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UPDATE 1-Czech PM backs using Sputnik vaccine without EU regulator’s approval

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(Adds prime minister’s quotes, background) PRAGUE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday the country could use Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine even without approval by European Union’s EMA drugs agency. The country of 10.7 million has ranked among the world’s worst-hit countries by the......

BRIEF-U.S. Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older – Reuters

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BRIEF-U.S. Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older Reuters Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Klarna transactions value jumps amid ‘buy now, pay later’ boom

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish “buy now, pay later” company Klarna on Thursday reported a jump in transactions using its platform and in net operating income in 2020, helped by its expansion in the United States and other markets. FILE PHOTO: A smartphone displays a Klarna logo in this illustration taken......

Hospitalisation risk 64% higher with UK coronavirus variant: Danish study

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FILE PHOTO: Citizens are tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Northern Jutland, Denmark November 7 2020. Claus Bjoern Larsen/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A Danish study has found that people infected with a more contagious coronavirus variant first identified in Britain have a higher risk......

UK PM Johnson: we’re always looking to source more vaccines

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a coronavirus pandemic media briefing at Downing Street, London, Britain February 15, 2021. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has sufficient vaccine supplies but is always looking to source more, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. “We do......

UK preparing for COVID-19 revaccination programme this year

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FILE PHOTO: A vial of Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is preparing for a revaccination programme against COVID-19, likely to......

Norway union, oil firms agree wage deal, averting strike

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OSLO, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Norway’s oil industry employers struck a wage bargain with the Safe labour union on Tuesday, preventing a strike at the Mongstad crude terminal and shutdowns of major offshore oil and gas fields, Safe told Reuters. Operator Equinor had said a strike could reduce Mongstad’s storage......

Maersk sees first-quarter boost from strong container demand

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FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen next to Maersk shipping containers at a logistics center near Tianjin port, in Tianjin, China December 12, 2019. Picture taken December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yilei Sun COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Shipping group Maersk said on Wednesday that a surge in demand for container shipping will boost earnings......

Myanmar data network is restored, says Telenor

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian telecoms provider Telenor has restored its data network in Myanmar, the company said on Sunday, after it was ordered to shut it down a day earlier by military authorities. “Telenor Myanmar has restored the data network nationwide, following instruction from the MoTC,” the firm said in......

Brazil gets first active ingredients for AstraZeneca vaccine from China

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A first shipment of 88 liters of active ingredients to make AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil arrived from China on Saturday, essential input to speed the country’s troubled vaccination program. With those supplies flown into Rio de Janeiro on a cargo plane, the Fiocruz biomedical......

Denmark approves North Sea renewable energy island

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FILE PHOTO: Denmark’s Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen speaks during an interview in Copenhagen, Denmark August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish lawmakers have agreed to construct an energy island in the North Sea that, in its first phase, will produce and store enough green energy to......

AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in France by next week – minister

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FILE PHOTO: AstraZeneca’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration PARIS (Reuters) – The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which was approved by the European Commission last week, will start arriving in France next week at the latest, French European......

WHO hopes to have emergency use listing of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks

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GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization hopes to give emergency use listing for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, Soumya Swaminathan, WHO’s chief scientist said on Friday. “We are hopeful that in the next two weeks at the most this should happen. We should have an......

Sweden’s Ericsson fourth-quarter core profit growth beats forecast on 5G boost

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FILE PHOTO: The Ericsson logo is seen at the Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Olof Swahnberg STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s Ericsson on Friday reported fourth-quarter core earnings ahead of market estimates on the back of strong sales of 5G equipment while the company continued to benefit from......

Biden to approach U.S.-China relations with ‘patience’: White House spokeswoman

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is in a serious competition with China, and President Joe Biden wants to approach relations with Beijing with “patience,” White House spokeswoman Jen......

Netflix says borrowing to end as global membership tops 200 million

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By Lisa Richwine, Eva Mathews (Reuters) – Netflix Inc said on Tuesday its global subscriber rolls crossed 200 million at the end of 2020 and projected it will no longer need to borrow funds to keep financing its broad slate of streaming TV shows and movies, sending shares up 12%......

Netflix beats estimates for paid subscriber additions

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FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on the company’s office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Reuters) – Netflix Inc beat Wall Street estimates for holiday quarter paid subscriber additions on Tuesday, as its originals like “Bridgerton” and “The Queen’s Gambit” helped attract......

Jewellery maker Pandora shuts one in four stores worldwide

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Pandora shop in Riga, Latvia Febuary 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Pandora said on Monday new coronavirus lockdown measures had forced it to close a quarter of its stores at the beginning of the year, even as it raised full-year earnings......

Swedish parliament grants government wider shutdown powers

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective masks enter an underground railway station, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Stockholm, Sweden, January 7, 2021. Jessica Gow/TT News Agency/via REUTERS STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that gives the government the temporary power to shut......

UK preparing in case London is overwhelmed by COVID- health minister

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is making preparations in case London is overwhelmed by COVID infections, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday, saying a so-called “Nightingale” field hospital will be ready to relieve pressure on the health service. Asked about a report that National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in London......

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