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Kim Jong Un: Seoul spy agency: No sign North Korean leader has been vaccinated

SEOUL: There is no sign that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been inoculated against the coronavirus and his country hasn’t received any foreign vaccines, South Korea’s spy agency said Thursday. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing that it hasn’t detected any information that North Korea has acquired vaccines, according to Ha Tae-keung, one ...

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Russia says Islamic State building up forces in North Afghanistan as Nato exits: News agency Ifax

MOSCOW: Islamic State militants are building up their forces in northern Afghanistan as US and Nato troops leave the country and it’s a worry for Moscow, the Interfax news agency cited Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Friday. He said Islamic State was actively gaining territory in Afghanistan amid the withdrawal and what he described as the “irresponsible” ...

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Indian AstraZeneca vaccine not approved for EU: agency

Credit: CC0 Public Domain India’s version of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine is not authorised in the EU due to the possibility of “differences” with the original, Europe’s drug regulator said Wednesday. The African Union has complained that the EU’s non-recognition of the low-cost Indian-made Covishield jab might be detrimental to people in Africa where it is widely used. “Even though it ...

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US agency orders automated vehicle makers to report crashes

DETROIT: The US government’s highway safety agency has ordered automakers to report any crashes involving fully autonomous vehicles or partially automated driver assist systems. The move Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates the agency is taking a tougher stance on automated vehicle safety than in the past. It has been reluctant to issue any regulations of the ...

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Vaccine push vital as Delta strain threatens EU, health agency says

The UK’s successful vaccination drive has helped shield it from the more deadly and contagious Delta variant. The highly contagious Delta variant could soon account for 90 percent of new coronavirus cases in the EU, the bloc’s disease control agency said Wednesday, urging members to spur vaccination drives. While the Alpha variant first discovered in the UK is the predominant ...

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi on presidential election win: RIA news agency

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday congratulated hardline Iranian judge Ebrahim Raisi on winning Iran’s presidential election, RIA news agency cited a press officer at the Russian embassy in Tehran as saying. Putin also expressed hopes for the “further development of a constructive bilateral cooperation”, it quoted the source as saying. Source link

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Covid-19: EU advises adding condition to AstraZeneca label

LONDON: The European Medicines Agency says it’s recommending that people who have had a rare blood vessel syndrome not be immunised with AstraZeneca‘s Covid-19 vaccine. In a statement on Friday, the EU drug regulator said it reviewed cases of six people who had capillary leak syndrome after they had received a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The vaccine has previously ...

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EU agency to rule on Moderna for teens in July

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The EU’s drug watchdog said Tuesday it hoped to rule as soon as July on whether Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine can be used for 12- to 17-year-olds. Following the US biotech company‘s application on Monday for conditional approval, the European Medicines Agency said it would carry out an “accelerated assessment”. “EMA will communicate the outcome of its ...

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