Joe Biden appeared to admit to a diplomatic mistake by excluding France from the latest maritime agreement with the U.K. and Australia. During a phone conversation with President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, Biden reportedly admitted he should have had “open consultations” with France before announcing the pact with Britain and Australia.
Britain has been looking to take steps with the U.S. when it comes to trade between the two nations. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill met with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday to discuss what Johnson has called a “bigger free trade deal.”
The United Kingdom has abandoned vaccine passports to enter nightclubs and other large indoor events. On Sunday, U.K. Health Minister Sajid Javid said many countries implemented these passports to boost vaccination rates.
The scientist behind the creation of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine said she didn’t believe boosters were needed at the moment. In a recent interview, Professor Sarah Gilbert acknowledged boosters could be needed in the elderly or those who were immunocompromised.
Researchers in Britain are calling on the government to halt their use of the coronavirus vaccine immediately after discovering potentially “toxic” side effects. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more.