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EU envoys hope for a Brexit trade deal in days, UK sees progress

EU envoys hope for a Brexit trade deal in days, UK sees progress

European Union diplomats said on Thursday they hoped a Brexit trade deal with Britain could be agreed by Friday or at the weekend, and EU officials said negotiators were likely to review progress in the next two days.

NATO Secretary General welcomes Afghan government, Taliban's breakthrough

NATO Secretary General welcomes Afghan government, Taliban's breakthrough

Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the progress made in the agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Covid at 94

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Covid at 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of Covid-19, his family said. He was 94.

First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

They can move to front of the line for a Covid-19 vaccine if they want, but some US health care workers are skeptical about taking a vaccine that was developed in record time -- even as the pandemic rages on.

Biden promises help to US workers hit by pandemic, Trump hints at 2024 run

Biden promises help to US workers hit by pandemic, Trump hints at 2024 run

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday promised a group of workers hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while President Donald Trump hinted he may be ready to begin planning another run for the White House in 2024.

Boeing's updated 737 MAX completes first flight with media onboard

Boeing's updated 737 MAX completes first flight with media onboard

Boeing Co's 737 MAX staged its first post-grounding flight with media on board on Wednesday, as carriers seek to demonstrate to passengers that the redesigned jet is safe after a 20-month safety ban.

Congress steps up pressure on govt over farmers’ stir

Congress steps up pressure on govt over farmers’ stir

The Congress has stepped up pressure on the government to withdraw the farm laws amid the farmers protest and Rahul Gandhi has been in the forefront in attacking the government.

Trump openly floats idea of White House run in ’24

Trump openly floats idea of White House run in ’24

Donald Trump – who finds himself more and more isolated, with his quixotic quest to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory squashed at every turn – is openly musing about a second run at the presidency in 2024.

Short film wins award at Montreal festival

Short film wins award at Montreal festival

Pakistani short film, HOME1947 has won the Best Film [Short Documentary] Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal 2020.

Cabinet okays $150mn grant to buy vaccine

Cabinet okays $150mn grant to buy vaccine

The federal cabinet yesterday approved the grant of 150 million dollars to procure anti-Covid vaccine.

Boeing 737 MAX returns to skies with media on board

Boeing 737 MAX returns to skies with media on board

Boeing Co's 737 MAX took off on Wednesday on its first public appearance with media onboard since being grounded over fatal crashes, as one of its biggest customers, American Airlines, seeks to prove it is safe for passengers.

WHO reviewing Pfizer vaccine for possible emergency listing

WHO reviewing Pfizer vaccine for possible emergency listing

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it had received data from Pfizer and BioNTech on the Covid-19 vaccine and was reviewing it for "possible listing for emergency use", a benchmark for countries to authorise national use.

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