Sinopharm can now be used and distributed as part of the COVAX mechanism.
A government spokesperson said the main issue affecting poor countries' equal access to vaccines was "not patents, but production capacity".
Two men were hospitalised after Friday's blaze in Poplar while a further 38 others were treated at the scene.
On Thursday it emerged Brussels could press ahead in talks with Albania over membership of the EU, leaving North Macedonia behind.
Many women want to be posted to frontline positions, but face the risk of sexism and assault once they are there.
26 people were killed when a munitions disposal factory exploded near the capital Tirana in 2008.
Officers from Estonia, Lithuania and Poland will be deployed to the Slovenia-Croatia border.
The countries ahead on vaccinations, relatively speaking, are those outside the EU, like Serbia and the UK. Hungary is the exception, but Budapest has bought doses from Russia and China to boost its stocks.
The push for social safeguards led by centre-left EU governments has caused some tension within the bloc.
Key opposition figure Pavel Latushko says the current persecution of the opposition in Belarus is the worst terror Europe has seen in 40 years. And he called on the EU to apply tougher sanctions.
One of the five biggest insurance companies in Europe will stop writing policies that cover extortion by cybercriminals in France, the second worst-hit country by ransomware in the world.
HMS Severn and HMS Tamar are expected to begin their voyage back to Portsmouth within the next 24 hours after being deployed to a protest by French fishermen.
25 people died in a massive police raid against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela.
Berlin has said it is confused by the move.
A memorandum of cooperation on migration between the two countries has sparked alarm that Denmark could be looking to see its asylum seekers and refugees accommodated in Rwanda.
In a move suggesting President Biden is happier about closer military co-operation with the EU, the US will join a European Union military project.
Gay rights activists in Croatia have the decision as a "historic" ruling.
The last time the English and French fought over Jersey, the English won.
Trump's new blog can be seen as a way of getting around his ban from major social media networks.
The US has backed plans to waive intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines, but the idea faces stiff opposition.