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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his country to prepare for "both dialogue and confrontation" with the United States, state media reported Friday — but more for confrontation. At a ruling party meeting Thursday, Kim gave a "detailed analysis" of Biden's North Korea policy, the state-controlled KCNA news agency reported. Kim's comments also come days before a visit to South Korea by Sung Kim, the top U.S. official on North Korea. Like previous administrations, it says it is aiming for "the complete denuclearization" of North Korea. Whereas Trump said he "fell in love" with Kim, Biden has called him "a murderous dictator" and "a thug."
Persons: Kim Jong Un, Kim, Joe Biden, Cristina Varriale, Varriale, Biden, Sung Kim, Donald Trump, Barack Obama —, Trump, Kim's Organizations: White House, NBC, Royal United Services Institute, Democratic People's, U.S, South Korean, State Department, Workers, Party, Biden, Workers ', North, United, Associated Press Locations: United States, Pyongyang, Biden's, Korea, London, DPRK, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, South Korea, North Korea, Seoul, KNS, Trump, United Nations, Nazi Germany
LONDON — Reflecting on his summit with President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin reached for the words of a well-known compatriot. Before the summit, both leaders agreed relations were at a historic low, and afterward Biden appeared to accept that a sudden rapprochement between the two adversaries was unlikely. In this sense, Biden delivered an unambiguous message to Putin, saying the U.S. won't tolerate Russia's alleged misdemeanors, drawing up some "red lines" that it shouldn't cross. “This was about the U.S. trying to turn down the temperature in relations and to draw clear red lines with Russia," Bergmann told Reuters. "It was productive in the sense that the two leaders had the chance to directly explain their positions," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian radio on Thursday.
Persons: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Leo Tolstoy, Biden, I'm, Sean Gallup, Max Bergmann, Jonathan Eyal, Bergmann, Dmitry Peskov, Denis Balibous, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump's, Eyal, George Bush, Putin didn't, Queen Elizabeth II Organizations: U.S, Center for American Progress, Reuters, White, Royal United Services Institute, NBC, Putin, Obama, Seven, NATO, NBC News Locations: Russian, Russia, Geneva, Switzerland, Washington, Moscow, Swiss, China, London, U.S, Helsinki, Texas, Biden's
LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin knows Wednesday's summit with U.S. President Joe Biden will not be a friendly event, with Washington-Moscow relations at their lowest ebb since the Cold War. But Putin has likely achieved his main aim the minute he and Biden shake hands, some experts say. Nevertheless, Putin likely gave the interview with NBC News "to butter Joe Biden up ahead of these tough negotiations," according to Nixey at Chatham House. People walk under Russian and American flags on a bridge in Geneva prior to a meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. "I think that is because reporters would have asked Biden, in front of Putin, whether he still thinks Putin is still a killer, as he did three months ago," Nixey said.
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The official summit business starts Friday, with the customary formal greeting and a socially distanced group photo before the queen arrives. Biden will be the 13th U.S. leader she's greeted, spanning decades of what's been historically called the "special relationship" between Washington and London. The president has repeatedly used the phrase "special relationship" despite his counterpart's distaste for it. "We affirmed the special relationship — it’s not said lightly — the special relationship between our people," he said Thursday after a meeting that both sides hailed as a success. Last year, while campaigning against then-President Donald Trump, Biden called Johnson the "physical and emotional clone" of Trump.
