Asia-Pacific Countries Sign Major Trade Pact in Test for Biden

SINGAPORE—Fifteen countries including China signed a major trade deal on Sunday after years of tricky negotiations, posing an early challenge to President-elect Joe Biden as he formulates his administration’s trade policies. The agreement, called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, creates a regional bloc that covers around a third of global economic output. It…Continue Reading

UK expects countries to recognise need for Brexit measures, says PM’s spokesman

No results matched your search World1 hour ago (Nov 10, 2020 08:35AM ET) © Reuters. Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London LONDON (Reuters) – Britain expects other countries to recognise that the government must stop its internal market being undermined, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday,…Continue Reading

All the countries Trump and Biden are (and aren’t) talking about

As a global super power, the US has important ties to countries around the world. It’s natural, then, that presidential candidate Joe Biden and president Donald Trump have been talking about those connections on the campaign trail.Since Biden was confirmed as the Democratic nominee in June, both candidates have spoken of a set of 26…Continue Reading

Which countries could follow Spain onto UK quarantine list as virus cases surge

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid Email Spain could be followed by France and Germany in…Continue Reading

These are the 10 countries where the coronavirus death rate is increasing rapidly

While the United States has seen nearly 200,000 coronavirus-related deaths, the country currently experiencing the highest rate of coronavirus deaths is Kosovo. During the last week of August, Kosovo saw 54.2 corona-related deaths per 1 million people. Other countries with a high coronavirus death rate include Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru. The coronavirus over the past…Continue Reading

Many Advanced Countries Missing Targets for HCV Elimination

Eleven high-income countries are on track to meet World Health Organization targets to eliminate hepatitis C infection by 2030, compared with nine countries 2 years ago, researchers report. But 28 countries, including the United States, are not expected to eliminate HCV until 2050. “In the countries making progress, the common elements are political will, a…Continue Reading

Asia-Pacific countries pledged bold and innovative action for food security and livelihoods

4 September 2020, Bangkok/Thimphu – Innovation, solidarity, coherence and strong partnership among and within countries of Asia and the Pacific are required for the region to rebound from the damage caused by COVID-19 and the ongoing effects of chronic undernourishment.That was a call made by more than 40 member countries of the Food and Agriculture…Continue Reading

The depressing new data on foreign populations in countries around the world

One in 10 people living in OECD countries were foreign nationals in 2018. Many are no longer there. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a magnetic force that is pushing immigrant workers out of their adopted homes and pulling them back to their homelands.What countries could loseShort-term business travelers and tourists will gradually start moving again…Continue Reading

Nations across the globe are considering reimposing travel bans and lockdown regulations amid a surge in coronavirus outbreaks. The three largest US states, California, Florida and Texas, all set single-day records for Covid-related fatalities yesterday, according to a Reuters tally. And on the other side of the world, Australia had its highest ever daily rise in…Continue Reading