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World’s workers lost $3.5 trillion in wages amid pandemic: UN

By AFP The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Wednesday, with hundreds of millions of jobs lost and workers suffering a “massive” drop in earnings. In a fresh study, the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that by the mid-year point, global working hours had declined by Read more

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Trump’s negligence caused US recession, says Biden

By AFP Joe Biden courted working class voters in hotly contested Michigan Wednesday as he warned that President Donald Trump’s “negligence” in handling the coronavirus pandemic plunged the nation into recession. It was the former vice president’s first foray into the state since he secured the Democratic Party’s nomination in June, and comes a day Read more

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Biden: ‘Weak’ Trump has fomented violence in US cities

Foreign By AFP Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden on Monday castigated President Donald Trump as a “weak” and morally deficient leader who has sown chaos and fomented the violence that has recently gripped US cities. “This president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He can’t stop the violence — because for Read more

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818 million children worldwide risk contracting COVID-19 – UNICEF

By AFP The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 818 million children worldwide are at risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses. Mr Mark Hereward, UNICEF’s Associate Director, Data and Analytics Division, Planning and Monitoring, made this known in a statement on Thursday. Hereward stated that the latest data from the World Health Read more

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Russia is ‘first’ to develop coronavirus vaccine, says Putin

By AFP President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus and that one of his daughters has been inoculated. The announcement came after scientists in the West raised concerns about the speed of development of Russian vaccines, suggesting that researchers might Read more