Persons: Elizabeth II, Boris Johnson, Italy —, Biden, Steve Parsons, Prince Charles , Prince William, Kate, Duchess, Charles, Buckingham, Jill Biden, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, she's, what's, Boris Johnson doesn't, Johnson, it’s, Donald Trump, Trump, Toby Melville, Brexit, , Irish Republic —, Emmanuel Macron, Britain's, Macron Organizations: Eden, Windsor, European Union, NBC, British, BBC, AP, Irish, Irish Republic, U.K, U.S Locations: England, Britain, United States, Carbis Bay, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, West, Russia, China, Cambridge, U.S, Washington, London, Europe, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic
From left, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a work session during the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, in August 2019. But the G-7 is where decisions that will shape U.S. international relations and the world will or won't be made. President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One after landing at Joint Base Andrews, Md., last month. Joe Biden, then the vice president, met with Vladimir Putin, then the Russian prime minister, in Moscow in March 2011. Covid-19 looms large"I think it's no exaggeration to say that Friday's G-7 is a life-and-death matter," former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said this week at an event hosted by Chatham House.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Biden, Trump, Fabrice Pothier, Giuseppe Conte, Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Ian Langsdon, Vladimir Putin, Putin, , Xi Jinping, Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden disembarks, Evelyn Hockstein, Donald Trump wasn't, Leslie Vinjamuri, Pew, Joe Biden, Alexander Natruskin, Pothier, Gordon Brown, Brown Organizations: NATO, Canadian, British, Sunday, NBC, Air Force, Base, Chatham House, Pew Research Center, U.S, European Union, Trump, Reuters, International Institute for Strategic Studies Locations: Beijing, Italian, Japanese, German, Biarritz, France, Carbis Bay, England, Brussels, Geneva, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Crimea, India, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, China, Md, Americas, London, United States, Europe, Washington, Xinjiang, Russian, Moscow
As part of the agreement, Biden and Johnson will also work to reopen travel between the U.S. and U.K. as soon as possible. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed the updated Atlantic Charter agreement aboard Air Force One while en route to the U.K. Wednesday for Biden's first trip abroad as president. “There'll be a refresher of the Atlantic Charter, which is now 80 years old,” Sullivan told reporters. And while the Atlantic Charter represents the latest chapter in the "special relationship" between Washington and London, the British government said this week that Johnson doesn't like that term. An aide told The Atlantic in a profile about Johnson that the prime minister thought the phrase appeared needy.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Biden, Johnson, Jake Sullivan, Biden's, , ” Sullivan, Franklin D, Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, ” Biden, Brexit, , Irish Republic —, Sullivan Organizations: WASHINGTON, British, Charter, Downing, U.S, Air Force, Atlantic Charter, UN, NATO, European Union, Irish Republic Locations: United Kingdom, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England, Northern Ireland, United States, Washington, London
It became pivotal in the coverage and organization of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko and his administration. Roman Protasevich at a pre-trial detention facility in Minsk, Belarus on Monday. Witnesses said Protasevich became extremely distressed when he realized he was about to be arrested along with his Russian girlfriend, Sofia Sapega. The condemnation of Belarus' decision to ground the plane and arrest the pair was swift. Protasevich told Russia's independent TV Rain channel in August that he saw himself as a "mouthpiece" for anyone unhappy with the Lukashenko regime.
Persons: August's, Alexander Lukashenko, Roman, Artyom Shraibman, Protasevich, Witnesses, Sofia Sapega, Joe Biden, Lukashenko, Lukashenko —, “ Europe’s, ” —, Nexta, Yauheni Preiherman, Preiherman, Yuri, , Jason Bush, Shraibman Organizations: Ryanair, Carnegie Moscow Center, European Union, NATO, United Nations, Amnesty, International Relations, NBC, Belarusian State University, Eurasia Group Locations: Belarus, country's, Minsk, Belarusian, Minsk . Belarus, Greece, Lithuania, Soviet, Britain, States, Poland, Russian, Ukraine
It's a grim, familiar cycle that has haunted the Middle East for decades and bedevilled successive American administrations. But this time, President Joe Biden said that he believes there is "a genuine opportunity to make progress" toward Israelis and Palestinians living in peace. "Biden has a secretary of state in Antony Blinken who really understands the conflict," Mekelberg said. Israel vehemently rejects this characterization, and sees Gaza as a hostile territory governed by Hamas, which it and the U.S. classifies as a terrorist group. President Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah party controls much of the West Bank, blamed Israel for refusing to allow voting in east Jerusalem.
