Competition watchdog probes claims of profiteering by US drugmaker in country where tuberculosis is biggest killer South Africa’s Competition Commission will investigate the American drugmaker Johnson & Johnson for the high price it has been charging for the tuberculosis medicine bedaquiline, as well as for extending its 20-year patent until 2027 to block cheaper generics […]

Australian foreign minister to say security council must be more representative or risk becoming an ‘anachronism’ Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Russia “mocks the United Nations every day it continues its illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine”, foreign minister Penny Wong is to tell the UN General […]

Zelenskiy speaks to Canadian parliament after Justin Trudeau announces training for F-16 fighter pilots Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivered an impassioned speech at the Canadian parliament on Friday in which he thanked Canada’s military support to Ukraine, as well as hailed the historic and communal ties between the two countries. “You’re always on the bright […]

Senate judiciary panel member Whitehouse says ‘Oh, my’ after report links justice to hard-right Koch network A report detailing how Clarence Thomas secretly participated in donor events staged by the hard-right Koch network drew more fierce protests and outrage over the conservative supreme court justice’s proliferating ethics scandals. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat on […]

North Carolina and Virginia governors declare states of emergency ahead of expected landfall on Saturday morning Tropical Storm Ophelia formed off the mid-Atlantic coast and was expected to bring heavy rain, storm surge and windy conditions over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday. Ophelia had maximum sustained winds of 60mph (95km/h), […]