HK AmCham president resigns over city’s quarantine rules

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

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...