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Burma’s UN ambassador takes brave stand at the United Nations against recent military coup

Burma's UN Ambassador warned diplomats at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, that his country's military had...
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Why healthy aging must be the upshot of the COVID-19 pandemic

Last month, while the world was distracted by political turmoil and the pandemic’s roaring second wave, a very significant proclamation came and went with little fanfare. The United Nations General Assembly launched 2020-2030 as the Decade of Healthy Ageing, calling for a decade of concerted global action to extend the health and well-being horizons of the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New Postage Stamp Honors Pioneering Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday unveiled a new postage stamp honoring Chien-Shiung Wu, a trailblazing Chinese American nuclear physicist whose myriad accomplishments earned her the nickname "the First Lady of Physics." From a report: The stamp's release was timed to coincide with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, an annual event that was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 to celebrate female scientists and promote equal access for women and girls in...
Tags: China, Tech, United States, Postal Service, University Of California Berkeley, U S Postal Service, United Nations General Assembly, Wu, Chien Shiung Wu, Seaver, Kristin Seaver


Ukraine's president Zelensky, who was pivotal in Trump's impeachment, has been hospitalized with COVID-19

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky listens during a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalised with COVID-19. And spokeswoman for Zelensky told Reuters that his illness is "nothing serious" despite his admission to a hospital. Ukraine's daily coronavirus cases are at an all-time high. Zelensky played a pivotal role ...
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Ukrainian President Zelensky, who was pivotal in Trump's impeachment, has been hospitalized with COVID-19

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalized with COVID-19. A spokeswoman for Zelensky told Reuters his illness was "nothing serious" despite his admission to a hospital. Ukraine's number of coronavirus cases recorded daily has reached all-time highs. Zelensky played a pivotal role in recent ...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil's death toll reaches 156,000; Wales 'firebreak' lockdown begins

Spain stops short of curfew; non-essential shops and restaurants in Wales shut for two weeks; Italy reports nearly 20,000 new casesHalf a million Americans ‘could die of Covid by end of February’Full lockdown with new ‘harsh measures’ looms in BelgiumCzech health minister set to lose job after breaching his own Covid rulesFacebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite lockdown 11.26pm BST The Australian state of Victoria has reported seven new cases of Covid-19 overnight.Despite...
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As Bangladesh hosts over a million Rohingya refugees, a scholar explains what motivated the country to open up its borders

Over 1.1 million Rohingyas continue to remain stranded in crowded camps in Bangladesh while the international community fails to provide a resolution to the crisis. When in 2017 this lower-middle-income, majority Muslim country opened its borders to the Rohingya fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, they were largely welcomed. Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated back then: “We have the ability to feed 160 million people of Bangladesh and we have enough food security to feed the 700,0...
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Sadly, it’s not a joke: Cuba, China, Russia about to join U.N. Human Rights Council | Opinion

It sounds totally insane, but the ongoing session of the United Nations General Assembly is about to elect Cuba, Russia and China to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the U.N.’s top human-rights body.
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China's carbon pledge requires it to put energy system into reverse

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacityChina’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060.The pledge from the world’s biggest climate polluter is considered by environmentalists to be the most important step in tackling the climate crisis since the Paris Climate Agr...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, China, Environment, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations General Assembly, Paris Climate Agreement


China's carbon pledge will require complete inversion of its energy complex

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacityChina’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060.The pledge from the world’s biggest climate polluter is considered by environmentalists to be the most important step in tackling the climate crisis since the Paris Climate Agr...
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China's carbon pledge will require complete inversion of existing system

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacityChina’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060.The pledge from the world’s biggest climate polluter is considered by environmentalists to be the most important step in tackling the climate crisis since the Paris Climate Agr...
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The UK pledged more than $700 million to ensure a COVID-19 vaccine is distributed fairly across the world

Johnson urged countries to unite against the virus, which he called a "common foe." Getty UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged £571 million ($727 million) to a World Health Organization effort to ensure a coronavirus vaccine is distributed fairly across the globe.  Johnson addressed the UN General Assembly in a recorded speech on Saturday. He said the COVID-19 pandemic caused countries to have divided approaches to mitigating its spread.  He told leaders that they "simply can't continue...
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Scott Morrison to tell United Nations that if Australia finds Covid vaccine 'we will share it'

The prime minister warns nations will be severely judged if they try to profit from hoarding a vaccineScott Morrison will use a speech to the United Nations general assembly in New York to urge countries to share a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as a successful candidate emerges, characterising such collaboration as a “global and moral responsibility”.Morrison will use his contribution to the general assembly 75th anniversary general debate, scheduled for Saturday morning Australian time, to revive co...
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American consumers are paying the price for Wall Street’s profiteering in China | Opinion

China was America’s whipping boy again this week. President Trump used his United Nations General Assembly speech to accuse and to threaten Beijing for its role in covering up the early stages of the pandemic. He said that the U.N. “must hold China accountable for their actions.”
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Some in China are worrying Trump will start a war to win reelection, US-China expert says

