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WHO chief promises review of coronavirus response, China pledges $2 billion

05 May, 2020 8:51 pm 8:51 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible, and received backing and a hefty pledge of funds from China, in the spotlight as the origin of the pandemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his promise during a virtual … Read More


Rouhani, pledges, 'crushing response', US, extends, arms embargo

Iran’s Rouhani pledges ‘crushing response’ if US extends ...

05 May, 2020 1:41 pm 1:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened a “crushing response” on Wednesday if the United States goes ahead with plans to extend an embargo on Iranian trade of conventional arms, which the United Nations is set to lift later this year. Under Iran’s deal with world powers to accept limits to its nuclear programme … Read More


Djokovic, pledges, 1 million euros, help, fight, coronavirus, Serbia

Djokovic pledges 1 million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia

03 March, 2020 7:30 pm 7:30 pm

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic pledged one million euros (896,787.8 pounds) to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment in his native Serbia on Friday, joining a list of other athletes in the fight against coronavirus. The virus, which emerged in China late last year, has brought sporting events around the … Read More


Let, Brexit, healing, Johnson, pledges, commanding, election victory

Let the Brexit healing begin, Johnson pledges after commanding election vic...

12 December, 2019 9:57 pm 9:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for unity to heal the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, hours after winning a commanding victory from voters who backed his bid to deliver on the EU divorce by the end of January The face of the victorious “Leave” campaign in the … Read More


Sri Lanka, ex-defence chief, launches, presidential, campaign, pledges, safer, nation

Sri Lanka ex-defence chief launches presidential campaign, pledges safer na...

10 October, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday formally launched his presidential campaign, promising strong national security measures if he wins the Nov 16 election in the island nation still reeling from Easter Sunday bombings. Supporters hail Rajapaksa for winning a 26-year war against Tamil Tiger separatists a decade ago under … Read More


Fire, guts, Notre-Dame, Cathedral, Paris, Macron, pledges, rebuild

Fire guts Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris; Macron pledges to rebuild

04 April, 2019 9:17 am 9:17 am

PARIS (Reuters) – A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, though firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control. Flames that began in the early evening burst rapidly through the roof of … Read More