Venezuela will not authorise AztraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to ‘effects on patients’, VP says

Venezuela will not authorise AztraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to ‘effects on patients’, VP says
FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero/File PhotoCARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will not authorise AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Monday, citing unspecified “effects on patients.”Rodriguez’ comments came after several European countries paused inoculations using the vaccine following reports… Read More

Thai PM gets first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine after safety scare

Thai PM gets first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine after safety scare
FILE PHOTO: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at Government House, in Bangkok, Thailand November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa/Pool/File PhotoBANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha became the first person to be inoculated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the Southeast Asian country on Tuesday after the rollout had been temporarily put on hold over… Read More

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double leads Bucks over Wizards

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double leads Bucks over Wizards
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his third triple-double in as many games, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off a second-half surge to beat the host Washington Wizards, 133-122, on Monday in Washington D.C.Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his third consecutive triple-double -- fourth, counting his Most Valuable Player-winning performance in the… Read More

China Evergrande’s EV firm partners Tencent unit to develop smart vehicle OS

China Evergrande’s EV firm partners Tencent unit to develop smart vehicle OS
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Ltd said on Monday it will form a joint venture with a unit of technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to develop a smart vehicle operating system employing proprietary intellectual property.The electric vehicle (EV) arm of real estate developer China Evergrande Group said it will contribute… Read More

EXCLUSIVE-ECB expects data to vindicate 1.85 trln euro purchasing scheme

EXCLUSIVE-ECB expects data to vindicate 1.85 trln euro purchasing scheme
* Mario Centeno says bank hopeful of better numbers* Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme to be tweaked monthly* Says policymakers must stay ‘humble’ given COVID-19 variablesLISBON, March 15 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is hopeful brighter data in coming quarters will confirm that the amount of its 1.85 trillion euro ($2.21 trillion) Pandemic Emergency Purchase… Read More