Tempers flare over EU coronavirus stimulus deal; Oxford vaccine shows promise; Latina artist says goodbye to Goya
President of the European Council Charles Michel (L) meets with other EU leaders during negotiations over a post-virus economic rescue plan, in Brussels, Belgium, July 19, 2020.
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As US lawmakers prepare to begin debating a, European Union leaders’ negotiations extended into a fourth day as they try to hammer out their own deal to revive economies battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The challenge of reaching a compromise on the $2 trillion deal has been stymied by old grievances between countries less affected by the pandemic and more indebted countries like Italy, Spain and Greece. The negotiations have led to tempers flaring. French President Emmanuel Macron , banging his fist on the table.
Despite the testy negotiations, the 27 leaders appeared to edge closer to a potential breakthrough after theto 390 billion euros ($450 billion) of the fund being made available as grants, with the rest coming as low-interest loans.
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A potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University and AstraZeneca shows strong immune response and no early safety concerns, according to highly anticipated results from early-stage human trial on a coronavirus vaccinein the medical journal The Lancet. The team of researchers, led by Sarah Gilbert, for COVID-19.
And in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been in self-isolation since July 7, after testing positive for COVID-19,that lockdown measures used to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus “kill” and have “suffocated” the country’s economy. Brazil registered more than 28,000 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, making Brazil the world’s second-most affected country after the US. There are also growing concerns that health workers in the country .
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