AstraZeneca agrees to supply Europe with 400 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

ROME (REUTERS) - AstraZeneca Plc said on Saturday (June 13) it signed a contract with European governments to supply the region with its potential vaccine against the coronavirus, the British drugmaker's latest deal to pledge its drug to help combat the pandemic. The contract is for up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, developed … Continue reading AstraZeneca agrees to supply Europe with 400 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

‘Decisive’ Wu leads Espanyol to win after coronavirus recovery

Madrid (AFP) Chinese striker Wu Lei, who tested positive for coronavirus in March, scored on his first game back on Saturday as Espanyol sealed a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Alaves in La Liga. Espanyol looked doomed to relegation as they restarted six points adrift of safety after three months away but Wu's excellent performance has … Continue reading ‘Decisive’ Wu leads Espanyol to win after coronavirus recovery

Fresh Lebanon protests over spiralling economic crisis

Beirut (AFP) Hundreds of demonstrators angered by a deepening economic crisis rallied Saturday across Lebanon for a third consecutive day, after violent overnight riots sparked condemnation from the political elite. Protesting against the surging cost of living and the government's apparent impotence in the face of Lebanon's worst economic turmoil since the 1975-1990 civil war, … Continue reading Fresh Lebanon protests over spiralling economic crisis

Thousands in Switzerland march against racism

Geneva (AFP) Thousands of demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Switzerland on Saturday to denounce racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the United States. Despite rules in place banning gatherings of more than 300 people to prevent the spread of COVID-19, several cities saw huge crowds … Continue reading Thousands in Switzerland march against racism

Haaland’s late winner for Dortmund keeps Bayern Munich waiting

Berlin (AFP) Erling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score a spectacular 95th-minute winner for Borussia Dortmund in their 1-0 victory at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday that kept Bayern Munich waiting for an eighth straight Bundesliga title. Dortmund were heading towards a frustrating draw at relegation-threatened Fortuna when Haaland headed home Manuel Akanji's cross … Continue reading Haaland’s late winner for Dortmund keeps Bayern Munich waiting

Mourinho tells Spurs to get ready for empty feeling

London (AFP) Jose Mourinho believes his Tottenham Hotspur side must adapt quickly to the "new reality" of playing matches without any fans when they resume their Premier League campaign against Manchester United on June 19. Spurs faced Norwich City in a friendly with no spectators at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday of this week, … Continue reading Mourinho tells Spurs to get ready for empty feeling

Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi says he’ll face no more action over rape allegation

London (AFP) Callum Hudson-Odoi will not face any further action regarding a rape allegation, the Chelsea winger said on Saturday. Hudson-Odoi was arrested on May 17 and released on bail. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi Adrian DENNIS AFP/File But the England international has now said the police will not be pursuing the matter. "At a time … Continue reading Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi says he’ll face no more action over rape allegation

Fresh Lebanon protests over spiralling economic crisis

Beirut (AFP) Dozens of demonstrators angered by a deepening economic crisis rallied for a third consecutive day on Saturday after a night of violent riots sparked condemnation from the political elite. Rallying against the surging cost of living and the government's apparent impotence in the face of the worst economic turmoil since the 1975-1990 civil … Continue reading Fresh Lebanon protests over spiralling economic crisis

After the death of George Floyd, Africa mobilises against police violence

If the death of George Floyd has sparked a worldwide protest movement, Africa is not to be outdone. In Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, demonstrators are taking to the streets. Others would like to see their leaders tackle the issue more firmly, in solidarity with their "African-American brothers". The death of George Floyd, an African-American man … Continue reading After the death of George Floyd, Africa mobilises against police violence

Disorder at far-right linked UK protest to counter anti-racism rally

London (AFP) Protesters at a demonstration linked to far-right groups clashed with police in central London on Saturday, after gathering to counter an anti-racism march despite officials urging people not to turn out due to coronavirus restrictions. Thousands of people appeared to have defied the rules in and around Parliament Square, with footage on television … Continue reading Disorder at far-right linked UK protest to counter anti-racism rally