Four dead, suspect arrested following incident at hospital in Germany

Police arrested a 51-year-old woman after four people were found dead and another seriously injured at a hospital near Berlin on Wednesday evening, multiple German media reported. Police arrived at the Oberlin Clinic in the late evening, according to the report. A police spokesman was quoted as saying that the deaths were “the result of… Read More Four dead, suspect arrested following incident at hospital in Germany

U.S. prosecutors charge three white men with hate crimes over murder of Ahmaud Arbery

U.S. prosecutors charged three white men in Georgia on Wednesday with federal hate crimes and the attempted kidnapping of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who died last year after they gunned him down while he was jogging through a suburban neighborhood. The Justice Department said that former police officer Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis… Read More U.S. prosecutors charge three white men with hate crimes over murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Chinese man pleads guilty to smuggling U.S. marine tech to China

A Chinese businessman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to U.S. charges that he smuggled marine technology out of the United States for the benefit of a Chinese military university involved in developing underwater drones. Shuren Qin, a marine biologist and founder of a company that sells oceanographic instruments, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to illegally… Read More Chinese man pleads guilty to smuggling U.S. marine tech to China

Thousands protest against proposed tax reforms in Colombia

Thousands of protesters answered calls from Colombia’s biggest unions to fill streets across the country to demonstrate on Wednesday against a controversial government tax reform. Unions insisted the strike would go ahead despite a court order to postpone the protests on concerns about a third coronavirus peak that is stretching the health system to breaking… Read More Thousands protest against proposed tax reforms in Colombia

Eight Venezuelan soldiers killed following with militia groups along Colombian border

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Wednesday that eight soldiers were killed in combat amid continuing clashes between the armed forces and illegal armed groups along the border with Colombia. In a brief post on the ministry’s website, Padrino listed the names of the eight soldiers, without providing details about how they died. On… Read More Eight Venezuelan soldiers killed following with militia groups along Colombian border

European Union demands immediate access to AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines made in Britain

European Union lawyers on Wednesday demanded AstraZeneca immediately deliver COVID-19 vaccines from its factories in Britain, in a move that risks reigniting a spat with London over scarce vaccine supplies. The call came in the opening hearing of the European Commission’s legal case in Brussels against the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker over supply delays. AstraZeneca has missed… Read More European Union demands immediate access to AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines made in Britain

Britain orders for sixty million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Britain will buy 60 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, health minister Matt Hancock said, in a deal that more than doubles the country’s supply of the shot ahead of a booster programme later this year. Britain has now ordered a total of 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, one of three COVID-19… Read More Britain orders for sixty million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Indians clamour for coronavirus vaccination as death toll passes 200,000

Indians struggled to register online for a mass vaccination drive set to begin at the weekend as the country’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday, worsened by shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen. The second wave of infections has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past… Read More Indians clamour for coronavirus vaccination as death toll passes 200,000