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Stalled Security Council resolution adopted, backing UN’s global humanitarian ceasefire call
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Wednesday, 01 July 2020
Stalled Security Council resolution adopted, backing UN’s global humanitarian ceasefire call
The Security Council on Wednesday echoed the Secretary-General’s call for a worldwide ceasefire, to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has already claimed more than half a million lives. The UN chief welcomed the long-awaited move, calling for countries to "redouble their efforts for peace".Read Full Article ...
 
‘Long, hard road ahead’ for countries taking piecemeal approach to COVID
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Wednesday, 01 July 2020
‘Long, hard road ahead’ for countries taking piecemeal approach to COVID
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that some nations battling the COVID-19 pandemic who have been taking a “fragmented approach” ...
 
Pause before sharing, to help stop viral spread of COVID-19 misinformation
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Pause before sharing, to help stop viral spread of COVID-19 misinformation
The UN is asking people to make the same judgement calls they’ve been applying to social distancing, to social media, and take extra care before sharing.Read F...
 
Hard times forecast for global job recovery in 2020, warns UN labour agency chief
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Hard times forecast for global job recovery in 2020, warns UN labour agency chief
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on jobs has been much worse than expected initially, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, in an appeal to Govern...
 
COVID-19 pandemic ‘not even close to being over’, WHO chief warns
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Sunday, 28 June 2020
COVID-19 pandemic ‘not even close to being over’, WHO chief warns
Nearly six months after the new coronavirus first emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the head of the World Health Organization (...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.