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Media react to Biden victory

With headlines like “God Bless America,” powerful media outlets around the world welcomed the defeat of Donald Trump but warned president-elect Joe Biden faced enormous challenges in healing the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/8 16:58:41

President-elect to handle virus urgently

The US reported record new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row, as new president-elect Joe Biden vowed to act against the pandemic on “day one” in the world's worst-hit nation.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/8 15:53:40

No evidence for SARS-CoV-2 variant in minks to affect future COVID-19 vaccines: WHO experts

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that there is no evidence at the moment that the mutation of SARS-CoV-2 virus in minks, as found in Denmark, will affect the efficacy of future vaccines for COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/7 8:16:37

Pakistani president praises China-Pakistan cooperation, China's fight against COVID-19 at CIIE

Pakistani President Arif Alvi Wednesday evening praised the special and unique China-Pakistan relationship that has stood the test of time, congratulating the Chinese people for successfully dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, at the opening ceremony of the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai through a special video message.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/5 17:43:42

One-month delay to cancer care might raise death risk: research findings

Delaying cancer treatment by just a month can put patients at a sharply greater risk of dying, according to research published Wednesday, the latest to sound the alarm over the coronavirus pandemic's impact on other health conditions.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/5 17:23:41

Pandemic rampages in West

More than 99,000 novel coronavirus cases were recorded in the US in the past 24 hours, a new daily record, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/5 17:03:40

Warmer world linked to poor pregnancy results: research

Women exposed to high temperatures and heat waves during pregnancy are more likely to have premature or stillborn babies, researchers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/4 17:38:40

Europe tops 11m virus cases

Europe passed a new bleak milestone Tuesday after reporting more than 11 million coronavirus cases, as Austria and Greece became the latest countries on the continent to impose shutdowns.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/4 16:33:41

China steps up readiness to handle logistical complexities of global COVID-19 vaccine distribution

With the coronavirus vaccine possibly ready for public use as early as November, the rapid rollout of the vaccine candidates still poses great logistical challenges in global vaccine transportation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 20:08:40

Strong support at UN for Intl Criminal Court, against US sanctions

Seventy-two countries at the United Nations on Monday offered strong support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) as two of its officials face sanctions from Washington.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/3 17:28:40

WHO chief quarantined, but not tested for COVID-19

The WHO chief began his first day in quarantine Monday after coming in contact with someone with COVID-19, but does not need to be tested for now, the organization said.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/3 17:23:42

New outbreak, Germany closes

Despite sporadic popular protests, Germany on Monday led a tightening of coronavirus curbs in many parts of Europe while the COVID-19 crisis deepened in the US on election eve.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/3 17:08:41

EU leaders, countries condemn Vienna shootings

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen as well as leaders of European countries condemned the shooting attacks in Vienna late on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/3 16:35:04

Uncertainty lingers despite markets rally on Election day

The final results of the US election are expected to come through in about 24 hours if it goes smoothly, but the uncertainty of the country's domestic situation has raised concerns among some Chinese experts and economists that a potential constitutional crisis could further disrupt international relations and markets, with some of them calling the election a "black swan" event.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 13:56:34

New coronavirus curbs spark anger, exasperation

Anger and exasperation over new coronavirus curbs grew Sunday as European nations wound back the clocks to the spring with fresh lockdowns and restrictions aimed at halting galloping infections and deaths.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/2 15:48:40

UN chief urges countries to give more play to communities

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged countries to give more play to the roles and functions of communities, noting that they should be put at the heart of the cities of the future.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/1 9:59:24

US deployment of bio-labs around the world creates security dilemmas in vulnerable regions: observers

The world should be alerted to the continuing deployment of biological and chemical weapons laboratories by the US around the world, which shows its heightened cold-war mentality is causing security dilemmas in vulnerable regions, observers noted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/30 0:56:27

Next crop of COVID-19 vaccine makers favor tradition

While the handful of drugmakers dominating the global coronavirus vaccine race are pushing the boundaries of vaccine technology, the next crop under development feature more conventional, proven designs.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/29 18:48:40