Bramson's Sherborne waged a three year battle to try and get Barclays to slim down its investment bank, arguing the division was weighing on the group's share price.
Sureerat Chiwarak sat with calm resolve in front of a Bangkok court as her head was shaved in a protest to support her activist son, jailed for weeks without bail on criminal charges of insulting Thailand's powerful king. It was a moment the 51-year-old business consultant had never foreseen, but she felt desperate to do something after her son, student protest leader Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak, 22, was taken to hospital after nearly eight weeks of hunger strike. As authorities locked up young protest leaders and largely brought their campaign to a halt, Sureerat came to forge an unlikely alliance with other mothers who are seeking freedom for their children and had never been particularly political before.
Pakistan’s prime minister was preparing to leave for a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday to boost economic ties, the foreign ministry said. The two countries are expected to sign new agreements to bolster trade and economic links during Imran Khan's visit, which comes at the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia gave $6 billion to Pakistan in 2018 when Khan's government came into power in 2018, but bilateral relations have since witnessed ups and downs.
India's Biological E. Ltd will soon start Phase III trials of its COVID-19 vaccine and plans producing 75 million to 80 million doses a month from August, its managing director told Reuters on Friday. The company has developed the vaccine with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and Dynavax Technologies Corp. Late last month it received approval from India's drug regulator to conduct a Phase III clinical trial, which Managing Director Mahima Datla said would begin soon.
This is your weekly world travel news roundup, and oh what a week it’s been with Australia and Malaysia dominating this week's travel news headlines! The post MCO 3.0 Hits Malaysia, Australia Bans Citizens Returning From India, & More appeared first on Zafigo.
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Unused COVID-19 vaccines in Japan are set to reach tens of millions of doses, as the country is poised to approve two more shots in coming weeks and the pace of its inoculation campaign remains slow due to manpower and logistical bottlenecks. Japan imported 28 million doses of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine through late April, but has so far used only 15% of the stockpile, with the remaining 24 million doses sitting in freezers. Japan's vaccine supply is set to increase sharply as regulators are preparing to decide on May 20 on approval of the shots developed by Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca Plc, national broadcaster NHK reported late on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) -Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won an election for a new member of parliament in the northern English town of Hartlepool, breaking Labour's decades-long hold and tightening the prime minister's grip on traditional opposition-supporting areas. Conservative candidate Jill Mortimer beat the Labour candidate by 15,529 votes to 8,589, securing what less than a decade ago would have been seen as impossible feat of dislodging the main opposition Labour Party from one of its heartland seats in northern England. The overwhelming victory, which gives Johnson an even larger majority in parliament, will increase pressure on Labour leader Keir Starmer, who has faced criticism for not fulfilling his pledge to revive the party's fortunes after a 2019 election disaster.
Students in many US states are just returning to classrooms after months of remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic -- but the move back has come with an unfortunate uptick in gun violence.
Froome spent more than three weeks in hospital after breaking his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs in a high-speed crash in the 2019 Criterium du Dauphine but the Briton has made a full recovery. The four-times Tour de France champion, who left Ineos-Grenadiers for Israel-Start Up Nation during the close season, came 81st overall in the Tour of Catalunya in March and some social media users said he should end his career. Froome, 35, was not part of the Tour last year after being left out of the Ineos-Grenadiers squad but is expected to line up with his new team this year.
Australian women's basketballer Liz Cambage has protested at a lack of racial diversity in Olympic photo-shoots of the country's athletes and suggested she might boycott the Tokyo Games if the situation did not change. Twice Olympian Cambage criticised pictures of Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes taken at sponsors' photo-shoots on her Instagram account. The Asics photo shoot included Indigenous Australian rugby sevens player Maurice Longbottom.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 ― A man from Zhejiang, China has been arrested for selling his two-year-old son and using the money to go on holiday with his new wife. The incident came to light following a...
They haven't been allowed to have each other over to their homes for a year now because of Covid. So come rain or shine, two 73-year-old Swedish twins have met every Saturday, each on their side of the border, on a bridge that links Norway and Sweden.
Since we’ve already had faith-based features involving football (“Woodlawn,” “Facing the Giants”), baseball (“Where Hope Grows”), basketball (“Slamma Jamma”), boxing (“Carman: The Champion”), competitive skateboarding (“Hardflip”) and even mixed martial arts (“The Fight Within”), it was doubtless inevitable that someone would produce a movie where the Lord works in mysterious ways on the golf course. […]
Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my kitchen.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted out a headline warning Biden was getting “Up in your grill.”
The new US position in support of lifting patents on Covid-19 vaccines has taken attention away from an equally significant change by Washington, which plans to open up trade in the raw materials used to make them.
U.S. support for waiving intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines could be a tactic to convince drugmakers to back less drastic steps like sharing technology and expanding joint ventures to quickly boost global production, lawyers said on Thursday. "I think the end result that most players are looking for here is not IP waiver in particular, it’s expanded global access to the vaccines," said Professor Lisa Ouellette of Stanford Law School. President Joe Biden on Wednesday supported a proposal to waive World Trade Organization intellectual property (IP) rules, which would allow poorer countries to produce vaccine for themselves.
The Lakers lost Anthony Davis and had no answers for the Clippers on Thursday night.
Calling himself a ‘commoner,’ Najib questioned whether the law treated high-ranking ministers the same way. This article, Fined for breaching COVID-19 rules, Najib Razak posts photo of maskless Muhyiddin, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
More than 60 New Yorkgalleries are saluting social justiceLocation: NEW YORK, UNITED STATESIt is part of the Frieze art fairThis year explores art's portrayal of race and citizenship(SOUNDBITE) (English) KACF (KOREAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GALA], CO-CHAIR, MAYOUNG LEE, SAYING:""Open your eyes and accept that art and artists are not just coming from one corner of the world, that it can come from anywhere. And I think offers like this really make it possible, we can just walk down a floor and see artists of all colors and nationalities."It includes artists like Ming Smithand Trenton Doyle Hancock(SOUNDBITE) (English) FRIEZE, DIRECTOR OF AMERICAS AND CONTENT, REBECCA ANN SIEGEL, SAYING:"This really felt like a moment to pay tribute to some work that is so resonant with today's issues."The fair opened on Wednesdayand is already sold outBut works can be seen online