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WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

© Handout President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine (shown in a handout picture taken on August 6, 2020 and provided by the Russian Direct Investment Fund), even though final testing had not yet started

August 14 (AFP) - The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a vaccine on Tuesday even though final stage testing involving more than 2,000 people was only due to start on Wednesday. The WHO ...

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib guilty of all charges in first 1MDB trial

© Mohd RASFAN Najib and his inner circle are accused of plundering sovereign wealth fund 1MDB

July 28 (AFP) - Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was found guilty Tuesday in his first trial over the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, two years after the fraud contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling government. The former prime minister could now face decades in jail after being convicted on all charges in the case related to the looting of sovereign wealth ...

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First human trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows promise

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

London, July 20 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine was safe and produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials in healthy volunteers, data showed on Monday. The vaccine, called AZD1222 and being developed by AstraZeneca and scientists at Britain’s University of Oxford, did not prompt any serious side effects and elicited antibody and T-cell immune responses, according to trial ...

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China starts major trial of state-run digital currency

People shop in a flower market in Suzhou, one of the cities where the digital currency will be trialled. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

May 15 (The Guardian) - China will begin trialling payments in its new digital currency in four major cities from next week, according to domestic media. In recent months, China’s central bank has stepped up its development of the e-RMB, which is set to be the first digital currency operated by a major economy. It has reportedly begun trials in several ...

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