Tag: United Nations

UN chief calls on warring parties to observe Olympic truce

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UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all warring parties to observe the traditional Olympic truce during the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic...

UN appeals for $850 million to help war-torn Afghanistan

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief in Afghanistan appealed for $850 million Thursday to help the war-torn country cope with the impact of...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

‘I came here to fight’: Rare footage of Ethiopia’s Tigray

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MEKELE, Ethiopia — The 16-year-old girl hoped to go to war. Inspired by the sight of resurgent local forces marching in to retake the...

US invites UN’s racism and human rights envoys to visit

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is formally inviting United Nations racism and human rights envoys to visit the United States amid a contentious ongoing...

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

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COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes...

Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

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LONDON — After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free...

The Weeknd and BTS hope to raise billions for Global Citizen

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NEW YORK — The Weeknd, BTS and Billie Eilish will take part in Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event on Sept. 21 that's intended...

Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1

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ROME — Declaring Venice's waterways a “national monument,” Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into the lagoon city, which risked being declared...