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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a speech at the European Parliament on the EU's vaccine strategy, in Brussels, on February 10, 2021. Photo: Johanna Geron / Pool / AFP
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Vaccine production must catch up to science: von der Leyen

Europe's race to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines must accelerate to catch up to scientific breakthroughs and outpace emerging variants, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen says
Freight lorries queue outside the port of Dover on the south coast of England on December 10, 2020, before boarding ferries to Europe. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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Shortages, jams and shutdowns: UK readies for Brexit ‘no-deal’ chaos

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports: as talks with Brussels remain unresolved three weeks before leaving the EU single market, the UK is preparing for a chaotic "no-deal"
Employees of German car maker Volkswagen (VW) work on Volkswagen ID.3 electric car models at an assembly line of the Volkswagen car factory in Zwickau, eastern Germany, on February 25, 2020. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN / AFP)
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German carmakers warn of ‘unprecedented collapse’ in sales

Some 35% fewer new cars were registered on German roads in the first half of 2020 compared with last year, industry data showed, as the coronavirus pandemic plunges manufacturers into crisis