COVID-19 cases near million as U.S. records death of six-week-old baby

World Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 cases near million as U.S. records death of six-week-old baby

A six-week-old baby died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as global agencies warned of food shortages and infections around the world neared one million. Governments expanded lockdowns to affect about half of the planet, with funeral parties banned in the Democratic Republic of Congo, New York ...

World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus, say U.N. and WTO

World Apr 1, 2020

World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus, say U.N. and WTO

The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide "food shortage" if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown causing severe slow-downs in international trade and food ...

National Mar 12, 2020

Japan to back EU-led U.N. resolution on human rights in North Korea

Japan will back a draft U.N. resolution condemning North Korea's human rights abuses, government sources said Wednesday, in a move that comes after failed attempts to bring the reclusive country to the negotiating table over its abduction of Japanese nationals. The European Union plans to ...

Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peruvian diplomat and U.N. chief, dies at 100

World Mar 5, 2020

Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peruvian diplomat and U.N. chief, dies at 100

Javier Perez de Cuellar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement to help re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland, died Wednesday, Peru's foreign ministry said. He ...