President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, September 25, 2018. John Moore/Getty President Donald Trump used his address this week to the UN General Assembly to attack China, a favorite target as he fights for reelection in November. Trump has staked out an extreme position on China, one that goes too far for allies and that has stoked concern in China that Trump could use a confrontation to secure an election victory, according to Michael Green, a former ...
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China will become carbon neutral by 2060, Xi Jinping says

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060 and reach peak emissions by 2030 in a speach to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
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Indonesia president warns over super-power tensions in U.N. address

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo used his first address to the United Nations General Assembly to warn on Wednesday that global stability and peace could be "destroyed" if growing geo-political rivalries persist. Earlier this month, Indonesia's government protested when a Chinese coast guard vessel entered the portion of the South China Sea it claims.
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Trump slams China in U.N. speech echoing his campaign themes

President Trump hit China unusually hard in a video address to a virtual United Nations General Assembly, with two audiences in mind: global and U.S. voters.
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China, in Pointed Message To US, Tightens Its Climate Targets

President Xi Jinping of China pledged on Tuesday that his country, the world's top producer of greenhouse gases, would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called "carbon neutrality before 2060." If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against climate change. From a report: The announcement, made at the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, is significant because China is currently the top producer of greenhouse gas emissions. What the co...
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France's Macron says U.S. maximum pressure on Iran not working

The United States' maximum pressure campaign on Iran has so far failed, France's president said on Tuesday, and he dismissed U.S. efforts to restore U.N. sanctions against Tehran because Washington had left the 2015 nuclear deal. "The maximum pressure strategy, which has been under way for several years, has not at this stage made it possible to end Iran's destabilising activities or to ensure that it will not be able to acquire nuclear weapons," Emmanuel Macron said in a speech to the United N...
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Turkey's Erdogan floats regional conference in tense east Mediterranean

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday proposed a regional conference with all Mediterranean coastal states, including the breakaway Turkish Cypriots, to address tensions over maritime boundaries and hydrocarbon exploration in the region. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in a video message, Erdogan said Turkey's primary preference was to solve disagreements "justly and in an appropriate way" through talks, but added that "futile" attempts to exclude Turkey from plans in the e...
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Trump won't attend United Nations General Assembly in person

President Donald Trump will not attend the United Nations General Assembly in person next week in the latest example of how the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the way world leaders interact.
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Trump will not attend United Nations General Assembly meeting in person during pandemic

Trump has in the past often used his address at the United Nations General Assembly to frame his foreign policy in domestic terms.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Soldiers hold Mali’s president and prime minister in apparent coup

By BABA AHMED and KRISTA LARSON | Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali — Soldiers detained Mali’s president and prime minister Tuesday after surrounding a residence and firing into the air in an apparent coup attempt after several months of demonstrations calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s ouster. The soldiers moved freely through the streets of Bamako, making it increasingly clear that they were in control of the capital city. There was no immediate comment from the troops, who hailed from...
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Covid-19 is no excuse for sovereign creditors to move the goalposts on debt

Vulture funds want to change Argentina’s debt structure. We need to stop them from setting a dangerous precedent In the wake of Covid-19, there is an urgent need for sovereign debt restructuring, including debt relief. In the circumstances caused by the pandemic, many countries’ repayment obligations could have devastating social consequences if they are not adjusted. Financial markets face risks of sovereign default.While some ad hoc relief has already been promised by official creditors, indeb...
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Live Global Coronavirus News

New York City allowed offices to reopen, with limits, on Monday. The United Nations General Assembly will conduct its annual meeting virtually for the first time this September.
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The Latest: Asia’s version of Nobel Prize awards cancelled

MANILA, Philippines — The Ramon Magsaysay awards, regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, have been cancelled this year due to the global pandemic, the only third time the annual awards were disrupted in six decades.The Manila-based foundation that hands out the awards said Tuesday it has no choice but to cancel the awards this year “with the COVID-19 pandemic practically immobilizing the world.” The awards were also cancelled due to a financial crisis in 1970 and a disastrous earthquake ...
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The Latest: United Nations approves coronavirus resolution

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— U.N. General Assembly approves coronavirus resolution.— Colorado governor: Stay-at-home order to end next week.— West Virginia governor is latest to push for easing restrictions.— Trump criticizes governors who've pushed for expanded testing.___UNIT...
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Human rights and social inequity issues are magnified by COVID-19  

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is considered a powerful document at present, more than 70 years after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its 3rd session on December 10, 1948, in Paris, France. Since its creation, it is currently available in 360 languages and it is no surprise that it is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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AMLO Scores Win After Mexico Resists Demands from Oil Titans

(Bloomberg) -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador scored a political victory on Sunday by convincing oil nations to let him cut production far less than other OPEC+ members, reinforcing his nationalist project to revive state-owned producer Pemex.Mexico will only cut 100,000 barrels -- just a quarter of its pro-rated share of the 9.7 million barrels a day reduction agreed by the oil-producing nations forming OPEC+. After three days of resistance by the Latin American country, the grou...
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