Day: March 27, 2021

Global jabs pass 500 million

MAASTRICHT: Health officials have rolled out more than 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses around the world, according to an Agence France-Presse tally on Friday (Saturday in Manila), as European rows over hoarding and supply issues escalated dramatically. Despite the huge effort to get jabs into arms, the pandemic is still surging in Europe and Latin […]

UN struggles on women’s issues

UNITED NATIONS: A UN panel ended five weeks of arduous negotiations on Friday with a watered-down declaration on the status of women around the world. European diplomats accused Russia of being obstructionist and undermining the rights of women and girls in the 65th annual proceedings of the Commission on the Status of Women. It had […]

Gunmen hold 180 people in Mozambique

console.debug(‘TRINITY_WP’, ‘Skip player from rendering’, ‘is single: , is main loop: 1, is main query: 1’);console.debug(‘TRINITY_WP’, ‘trinity_content_filter’); PALMA: More than 180 people including expatriate workers are trapped inside a hotel in a northern Mozambique town under siege by insurgents for three days, workers and security sources said on Friday. Several people were reportedly dead, according […]

Wage war vs virus, not each other, leaders told

GENEVA: Commenting on the “new type of world war” in the rhetoric over vaccine distribution, a World Health Organization (WHO) official on Friday (Saturday in Manila) stressed the importance of collaboration between world leaders. “Frankly, we are in a war, and leaders are right. We are in a war and it’s a war against the […]

Brazil introduces local vaccine

SAO PAULO: The race to produce the first Covid-19 vaccine that is “100 percent Brazilian” was launched on Friday with more than a hint of political posturing. Sao Paulo’s Butantan biomedical institute announced in the morning it is developing a vaccine and expects to start using it in July. Several hours later a minister said […]

NKorea accuses Biden of provocation

console.debug(‘TRINITY_WP’, ‘Skip player from rendering’, ‘is single: , is main loop: 1, is main query: 1’);console.debug(‘TRINITY_WP’, ‘trinity_content_filter’); PYONGYANG: US President Joe Biden’s condemnation of this week’s North Korean missile launches risked provoking further weapons tests, a top regime official said on Saturday after Pyongyang’s first substantive provocation since the US president took office. The nuclear-armed […]

Egypt train collision kills 32, injures 160

console.debug(‘TRINITY_WP’, ‘Skip player from rendering’, ‘is single: , is main loop: 1, is main query: 1’);console.debug(‘TRINITY_WP’, ‘trinity_content_filter’); SOHAG: A collision between two trains killed at least 32 people and left more than 160 injured Friday in southern Egypt, a country plagued by fatal rail accidents widely blamed on crumbling infrastructure and poor maintenance. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT […]

Stalled ship to be removed using tides

SUEZ: The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made to refloat the vessel by taking advantage of tidal movements later Saturday. The Ever Given, owned by Japanese firm Shoei Kisen KK, got wedged on Tuesday in a single-lane stretch of the canal, about […]

China a catalyst for global cooperation – WB

XINJIANG: China could act as a catalyst for global cooperation amid the postvirus economic recovery, and the country is set to play a significant role in three areas — production and allocation of medical goods, coordinating fiscal support, and climate action — Aaditya Mattoo, the World Bank’s chief economist for East Asia and the Pacific […]

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