News Corp reaches three-year content agreement with Facebook in Australia

News Corp said on Monday it had reached a three-year agreement to provide Facebook Inc users access to news in Australia. Last month, Australia’s parliament passed a law that requires Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to pay media companies for content on their platforms, after robust negotiations in which Facebook blocked all news content… Read More News Corp reaches three-year content agreement with Facebook in Australia

Former Bolivian President Jeanine Anez begins jail term over alleged role in 2019 coup

Bolivia’s former President Jeanine Anez began four months of detention in a La Paz jail on Monday as investigators probe allegations she participated in a coup that led to the removal of longtime leader Evo Morales from power in 2019. The arrest of the conservative interim leader who was in power for less than a… Read More Former Bolivian President Jeanine Anez begins jail term over alleged role in 2019 coup

Brazil signs deal to purchase 100 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Brazil has signed a deal with Pfizer Inc to purchase 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Brazilian officials have flagged their interest in a deal since President Jair Bolsonaro joined Pfizer executives on a video call last week, burying the hatchet after months… Read More Brazil signs deal to purchase 100 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Myanmar security forces shoot dead at least twenty anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces shot dead at least 20 pro-democracy protesters on Monday, an activist group said, and the military junta imposed martial law in parts of the main city Yangon, giving commanders wide powers to stamp out dissent. Supporters of detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi took to the streets again despite the killing… Read More Myanmar security forces shoot dead at least twenty anti-coup protesters

Portugal’s top court rejects euthanasia legalisation bill

Portugal’s Constitutional Court on Monday rejected as unconstitutional a bill approved by parliament earlier this year to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their lives. The decision came after the country’s recently re-elected President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a conservative, asked the court to evaluate the legislation on the… Read More Portugal’s top court rejects euthanasia legalisation bill

Spain halts usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Spain will stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for at least two weeks, the government said on Monday, joining a growing list of European countries putting the brakes on the shot over concerns about possible side effects. Earlier on Monday France, Germany and Italy joined Denmark, Norway and several others in halting use of the drug… Read More Spain halts usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

France joins in halt of usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they would stop administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after several countries reported possible serious side-effects, throwing Europe’s already struggling vaccination campaign into disarray. Denmark and Norway stopped giving the shot last week after reporting isolated cases of bleeding, blood clots and a low platelet count. Iceland and Bulgaria… Read More France joins in halt of usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Germany to stop use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Germany will stop administering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, a spokesman for the Health Ministry said on Monday, making Germany the latest of several European countries to pause following reports of recipients being taken ill. The ministry said the decision followed a recommendation from the Paul Ehrlich Institute, Germany’s authority in charge of vaccines. “Following a recommendation… Read More Germany to stop use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine