WHO chief says “it’s not right”: vaccine makers are seeking a profit; demands elderly or health care workers in poorer countries go first

WHO chief says “it’s not right”: vaccine makers are seeking a profit; demands elderly...

The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries...
Alexei Navalny urges Russians to ‘take to the streets – not for me but for your future’ in video released after he’s jailed for 30 days – we still think it was dumb for him to go back

Alexei Navalny urges Russians to ‘take to the streets – not for me but...

Russia's most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called for his supporters to take to the streets after a hastily organised court ordered him...
S. Korean court gives Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong two and a half years in prison

S. Korean court gives Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong two and a half years in...

Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong is heading back to prison after a South Korean court sentenced him to two and a half years over...
Shares fell across most of Asia, Chinese economy grows

Shares fell across most of Asia, Chinese economy grows

Shares fell Monday across most of Asia following a retreat on Wall Street, but benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose after data showed...
UK’s goal: to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

UK’s goal: to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

The U.K. government plans to offer a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to every adult by September as the nation’s health care system battles...
Lebanon finalizes deal with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses

Lebanon finalizes deal with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses

Lebanon finalized a deal with Pfizer on Sunday for 2.1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine amid surge in infections that has overwhelmed the...

Police in Amsterdam use water cannon on anti-government protesters

 Police in Amsterdam turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in a banned protest Sunday against the Dutch government...
Update on Asia: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles

Update on Asia: Philippine cases hit 500K amid vaccine struggles

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have surged past 500,000 in a new bleak milestone with the government facing criticism for failing to immediately launch...
Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump’s failures with N. Korea diplomatic engagement

Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump’s failures with N. Korea diplomatic engagement

 South Korea’s president on Monday urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trump’s...
Paris’ Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to visitors

Paris’ Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to visitors

There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus...
Wheelchair Climber Scales Hong Kong Skyscraper for Charity

Wheelchair Climber Scales Hong Kong Skyscraper for Charity

Lai Chi-wai, a former four-time Asia rock climbing champion before becoming paralyzed from the waist down after an injury, became the first person in...

Netanyahu rival Gideon Saar hires 4 Lincoln Project founders

Israel’s top rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is getting some American help ahead of March 23 elections. Gideon Saar, a onetime Netanyahu protege, has...
Brazil’s health agency approves the use of two vaccines by Sinovac and AstraZeneca

Brazil’s health agency approves the use of two vaccines by Sinovac and AstraZeneca

 Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin...
Guatemala forces stall migrant caravan pushing through their roadblock with tear gas, batons

Guatemala forces stall migrant caravan pushing through their roadblock with tear gas, batons

Guatemalan police and soldiers launched tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried to push through their...
N. Korea’s parliament unanimously supported the development plans for the next five years

N. Korea’s parliament unanimously supported the development plans for the next five years

North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed decisions made by a major ruling party meeting where leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear...
The Latest: Slovakia’s new goal to test almost everyone for coronavirus in nine days

The Latest: Slovakia’s new goal to test almost everyone for coronavirus in nine days

Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up...
More rescuers and volunteers deployed to Indonesia after quake that killed 81

More rescuers and volunteers deployed to Indonesia after quake that killed 81

Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 81 people on an Indonesian island...
China economy grows in 2020; recovery from coronavirus pandemic accelerates

China economy grows in 2020; recovery from coronavirus pandemic accelerates

China’s economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease...
Nostalgia for former more stable and prosperous time challenges Tunisia’s democratic gains

Nostalgia for former more stable and prosperous time challenges Tunisia’s democratic gains

Flanked by columns of private security, Tunisian lawmaker Abir Moussi recently swept onto a stage to address an adoring crowd at a rally filled...
Rare conviction of South Sudan soldiers for rape raises hope for the victims

Rare conviction of South Sudan soldiers for rape raises hope for the victims

First, the soldiers stole their belongings. Then they took their food. On their third and final visit, the woman said, the soldiers raped her...