Russia, China hyped safety concerns to sow distrust in Western vaccines, EU report says

From December to April, the two countries’ state media outlets pushed fake news online in multiple languages sensationalising vaccine safety concerns.

Germany, Italy, Spain, France to halt AstraZeneca shots, further hitting EU vaccination campaign

It came as the World Health Organisation appealed to countries not to suspend vaccinations against a disease that has caused more than 2.7 million deaths worldwide.

‘Liberalisation not protectionist’: Australia to fight EU’s carbon tariffs with its own plan

Australia will push to slash global tariffs on wind turbines, solar panels and other green industries rather than agreeing to a European plan to impose carbon levies.

EU rejects accusations of ‘vaccine nationalism’ after Australian shipment blocked

European Council President Charles Michel has rejected charges of “vaccine nationalism” levelled against the EU, after it last week backed an Italian decision to halt a vaccine shipment to Australia.

‘Completely incorrect’: AstraZeneca denies report vaccine less effective in elderly

German officials were concerned the vaccine may not receive approval from the EU’s medicines authority for use in the age group, newspapers had reported.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Morrison government locks in COVID-19 independent review with EU support as global cases top 4.5 million, Australian death toll at 98

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