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WHO urges Europe to stem rise of COVID-19 cases, curb mass gatherings

09 Oct 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization's top emergencies expert said on Friday that European governments must take decisive action to shut down transmission of the coronavirus, including by curbing mass gatherings, to avoid more painful lockdowns.

WHO urges Europe to stem rise of COVID-19 cases, curb mass gatherings

09 Oct 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization's top emergencies expert said on Friday that European governments must take decisive action to shut down transmission of the coronavirus, including by curbing mass gatherings, to avoid more painful lockdowns.

Nigerian, South Korean make last round of WTO chief race - sources

07 Oct 2020

GENEVA Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea's Yoo Myung-hee are through to the final round of selection to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, three sources said on Wednesday.

China says U.S. TikTok, WeChat bans break WTO rules

05 Oct 2020

GENEVA China said at a World Trade Organization meeting that restrictions by the United States on Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat are in violation of the body's rules, a trade official said.

One in 10 may have caught COVID, as world heads into 'difficult period' - WHO

05 Oct 2020

GENEVA Roughly one in 10 people may have been infected with the coronavirus, leaving the vast majority of the world's population vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease it causes, the World Health Organization said on Monday. | Video

One in 10 may have caught COVID, as world heads into 'difficult period': WHO

05 Oct 2020

GENEVA Roughly one in 10 people may have been infected with the coronavirus, leaving the vast majority of the world's population vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease it causes, the World Health Organization said on Monday. | Video

WHO 'outraged' by sex abuse reports in Congo Ebola operation

02 Oct 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) promised an investigation on Friday into "horrific" allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers combating an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

WTO should play role in COVID-19 medicine access: candidate

29 Sep 2020

GENEVA A key contender to head the World Trade Organization told Reuters on Tuesday she thinks the body should play a role in helping poorer countries access COVID-19 drugs and vaccines, and this topic should be part of negotiations if she wins.

Illegal money flows from Africa near $90 billion, U.N. study says

28 Sep 2020

GENEVA Africa is losing nearly $89 billion a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in development aid, a U.N. study showed on Monday.

Poorer countries to get 120 million $5 coronavirus tests, WHO says

28 Sep 2020

GENEVA/LONDON Some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries at a maximum of $5 (3.89 pounds) each, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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