Brussels braces for ‘freedom convoy’ protesting coronavirus restrictions – POLITICO

Protesters from across the European Union are expected to descend on Brussels Monday to object to government COVID-19 policies, including the widespread rollout of vaccines and mask mandates, despite efforts by Belgian authorities to stop the demonstration from throttling the city. The so-called “European freedom convoy” mimics similar anti-coronavirus protests that have taken root in … Read more

‘Matrix’ Co-Producer Sues Warner Bros. About HBO Max Streaming Release

“The Matrix Resurrections” co-producer Village Roadshow Entertainment Group filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros., alleging the studio parent’s decision to release the movie simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters was a breach of contract. The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, is the latest indication of growing tensions between … Read more

Shionogi Aims to Begin Global Phase 3 Trial of Covid-19 Pill Late-February

By Peter Landers TOKYO–Japanese drugmaker Shionogi & Co. said Monday that it plans to start a global Phase 3 trial of its Covid-19 pill as soon as late February and is in discussions with US and European regulators about the trial. Shionogi said a Phase 2a trial showed that the virus was eliminated more quickly … Read more