Brazil announced over the weekend that it had signed a US$ 127 million agreement to start producing locally an experimental vaccine developed by AstraZeneca that has shown promise to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers in Brazil began administering an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University to volunteers, the Federal University of Sao Paulo said on Wednesday.
Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anemia and cancer.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, once deemed worthy of Amnesty International's highest honour, was stripped the the human rights organization's Ambassador of Conscience Award, which she received in 2009, due to shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for, it was announced Tuesday.
Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez met on Monday with Greek parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis and Prime minister Alexis Tsipras, as part of the first leg of her trip to Europe where she travelled following authorization from magistrates, and depositing a significant bail, since she has been indicted in several cases.
Ex president Cristina Fernandez and her daughter Florencia Kirchner, both indicted in several alleged corruption cases have been allowed to travel to Europe in May, where the Argentine leader has been invited to a round of conferences and discussions including one from the Oxford Union at Oxford University.
Oxford University has come top of The Times Higher Education world university rankings - a first for a UK university. Oxford knocks California Institute of Technology, the top performer for the past five years, into second place. But there are warnings the vote to leave the European Union could destabilize UK higher education and hinder work with academics abroad.
Laura Silva has just returned to Uruguay after successfully completing her Diplomacy Master’s degree in Oxford, sponsored by a Chevening scholarship. The following is a piece Ms Silva wrote about her experience at Oxford University.
British Ambassador in Uruguay hosted a lunch in honor of Laura Silva, awarded a Chevening Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. As part of the Foreign Service Program, Laura will pursue a Master in Diplomatic Studies at Oxford University.
The Chilean Andes will be the location for the world’s largest telescope: the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), costing more than €1bn, which will capture the universe's earliest moments.