HK AmCham president resigns over city’s quarantine rules

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said on Tuesday she is resigning as she cannot appeal to the city’s government to ease COVID-19 restrictions at the same time as having to undergo quarantine herself. The...

Germany’s Merkel says we need to improve virus origins research

GENEVA (Reuters) – Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the world needs to be better prepared to probe the origins of diseases and welcomed the creation of a new World Health Organization advisory group on dangerous pathogens. “We...
That sinking feeling: Poor nations struggle with U.N. climate fund

That sinking feeling: Poor nations struggle with U.N. climate fund

By Emma Rumney and Simon Jessop JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The Philippines has sought financing for seven projects from a U.N. environmental fund to tackle the catastrophic impact of climate change. Yet only one has secured backing since 2016, and it’s not...