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Europe

EU will watch planned withdrawal of Russian troops closely
Europe

EU will watch planned withdrawal of Russian troops closely

  • "What matters for the EU is what is going to happen on the ground as of today," the spokesman of the EU's executive told Reuters on Friday.
  • "The EU reaffirms its unwavering support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders," the spokesman added.
Published 23 Apr, 2021 04:36pm
Swedish health agency extends pause on J&J vaccine
Europe

Swedish health agency extends pause on J&J vaccine

  • "We think it is better to recommend the vaccines that healthcare is now used to using," Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said in a statement.
  • The agency said on April 14 it would not start using the COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood clots, similar to those reported for the AstraZeneca shot.
Published 23 Apr, 2021 06:00pm
Baltics order four Russian diplomats to leave
Europe

Baltics order four Russian diplomats to leave

  • The Czech Republic last week said the two Russian spies accused of a nerve agent poisoning in Britain in 2018 were also behind an explosion at a Czech ammunition depot in 2014 that killed two people.
Published 23 Apr, 2021 04:22pm
Germany's finance minister rejects blame for Wirecard fiasco
Europe

Germany's finance minister rejects blame for Wirecard fiasco

  • Olaf Scholz joins a long list of politicians and officials who have denied responsibility for slipshod oversight and what critical lawmakers see as a pro-Wirecard bias that failed to avert Germany's biggest post-war fraud.
  • The case, on a par with the Enron scandal in the United States, has prompted the resignation of the heads of two German supervisory authorities, an overhaul of regulation, and criminal investigations.
Published 22 Apr, 2021 06:37pm
German upper house backs new law to fight third COVID wave
Europe

German upper house backs new law to fight third COVID wave

  • The law still needs the signature of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier before it can come into force. The changes will apply initially until June 30.
  • Merkel drew up the law after some of Germany's 16 federal states refused to impose tough measures despite a surge in cases.
Published 22 Apr, 2021 05:43pm
Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on Ukraine's borders, Kyiv says
Europe

Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on Ukraine's borders, Kyiv says

  • Russia will soon have more than 120,000 troops on Ukraine's border, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday, calling for new Western economic sanctions on Moscow.
  • Kyiv, Washington and NATO have been alarmed by the large build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine and in Crimea, the peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 06:23pm
J&J stands ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine in Europe
Europe

J&J stands ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine in Europe

  • "It's an extremely rare event. We hope by making people aware as well as putting clear diagnostic and therapeutic guidance in place that we can restore the confidence in our vaccine," said J&J's Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels.
  • J&J, during a call to discuss its first-quarter results, said it would fulfill its commitments to ship 200 million doses in Europe and 100 million in the United States.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 07:50pm
Ukraine says Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on its borders
Europe

Ukraine says Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on its borders

  • Washington and NATO have been alarmed by the large build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine and in Crimea, the peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
  • "Russian troops continue to arrive in close proximity to our borders in the northeast, in the east and in the south. In about a week, they are expected to reach a combined force of over 120,000 troops," Kuleba told an online news conference.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 07:44pm
Iran nuclear talks to continue next week, EU says
Europe

Iran nuclear talks to continue next week, EU says

  • "The Joint Commission will reconvene its work in the course of next week," the EU said after this week's meetings.
  • "Participants reiterated their resolve to further pursue their joint diplomatic effort ... and through continued separate contacts of the coordinator with all participants and the United States," the EU said.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 07:36pm
EU regulator finds possible link between J&J COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots
Europe

EU regulator finds possible link between J&J COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots

  • The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said its safety committee concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added to the vaccine's labels.
  • The EMA found that all instances had occurred in adults under 60 years, mostly women, within three weeks of vaccination, adding that all available evidence, including eight reports of cases in the United States, were part of its assessment.
Updated 20 Apr, 2021 07:32pm
UK parliament committee to quiz Sunak and Cameron over Greensill
Europe

UK parliament committee to quiz Sunak and Cameron over Greensill

  • Greensill's founder, Lex Greensill, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey and the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, Nikhil Rathi, will also face questions about the collapse of the company and Cameron's actions.
  • A series of inquiries have been launched into what access lobbyists have had to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government after questions were raised about Cameron's lobbying for funds.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 06:12pm