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The UN marks 75th anniversary facing world split by Covid-19

New York - The United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary Monday, celebrating the mantra that "multilateralism is not an option but a necessity," even as the coronavirus underscores the fragility of international cooperation.

US attorney general in hot water after comparing lockdown, slavery

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr faced criticism Thursday after saying coronavirus lockdown measures were the "greatest intrusion" on American civil liberties "other than slavery.

French PM target of legal complaint over virus management

Paris - A French association of Covid-19 victims will on Thursday file a legal complaint against Prime Minister Jean Castex for alleged mishandling of the pandemic, its lawyer said.

Invasive Asian mosquito species threatens African cities: study

Washington - A species of mosquito originally from Asia threatens to put tens of millions of city-dwellers in Africa at higher risk of catching malaria as the invading insect spreads throughout the continent, a study said Monday.

Pandemic devastating to Dominican transgender sex workers

Santo Domingo - Since the novel coronavirus first hit the shores of the Dominican Republic in March, Luna Veras, a transgender sex worker, has struggled to put bread on the table. Between fear of Covid-19 and a nightly curfew, her business has dropped by 80 percent.

Facebook blocks terminally ill Frenchman from streaming his death

Dijon - Facebook said Saturday it would block the livestream of a Frenchman suffering from an incurable condition who wanted to broadcast his death on the social media platform.

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Washington - Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Washington - Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.

Poor countries desperate for Covid vaccines may be outbid by richer neighbors

Washington - Richard Hatchett, the head of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), is worried.

Laura lashes Cuba, expected to become hurricane by US landfall

Havana - Tropical Storm Laura brushed Cuba's southern coast Monday on its way to the United States, where officials predicted it would worsen to a hurricane ahead of its landfall after leaving 13 people dead as it ripped through the Caribbean.

US authorizes plasma treatment against virus

Washington - American authorities announced on Sunday an emergency authorization for doctors to use blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients as a treatment against the disease that has killed over 176,000 in the US.

Pope calls for social justice and vaccines for all

Vatican City - The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating inequalities between rich and poor, Pope Francis said on Wednesday, calling for universal vaccines not reserved just for the wealthiest.

Health warnings as Western Europe swelters under heatwave

Paris - Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warned of health and wildfire risks.

France swelters under heatwave, putting firefighters on alert

Paris - Intense heat spread across much of France on Friday ahead of a heavy holiday travel weekend, prompting officials to warn of wildfire risks in exceptionally dry and windy conditions.

Police clear migrant camp outside Paris at high virus risk

Aubervilliers - French police on Wednesday evacuated some 1,500 migrants from a camp north of Paris where crowded living conditions and a lack of water and sanitation exposed them to a high risk of coronavirus infection.

Post-COVID care unit helps hard-hit patients in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Her voice temporarily silenced by a nearly three-month battle with COVID-19, Elenice da Silva "talks" by mouthing her words in a Brazilian care unit created to help hard-hit patients recover their health and their lives.

US black kids die at higher rates than white ones after surgery: study

Washington - African-American children in the United States have a 3.5 times greater risk of dying from an operation than white kids, according to a study out Monday based on tens of thousands of children.

Future of famous Mexican dance hall threatened by pandemic

Mexico - Mexico City's famous "Los Angeles" dance hall was once frequented by Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky and Mexican artist Diego Rivera.

New French PM unveils revitalisation plans

Paris - France's new Prime Minister Jean Castex won solid parliamentary backing Wednesday as he outlined plans to revitalise the nation, vowing to make jobs his overarching priority.

Trump fuels, then downplays, tensions with virus expert Fauci

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday he has a "very good" working relationship with America's top infectious disease specialist, despite repeatedly undercutting the respected scientist amid the coronavirus pandemic.

French mayor regrets lack of rules respect at Nice DJ set

Nice - The mayor of the French Mediterranean city of Nice on Sunday said he regretted a lack of social distancing at a shoreside DJ set thronged by partying crowds, vowing that in future masks would be obligatory at such outdoor events.

Serbians protest for third day over virus handling

Belgrade - Thousands of people protested Thursday for a third day across Serbia against the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic after two nights of violence.Unlike the two previous days, Thursday's protests largely passed off peacefully.

Gardener uses Colombia lockdown to save botanical paradise

Calarc - When the coronavirus pandemic swept through Colombia in March, forcing a national lockdown, Alberto Gomez decided he would sit it out amid the lush green foliage of his botanical garden and tend to his plants.

Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

New York - Pakistani student Taimoor Ahmed is one of hundreds of thousands of foreigners enrolled in American universities now fearing for their future after Donald Trump's administration threatened to revoke their visas.

Macron picks new interior minister in cabinet revamp

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron Monday replaced his embattled interior minister and shuffled other cabinet positions as he seeks a "new path" to see France through its worst economic crisis since World War II and win re-election.

Dominican Republic vote goes ahead despite virus threat

Santo Domingo - Voters in the Dominican Republic are set to defy rising coronavirus infections on Sunday to choose a new president in an election that could end 16 years of unbroken rule by the center-left Dominican Liberation Party.

Amid US virus struggle, Trump visits Rushmore and bemoans racial protests

Keystone - US President Donald Trump bemoaned protests demanding racial justice as "violent mayhem" Friday, but said little about an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases as he attended a crowded, fireworks-studded Independence Day celebration beneath majestic...

Virus sours July 4 celebrations in US as Mexico cases soar

Washington - A surge in coronavirus cases sapped the fun out of July 4 celebrations in the United States as the pandemic also accelerated through neighboring Mexico, the rest of Latin America and South Africa.

As US struggles with virus, Trump heads to Rushmore for fireworks

Washington - Under fire for his silence in the face of America's spiralling coronavirus caseload, President Donald Trump heads to Mount Rushmore on Friday for a night of fireworks that he hopes will soothe a nation he has struggled to unite.

US under siege as pandemic accelerates, Britain eases quarantine

Miami - The United States posted a record 53,000 new coronavirus cases as the deadly pandemic accelerated across the Americas, but its slowdown in Europe led Britain to announce Friday the first exemptions to its quarantine rules.
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