Govt fast-tracks approval for vaccines cleared in other countries

The availability of the vaccine becomes faster and it also opens up doors for import of bulk or import of finished vaccines in vials or import leading to fill and finish in India so it has a far reaching impact in the country A change in the country’s regulatory process for fast-tracking emergency approval of … Read more

Queen said Prince Philip’s death has ‘left a huge void in her life’

Speaking to media after attending a service at the chapel at Royal Lodge Windsor, the Duke of York said: “I feel very sorry and supportive of my mother who is feeling it probably more than anybody else.” “He was a remarkable man, I loved him as a father. He was so calm. If you had … Read more

What’s behind the recent violence in Northern Ireland?

On March 29, police officers were targeted in a petrol bomb attack in a predominately unionist area of Tullymore, in Derry/Londonderry, after an attempt to break up a crowd of approximately 40 people. For five nights, similar scenes unfolded in the city. By Friday, April 2, the disorder spread to south Belfast, where a small … Read more

Boris Johnson could come out of the pandemic smelling of roses

From Monday, pub gardens, indoor gyms, hair salons, zoos and many other forgotten pleasures reopen across England. It is a moment to be savored. But it comes at the end of what’s been an unusually difficult week for Johnson’s government and its celebrated vaccine program. The rollout has been, without question, the biggest success enjoyed … Read more

The Queen has lost her ‘strength and stay’

The Queen’s longtime companion, the Duke of Edinburgh, was 99 years old. Despite all the planning for this eventuality, it still came as a deep shock. He was the one constant by the monarch’s side — her closest adviser, confidant and partner throughout their 73-year marriage. As the nation mourns his passing and reflects on … Read more

The plan for Prince Philip’s mourning period and funeral

Plans for a major royal death are made years in advance, though details are kept fiercely private and the coronavirus restrictions currently in place across the United Kingdom mean some aspects of the strategy will have to be altered. CNN understands that the Queen must sign off on any proposals and it’s not known whether … Read more

The death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Latest updates

Here is the full statement issued by Buckingham Palace, announcing the death of Prince Philip: It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will … Read more

Myanmar ambassador says he’s locked out of London embassy in ‘coup’

Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn — who last month broke ranks with his country’s military junta — told CNN he tried to gain access to the embassy on Wednesday for several hours but was unable to enter. Several of his staff were still inside the building, and were not being allowed out, he said. Another source … Read more

University of Oxford pauses pediatric trial of its vaccine with AstraZeneca, pending review by UK regulator

The spokesperson said the trial in children had not raised any safety concerns, but it would be paused while Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or MHRA, reviews rare cases of people who suffer blood clots while at the same time having low levels of blood platelets. “Parents and children should continue to attend … Read more