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Europe must act to counter ‘COVID-19 fatigue’ in fight against the virus: WHO

Europe must act to counter ‘COVID-19 fatigue’ in fight against the virus: WHO

A man wearing personal protective equipment looks at the body of his relative who died of COVID-19 before cremation in Gauhati, India, Thursday European states must fight back against “COVID-19 fatigue” as citizens – particularly young people – grow increasingly frustrated with measures such as social distancing, mask-wearing and lockdowns that have been used to […]

Britain at ‘critical point’ in pandemic, top scientists will warn

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Britain at ‘critical point’ in pandemic, top scientists will warn

Professor Chris Whitty will explain the ways the virus is spreading in a televised briefing on Monday (Picture: Getty/Reuters) Britain at ‘critical point’ in pandemic, top scientists will warn View 12 comments Elisa MenendezMonday 21 Sep 2020 7:13 am Share this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messenger 296 SHARES Professor […]

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UN chief says no action on UN Iran sanctions

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UN chief says no action on UN Iran sanctions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Saturday he cannot take any action on a U.S. declaration that all UN sanctions on Iran had been reimposed because “there would appear to be uncertainty” on the issue. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month that he triggered a 30-day process at […]

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Fighting drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

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Fighting drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

The UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, Gita Sabharwal (centre background) joins a patrol on the Mekong River. Drug trafficking has long been a problem in the Golden Triangle, the region where Thailand’s Chiang Rai province meets Myanmar and Laos. In this blog, Gita Sabharwal, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, and Jeremy Douglas, who represents the […]

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Coronavirus: UK now ‘seeing a second wave coming in’ UK reported to be considering fresh lockdown after new cases almost double to 6,000 a day.

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Coronavirus: UK now ‘seeing a second wave coming in’ UK reported to be considering fresh lockdown after new cases almost double to 6,000 a day.

Protesters demonstrated against the lockdown and use of face masks last month in the United Kingdom amid the coronavirus pandemic [Reuters] Protesters demonstrated against the lockdown and use of face masks last month in the United Kingdom amid the coronavirus pandemic [Reuters] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was inevitable the country would see […]

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Coronavirus: France sets another daily record for infections with 13,500 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus: France sets another daily record for infections with 13,500 new COVID-19 cases

A man wearing a face mask as precaution against conoravirus walks at Trocadero plaza near Eiffel Tower in Paris.   –   Copyright  Michel Euler/Associate France confirmed nearly 13,500 new COVID-19 cases over a 24-hour period on Saturday, setting another daily record in the number of infections in the country since the coronavirus pandemic began. According to Santé France, the […]

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Family of Kenosha victim says he ‘sacrificed’ himself, blasts suggestions he ‘deserved to die’ Anthony Huber’s parents said “there was absolutely no justification for Anthony’s murder.”

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Family of Kenosha victim says he ‘sacrificed’ himself, blasts suggestions he ‘deserved to die’ Anthony Huber’s parents said “there was absolutely no justification for Anthony’s murder.”

A memorial for Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum stands in Kenosha, Wis., on Sept. 1, 2020.Chris Tuite / ImageSPACE/MediaPunch via AP The parents of a Wisconsin man fatally shot during protests against police brutality in Kenosha say their son was a hero and expressed disappointment in President Donald Trump and others for allegedly suggesting he “deserved to […]

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Intimidation of Crimean Tatars continues in Russian-occupied Crimea, Turkey says

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Intimidation of Crimean Tatars continues in Russian-occupied Crimea, Turkey says

Crimean Tatars living in Turkey stage a protest outside the Russian embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 10, 2015. (AP Photo) Turkey on Saturday criticized a Russian court ruling sentencing several Crimean Tatars to a combined 110 years in jail. A military court in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday handed prison sentences ranging […]

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ICE removes Somali man convicted of aiding terror group

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ICE removes Somali man convicted of aiding terror group

Mahdi Mohammed Hashi CHICAGO — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed a Somali man Thursday who was convicted in 2016 in U.S. District Court of providing aid to a terror organization. Mahdi Mohammed Hashi, 31, a citizen of Somalia, was removed by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Chicago Field Office via […]

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Witnesses say cargo plane crashes at airport in Mogadishu

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Witnesses say cargo plane crashes at airport in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Witnesses say a cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia’s capital. There was s no immediate confirmation of any casualties. Photos posted from the scene show the plane’s cockpit crushed against a concrete barrier just steps from the sea. The Somalia Civil Aviation Authority confirms the crash at Aden […]

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