• Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is conducting a COVID-19 vaccine trial in conjunction with BioNTech. Picture: Supplied.

    Brexit accelerated UK's COVID-19 vaccine approval: govt

    The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), after giving its green light to introduce the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, gave a more nuanced view following the claims from Health Secretary Matt Hancock among others.

  • FILE: US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) disembark Air Force One at Stansted Airport, north of London on 3 June, 2018, as they begin a three-day State Visit to the UK. Picture: AFP

    Trump hits back at London mayor on arrival in UK

    On landing, he sent out a pair of tweets calling Khan a "stone cold loser" for criticising his red carpet treatment, which includes a private lunch and state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.

  • The European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels. Picture: AFP

    EU rich-poor divide widens but still a worldwide low

    The internationally accepted Gini coefficient formula that measures income disparities gives the 28-nation EU, as a whole, one of the best rankings in the world for equality, alongside that of Canada.