Thursday, December 2, 2021

World

December 1, 2021

WHO to host first pandemic treaty in March 2022

The meeting will discuss a new treaty on the Covid-19 pandemic.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
December 1, 2021

COVID-19: South Korea detects Omicron; records 5,000 infections in one day

Most of the 5,123 new infections were reported in Seoul and the capital region.

December 1, 2021

Omicron: Travellers to U.S. to face tougher COVID-19 rules

The WHO said blanket travel bans would not prevent the spread, and they “place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods.”

Coronavirus used to illustrate the story.
December 1, 2021

Why EU countries reject cocoa from Nigerian farmers: Osinbajo

The Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria recently alleged that the EU had threatened to reject cocoa produced in Nigeria from 2022 due to a fall in the commodity’s quality.

December 1, 2021

Philippine: Google to ban political adverts in 2022

Technology giant Google on Wednesday announced it would not accept political advertisements on all its platforms.

Google Hq
December 1, 2021

IPI urges Philippine government to let Maria Ressa attend Nobel ceremony

“We…call on the government of the Philippines to allow our fellow board member and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa to attend her Nobel ceremony….”

December 1, 2021

UN deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed visits Nigeria

“She will discuss a number of development issues, including acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change,’’ he said.

December 1, 2021

Three Michigan high school students shot dead, eight wounded

“The whole thing lasted five minutes,” Mr McCabe explained.

Michigan High School (Credit: New York Times)
December 1, 2021

Tel Aviv now most expensive city worldwide: Report

Tel Aviv takes the top spot from Paris, France capital, which dropped to a shared second place with Singapore. Next in the ranking are Swiss finance centres Zurich…

Tel Aviv
December 1, 2021

U.S. grants loan sharks power to harass debtors on social media

The new rule grants debt collectors direct access to their debtors on various social media platforms and available options to bombard them with emails, texts.

United States President Joe Biden