Taiwan rebuffs WHO, saying China has no right to represent it

Asia Pacific May 5, 2020

Taiwan rebuffs WHO, saying China has no right to represent it

Only Taiwan's democratically elected government can represent its people on the world stage, not China, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, calling on the World Health Organization to "cast off" China's control during the coronavirus pandemic. Taiwan's exclusion from WHO, due to China's objections which ...

U.N. chief laments lack of global leadership in coronavirus fight

World May 1, 2020

U.N. chief laments lack of global leadership in coronavirus fight

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday lamented a lack of leadership by world powers and a divided international community in the fight against the coronavirus as he raised concern about inadequate support for poor countries. Guterres' remarks come after U.S. President Donald Trump reignited ...

U.N. Security Council nears virus resolution — and perhaps a new path

World Apr 26, 2020

U.N. Security Council nears virus resolution — and perhaps a new path

After more than a month of controversy, a U.N. Security Council buffeted between the United States, China and Russia is finally expected this week to adopt its first resolution on the coronavirus pandemic, amid calls for intensified international cooperation. A hopeless task? A wake-up call ...