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    Here’s the coronavirus death toll through September 26. The raw data from Johns Hopkins is here. I don’t know what happened in Argentina, but their death rate is absolutely skyrocketing. This looks very bad, especially when we’re seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 deaths all over Europe.
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran called on Sunday for an immediate end to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan after clashes between the two countries, a foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by state TV, announcing Tehran's readiness to help in establishing a ceasefire. "Iran is closely monitoring the conflict with concern and calls for...
    The central European Visegrád group has criticised the European Commission’s planned reform of the EU’s asylum policy, which could ultimately force members to accept migrants. This week, the EU’s powerful executive arm announced that it would be scrapping the Dublin arrangements and replacing it with a “strong new solidarity mechanism”. The proposal would also open up...
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Sunday called on Turkey to condemn and investigate what it said was an "insult" to its national flag on the Greek island of Kastellorizo. Greek media have reported that the blue and white Greek flag painted on a rocky hillside on Saturday appeared stained with red paint. Kastellorizo is very...
    “Our common house is in disorder,” said French President Emmanuel Macron, describing the troubled state of the United Nations General Assembly as it prepares for a second week of mostly virtual meetings and speeches starting Tuesday. For the first time the speeches of presidents and prime ministers are being delivered on videos, often recorded days...
    Loading the player... HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see no...
    By JOSEPH KRAUSS, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute, an Israeli official said Saturday. The official said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz will lead the Israeli delegation in talks mediated by the United States. Representatives from the three...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq on Saturday pledged to improve border cooperation and boost trade between the two neighbours that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. "We remain committed to increasing political, economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries," President Hassan Rouhani told visiting Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, according to...
    JERUSALEM – Israel will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute, an Israeli official said Saturday. The official said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz will lead the Israeli delegation in talks mediated by the United States. Representatives from the three countries are likely to speak by...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday that the current global order will be upended if leaders across the planet fail to come together to uphold human rights and tackle upcoming threats such as climate change. Trudeau delivered the grave words in a prerecorded message to the United Nations General Assembly. “The world is in crisis,...
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has frayed the bonds between nations, and urged world leaders to unite against the “common foe” of COVID-19. Johnson, who made the remarks in a prerecorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly, said that, nine months into the pandemic, “the...
    Here’s the coronavirus death toll through September 25. The raw data from Johns Hopkins is here.
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has frayed the bonds between nations, and urged world leaders to unite against the “common foe” of COVID-19. Johnson, who made the remarks in a prerecorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly, said that, nine months into the pandemic, “the...
    Polling firm Gallup has revealed that residents from many of the countries that formed the Balkan route of the 2015 European migrant crisis have some of the most negative views of migrants in the world. The survey, measured on an index out of a possible 9.0 favourability, found the countries most favourable to new migrants was...
    South Africa is the worst-hit country on the continent, but numbers remain low elsewhere Younger, less dense populations and hot, humid climates are being cited as key reasons why Africa has been spared a surge in coronavirus cases. As Europe and the Americas battle high case numbers, infections have been declining in many African...
    (CNN) — Countries should not ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions until they meet five criteria — and many nations are not even close, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal. The research, published Thursday, said that the prerequisites for easing Covid-19 measures are: knowledge of infection status, community engagement, adequate public health...
    PARIS (AP) — Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation. This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly — with leaders communicating only in prerecorded speeches — comes as...
    By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Peru will push forward with a gradual reopening of its economy in October, allowing international flights to countries in the region and more people into its restaurants and stores, the government said on Friday, provided coronavirus cases continue to fall. President Martin Vizcarra said restaurants will soon operate at...
    By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation. This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly — with leaders communicating only in...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Arab countries and made them look at their relationship with Israel “with fresh eyes.” Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister of state for...
    TANZANIA – The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Arab countries and made them look at their relationship with Israel “with fresh eyes.” Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs,...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Arab countries and made them look at their relationship with Israel “with fresh eyes.” Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister of state for...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Arab countries and made them look at their relationship with Israel “with fresh eyes.” Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister of state for...
    Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says the Security Council is failing to live up to its mission of making the world safer, more democratic, and more prosperous. Craft spoke with CBS News in an exclusive interview after a contentious week at the U.N. General Assembly, which is virtual this year. In...
    Schools in Orange County are beginning to reopen. For parents trying to gauge the safety of their school’s plan, it may be useful to put the county’s numbers and procedures in context with how places around the world have handled school reopenings. Orange County got to this stage because new state guidelines announced at...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Migrants fleeing conflict should stay as close as possible to their home countries, Poland's president said on Friday, criticising proposals for an overhaul of the European Union's migration and asylum rules. "For the sake of those countries from which these people are escaping war today, they need to be as close to...
    Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says the Security Council is failing to live up to its mission of making the world safer, more democratic, and more prosperous. Craft spoke with CBS News in an exclusive interview after a contentious week at the U.N. General Assembly, which is virtual this year. In...
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders that Islamophobia rules India and threatens the nearly 200...
    By MUNIR AHMED and AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders that...
    At least 10,000 protesters gather in Bangkok for the largest rally in Bangkok since a coup in 2014, Aug. 16, 2020. (Adam Dean/The New York Times) BANGKOK — Myanmar is a poor country struggling with open ethnic warfare and a coronavirus outbreak that could overload its broken hospitals. That hasn’t stopped its politicians from...
    PARIS (AP) — Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation. This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly — with leaders communicating only in prerecorded speeches — comes as...
    PARIS – Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation. This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly — with leaders communicating only in prerecorded speeches — comes as COVID-19...
    PARIS (AP) — Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation. This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly — with leaders communicating only in prerecorded speeches — comes as...
    A new set of rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement could add significant restrictions to foreign students seeking visas in the United States.  Under the new regulations, students would only be granted visas for a set period of time of 2 or 4 years, rather than being...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the United States to agree to a pact of non-interference in upcoming elections, with fresh accusations from each country over “disinformation” and social media meddling, according to reports. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov read out a statement from Putin, with the Russian president visiting military drills involving China...
    Common symptoms of vitamin A deficiency include dry eyes. Philip Curtis/Getty Images One of the first signs of vitamin A deficiency is poor vision at night or in dim lights. People with intestinal cancer or inflammatory bowel disease are at a greater risk of developing vitamin A deficiency.  Vitamin A deficiency can be...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday concluding a pact with Washington against interfering in one another’s elections and internal affairs, just weeks before the US hosts a divisive presidential vote. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov read out Putin’s statement in a video released by the ministry, while the Kremlin chief was visiting massive military drills involving...
    Here’s the coronavirus death toll through September 24. The raw data from Johns Hopkins is here. Europe does not look good. France is obviously showing an upward spike after more than two months at zero, and both Italy and the UK are spiking upwards slightly too. Worst of all though, is that if you squint...
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland on Friday added several countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal to its list of countries and regions at high risk of coronavirus infection from which travellers must go into a 10-day quarantine. The list also expanded to include the Liguria region of Italy; the Austrian...
    By SAM McNEIL, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories. Capacity is expected to reach 610 million doses by the end of this year,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY MICHELLE NICHOLS The United States, China and Russia fought on Thursday during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the coronavirus pandemic after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres had warned the body that if the climate...
    BEIJING – A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories. Capacity is expected to reach 610 million doses by the end of this year, Zheng Zhongwei from the National Health...