Persons: Joe Biden, It's, Yossi Mekelberg, Biden, Trump, Antony Blinken, Mekelberg, Hady Amr, Gerges, Israel, John Minchillo, Greg Shapland, Shapland, Sheikh, ” Mekelberg, , Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas, Abbas, Netanyahu Organizations: Palestinian, Chatham House, West Bank, Democratic, Democratic Party, London School of Economics, NBC, Pro, Human Rights, Hamas, Oslo Accords, U.S, Israel, Palestinian Authority Locations: Israel, Gaza, East, London, Jerusalem, U.S, Oslo, East Jerusalem, China, Iran, Al, Aqsa
Around 90 percent of these are intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israeli military said. Rockets are launched towards Israel from Gaza City on Tuesday. Mahmud Hams / AFP - Getty ImagesClashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers broke out in Ramallah, a city in the West Bank. Hamas responded by firing rockets into Israel, which has replied with its own bombing campaign. A building destroyed by Israeli bombardment in Gaza City on Wednesday.
Persons: Israel's, Mahmud Hams, Jerusalem's, Mohammed Abed, Jen Psaki, Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Yousef Abu Hussein, Adel Hana, Medhat Abbas, Nomy Levin, Levin, Alexander Smith, Adela Suliman, Paul Goldman, Lawahez Jabari, Richard Engel Organizations: Gaza Ministry, Health, Hamas, Israel's, West Bank, Jerusalem, Rockets, Getty, isn't, NBC, United Nations Security Council, Security Council, Israeli, Democratic Party, Twitter, Aqsa, Palestinian Ministry of Health, Barzilai Locations: JERUSALEM, Israel, United States, Gaza, U.S, Tel Aviv, Gaza City, AFP, Ramallah, Jerusalem's Al, Aqsa, Ashkelon, London, Jerusalem
During that time Hamas has launched some 3,440 rockets from Gaza into Israel, killing ten Israelis including two children and one soldier, officials there said. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz thanked the Biden administration "for rightly preventing the unjust U.N. Security Council statement criticizing Israel's actions in Gaza." Mahmud Hams / AFP - Getty ImagesThe Israeli military says it tries to minimize civilian injuries and deaths, and accuses Hamas of using people as human shields. Palestinian children, who fled their homes amid Israeli airstrikes, take refuge at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City on Tuesday. Suhaib Salem / ReutersHamas has continued to fire rockets, 90 percent of which are intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome Air Defense System, Israel says.
Persons: Joe Biden, Khalil Hamra, Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israel, Jerusalem's, Netanyahu, Mahmud Hams, Suhaib, Alexander Smith, Paul Goldman, Lawahez Jabari Organizations: Gaza Health Ministry, West Bank, AP, Israeli, Democratic Party, U.S, United Nations Security Council, Security, Getty, United Nations Office, Humanitarian Affairs, ., Associated Press, Al, United Nations, Hamas, Israel's Iron Dome Air Defense System, The Associated Press Locations: Gaza, Israel, Jerusalem's Al, Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, Hamas, Gaza City, AFP, Al Jazeera, Suhaib Salem, Jerusalem, London
Days of fighting between Israel and Hamas — the militant group that governs the Gaza Strip — have killed at least 119 Palestinians, including 31 children, and eight Israelis, including one child. Israel has called up 9,000 reservists and massed troops along its border with Gaza. There was confusion late Thursday after the Israeli military announced "ground troops" were attacking the area and media reports suggested Israeli soldiers had entered Gaza itself. "We're hunting terrorists," Lt. Col. Johnathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, told a briefing Friday. At least one top Hamas commander was among those killed by the airstrikes, according to the group's military wing.
