West to hoard 1.2bn doses of spare vaccines by year’s end, analysis says, as pressure mounts to share with poor & outdo China

The supply of Covid-19 vaccines that rich Western countries have secured for themselves is so big that it can cover their possible needs by a large margin. So it’s time to share some with the poor and curb China’s diplomacy. … Read More >West to hoard 1.2bn doses of spare vaccines by year’s end, analysis says, as pressure mounts to share with poor & outdo China

‘No further powers to Brussels’: Hungary’s foreign minister calls for more sovereignty within the EU

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto has called for limiting Brussels’ dominance over nations on the continent. Speaking to Swiss media, he accused the EU of “extortion” and questioned its authority. … Read More >‘No further powers to Brussels’: Hungary’s foreign minister calls for more sovereignty within the EU

EU will work with Taliban, but it does not mean Brussels recognizes their government – foreign policy chief

The European Union (EU) will engage with the Taliban subject to certain conditions, Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has said, but he stressed that this does not mean Brussels will recognize the new government in Afghanistan. … Read More >EU will work with Taliban, but it does not mean Brussels recognizes their government – foreign policy chief

EU and drug maker AstraZeneca settle Covid vaccine supply dispute, ending Brussels’ court action

The European Commission and AstraZeneca have announced that the two parties have settled their long-standing dispute concerning the supply of the drug manufacturer’s Covid-19 vaccine, ending Brussels’ pending court action. … Read More >EU and drug maker AstraZeneca settle Covid vaccine supply dispute, ending Brussels’ court action

A real disaster’: Russian Foreign Ministry slams rumored NATO plan to house Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban in Central Asia

A purported plan created by the US-led NATO bloc to send refugees from Afghanistan to neighboring Central Asian countries could turn into a disaster for the European nations that are pushing it, even if they don’t realize it yet. … Read More >A real disaster’: Russian Foreign Ministry slams rumored NATO plan to house Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban in Central Asia