President Joe Biden's support for a temporary waiver on patents for COVID-19 vaccines has turned the global strategy for fighting the pandemic upside down.Last October very few in the European Parliament were in support of suspending intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines as soon as major pharmaceutical companies had finished their research.
“AMERICANS CAN always be counted on to do the right thing,” Winston Churchill is supposed to have quipped, “after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” There are two problems with the quotation.First, there is no evidence Churchill ever said it.Second, today the phrase applies better to Europe’s leadership than to their friends across the Atlantic.
These are unusual times, and the state of affairs can change quickly.Please check the latest travel guidance before making your journey.Our writers visited these hotels pre-pandemic.Despite being named Europe’s Best Destination three times in the last decade, Porto has kept its feet squarely on the ground.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are all paying attention to how Lautaro Martinez’s situation at Inter plays out this summer, a report claims.The Argentine arrived in Serie A as very much a raw talent from Racing Club in his native country.After racking up 130 appearances, though, he has developed into one of Europe’s top strikers.
A SUPERMARKET chain dubbed “Russia’s Lidl” has revealed a further 22 locations it wants to open shops in across the UK.Svetofor was founded in Siberia in 2009, but it's opened stores in Europe since 2018 under the name Mere.The Sun reported earlier this week that the Russian discount supermarket was looking to open four stores in the UK in Preston ,Castleford, Mold and Caldicot.
May 13 (Reuters) - China backed talks on an intellectual property waiver for COVID vaccines proposed by the United States, while Thailand granted emergency approval to Moderna's vaccine and Muslims across the world celebrated Eid with masks and prayers.DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals here for a case tracker and summary of news.
Kapetanos Giorgos spent much of the winter as normal, catching squid on the small Greek island of Gavdos, not far from the island of Crete.Now that Greece is set to open its doors to tourists on May 14, Giorgos and his family are preparing to greet an influx of tourists on the terrace of his restaurant.
Over 130 US personnel victims of suspected Havana syndrome ‘energy attacks’ with some suffering brain damage
Federal agencies have been reported to be investigating at least two incidents on American soil It has been revealed that a mysterious condition called Havana syndrome has affected more than 130 US personnel as Joe Biden’s administration steps up its response to the unusual incidents, a report has said.
The Cardiff defender has been linked with a move to the continent after a series of solid performances under Mick McCarthy Cardiff City defender Ciaron Brown has reportedly emerged as a target for Belgian side KV Oostende.According to Football League World, Brown has managed to catch the eye of Oostende boss Alexander Blessin, who was recently linked to the vacant manager's job at newly-relegated side Sheffield United.
Ryanair, often the butt of jokes about complaints and its attitude towards passengers, is to create a customer advisory panel to help the airline "continue to improve its guest services".The company said it was seeking customers from across Europe to join the panel at meetings in cities across the continent from this autumn.
URSULA VON DER LEYEN's vaccine crisis is a result of the EU being "too big to manage", according to a WHO researcher.The EU's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is gathering pace after months of delays.In May, over 20 percent of the population in each of the majority of member states had received a vaccine.
Diversified business model continues momentum with record breaking profits and UK growth LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FinecoBank, one of Europe's leading fintech banks, reported record volumes from its UK client base this quarter.Fineco's current accounts increased by around 50% in April 2021 compared to the end of 2020.
A Madrid court has asked the European Court of Justice to establish if FIFA and UEFA, the world and continental football governing bodies, are breaching EU competition law by preventing clubs from creating a breakaway European Super League.The commerical court in Madrid has also asked Europe's top court if FIFA and UEFA are able to impose restrictions or penalties on clubs who remain part of the planned competition.
Exchange services group rings in management changes Exchange services group Aquis Exchange’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer is set to take up a new role as chief executive of the exchange’s Europe office.Jonathan Clelland, who will move to Paris in the summer, will continue in his other roles as he takes over the reins from Graham Dick, who is retiring but will continue to work as a consultant to the company.
Watch as the iconic singer made a triumphant return to the Milton Keynes Bowl.Seven years after his first appearance at Milton Keynes' biggest music venue, David Bowie returned to the Bowl.The unique singer was performing songs on his Sound+Vision tour, the gig on August 5 1990 was the second of two shows in Milton Keynes.
Which relegated players from Europe's top five leagues could Newcastle United target this summer?Premier League clubs are approaching what promises to be a difficult summer transfer window, with the global pandemic likely to have a notable impact on players who are bought and sold in the coming months.
BRITS wanting to buy cheap booze and cigarettes can take advantage of tax-free shopping in Europe from Monday.Last week, the UK government lifted the travel ban which means holidays abroad can go ahead.There are only 12 destinations on the green list which allows quarantine free travel, with the majority of Europe left off the list.
Liverpool have the second most valuable squad in European football according to analysts The strength of the transfer market in Europe has stagnated below pre-pandemic levels as the impact of Covid-19 continues to impact the financial situation of clubs across the continent.Global analysts KPMG have released their latest set of valuations of players at Europe's top clubs, their findings showing that the recovery in the market value of players has not been seen as clubs continue to wrangle with the significant impacts to their balance sheets.
China and the United States are grappling with falling birth rates but Germany has bucked the trend with a rise in births nine months after its first pandemic lockdown, testimony to recent family-friendly policies and higher migration.Europe's largest economy used to have one of the lowest fertility rates in the region as conservative social norms and policies made it hard for women to reconcile families and work, crimping economic growth and compounding Germany's labour shortage as baby boomers retire.