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World Oct 13Europe eyes new restrictions as virus cases hit record high
Governments across Europe ratcheted up restrictions Tuesday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the continent recorded its highest weekly number of new infections since the start of the pandemic.
Economy Oct 08World Trade Organization to be led by a woman for first time
The WTO announced Thursday that a selection committee found Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea qualified for the final round in a race expected to end in the coming weeks.
World Sep 15U.N. experts decry continued abuse as Syria’s war grinds on
U.N.-backed investigators have pointed to signs that Syria's government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country's nine-year conflict grinds on.
World Sep 15World Trade Organization rules U.S. tariffs on China are illegal
The World Trade Organization has ruled that the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods worth more than $200 billion are illegal.
Health Jul 13WATCH: WHO chief criticizes ‘mixed messages’ from leaders on coronavirus
The WHO director-general did not call out specific politicians but said that "too many countries are headed in the wrong direction" with the pandemic and some were not taking the proper steps to curb infections.
World Jun 21WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases
The UN health agency said Brazil led the way with 54,771 cases tallied and the U.S. next at 36,617. Over 15,400 came in in India.
World Jun 19U.N. rights body to report on racism after Floyd killing
The action by the Human Rights Council on Friday stopped short of ordering a more intensive investigation singling out the United States after George Floyd's death on May 25.
World Jun 16African nations seek scrutiny of U.S. and others over racism
The European Union and some Western nations appealed Tuesday for more time to discuss a resolution drafted for the U.N.’s top human rights body that seeks international scrutiny of systemic racism against people of African descent in response to the…
World May 18WHO to launch independent evaluation into coronavirus response
The World Health Organization has bowed to calls from most of its member states to launch an independent evaluation of how it managed the international response to the coronavirus.
World May 08Swiss plan to ask diners for contact information dropped over privacy concerns
The Swiss government has backed down from plans to require restaurants and bars to take the names and phone numbers of their patrons as a way to fight the coronavirus, after the plan fell foul of privacy concerns.