Morning News Brief: US Justice Department defends Trump, AstraZeneca pauses trials & more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 09, 2020, 08:58 AM IST
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The US Justice Department on Tuesday asked to take over the defence of President Donald Trump is a defamation lawsuit that was filed against him by E. Jean Carroll. She has accused Trump of sexual assault.

AstraZeneca is developing the drug alongside the University of Oxford and is considered the frontrunner in the global race for a vaccine against coronavirus. 

Zephaniah McLeod, the suspected who was arrested for stabbing incident in Birmingham, will be charged with one count of murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

Iran's nuclear body said on Tuesday it had launched a new "advanced centrifuges" facility to replace one badly damaged by "sabotage" at its main Natanz nuclear fuel plant in July.