14th Apr 2024


EU medicine agency okays Pfizer, Moderna omicron shots

The EU's medicines regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), said on Thursday it had given the green light to two vaccines that target the omicron variant of Covid-19, AFP reported. They were developed by US-German BioNTech-Pfizer and by US company Moderna, both of which created vaccines against the original strain of the virus. They function as boosters for people who have already had a full dose of the original vaccine.

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UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).


Calling time on Amazon's monopolism and exploitation

As Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos just reclaimed the title of the richest person on Earth, its workers cannot even take a bathroom break under the pressure of meeting inhumane performance targets.

Resist backlash on deforestation law, green groups tell EU

European environmental groups have urged the EU Commission to stand firm on implementing the bloc's landmark anti-deforestation legislation — despite a backlash from governments in South America, Africa and some EU ministers.

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