G7 vows action on Covid vaccines, climate change

‘We will harness the power of democracy, freedom, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights to answer the biggest questions and overcome the greatest challenges,’ Biden and his colleagues from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan said.

Biden aims to counter China's global infrastructure project with new G7 initiative

The G7 will announce "a positive alternative that reflects our values, our standards, and our way of doing business," a second senior official said.

Start-up launches India’s first Covid home test kit

Indian start-up Mylab Discovery Solutions hopes that its inexpensive Covid-19 home test kit — the country’s first — will help the massive South Asian nation better track the pandemic’s spread among its 1.3-billion people.

UK Covid-19 heroes recognised in Queen’s honours list

Bingham said she was ‘humbled’ to be recognised, paying tribute to National Health Service workers who have ‘risked their health and their lives in fighting Covid.

US tells J&J millions of jabs can’t be used

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had told Johnson & Johnson that millions of doses of Covid vaccine produced at a troubled plant can’t be used because of possible contamination issues.

US Senate passes bill to counter China’s tech threat

The US Senate passed a sweeping industrial policy bill Tuesday aimed at countering a surging economic threat from rival China.

Trudeau calls killing of Muslim family ‘terrorist attack’

‘This killing was no accident. This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities,’ Trudeau said during a speech at the House of Commons.

Muslim family killed in ‘premeditated’ Canada truck attack

A 20-year-old suspect wearing a vest ‘like body armour’ fled the scene after the attack on Sunday evening.

Biden to champion democracy in first foreign trip

‘This is a defining question of our time,’ Biden wrote in The Washington Post ahead of his trip.