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Ecuador names new health minister after COVID vaccine scandal

Former health minister stepped down amid questions about irregularities in Ecuador's coronavirus vaccine programme.

Published on 2 March 2021 | 12:52 am

Zooming ahead: Videoconferencing firm tops analysts’ expectations

Revenue more than tripled to $882.5m in the fiscal fourth quarter, the company said, surpassing analysts' estimates.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 11:15 pm

El Salvador: Bukele party and allies set for legislative control

Preliminary count of Sunday's vote suggests President Nayib Bukele's party and its allies to get majority in congress.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 11:11 pm

Climate and cooperation: Biden’s trade goals differ from Trump’s

Joe Biden’s trade strategy looks to incorporate environmental goals, advance racial equity and partner with US allies.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 11:11 pm

Colombia becomes first in Americas to get vaccines through COVAX

The Pan American Health Organization says UN-backed programme will boost COVID vaccine access in hard-hit Latin America.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 9:56 pm

US defends not sanctioning MBS for Khashoggi’s murder

US State Department spokesman says Biden seeks to ‘recalibrate’ not ‘rupture’ US-Saudi Arabia relations.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 9:38 pm

Chad opposition leader quits presidential race after shoot-out

Saleh Kebzabo announces his party's decision to withdraw from April vote after shoot-out at home of another candidate.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 9:15 pm

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala promotes vaccine equity on day one at WTO

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala also called on WTO's member states to adopt sustainable fishing practices.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 8:54 pm

UN warns of Yemen ‘death sentence’ as donor pledges fall short

Secretary-general 'disappointed' after only $1.7bn pledged at donor conference to fund urgent humanitarian programmes.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 8:33 pm

Biden team seeks to let separated migrant families stay in US

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said establishing a more humane policy at the US southern border is going to take time.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 8:03 pm

Armenia PM says open to early elections to end crisis

Addressing thousands of supporters in Yerevan, Nikol Pashinyan proposes referendum on new constitution and snap polls.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 7:50 pm

Patently unfair: Can waivers help solve COVID vaccine inequality?

Amid growing calls for vaccine equity, WTO members debate how to boost global access to coronavirus shots.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 7:35 pm

Global COVID-19 infections up for first time in 7 weeks, WHO says

Cases are rising due to relaxing of health measures, circulation of variants and 'people letting down their guard'.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 7:32 pm

Ghosn escape: Two wanted Americans handed to Japanese authorities

Father-son duo hoped Biden administration would block extradition, but US authorities handed them over.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 7:17 pm

What is the future of the US Republican party?

Former President Donald Trump made his first speech since leaving office at Conservative Political Action Conference.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 7:16 pm

Trauma, anger as Tigrayans recount Eritrea troops’ ‘grave crimes’

Survivors and witnesses accuse forces from neighbouring country of committing abuses in Ethiopia's embattled region.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 7:15 pm

In Colombian port town, LGBTQ community faces increasing threats

Attacks against the LGBTQ community have caused many to flee as a new wave of armed conflict violence frightens locals.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 7:00 pm

Amid spread of variants, US COVID-19 cases back on the rise

As some states roll back pandemic shutdowns, US health officials worry about losing ground against the virus.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 6:53 pm

After the storm: Texas power coop files for bankruptcy

Brazos said that Chapter 11 will protect Texans it serves from massive electric bills accrued during February's freeze.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 6:15 pm

Spanish gag law: The original sin and ongoing penance

The arrest of a famous rapper is yet another sign of increasingly shrinking spaces for free expression in Spain.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 6:14 pm

US manufacturing hits three-year high as new orders surge

Shift in US consumer spending towards home improvement and other projects is benefitting manufacturers.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 5:53 pm

Egyptian activists in US say families facing ramped up pressure

Rights advocates and lawmakers are urging US President Joe Biden to pressure Egypt to improve its rights record.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 5:44 pm

Zimbabwe Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigns amid sex scandal

In a rare move, Mohadi resigned on Monday following local media reports he had engaged in improper conduct.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 5:42 pm

US investigates engine fires in 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 SUVs

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the probe after receiving 11 fire complaints in RAV4 models.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 4:47 pm

Lopez Obrador to virtually meet Biden, ask for vaccine ‘loan’

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to ask Biden to share US vaccination supply with Mexico.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 4:25 pm

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