- Australia turns to US for nuclear-powered submarines, aim to thwart China
Australia notified France that it would end its contract with state majority-owned DCNS to build 12 of the world’s largest conventional submarines.
- Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters: Jacinda Ardern
Jacinda Ardern said her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison had briefed her on Canberra’s plan to develop nuclear-powered submarines with the help of the United States and Britain.
- World Must Engage With Afghanistan, Prevent “Greater Suffering”: UN Refugee Chief
Kabul: Afghanistan needs urgent and sustained support from the international community to prevent a larger humanitarian crisis, the head of the UN refugee agency said, warning of global implications if that were to happen.
- Moderna Says Those Vaccinated Earlier Had Higher Rate Of Infections In Study
Moderna Inc. said that a new analysis of the late-stage clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine found a higher rate of breakthrough cases in people who got shots early in the study.
- Threat To World”: UN Security Council On North Korea’s Missile Test
United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday gathered behind closed doors for an emergency meeting about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test which member states consider a “major threat,” the French ambassador said.
- Ebola Survivors Can Trigger Outbreaks Years After Infection, New Research Shows
Tokyo: Ebola survivors can relapse and trigger outbreaks at least five years after infection, and long-term follow-up of former patients is needed to prevent devastating flare-ups, according to new research.
- UK, US, Australia Launch Trilateral Indo-Pacific Group With Eye On China
London/Washington: The US, Britain and Australia have announced a new trilateral security alliance for the Indo-Pacific to protect their shared interests and allow for greater sharing of defence capabilities, including help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, amid China’s growing influence over the strategically vital region.
- Tested Railway-Borne Missile To Strike “Threatening Forces”: North Korea
The missiles fired by North Korea on Wednesday were a test of a new “railway-borne missile system” designed as a potential counter-strike to any forces that threaten the country, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday.
- New York Wants Vaccine Proof For UN Meet Entry, Chief Says Can’t Enforce
United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres stressed on Wednesday that he cannot ask world leaders to show they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, after New York City officials said proof should be required for anyone entering the UN General Assembly Hall.
- Unvaccinated Children Suffering Covid Impact, Warns US Health Agency
Brasilia: As more adults get their COVID-19 vaccines, children who are not yet eligible for vaccination in most countries are representing a larger percentage of hospitalizations and even deaths, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday.