Global COVID-19 death toll passes 2 million

World Jan 16, 2021

Global COVID-19 death toll passes 2 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 passed 2 million on Friday, with the World Health Organization (WHO) urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record rate. As late Friday, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirmed dead of the virus that first ...

Top U.S. envoys scrap trips to Europe and Taiwan

Asia Pacific Jan 13, 2021

Top U.S. envoys scrap trips to Europe and Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled his final official visit to Europe, while Washington's U.N. envoy scrapped a trip to Taiwan, officials said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote in Congress. The two-day stay in Europe would have been Pompeo's last ...