AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine could be around 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a new weapon. It's cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.
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Smelling blood, Huawei’s Chinese mobile rivals look to capitalise on its U.S. woes
Chinese handset rivals of Huawei Technologies including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are making aggressive moves to seize market share from their giant rival, after stepped-up U.S. sanctions hobbled Huawei's supply chains, industry insiders say.
GM will recall 5.9 million vehicles for air bag issue: safety agency
General Motors Co will recall 5.9 million vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators after a U.S. safety agency said Monday it had rejected the Detroit automaker's petition to avoid the callback.
Netanyahu met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo in Saudi Arabia - Israeli minister
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to Saudi Arabia and met its crown prince, an Israeli official said on Monday, in what would be the first publicly confirmed visit there by an Israeli leader as the countries close ranks against Iran.
Wall Street opens higher as vaccine progress fuels recovery hopes
Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Monday as hopes that the first COVID-19 vaccine could be available within weeks renewed bets of a swift economic recovery next year.
Ethiopia says Tigray capital encircled after surrender ultimatum
Ethiopian federal forces were encircling the Tigray region's capital from around 50 km (30 miles) on Monday, the government said, after giving the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) a 72-hour surrender ultimatum.
China sets launch window for mission to moon
China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon between 4 am and 5 am Beijing time on Tuesday (2000-2100 GMT on Monday), the official Xinhua news agency said, citing information from the country's National Space Administration.
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