New York: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for temporary basic income for millions of the world’s poorest women, to help them cope with effects of coronavirus pandemic and alleviate the economic pressures they face every day.
Dhaka: Bangladesh has recorde 614 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Wednesday.
Moscow/Sputnik: The Dutch police are still investigating the explosion in the coronavirus testing center in the western province of North Holland and cannot tell for sure whether it was a terrorist attack, North Holland Police spokesman Menno Hartenberg told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Beijing: China's former finance minister Lou Jiwei has warned that the country's fiscal situation is 'extremely severe with risks and challenges'.
Islamabad: Pakistan's health experts have expressed concern over the government's decision to allow some private companies to import coronavirus vaccines as they fear the step might make the vaccines to be sold at commercial rates.
Phnom Penh: A COVID-19 outbreak incident has been reported among Chinese expat community members in Cambodia, media reports said on Monday.
Beijing: China is witnessing another tough episode when the country witnessed a decline in child birth rates.
Moscow/Sputnik: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was among the first people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the country on Sunday.
Moscow/Sputnik: Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates condemned the failure of global leaders to preempt the spread of COVID-19 in his speech at the Munich Security Conference.
New York: With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing social and economic inequalities rooted in racism, discrimination and xenophobia, recovery must lead to more inclusive societies, the UN Secretary-General told Member States on Thursday.
Toronto/IBNS: With a motive of a financial recovery, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) joined the Recovery Activation Program (RAP) to help businesses digitally modernize their operations and foster growth.
Moscow/Sputnik: North Korea allegedly tried to hack into Pfizer's systems and steal COVID-19 technology and treatment, Yonhap news Agency reported on Tuesday, citing the South Korean intelligence service.
Moscow/Sputnik: US Vice President Kamala Harris has discussed the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and other issues during a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, the White House said.
Washington: Targeting China, the US has expressed deep concerns about the way in which the early findings of the COVID-19 investigation were communicated and questions about the process used to reach them.
Prague/Sputnik: The Czech cabinet declared a two-week state of emergency at the request of regional authorities due to worsening COVID-19 dynamics in circumvention of parliament's opposition, the Czech Television reported on Sunday.