November 5, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The world’s largest oil producing nations have decided not to increase output beyond the group’s current plan.
2. The UK medicines regulator has authorized the use of an oral antiviral drug to treat the coronavirus. It says the drug is the first of its kind to be approved.
3. Over 40 nations have agreed to phrase out coal power at the COP 26 UN conference on climate change, which is now underway in the UK city of Glasgow.