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Trump impeachment: Senate trial poised to start next week

Trump impeachment: Senate trial poised to start next week

World
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Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?

Health
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- With rich countries snapping up supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, some parts of the world may have to rely on Chinese-developed shots to try to conquer the outbreak. The question: Will they work?There is no outward reason to believe they won’t, but China has a history of vaccine scandals, and its drugmakers have revealed little about their final human trials and the more than 1 million emergency-use inoculations they say have been carried out inside the country already.Wealthy nations have reserved about 9 billion of the 12 billion mostly Western-developed shots expected to be produced next year, while COVAX, a global effort to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, has fallen short of i ts promised capacity of 2 billion doses.For those countries that have not yet...
Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker

Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker

Health
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Bank trading floors could be poised for a makeover in the wake of Covid-19

Finance
A member of exchange staff uses a fixed-line telephone while looking at financial data on computer screens on the trading floor of Bats Europe, the European arm of Bats Global Markets Inc., in London, U.K..Jason Alden/Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesTrading floors in banks have been immortalized in countless Hollywood movies. Chaotic scenes of financial professionals, often on the phone, and often screaming; rows of desks and endless monitors all convey highly stressful situations in an industry where time is literally money.While there's some fiction to this stereotype, the images of densely populated, cavernous spaces are grounded in the truth. And in the era of Covid-19, of course, all that frenetic activity and tightly-packed bodies pose a big challenge — even more so than in ...
Milan set for lockdown as Italy poised to close off worst-hit coronavirus region

Milan set for lockdown as Italy poised to close off worst-hit coronavirus region

World
The Italian government is poised to introduce tough new measures to try and stop the spread of coronavirus, including telling people not to enter or leave the hardest-hit region of Lombardy, according to a draft decree.So far, limited areas of northern Italy - known as "red zones" - have been quarantined. But the draft legislation tells people not to travel out of or inside Lombardy - the country's wealthiest and most populous region, which includes the financial capital Milan. Another 11 provinces in other regions are also covered in the document which is expected to be approved in the coming hours.Those include Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Rimini in the region of Emilia-Romagna; Venice, Padua and Treviso in the region of Veneto; Asti and Alessandria in Piedmont; and the...