The United States has long championed democracy around the world, pushing persistently, if not always consistently, for leaders to give up power when they lose.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday the government would plan for an approximately month-long extension of a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly six out of every 10 people around the world are currently forced or urged to stay at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to an AFP count on Friday.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to extend the world’s biggest pandemic lockdown for two weeks, state ministers said after talks Saturday on the growing fallout in the country.
The World Health Organization said Friday that the original epicentre in China of the coronavirus outbreak at last reporting no new cases gave hope to the rest of the world battling the pandemic.
As nations around the world fight the coronavirus pandemic with mass lockdowns and travel bans, UN experts warn that some three billion people lack even the most basic weapons to protect themselves: soap and running water.
Criminals around the world are “cashing in” on the coronavirus pandemic by offering fake or sub-standard medical products like counterfeit surgical masks, the global police organisation Interpol warned on Thursday.
European leaders are set to ban non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday, the latest drastic attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic that has upended society, battered markets and killed thousands around the world.
Dozens of Hindu activists held a cow urine party in the Indian capital Saturday to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, as countries around the world struggle to control the deadly pandemic.
The World Health Organization said Monday that the number of new coronavirus cases registered in the past day in China was far lower than in the rest of the world.
Luxembourg will become the first country in the world on Saturday to offer a free public transport system as the government tries to reduce particularly dense car traffic.
The world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet, a landmark UN report said Wednesday, warning that every child is under “immediate threat”.
The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Friday.
The world has a “window of opportunity” to halt the spread of a deadly new virus, global health experts said, as the number of people infected in China jumped to 24,000 and millions more were ordered to stay indoors.
A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 56 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and spread around the world.
The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Baghdad, with many governments appealing for restraint.
Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.
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Describing herself as a American patriot, Angelina Jolie spoke out Friday in favor of US engagement in the world, in an address at the United Nations that contrasted with President Donald Trump’s views.
After cursing his critics and world leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte has outdone himself again by hurling invectives at God.
Pope Francis on Sunday called for an end to “carnage” in Syria and “reconciliation” in the Middle East in his traditional Easter message.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday issued a year-end “red alert” to a world he said faces the perils of inequality, nationalism, xenophobia and possibly even nuclear war unless it works to resolve its differences.
A US-based non-profit named President Rodrigo Duterte the Person of the Year for doing “the most in the world to advance organized criminal activity and corruption.”
US President Donald Trump is perhaps the world’s most famous Twitter user, but the most popular post of 2017 was from… Barack Obama.