Sir Keir Starmer hit by series of Labour resignations over Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill
Sir Keir Starmer has witnessed a series of resignations and a sizeable rebellion as a number of Labour MPs ignored his orders and voted against new laws on undercover operatives. The Labour leader had told his MPs to abstain on the third reading of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill on Thursday. But 34 […]
Merck Covid vaccine: Why did Merck discontinue Covid vaccine candidates?
Matt Hancock discusses possible coronavirus vaccine passports American pharmaceutical company Merck & Co has dropped vaccine development efforts. The company, which used a different method to its rivals in the US, had two operating projects. But it will no-longer develop either amid some disappointing results. Why did Merck discontinue its Covid vaccine candidates? Merck was […]
Latin American oil-producing nations brace for record investor outflows on crude plunge
By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Capital flight from Latin America’s oil-producing nations is nearing record levels as the collapse in oil prices makes global investors even more risk averse during the coronavirus pandemic. Equity and debt markets in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia have experienced historic outflows in recent weeks, while Ecuador, in particular, is […]