Ferrari is expected to sign Carlos Sainz instead of Vettel in the 2021 F1 season

Ferrari is expected to sign Carlos Sainz instead of Vettel in the 2021 F1 season

Ferrari are shortly expected to conclude a deal to sign Carlos Sainz from McLaren to replace Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 Formula One season. As a result Daniel Ricciardo is believed to be moving from Renault to replace Sainz. Both moves are expected to be announced before the end of the week. Ferrari taking on Sainz to partner Charles Leclerc ends conjecture that Lewis Hamilton would join the Scuderia. Ferrari announced on Tuesday they would not be renewing Vettel’s contract after this season and the team wants to quickly conclude a deal…

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US says China is trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine as markets fall

US says China is trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine as markets fall

Chinese hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research, US authorities said Wednesday (13 May), ratcheting up tensions between the superpowers as markets slumped on warnings from the US Federal Reserve that prolonged shutdowns could cause “lasting damage.” Europe, meanwhile, pushed ahead with plans to gradually reopen for summer tourism, even as fears persist of a second wave of infections in the pandemic that has forced more than half of humanity behind closed doors in recent months. With some countries scrambling after a fresh surge in cases and the global…

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Poland calls for increased subsidies to farmers in the EU budget

Poland calls for increased subsidies to farmers in the EU budget

Poland’s government said Wednesday (13 May) it had called on the EU to include bigger farm subsidies in the bloc’s future seven-year budget, suggesting an increase of 10% on what had already been agreed. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said he had outlined this proposal regarding the 2021-27 budget in a letter sent Tuesday to fellow EU leaders and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. The European Commission had in 2018 proposed to spend €324.2 billion on its Common Agricultural Policy, the bloc’s largest single area of expenditure and…

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