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UN, calls, meeting, boost pandemic support, developing countries

UN calls meeting to boost pandemic support for developing countries

05 May, 2020 10:42 pm 10:42 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – UN officials said they will meet on Thursday with over a dozen world leaders to discuss shoring up financial support for emerging economies, hit hard by the pandemic’s economic fallout. The online meeting comes amid surging coronavirus infections in developing countries and warnings it will cost more than the initially forecast $2.5 … Read More

USA, Track, Field, calls, Olympics postponement

USA Track and Field calls for Olympics postponement

03 March, 2020 9:42 am 9:42 am

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – USA Track and Field (USATF), the governing body of American athletics, on Saturday called for a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. The federation, in a letter to United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) chief executive Sarah Hirshland, asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Games, which are scheduled to … Read More

Bolt's, former coach, calls, IOC, postpone, Tokyo Olympics

Bolt’s former coach calls on IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics

03 March, 2020 11:43 am 11:43 am

JAMAICA (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s long time coach called on Friday for this year’s Tokyo Olympics to be put off until 2021 as the Covid-19 Coronavirus continues to claim lives around the world. “My recommendation would be to postpone the Olympics until next year,” Jamaican sprint coach Glen Mills told Reuters in a telephone interview. … Read More

Venezuela's Guaido, calls, more protests, Maduro

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for more protests against Maduro

01 January, 2020 9:12 am 9:12 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for more protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a failed attempt by the ruling Socialist Party to install allied leadership in congress. Guaido held his first rally since troops six days ago blocked his access to congress long … Read More

Russian, Olympic chief, calls, overhaul, athletics, federation

Russian Olympic chief calls for full overhaul of athletics federation

11 November, 2019 9:44 pm 9:44 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee on Monday called for a full overhaul in the leadership of the country’s suspended athletics federation after the sport’s global governing body halted its reinstatement process. Russia’s athletics federation had been suspended since 2015 over a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which found … Read More

Former Trump aide, calls, Ukraine, meddling, theory fiction, Trump, welcome, Senate, trial

Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcom...

11 November, 2019 9:15 am 9:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Fiona Hill spoke on the last day of public testimony scheduled before the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee probing … Read More

Iraqi PM, calls, protests, allow, return

Iraqi PM calls for protests to allow a return to ‘normal life’

11 November, 2019 5:06 pm 5:06 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that although protests were important in bringing about reform, life in the country must be allowed to return to normal. “The protests have helped and will help pressure political groups, the government to reform and accept change. However continuing protests must allow for a … Read More

Shahidi, blow, sparks, debate, players, concussion, calls

Cricket: Shahidi blow sparks debate if players should take concussion calls

06 June, 2019 7:46 pm 7:46 pm

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi’s decision to ignore medical advice and keep batting even after being floored by a bouncer on Tuesday has prompted demands that cricketers should not be allowed to take those calls. Shahidi was smacked flush on the side of his helmet as he took his eyes off a Mark … Read More