EU regulator backs new COVID shots for primary vaccination

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Sept 28, 2022. (YVES HERMAN / REUTERS) MOSCOW / LONDON / LOS ANGELES – The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday its emergency task force has concluded that messenger RNA bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, targeting the original strain and the Omicron BA.4-5 subvariants, may […]

Peru: Third impeachment bid against Castillo launched

Hand out photo released by the Peruvian Presidency press office of President Pedro Castillo, announcing in a televised statement his decision to "reshuffle" his ministerial cabinet in Lima on Feb 4, 2022. (ALDAIR MEJIA / PERUVIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) LIMA — Peru opposition legislators on Tuesday presented another impeachment motion against President Pedro Castillo, the […]

Mexico’s pres dismisses protest against electoral overhaul

An areal view shows people protesting against the electoral reform proposed by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and in support of the National Electoral Institute (INE), in Monterrey, Mexico, November 13, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo MEXICO CITY — Mexico's president on Monday shrugged off a major demonstration against his plan to overhaul the country's […]

US FDA panel votes against Veru’s COVID-19 pill

Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, US, Aug 29, 2020. (ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS) NEW YORK / LONDON / MOSCOW – A panel of outside advisers to the US health regulator on Wednesday voted against authorizing Veru Inc's drug for treating high-risk patients hospitalized with COVID-19, citing multiple concerns […]

Thousands march in Peru, demanding resignation of President Castillo

People opposing the government of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo hold a demonstration to demand his resignation in Lima, on Nov 5, 2022. (ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) LIMA – Thousands of people took to the streets across Peru on Saturday to demand the resignation of embattled President Pedro Castillo, a leftist whose government is under investigation […]

Global campaigners: Virus, climate crisis fuel gender violence

Activists prepare mannequins during a public campaign on violence against women, in front of the parliament building in Jakarta on Dec 8, 2020. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) NAIROBI – Violence against women and girls has escalated in low-income countries against a backdrop of climate emergencies, COVID-19-related disruptions, and civil strife, international health campaigners said Monday. […]