EU health ministers failed to agree on a common EU policy on suspending the use of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine in young people, despite new advice from the bloc’s drug regulator on potential links to rare forms of blood clotting.
Italy and Spain have decided to restrict use of the vaccine to those over 60, while German authorities have recommended that those under 60 who have received their first dose of the vaccine receive a different second dose.
Alexandra phillips explains why the British AstraZeneca decision does not justify the Trumpian behavior of Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.
Police at the Sussexes’ home nine times in nine months
Police have been called to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s California home nine times in as many months after the couple expressed concern over the decision to deprive them of 24-hour police protection. The couple moved into the Montecito, Santa Barbara property last July with the county sheriff’s office responding to calls listed as phone requests, alarm activations and property crimes. Learn more about the data, obtained under freedom of information laws. Meanwhile, never-before-seen footage of the Queen will be released tonight. Harry mount watch what we learned about Her Majesty from behind the scenes footage.
Why now is the time to abandon Football Focus
Dan Walker has announced that he will be stepping down as host of Football Focus after 12 years. Still, if Test Match Special and Match of the Day are TBEN Sport’s best institutions, one could argue that the football magazine’s program is League One at best. With more football live on TV than ever before, Thom gibbs explains why Walker’s departure should mean the end of the old-fashioned and high-profile TBEN football TV show.
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Violence in Northern Ireland | Stormont’s executive condemned the recent scenes of violence across Northern Ireland, saying it was “gravely concerned” about the scenes of disorder. Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis traveled to Belfast for talks with major political parties after Boris Johnson called last night for “dialogue” to resolve the differences. Watch the video of the “shameful” violence.
Around the world: boy abandoned at the US border
A 10-year-old boy abandoned near the Mexican border told patrol officers he was “scared” asking for help in a recently released video. The boy can be seen sobbing to officers as he explains he traveled to Texas without his parents in a group of migrants. He woke up to be alone and was discovered walking on a rural road hoping to find help, officials said. Watch the heartbreaking clip that comes after a record number of unaccompanied children crossed the border in March.
“ When people desperately want to shut you up and discredit you, you have to say something real ”