerns of alleged blood clotting in a few cases after the vaccine was administered, faith in the vaccine was reiterated by the World...

US Vows To Strengthen Military Support To Japan To Counter Chinese Aggression

The new president of the United States Joe Biden has pledged to further strengthen the country’s partnership with Japan in countering the increasing military activity of China in the volatile Asia-Pacific region. The Biden administration has also ple3dged to defend the Senkakus islands – a set of...

Decision On Brexit Deal To Be Taken In New Year, Says EU Parliament

It will not be until the new year that the European Union will be able to review and analyse the agreement on trade for Brexit in detail that was struck between the United Kingdom and the European Union prior to approving the agreement, said the European Parliament on Thursday.   The last...

Japan PM Pledges Carbon Neutrality By 2050

Japan, the third largest economy of the world, will become carbon neutral by 2050, said the country’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga. This is the latest efforts of the Japanese government at tackling the climate emergency.   “Responding to climate change is no longer a constraint on economic...

UK Set To Cancel Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong, Says British Newspapers

Taking its dispute and tensions with China a step further, the UK government decided to suspend an extradition treaty that its it had with Hong Kong because of the imposition of the new controversial national security law by Beijing on the city, which is a former British colony, said newspaper...

Virus Pandemic Forces Japanese Government To Declare Emergency For Tokyo, Osaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding regions over the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic and warned that capacity fulfillment was being reached by hospitals in the country. He also added that the government was also...
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