The proposal outlined Thursday says personnel, staffing or temp companies can help private firms recruit, select or train workers, but cannot be listed as their employer.
The pledges announced Thursday in Paris will go to vaccine development and distribution efforts coordinated by the World Health Organization. That includes Covax, an ambitious but troubled global project to buy and deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people.
By Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press
At least 74 migrants drowned after their Europe-bound ship capsized off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the U.N. migration agency said, in the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean since last month.
By Josef Federman, Associated Press
The international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement said Thursday that eight peacekeepers, including six Americans, were killed when one of its helicopters crashed during a routine mission in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
By Colleen Barry, Associated Press
Italy, which shocked the world and itself when hospitals in the wealthy north were overwhelmed with coronavirus cases last spring, is again facing a systemic crisis, as confirmed positives pass the symbolic threshold of 1 million.
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
A 30-year-old police officer gave one of the first witness accounts from what experts warn is a brewing civil war with devastating humanitarian consequences. The conflict could draw in neighboring countries, too.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
India ranks second only to the U.S. in total COVID-19 cases. Although there has been a decline in infections recently, officials worry the onset of winter could bring new surges. Another concern is the economy, the world’s fifth largest, which…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran, Dan Sagalyn
The government of Hong Kong removed four pro-democracy members of the semi-autonomous city’s legislative council on Wednesday. In response, all pro-democracy legislators resigned in protest. Activists fear it is the most dramatic step yet in Beijing’s effort to end Hong…
By Christine Armario, Franklin Briceno, Associated Press
When Peru’s legislature booted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at making a dent on endemic corruption on hold.
By Pan Pylas, Associated Press
The United Kingdom has become the fifth country in the world to record more than 50,000 coronavirus-related deaths, and one of the nation’s leading doctors says the number “should never have been reached.”…
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