EU leaders have expressed their concerns about the use of the Russian vaccine amid fears Russia will use it to extend its influence in the bloc.
In an interview with the Financial Times, the French President said he would put the idea to Friday's meeting of G7 leaders.
UN chief Antonio Guterres told a high-level meeting of the UN Security Council that 130 countries have not received a single dose of vaccine.
The EU plan to fight variants, called HERA Incubator, will be a public-private partnership, pooling knowledge from researchers, biotech companies, manufacturers, the health sector and public authorities and regulators.
North Korea launched a cyber attack on the pharma giant to obtain information about its coronavirus vaccine, according to South Korean intelligence services.
They came out to defend themselves amid criticism over a diplomatic visit to Russia and the EU's vaccine rollout strategy.
Brazil has recorded nearly 10 million cases of COVID-19 and 234,000 deaths.
Speaking before the European Parliament, the President of the European Commission said the EU's common vaccine strategy was the right thing to do in the name of European solidarity.
A master confectioner in Passau, Germany, has decided to offer his customers a different kind of vaccine, in a bid to counter some negative news about the coronavirus one.
"Until everybody is safe, nobody is safe," the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies tells Euronews.
Austria, France and Germany are going to restrict the jab to the under 65s because of a lack of data following the vaccine's trials.
Denmark had given first and second doses to a greater share of its population — 1.42% — than other European countries. In contrast, France had fully vaccinated only 0.07%.
North America and Europe have a higher percentage of population vaccinated against coronavirus than the rest of the world so far.