Persons: Israel, Mohammed Salem, Reuven Rivlin, Mohammed Abed, Othman, Bensouda's, Joe Biden, Johnathan Conricus, Conricus Organizations: Hamas, NBC, Reuters, Palestinian Ministry of Health, Israeli Defense Forces, Associated Press, United Nations, Getty, AP, Criminal, ICC, Israel Locations: Israel, Gaza, United States, Tel Aviv, Lod, Jerusalem, Egypt, Gaza City, Beit Lahiya, Hamas, Al, Aqsa
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to restore order "with an iron fist if necessary" after nights of violence. The domestic violence was among the worst since the 2000 Palestinian intifada, while international figures warned that the conflict between Israel and Gaza risked spiraling toward all-out war. An Israeli police officer inspects the car of an Israeli Arab man who was attacked in Bat Yam on Wednesday. Israeli officials said the Palestinians were throwing stones at their forces and toward the Western Wall, where thousands of Jews had gathered to pray. At least 83 people, including 17 children, were killed in the Israeli bombardment according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Jonathan Conricus, Heidi Levine, Bat Yam, Netanyahu, Joe Biden, State Anthony Blinken, Mahmoud Abbas, Washington, Amir Levy, Israel, Alexander Smith, Paul Goldman, Lawahez Jabari Organizations: Palestinian, NBC, Hamas, Reuters, AP, West Bank, Associated Press, Palestinian Health Ministry, State, Rishon Lezion, Gaza Health Ministry, The Associated Press Locations: Israel, Gaza, Lod, Tel Aviv, Bat, Israeli, Bat Yam, Jerusalem, Al, Aqsa, Ashkleon, Rishon, Egypt, London
More than 20 Palestinians were killed, Israel was targeted with hundreds of rockets and protests grew across the Middle East as escalating tensions in Jerusalem boiled over into unrest that spread well beyond its ancient walls. Israeli soldiers throw tear gas canisters at Palestinian demonstrators at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday. Abbas Momani / AFP - Getty ImagesIn response to the rockets, the Israel Defense Forces bombed 130 "terrorist targets" in Gaza, including Hamas commander's home. The Palestinian Health Ministry said that 24 people were killed in Gaza, including nine children, and 95 were people were wounded. Israeli officials said this was in response to Palestinians throwing stones toward the Western Wall, where thousands of Jews had gathered to pray.
Persons: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Abbas Momani, commander's, Mohammad Shtayyeh, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Magen David, Yair Revivo, Molotov, Hatem Moussa, Ofir Gendelman, Ned Price, Heiko Mass, Alexander Smith, Lawahez Jabari, Paul Goldman Organizations: Gaza, Associated Press, Getty, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, Palestinian Health Ministry, Palestinian, United Nations Security Council, NBC, Arab League, Reuters, Haaretz, Rockets, AP, Al, Old, State Department, U.S Locations: Jerusalem, Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, United States, Ramallah, AFP, Gaza, Hamas, Ashkelon, Lod, Tel Aviv, Arab, Aqsa, Islam, Old City, London
It will more likely land in an ocean or the wilderness. Asked about the rocket Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said it would burn up on re-entry calling its descent "common international practice." "This is like playing the lottery," said Don Pollacco, a physics professor at England's University of Warwick, who tracks space debris. Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsThe U.S. Space Command is tracking the Chinese debris — along with 27,000 other bits of space junk. Some experts say this is the latest example of China being irresponsible with its spacecraft.
Persons: China's, Wang Wenbin, Don Pollacco, Defense Lloyd Austin, Pollacco Organizations: Foreign Ministry, Global Times, Aerospace Corporation, England's University of Warwick, NBC, U.S . Space Command, Defense, University of Warwick Locations: China, York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Abuja, Beijing, The California, United States, Sudan, New York, Ivory Coast, West Africa, U.S
The debate centers around something called the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights — or TRIPS agreement — which governs how countries deal with each other on the issue. "In the short run, however, we call upon all vaccine producing countries to allow exports and to avoid measures that disrupt supply chains," she added. "The protection of intellectual property is a source of innovation and must remain so in the future," a government spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters. "I doubt whether it will make any difference whatsoever," said Sir Robin Jacob, chair of intellectual property law at University College London. Advocates say drugmakers have a moral obligation to share because their shots have often been developed with billions of dollars in public money.
