Pfizer Reaches Deal with U.S. for 100 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

The Trump administration will pay Pfizer nearly $2 billion for a December delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine the pharmaceutical company is developing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday. The U.S. could buy another 500 million doses under the agreement _ if the vaccine ultimately proves safe and effective. … Read more Pfizer Reaches Deal with U.S. for 100 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Italian police find cocaine hidden inside coffee beans – BBC News

Italian police have discovered cocaine hidden inside individual coffee beans, in a package sent from Colombia. Police at Milan Malpensa Airport said they became suspicious of the package as it was addressed to a Santino D’Antonio, the name of a crime boss in the film John Wick: Chapter 2. A 50-year-old man was arrested after … Read more Italian police find cocaine hidden inside coffee beans – BBC News

Macron cautiously optimistic of reaching deal on EU Covid-19 package

EU leaders have played down reports of tensions between the bloc as negotiations continue over a 750 billion euro recovery deal. French President Emmanuel Macron is said to be cautiously optimistic of reaching a compromise with the so-called ‘frugal’ northern European countries on the division of loans and grants that will comprise the package. Subscribe … Read more Macron cautiously optimistic of reaching deal on EU Covid-19 package

China to sanction main U.S. contractor Lockheed Martin for package worth $620 mln

#Beijing said it will put sanctions on a U.S. company for involvement in #Washington’s latest arms sale to #Taiwan. Lockheed Martin is the main contractor for an upgrade package for Taiwan’s Patriot surface-to-air missiles. The package is worth over 600 million U.S. dollars and was approved by Washington last week. The Taiwan Affairs Office of … Read more China to sanction main U.S. contractor Lockheed Martin for package worth $620 mln

UK finance minister announces employment bonus and tax cuts

The UK’s finance minister Rishi Sunak has announced an economic stimulus package to aid Britain’s post-coronavirus recovery. The measures include temporary changes to stamp duty, a large VAT cut, and a 2 billion pound scheme to make homes more energy efficient. FRANCE 24 correspondent Benedicte Paviot says the opposition Labour party supports the measures but … Read more UK finance minister announces employment bonus and tax cuts

Putin thanks people for their support for the constitution amendment

The final results of Russia’s nationwide vote indicate overwhelming support for changes to the country’s constitution. The Election Commission says nearly 78 percent of the voters have backed the reforms, while 21 percent opposed. The package of constitutional measures proposed by President Vladimir Putin would allow him to extend his rule until 2036. Putin thanked … Read more Putin thanks people for their support for the constitution amendment

EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

The European Commission is expected to unveil a plan on Wednesday to help the bloc’s economy recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan valued at more than one trillion euros would contain a mix of grants, loans, and guarantees. The package is needed for countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain that are … Read more EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

$60 billion mistake massively underestimates number of JobKeeper recipients | ABC News

It was meant to by the symbol of sensible, informed economic management in the midst of growing anxiety about COVID-19, but the JobKeeper scheme has turned into a massive reporting failure. The Government has admitted that the welfare scheme is only being paid to around half the workers it claimed. And the package is set … Read more $60 billion mistake massively underestimates number of JobKeeper recipients | ABC News

India’s PM Narendra Modi announces $266-billion package for virus-hit economy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has unveiled a 266-billion-U.S.-dollar support package for the country’s economy to combat the fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. India’s finance minister will announce further details of the package, which is equivalent to around 10 percent of India’s GDP. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more India’s PM Narendra Modi announces $266-billion package for virus-hit economy

Pelosi Urges Bipartisanship Ahead of Vote on Coronavirus Aid

A nearly $500 billion measure helping businesses and hospitals cope with the coronavirus’ devastation edged toward House passage Thursday, as lawmakers’ face masks and bandannas added an eerie tone to Congress’ effort to aid a staggered nation. “Millions of people out of work,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “This is really a very, very, … Read more Pelosi Urges Bipartisanship Ahead of Vote on Coronavirus Aid

Rishi Sunak unveils financial help for self-employed, but admits it will not be available until June

Rishi Sunak has unveiled the Government’s bailout for the self-employed , but admitted it will not be available until June. As the Chancellor promised that the self-employed “had not been forgotten” during the coronavirus pandemic, he set out that they would be able to claim support worth 80 per cent of their average monthly profits. … Read more Rishi Sunak unveils financial help for self-employed, but admits it will not be available until June

Rescue package for self-employed, announces Rishi Sunak | Coronavirus

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new scheme for self-employed people in the UK in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Under the package, self-employed people earning up to £50,000 can claim 80% of their income. “The scheme I have announced today is fair. It is targeted at those who need it the … Read more Rescue package for self-employed, announces Rishi Sunak | Coronavirus

WATCH LIVE: Pelosi, McCarthy hold news conferences as coronavirus stimulus bill heads to House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hold separate news conferences following the Senate’s passage of a $2 trillion emergency relief package. The relief bill would deliver historic levels of emergency aid across the economy, including to households, businesses, cities and states. It would expand unemployment insurance benefits and … Read more WATCH LIVE: Pelosi, McCarthy hold news conferences as coronavirus stimulus bill heads to House

Albanese says Labor will support the Government’s stimulus package | ABC News

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says the Labor Party will support the Government’s stimulus package, “not because they are perfect but because they are urgent”. But Labor is pushing for improvements. If they cannot get those improvements through, they have committed to passing the package anyway. Read the latest coronavirus news here: https://ab.co/2PTeDpK For more from … Read more Albanese says Labor will support the Government’s stimulus package | ABC News

Coronavirus: How can businesses survive this?

Dame Carolyn Fairbarn, head of the CBI, talks us through the package of measures drawn up to help businesses survive the coronavirus. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our … Read more Coronavirus: How can businesses survive this?