WHO calls for a moratorium on vaccine boosters

News 08/04/21, 23:52

 The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, August 4, requested countries to hold off their COVID-19 booster shot consideration until at least the end of September, citing a need in developing countries where most people were still unvaccinated. "I understand the concern of all governments to protect their people from the ...

China confirms 9 dead from Wuhan coronavirus, 440 infected

Washington 01/22/20, 05:37

The coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now killed 9 people and infected 440 others across the country, Li Bin, deputy director of China's National Health Commission, said at a Wednesday morning briefing, on Jan. 22 in Beijing. "Basically, do not go to Wuhan. And those in Wuhan ...

Israeli companies align with US and start rejecting Chinese investments

U.S. 09/13/19, 14:03

Israeli private companies are beginning to reject Chinese investments amid tensions between the United States and the Asian giant, an expert revealed. Simon Weintraub, a Tel Aviv lawyer who represents Israeli technology companies in negotiations with Chinese investors, told NPR that Chinese investments in Israeli tech startups that shot up a ...

Florida Governor: ‘Stay safe, remain vigilant’ as Dorian heads for US

U.S. 09/03/19, 19:10

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday that Hurricane Dorian is on "a much better track" than predicted a few days ago. DeSantis urged Florida residents to listen to evacuation orders, as Dorian is crawling northwest toward the United States at five miles per hour. As of Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, the ...

Some countries benefit from the ‘trade war’ between the United States and China

U.S. 08/24/19, 12:19

While the United States and China continue to implement tariff increases to improve their respective trade balances, other countries benefit by welcoming producers who are moving their factories from China. As the U.S. administration increases tariffs on products from China, manufacturers note that the volume of their sales decreased because of ...

British Ambassador to Washington resigns after his comments about Trump were leaked

U.S. 07/10/19, 10:23

The UK ambassador to Washington, whose criticism of President Donald Trump was recently made public has resigned. According to the British Foreign Office on Wednesday, July 10, Kim Darroch resigned after internal documents were released describing the Trump administration as "diplomatically clumsy and inept," adding that he doubted it would become ...

Koreas survey North’s railways in hopes of joining networks

Asia & Pacific 11/29/18, 19:54

South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. The weeks-long inspections, which will see South Korean cars running on North Korean tracks for the first time in a decade, ...

U.S.: Iran violating UN arms export ban in Yemen, Afghanistan

Asia & Pacific 11/29/18, 19:23

The Trump administration on Thursday accused Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports by sending rockets and other weaponry to rebels in Afghanistan and Yemen. The new allegations come as the U.S. ramps up pressure on Iran to halt what it calls "malign activities" in the ...

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