Persons: Biden, Donald Trump, Katherine Tai, Pope Francis, heartening, Aruna Kashyap, Ursula von der Leyen, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Dar Yasin, Sir Robin Jacob, drugmakers, Nathalie Moll, Moll, it's, Tai, Marco Ugarte, Bill Gates —, Emmanuel Macron, Siva Thambisetty Organizations: Biden, NBC, Trade Organization, Trade, U.S . Washington, Human Rights, WTO, Health Organization, Covid, University College London, Pfizer, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries, AstraZeneca, U.S . Trade Representative, University Olympic, Microsoft, Sky News, Comcast, NBC News, Associated Press, London School of Economics Locations: Washington, United States, U.S, India, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, Brazil, Srinagar, Kashmir, Mexico City
While Biden's dramatic changes have been welcomed by allies and even adversaries, some foreign policy experts say his early moves have been mostly tonal or symbolic — low-hanging fruit when it comes to the real meat of foreign policy. "Never underestimate the value of language and behavior in diplomacy and foreign policy," former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said. "At this point, his foreign policy has been conducted largely at the level of platitudes," he said. 'An issue with groupthink'Some progressive observers say Biden has reverted to the habits of the Washington foreign policy establishment. Then Vice President Biden held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in August 2011.
Persons: Joe Biden, Alexander Stubb, Donald Trump, Biden, Salvatore Babones, Brendan Smialowski, Trump, Trump's, Vladimir Putin, kowtow, Barack Obama, Washington, groupthink, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Karin von Hippel, von Hippel, Kevin Rudd, Rudd, Xi Jinping, Lintao Zhang, China's, Victor Gao, Deng Xiaoping, Gao, Conan, Barbarian, Stubb, Fatemeh, Xi, Tibor Nagy, Babones Organizations: University of Sydney, School of Transnational, European University Institute, Getty, World Health Organization, Democratic, White House, Trump, Kremlin, Russian, Saudi, State Department, Obama, Royal United Services Institute, Australian, Beijing, Soochow University, Asia Society, Anadolu Agency, African Union Locations: China, Iran, Finnish, Florence, Italy, bulldozing, AFP, Paris, Saudi, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Washington, Egypt, London, Beijing, North Korea, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Suzhou, New York, Africa, Haiti, RUSI
Around a third of the global population in the world's poorest countries have been pinning their hopes on India to deliver their Covid-19 vaccines. Experts say this has already exacerbated global vaccine inequality, leaving poorer countries waiting even longer while the United States and others fly ahead. "This is the worst fear out of everything we were worried about last year," according to Achal Prabhala, an Indian vaccine supply expert at the AccessIBSA project, which campaigns for global access to medicines. Now that India has restricted that supply, it has blown a gaping hole in vaccine supply to the developing world. "What's happened was not only highly predictable — it was predicted," said Andrea Taylor, assistant director of programs at Duke Global Health Innovation Center, an authority on Covid-19 vaccine supply data.
Persons: it's, Achal, Prabhala, Anindito Mukherjee, COVAX, Andrea Taylor, Tauseef Mustafa, That's, Rasmus Bech Hansen, hasn't Organizations: Latin America, Experts, NBC, U.S, Pfizer, BioNTech, Serum Institute of India, Oxford University, AstraZeneca, COVAX, World Health Organization, Serum, Duke Global Health Innovation Center, Getty Images NBC, Indian Ministry of Health, NBC News Locations: India, India's, Africa, Asia, Latin, United States, Bangalore, New Delhi, AFP, Latin America, Chad, Burkina Faso, U.S, London
LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has overseen one of Europe's highest coronavirus death tolls, his Brexit project is beset with problems, and his country is in danger of breaking apart. This comes after allegations that the lavish renovations were initially paid for using undeclared money from a Conservative Party donor. "What do we get from this prime minister and this Conservative government? The prime minister. Critics describe a system in which courtiers of the prime minister have broken off into factions, briefing against each other and vying for the prime minister's attention.
