World

Catch all for any events happening outside the United States

 
Data shows AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for use
 In a study of 30,000 people, AstraZeneca vaccine proved 79% effective at preventing symptomatic cases of Covid-19.  The vaccine is considered safe for adults of all ages and is authorized in more than 70 countries.
 
US and Afghanistan review peace process
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Afghanistan weeks before a planned withdrawal of US troops. The pullout of US troops was agreed with the Taliban by the Trump administration last year.
 
Protestors clash with police over coronavirus measures
More than 20,000 people protested in Kassel, Germany where they marched despite a court ban, most of them without wearing face masks. Virus infections have increased in Germany in recent weeks.
 
Positive forecast for Tesla amidst security concerns
From the time Ark published its previous note on January 31, 2020, Tesla's stock has risen by 400%. China's military, according to reports, banned Tesla cars from its facilities because of security concerns about the data collected by cameras installed in the cars.
 
US and China conclude first talks under new administration
The confrontation between US and China did not yield any diplomatic breakthrough. US and China are at odds over many issues including human rights in Tibet, Hong Kong and Taiwan; China's aggression in the South China Sea and the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
EU Countries resume using AstraZeneca vaccine
More than 12 nations had suspended the use of the AstroZeneca shot after reports of rare brain blood clots. The European Medicine Agency's (EMA) conclusion was that a link between blood clots and the vaccine could not be ruled out, but that the vaccine's usefulness in protecting people outweighed the risks.
 
US and Russia strain ties with new reports, comments
An American intelligence report suggested that Putin had interfered in last November's presidential election in the US. US is expected to impose sanctions on Russia over the US intelligence report's conclusions.
 
At least 39 killed in Myanmar
People in Myanmar are protesting the military’s seizure of power, which has led to widespread violence in the country. As a sign of protest, many are sporting a new tool - coup-themed tattoos.
 
Serving British police officer accused in the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard
Hundreds of people gathered in Clapham Common in honor of Sarah Everard, disregarding police requests. As a consequence of Everard's disappearance and killing, many women have taken to social media to share their experiences of being attacked while walking.
 
Nations progress with fight against COVID
In the virtual summit of Quad nations, leaders decided to deliver one billion doses of coronavirus vaccine to Asia by end of 2022. Indian manufacturing, US technology, US and Japanese financing and Australian logistics are expected to contribute to the joint mission.