Donations To Republicans Who Objected To US Electoral College’s Votes To Be Halted By Corporate America

Political donations to those Republican Congress members who raised objections to the Electoral College’s votes are being suspended by some of the biggest companies of the United States. This decision, which is being taken by more companies by the day, follows the siege of the US Capitol last Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob. The latest…

One Should Not Expect Pandemic Origin Conclusion From WHO’s China Visit: Expert

A team of experts from the World Health Organization will be going to China this month to investigate the origin of the novel coronavirus pandemic but people should have “very low” expectations that the visit will be enough for the global health body to come to a conclusion about the role of the Chinese authorities…

Warning On Brexit Deal Uncertainties For Fishing Issued By Mayor Of Major French Fishing Port

While the trade deal agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union has left the British financial industry unhappy, the last minute post-Brexit trade agreement has left French fisherman facing a host of unknowns. This was said by the mayor of the major northern fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer on Friday, according to a report…

Consumer Group Demands Penalty Against Airlines Refusing Covid-19 Refunds

Consumer advocates have demanded that “strong action” from regulators should be implemented against those airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and British Airways who refuse to issue refunds to customers who are complying with the new 4 Covid restrictions of England. Full cash refunds will only be made if flights are cancelled by the airline, Virgin…

Oxfam Report Claims ‘Vital Opportunities’ Missed By World Bank To Support Covid Response

Despite the presence of billions of dollars in emergency World Bank funding, healthcare was either not available or had to be purchased during the novel coronavirus pandemic by millions of people in low-income countries of the world, a new research has concluded. According to an Oxfam report published on Friday, efforts to strengthen health systems…

New Competition Rules In EU Will End ‘Self-Preferencing’ By Big Tech, Suggests Vestager

Tech giants will have to change how they promote themselves, suggested the European Union’s competition chief with the bloc preparing to amend its competition regulations. A complete overhaul of digital regulation is expected to be announced by the EU later this month. It is expected that the new changed regulations will target the business models…

Amazon And Apple Not Part Of French Initiative Of Setting Global Principles For ‘Big Tech’

The French government is taking an effort to get tech companies to get on board for publicly committing to principles which include paying their fair share of taxes. However, according to reports quoting government sources, United States based tech giants Amazon and Apple have not yet signed up to the pledge. Over the last three…

White House Vaccine Chief Says First American Could Get Vaccinated On December 11

The first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the United States could get it as soon as December 11, according to the White House.  An application to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate was submitted by the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner…

IMF Calls For Action With Global Recovery Losing Steam Amid Covid-19 Surge

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund warned before this week’s virtual Group of 20 (G20) summit that even though vaccine breakthroughs offer hope, the efforts of staging a recovery for the global economy from the hit of the novel coronavirus pandemic seems to be losing steam and “the economic path ahead remains difficult…