Persons: Boris Johnson, , Keir Starmer, Major Sleaze, Johnson, Starmer —, Lindsay Hoyle, Lord Brownlow, Johnson's, Dominic Cummings, Jessica Taylor, Scott Lucas, Carrie Symonds, Leon Neal, John Lewis, Theresa May, ike Organizations: LONDON, Downing, Conservative Party, — Johnson's Conservative Party, Conservative, Labour Party, British, Labour, NBC, Daily Mail, Starmer, Getty Images, England's University of Birmingham, BBC, ITV, Twitter Locations: Britain's, AFP
The United States is set to hit Russia with fresh sanctions for alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election, a sweeping cyberattack against American government and corporate networks and other activities. Russia denies all of these charges, including calling the allegations over the 2020 election "baseless accusations." Russia did not want relations with Washington to be a case of "one step forward and two steps back," he added. U.S. officials also blame Russian intelligence services for the SolarWinds cyberattack last year, a widespread breach that tore into U.S. government agencies and dozens of corporations. The sanctions come at a time of particular tension after Russia started amassing forces along the border with Ukraine.
Persons: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Biden, Putin, Dmitry Peskov, denigrate Biden, Donald Trump, Brad Smith, Jen Psaki, Alexei Navalny Organizations: Bloomberg, Washington, U.S, Reuters, Microsoft, White, Russia, Kremlin, Analysts Locations: States, Russia, U.S, Moscow, Washington, Russian, Afghanistan, Ukraine
Tens of thousands of Russian troops massing near the Ukrainian border, convoys of tanks, and a deadly escalation in the grinding trench war in eastern Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine have been locked in conflict since 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and began supporting separatists in the country's east. Russian military officials haven't provided the usual level of detail or forewarning. Meanwhile, Ukraine is renewing calls to join NATO, something the alliance promised in 2008 but is vehemently opposed by Russia. "Is the U.S. willing to go as far as providing either indirect or direct military support to Ukraine forces?
Persons: Antony Blinken, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Washington's, Michael Kofman, Iuliia Mendel, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Rob Lee, Oleksandr Klymenko, Sergei Shoigu, haven't, Lee, that's, John Kirby, Blinken, Dmytro Kuleba, Vladimir Frolov, Dmitry Peskov, Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's, Putin, Biden, Fabrice Pothier, Donald Trump, Biden's, Alexander Smith, Matthew Bodner, Abigail Williams, Mosheh Organizations: CNA, NBC, U.S . Marine, Department of, King's College London, Reuters, ", U.S . European Command, New York Times, Pentagon, Press, Ukrainian, Russia, U.S, NATO, Presidential Press Service, Getty, Putin, Ukraine's, International Institute for Strategic Studies Locations: Ukrainian, Ukraine, Washington, Brussels, Belgium, United States, Russia, Moscow, Europe, Virginia, Ukraine's Crimea, Crimea, Western, Russian, U.S, Donetsk, Reuters Russia, Turkey, Zolote, London, Biden's Russia
Federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a small number of people experienced "a rare and severe type of blood clot" after receiving the shot. Of these, six have experienced the clot, the agencies said, adding: "Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare." In a statement, Johnson & Johnson said it was aware that blood clots had been reported with some Covid-19 vaccines, but that "no clear causal relationship has been established between these rare events" and its shot. The CDC will convene Wednesday a meeting of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which provides guidance on vaccines. It said that committee would "further review these cases and assess their potential significance," while the FDA would also investigate.
