Merck drops out of coronavirus vaccine development race

American drug manufacturer Merck dropped its bid to develop a vaccine against the Wuhan coronavirus. The firm announced the cessation of its COVID-19 vaccine program after its two candidates did not trigger strong immune responses. It said that phase one trials showed responses that did not reach the level elicited by earlier approved vaccines although there were … Continue reading Merck drops out of coronavirus vaccine development race

Air strikes have begun Huge Explosions’ heard in Damascus after Donald Trump announcement

LOUD blasts have been heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus following airstrikes by US, UK and France in a co-ordinated response to a suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime.  Donald Trump orders airstrikes on Syria In an address from the White House Donald Trump said: “A short time ago, I ordered the United States … Continue reading Air strikes have begun Huge Explosions’ heard in Damascus after Donald Trump announcement

Rioters take to the streets of Paris the day after French election to protest the new president’s ‘capitalist’ agenda

Newly elected President Emmanuel Macron who has talked up a hard Brexit faced his first test today when a hard-left demonstration in the French capital descended into a riot. Communists and revolutionary groups clashed with heavily armed riot police in the centre of Paris. Thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Place de la Republique calling for 'resistance' … Continue reading Rioters take to the streets of Paris the day after French election to protest the new president’s ‘capitalist’ agenda

France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

France is preparing to vote in its presidential election on Sunday, amid high security after a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed across the country to secure polling. Eleven candidates are vying to be the country's next president, with leading candidates spanning the political spectrum from … Continue reading France prepares to vote for new president amid high security

Are these the battle lines for World War Three?

The US airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase have hardened the dividing lines across the world in regards to the Assad regime. MailOnline has set out world leaders' positions on the conflict, which clearly shows the split between pro and anti-Assad countries. It suggests which side of the battle line countries would position themselves on should the … Continue reading Are these the battle lines for World War Three?

TTIP talks are ‘likely to stop’, say officials, as François Hollande signals France will reject deal

Talks over the hugely controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement could be about to fail after France threatened to block the deal. Paris officials have said negotiations between the US and EU are "likely to stop" amid significant disagreements between the two sides over the free-trade agreement. President Hollande has said he will "never accept" the … Continue reading TTIP talks are ‘likely to stop’, say officials, as François Hollande signals France will reject deal

Heatwave Europe: France, Spain Belgium and Holland set for record temperatures

With record temperatures in France and temperatures set to hit 42 degrees Celsius in Spain today and Holland and Belgium in the high 30's vigilance is required.... France's weather agency has extended the summer weather warnings, as an intense heatwave spread further across the country on Tuesday. Meteo France, the country's meteorological service, issued an extra 16 … Continue reading Heatwave Europe: France, Spain Belgium and Holland set for record temperatures