World May 10, 2020

WHO sees Russia pandemic stabilizing as total cases hit 200,000

The World Health Organization offered a glimmer of hope to Russia’s escalating efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic by saying the spread of the deadly pathogen in the country may be reaching its peak. Although Russia has been recording more than 10,000 new confirmed cases ...

U.S. demands WHO invite of Taiwan to meeting

Asia Pacific May 7, 2020

U.S. demands WHO invite of Taiwan to meeting

The United States on Wednesday urged the World Health Organization to defy Chinese pressure and invite Taiwan to its annual meeting, which will discuss the coronavirus pandemic. The United States itself has yet to confirm its participation in the May 18-19 talks of the World ...

Search for virus origin heats up as WHO seeks mission to China

World May 7, 2020

Search for virus origin heats up as WHO seeks mission to China

The World Health Organization is considering a new mission to seek the source of the coronavirus in China, amid growing controversy over the origin of a pandemic that has killed more than a quarter of a million people. "Without knowing where the animal origin is, ...

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 ...