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AstraZeneca denies ‘stockpile’ claims, saying 29m doses in factory are for EU and developing countries

AstraZeneca denies ‘stockpile’ claims, saying 29m doses in factory are for EU and developing countries

World
AstraZeneca has hit back after claims of a stockpile of 29 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine at a factory near Rome, saying the jabs are for the EU and developing countries.It follows an inspection of the Catalent plant in Anagni over the weekend by Italian authorities at the request of the European Commission. An official at the French presidency said this week that the destination for those doses "still needs to be clarified," and noted that if the jabs were for export, they could be blocked.The plant is in charge of bottling AstraZeneca vaccines produced at the Halix factory in the Netherlands. Live COVID updates from across the UK and around the world ...
Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are used for spying in China

Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are used for spying in China

Technology
EPAElon Musk, the chief executive of the US electric carmaker Tesla, says his firm would be "shut down" if its vehicles were used for spying on China.His comments came in response to reports that China's military had banned Tesla cars from its facilities.The military had raised security concerns about the data collected by cameras installed in the cars.China is Tesla's largest market after the US, accounting for about a quarter of the firm's global sales in 2020.On Saturday, Mr Musk said if a business did engage in spying on a foreign government, "the negative effects for that company would be extremely bad"."There's a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential with any information," Mr Musk told an influential Chinese business forum via video link. "If Tesla used cars to spy in ...
China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests

China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests

Health
China has denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel have been forced to undergo the procedureByThe Associated PressFebruary 25, 2021, 9:52 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China on Thursday denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the procedure.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters at a daily briefing that “China has never asked U.S. diplomats in China to go through anal swab tests.”A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Washington was “committed to guaranteeing the safety and security of American diplomats and their families while preserving ...
Ryan Giggs denies assault allegations after arrest

Ryan Giggs denies assault allegations after arrest

Sports
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IndusInd Bank denies takeover talks with Kotak Mahindra Bank

IndusInd Bank denies takeover talks with Kotak Mahindra Bank

Finance
MUMBAI: Private lender IndusInd Bank denied having any exploratory takeover talks with peer Kotak Mahindra Bank and said the former has unstinted support from its promoters, the Hinduja family. Earlier in the day news agency Bloomberg had reported that Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring a takeover of smaller rival IndusInd Bank to create the nation’s eighth-largest financial firm by assets. “IndusInd Bank categorically denies any such developments, its malicious and incorrect,” the bank said in an email response. “The Promoter of IndusInd Bank, IndusInd International Holdings Limited (IIHL), reiterate their full support to the IndusInd Bank, now and always.” The bank added that the promoters have intervened to support the bank whenever crisis has hit the Indian economy and its financial inst...