Persons: Johnson Organizations: Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, The New York Times, CDC, FDA Locations: United States
LONDON — The funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, who died Friday at 99, may be like no other major royal event in modern history. Given his age, the detailed plans for what should happen after Philip's death — codenamed "Operation Forth Bridge" — have been in place for years. His body will, instead, lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral in St George's Chapel. The queen is considering "modified" funeral plans in light of the pandemic and government guidelines, a statement from Buckingham Palace said Friday. Following Philip's death Friday, a framed notice was placed on the railings outside Buckingham Palace and all official flags will be flown at half-staff until the funeral itself.
Persons: Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's, Philip, Buckingham, Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth, Henry VIII, Adrian Dennis Organizations: College of Arms, NBC, of Arms, Covid, BBC, Westminster Abbey, British Navy, British, Windsor Castle, Royal, Royal Archives Locations: United Kingdom, Windsor Castle, George's, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, Windsor, Windsor Castl, AFP
What rankles these observers is not that China and Russia are winning at vaccine diplomacy, it's that the U.S. and others aren't even in the game yet. Of the near 250 million vaccine doses it had produced so far, China has sent 118 million to 49 countries, according to Airfinity, a pharmaceuticals analytics company based in London. By contrast, the U.S. has delivered just over 200 million vaccine doses to is own population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whereas Trump showed little interest in global vaccine efforts, Biden has changed the tone dramatically. The U.S., India, Japan and Australia recently launched a counteroffensive, planning to donate 1 billion vaccine doses by 2023.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Luis Arce, Thomas Shannon, Shannon, George W, Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, we're, John Campbell, Guo Weimin, Xi Jinping, Dmitry Peskov, Esteban Felix, Agathe Demarias, Campbell, David Mercado, Demarias, didn't, Biden, Richard Olson, Ezra Acayan, We've, Jalina Porter, we've Organizations: Sputnik, Bolivian, State Department, NBC, Political Consultative, Centers for Disease Control, AstraZeneca, Oxford University, Economist Intelligence Unit, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Reuters, Russian, United, United Arab Emirates, Trump Locations: South America, Moscow, North Africa, Algeria, China, Xinjiang, Russia, United States, Washington, Brazil, U.S, Nigeria, Santiago , Chile, London, India, Beijing, Mexico, Canada, Egypt, Cairo, La Paz, Bolivia, America, Venezuela, Eastern Europe, Serbia, Hungary, French, Africa, Pakistan, United Arab, Philippines, Japan, Australia
Pfizer and BioNTech said Thursday that trials suggest their vaccine is effective against a coronavirus variant that first emerged in South Africa, which some experts worry might evade existing shots. The study included some 44,000 people, some of whom were given the vaccine and some a placebo. Going by the Centers for Disease Control definition there were no severe cases in the vaccinated group, indicating 100 percent efficacy against severe disease, it said. Although the antibody levels were lower, "it does not appear to affect the high observed efficacy against this variant," the statement said Thursday. Pfizer is also studying how well the vaccine works in children ages 6 months to 11 years old.
Persons: BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, Albert Bourla, Johnson, Thomas Lohnes Organizations: Pfizer, Covid, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, NBC, Food and Drug, Centers for Disease, CDC, Moderna Locations: South Africa, United States, U.S, AFP
LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey gripped millions of viewers and left the royal family to confront allegations of racism as the world pored over each explosive claim. "The legal wedding was on the Saturday," the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is the head of the Church of England, told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. She said it was "just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury." Following Welby's comments, NBC News contacted Harry and Meghan's representatives by email but they declined to immediately comment on the record. The detail about the wedding was just one moment in a lengthy interview that has prompted weeks of recriminations.
Persons: Prince Harry, Oprah Winfrey, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Canterbury Justin Welby, Oprah, , Archbishop of Canterbury, Harry, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William Organizations: of, Repubblica, NBC, CBS, NBC News Locations: of England, Buckingham, London, America, Silicon, San Francisco
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