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COVID-19: Support to frontline workers part of UN response in Brazil
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Tuesday, 22 December 2020
COVID-19: Support to frontline workers part of UN response in Brazil
UN agencies in Brazil are supporting national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including by providing thousands of protective items for health workers, the global organization reported on Tuesday. Read Full Article ...
 
New COVID-19 variants under the microscope as travel bans mount over UK strain
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Monday, 21 December 2020
New COVID-19 variants under the microscope as travel bans mount over UK strain
The UN health agency chief said on Monday that scientists have been working to understand new COVID-19 variants that have been reported in South Africa and the...
 
Culture in crisis: Arts fighting to survive COVID-19 impact
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Monday, 21 December 2020
Culture in crisis: Arts fighting to survive COVID-19 impact
The culture sector, which employs over 30 million people globally, has been hit much harder than expected by the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout, the UN E...
 
Mozambique: 250,000 displaced children facing deadly disease threat 
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Monday, 21 December 2020
Mozambique: 250,000 displaced children facing deadly disease threat 
A lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene services?have put approximately 250,000 children, displaced by escalating crises in a northern province of Mozambi...
 
COVID-19: Avoid ‘nationalistic footrace’ in choosing vaccines
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Friday, 18 December 2020
COVID-19: Avoid ‘nationalistic footrace’ in choosing vaccines
As governments move to secure COVID-19 vaccines for their populations, choosing these treatments should not be viewed as “some kind of nationalistic footrace”,...
 
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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.