Spain will resume administering AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine from next Wednesday, Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Thursday. “The decision was taken unanimously as the benefits outweighed the risks, in line with the findings from the European Medicines Agency,” Darias told a news briefing after a meeting with regional health chiefs on the subject. Spain and… Read More Spain to resume use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine
The United States plans to send roughly 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine that it is not using to Mexico and Canada in loan deals with the two countries, an administration official said on Thursday. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, the official… Read More U.S. to send four million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Mexico and Canada in loan deal
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it is developing a wristband that would be able to control its augmented reality (AR) glasses that are expected to be launched this year. Wearers of the band would be able to interact with the virtual world with their finger movements, the company said in a blog post. The AR-supporting… Read More Facebook says it is developing wristband to control augmented reality glasses
Texas and several other U.S. states have sued the administration of President Joe Biden over his decision to revoke a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement late on Wednesday. The lawsuit states that Biden does not have the unilateral authority to change energy policy that… Read More Several U.S. states file lawsuit against Biden administration over revocation of Keystone XL pipeline permit
Alphabet Inc’s YouTube is rolling out a short-form video-streaming service on its platform in the United States as it looks to better compete with rival TikTok in the hugely popular category. The service, Shorts, let users record mobile friendly vertical videos that can be spiced up with special effects and soundtracks pulled from a music… Read More YouTube to roll out short-form video streaming service in U.S.
Alphabet Inc’s Google will invest $7 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. this year, down from the $10 billion last year, and create 10,000 new full-time jobs as it takes on a pandemic-driven surge in internet traffic. The latest investment includes expansion plans for data centers in Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas,… Read More Google to invest $7billion in U.S. offices and data centers in 2021
Russia said it hoped international talks in Moscow on Thursday would breathe new life into the Afghan peace process, after a high-level U.S. official joined the Russian-hosted talks for the first time. The talks, which also include representatives of Pakistan and China, are designed to give a boost to negotiations between the Afghan government and… Read More U.S., Pakistan and China join Russian-hosted Afghan peace talks
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he and U.S. President Joe Biden should hold talks in coming days that would be broadcast live, after Biden said he thought the Russian leader was a killer and bilateral ties sank to a new post-Cold War low. Putin, speaking on television earlier on Thursday, scathingly responded to Biden’s… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin offers to hold public talks with U.S. President Joe Biden following recent reprimand