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World Mar 19Myanmar garment workers urge global brands to denounce coup
Garment workers in Myanmar are urging major international brands to denounce the recent military coup there and put more pressure on factories to protect workers from being fired or harassed — or worse arrested and killed for participating in protests.
Health Aug 11Global coronavirus cases top 20 million
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil.
Health Jul 17Countries across the globe battle flare-ups of COVID-19
Outbreaks in the world’s latest hot spots pushed the confirmed global case tally toward 14 million on Friday. Governments are frantically trying to prevent and put down fresh outbreaks and keep their economies running as the pandemic accelerates in some…
Health Jun 25U.S. virus cases near an all-time high and governors impose new restrictions
The daily U.S. count of new coronavirus cases stood near an all-time high Thursday. It's hovering close to the late-April peak that marked some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis so far.
World Jun 04Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump
The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a "people's vaccine" to protect everyone against the coronavirus.
World May 26WHO warns 1st wave of pandemic is not over
As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.
World May 21European plans to use apps in virus tracking face setbacks
Doubts were growing on Thursday over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented with any real effectiveness soon.
Economy May 01Around the world, virus worries haunt workers demanding rights on May Day
Millions of workers worldwide are marking international labor day trapped between hunger and fear because of the virus pandemic, either with no job at all or a job without enough health protections.
Economy Mar 13Global stock markets recover after turbulent trading
Shares rose in Paris and London but fell 6.1% in Japan following Wall Street's and Europe's biggest drop since the 1987 Black Monday crash.
Health Jan 26China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak
Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators.