AstraZeneca Vaccine Deemed ‘Safe’ by EU Agency After Countries Suspend Use

The European Union’s drug regulator announced March 18 that the AstraZeneca CCP virus vaccine is “safe and effective” following reports of recipients developing blood clots or even dying after getting the shot. The European Medicines Agency, in essentially clearing the vaccine for usage, said the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot isn’t associated with an increase in the overall… Continue reading AstraZeneca Vaccine Deemed ‘Safe’ by EU Agency After Countries Suspend Use

UK Police Ordered to Record Misogyny as ‘Hate Crime’

The UK government will instruct all police forces in England and Wales to record suspected misogyny as a “hate crime” in the aftermaths of the murder of Sarah Everard earlier this month. Home Office Minister Baroness Williams made the announcement on Wednesday in the House of Lords during a debate on an amendment to the… Continue reading UK Police Ordered to Record Misogyny as ‘Hate Crime’

Ex-Vatican Altar Boy Testifies in Seminary Sex Abuse Trial

ROME—A former Vatican altar boy has testified that an older seminarian would come into his bed at night to perform a sexual act on him in the Vatican’s youth seminary, saying his initial shock gave way to resignation because he feared being sent home. Accuser L.G. testified for the first time Wednesday in the Vatican’s… Continue reading Ex-Vatican Altar Boy Testifies in Seminary Sex Abuse Trial

New Report on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Orders During Pandemic Raises Human Rights Concerns

Since the start of the CCP virus pandemic, around 1 in 20 “do not resuscitate (DNR)” orders in place in England were not agreed to in discussions with the persons concerned, their relative, or carer, risking a breach of their human rights, a new report found. The report, published on Thursday by Independent health regulator… Continue reading New Report on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Orders During Pandemic Raises Human Rights Concerns

Finland IDs Hackers Linked to Parliament Spying Attack

HELSINKI—Finland’s domestic security agency said Thursday that the cybergroup APT31, which is generally linked to the Chinese regime, was likely behind a cyberspying attack on the information systems of the Nordic country’s parliament. The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service, known by the abbreviation Supo, said it had “identified a cyber espionage operation targeted in 2020… Continue reading Finland IDs Hackers Linked to Parliament Spying Attack

UK Reports Five Cases of Rare Blood Clots in 11 Million AstraZeneca Shots, Continues With Vaccine

LONDON—Britain’s medicines regulator said there had been five cases of a rare type of blood clot in the brain among 11 million given AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine but said that it found the benefits of the shot far outweigh any possible risks. Concerns about reports of blood clots, along with low platelet levels, have led to… Continue reading UK Reports Five Cases of Rare Blood Clots in 11 Million AstraZeneca Shots, Continues With Vaccine

UK Mulling Vaccine Passport Options for at Home and Abroad, Minister Says

LONDON—Britain is reviewing the idea of vaccine certificates to allow access to travel, hospitality, and entertainment and discussing the best way to proceed in terms of fairness, said Kwasi Kwarteng the secretary of state for business, energy, and industrial strategy. P&O Cruises said on Tuesday that it would only accept as passengers those who have had… Continue reading UK Mulling Vaccine Passport Options for at Home and Abroad, Minister Says

Britain to Shake Up How Companies Are Run and Audited

LONDON—Britain proposed weakening the market grip of “Big Four” auditors on Thursday and making company directors responsible for spotting fraud after the collapses of retailer BHS and builder Carillion. Directors would have to repay bonuses if their company went bust or serious failings came to light, and dividends and bonuses would have to be stopped… Continue reading Britain to Shake Up How Companies Are Run and Audited

Nokia to Cut up to 10,000 Jobs Over Next Two Years

STOCKHOLM—Nokia on Tuesday announced plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs within two years to trim costs and invest more in research capabilities, as the Finnish telecoms group seeks to step up its challenge to Sweden’s Ericsson and China’s Huawei. After taking over the top job last year, Chief Executive Pekka Lundmark has been making… Continue reading Nokia to Cut up to 10,000 Jobs Over Next Two Years

UK Can Launch Satellites From Overseas Territories, Defence Expert Says

The UK can use its overseas territories to get ahead in the space race, according to experts, as it prepares to launch spacecraft from home soil for the first time. Some of the British overseas territories are “positioned in incredibly strategic spots,” Robert Clark, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, told… Continue reading UK Can Launch Satellites From Overseas Territories, Defence Expert Says