COVID-19 May Erase Decades of Advances in Health Care: WHO

Two people wear masks at a community workstation in Paris. August 31, 2020. REUTERS / Christian Hartmann GENEVA, Aug 31 (Reuters) – More than 90% of countries have seen routine health services disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving decades-long healthcare advances vulnerable to disappearing in a short time. period, showed a survey by the World […]

Pompeo address to Republicans at odds with instruction to his own diplomats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will speak to the Republican National Convention this week despite having told U.S. diplomats that presidential appointees may not take part in any such partisan political activity. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not pictured) make joint statements […]

UK government health advisers say missing school is greater risk to kids than COVID

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief medical officers of the United Kingdom have said children should return to school after the summer holidays, warning that missing out on their education posed much bigger risks to them than catching COVID-19. FILE PHOTO: A child gestures in a classroom at Watlington Primary School during the last day of […]

Greenland’s ice sheet saw record mass loss in 2019, study finds

(Reuters) – Greenland’s ice sheet lost a record amount of mass last year, according to a study published on Thursday, a finding that could prompt scientists to redefine their worst-case scenario as they assess the effects of climate change. FILE PHOTO: Crevasses form on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 19, 2018. […]

Hezbollah will respond if Israel behind Beirut blast, says Nasrallah

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that his group would wait for results of an investigation into the Beirut port explosion, but if it turns out to be an act of sabotage by Israel then it would “pay an equal price”. The leader of the powerful Iran-backed Shi’ite Muslim group […]

Thailand’s king swears in cabinet, silent on demands for royal reform

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his new ministers take their oath in front of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, August 12, 2020. Thailand Royal Household Bureau/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO […]

South Korea reports recovered patients are testing positive for coronavirus again

Several people in a shopping center enjoy the view towards a park and at the same time try to maintain social distance to protect themselves from the coronavirus. South Korea, April 8, 2020. FILE. REUTERS / Heo Ran SEOUL, Apr 10 (Reuters) – South Korean authorities reported on Friday that 91 patients who had allegedly […]

Walt Disney to launch streaming service in India on Friday

FILE PHOTO: A man looks at his phone as he passes by a screen advertising Walt Disney’s streaming service Disney+ in New York City, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) will launch its Disney+ service in India on April 3, the company said on Tuesday, intensifying […]

Fujifilm shares jump 15% on China coronavirus drug trial boost

FILE PHOTO: Fujifilm’s company logo (top) is seen at its exhibition hall nearby the headquarters of Fujifilm Holdings Corp in Tokyo, Japan June 12, 2017. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO / BEIJING (Reuters) – Shares in Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp (4901.T) surged 15% on Wednesday after a Chinese official said an active ingredient of the […]