ChinaPolitics

EU clears way for China investment pact

EU member states gave political backing to Brussels’ planned investment pact with China on Monday, clearing the way for a deal between the world’s biggest economic blocs. At a meeting of ambassadors, the German EU presidency noted that no member had…
SocietyWorld

Covid-19 cases top 80 million worldwide

More than 80 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been detected worldwide since the pandemic began a year ago and 1.76 million deaths, according to an AFP tally based on official figures at 0800 GMT Sunday. In total, 80,145,185 cases and 1,756,060 deaths have been…
PortugalSociety

EU begins vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

The European Union began a vaccine rollout Saturday, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and…
BrazilSociety

New strain of SARS-CoV-2 discovered in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian researchers have discovered a new strain of the new coronavirus in circulation in Rio. There is still no evidence that it can be more transmissible or lethal, but scientists advocate expanding the genetic monitoring of the virus to identify an evolution of the…
Politics

Washington closes U.S. consulates in Russia

Washington will close both US consulates in Russia, according to CNN, while President-elect Joe Biden is preparing for the transition amid tensions with Moscow, suspected of being the source of a cyber attack. The State Department will close the consulate in Vladivostok…