Ether, XRP and other ‘altcoins’ rally as bitcoin heads for all-time high

Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency posting strong gains lately.Ether, XRP and a handful of other so-called…

AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine might seem less effective than its peers — but it has some advantages

AstraZeneca’s building in Luton, Britain.Tim Ireland | Xinhua News Agency | Getty ImagesLONDON — The coronavirus…

Peter Thiel backs Berlin start-up making psychedelics in $125 million round

Peter ThielAdam Jeffery | CNBCLONDON — Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has backed a Berlin start-up…

Zambia becomes Africa’s first coronavirus-era default: What happens now?

CHONGWE (ZAMBIA), Nov. 13, 2020 (Xinhua) — Zambian President Edgar Lungu delivers a speech at the…

‘We’re on the hunt:’ Diageo’s CEO says company wants to buy more premium brands

Ivan Menezes, CEO of DiageoCourtesy of DiageoDrinks-maker Diageo is keen to buy further premium brands after…

Merck acquires OncoImmune to ramp supply of promising Covid drug

Pharmaceutical giant Merck said it plans to acquire privately held OncoImmune for $425 million in cash,…

UK expected to announce it will lift lockdown soon — with conditions attached

A man shops at a store on the High Street in East Ham on November 14,…

Acid burn victim urged police to ‘find the truth’ before dying of her injuries, inquest hears

A woman who died after suffering catastrophic acid burns urged police to “find the truth” as…

Euro zone business activity shrinks to six month low after new coronavirus lockdowns

The Champs-Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe are seen after the Christmas illuminations were switched…

Germany looks set to extend lockdown into December as infections remain high

People with face masks walk in the city center of Cologne, Germany, on November 21, 2020.NurPhoto…

Manly Sea Eagles player Keith Titmuss dies aged 20

Manly Sea Eagles player Keith Titmuss has died, with the club saying he fell ill following…

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is 70% effective, trial shows

A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken,…