US in touch with Russia, UAE to restore civilian government in Sudan
The United States is in contact with several countries, including Russia and the United Arab Emirates, to restore a civilian government in Sudan, US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman said on Tuesday at a briefing.
US envoy says Sudan’s military exercised ‘restraint’ at protests
The United States’ special envoy for the Horn of Africa said on Tuesday that the Sudanese military had shown “restraint” in its response to demonstrations on Saturday, which he said was a sign of potential for a return to power sharing with civilians
Virginia votes in too-close-to call bellwether election
Polls opened in Virginia early Tuesday as the US state chooses its next governor in a margin-of-error skirmish seen as the first major test of President Joe Biden’s political brand. A harbinger of the parties’ prospects in next year’s midterm elections, the race between Democratic former governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican tycoon Glenn Youngkin has narrowed in recent weeks and is squarely in toss-up territory.
US FDA Authorizes InteliSwab Covid-19 Rapid Tests
Pfizer tops Q3 forecasts as total Covid vaccine sales soar
Pfizer beat third-quarter expectations and raised its 2021 forecast again even as sales of its top product, the Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty, slipped in the US. Soaring international sales of the preventive shots helped pushed total Comirnaty revenue close to $13 billion in the quarter, and the drugmaker said Tuesday that it now expects to book about $36 billion in sales from the vaccine this year.
Wall St eyes mixed open on Fed angst; Tesla slides after record run
US stock indexes were set for a mixed opening on Tuesday as investors were cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting where policymakers are expected to start scaling back bond purchases.
Former US diplomat and hostage negotiator meets Myanmar junta chief
Former United States diplomat and hostage negotiator Bill Richardson met Myanmar’s junta chief on Tuesday, the military said, as the country passed nine months under a regime that has detained a US journalist.
Competitive Virginia governor’s race to test Biden’s appeal
The first major test of how voters feel about Joe Biden’s presidency is unfolding in Virginia, where a governor’s race that was supposed to be a comfortable win for Democrats is instead ending in suspense.
Troubles at home shadow Biden’s climate efforts abroad
President Joe Biden joined other world leaders Tuesday to highlight the importance of preserving forests as a force against global warming, whipping up ambitions at a UN climate summit abroad even as a coal-state US senator is again threatening Biden’s landmark climate legislation at home
The company said while it had the capacity to produce 4 billion doses in 2022, it was currently expecting to recognize sales from 1.7 billion doses in 2022, suggesting that the forecast could move higher as Pfizer signs more vaccine deals
Pfizer Inc on Tuesday forecast better-than-expected $29 billion in sales from its Covid-19 vaccine for 2022 and said it was seeking to sign more deals with countries for the shot that it has developed with German partner BioNTech