U.S. health experts welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, a sign that U.S. regulators may soon follow suit in a bid to bring the surging pandemic under control.
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U.S. Republicans balk as Trump uses defense bill for leverage on Big Tech
President Donald Trump's threat to veto a defense bill if it does not repeal legal protections for social media companies faced stiff bipartisan opposition on Wednesday, setting the stage for a confrontation with lawmakers scrambling to pass the massive bill by year-end.
Iran watchdog passes law on hardening nuclear stance, halting U.N. inspections
Iran's Guardian Council watchdog body approved a law on Wednesday that obliges the government to halt U.N. inspections of its nuclear sites and step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions are not eased in two months.
Chinese firms on U.S. exchanges threatened by bill headed to Trump's desk
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a law to kick Chinese companies off U.S. stock exchanges if they do not fully comply with the country's auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.
Reluctant partners: French companies resisted home-working as virus surged
On the October evening President Emmanuel Macron ordered France back into lockdown, the chief executive of Thales told staff in a memo that anti-COVID measures already in place at the company conformed with the new requirements.
U.S. states plan to sue Facebook next week: sources
A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The new black gold? Big Oil bets on retail networks in an electric era
For Big Oil, coffee and chocolate could be the new black gold.
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