Trump talks tough on WHO but now is time for action

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has been something of a mixed bag. Domestically, his administration has succeeded in red...

Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at r...

US wants WHO review of COVID-19 response to start 'now'

GENEVA (AP) — The United States says it wants the World Health Organization to start work “now” on a planned independent review of its coordinated international response to the COVID-19 outbreak, at a...

Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China

TOKYO (AP) — Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be ho...

WHO: Drug Trump taking to fight COVID-19 best left to tests

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization, which has come under repeated fire from U.S. President Donald Trump, says the science is still unclear on an old malaria drug he's taking to try to defend ...

WHO: Trump cut to US funds would hit world's most vulnerable

GENEVA (AP) — The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that any end to sizable U.S. funding for the U.N. health agency will have a “major implication for delivering es...

Experts: Trump's threats to WHO could undercut global health

LONDON (AP) — Health experts say U.S. President Donald Trump's increasing attacks on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of the U...

As US, Europe reopen more, big nations see rising virus toll

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — American car makers are getting back to work and Europe is continuing to reopen. But while new coronavirus cases have been declining in many countries that were initiall...

Trump blasts WHO chief, threatens to halt funds permanently

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized the World Health Organization for being “a puppet of China” with regard to its coronavirus (COVID-1...

Trump bashes WHO for being 'China's puppet,' considers slashing funds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the same day the World Health Assembly (WHA) met virtually for the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the World Health Organization (WHO) for being a &quo...

WHO bows to calls from over 100 countries for independent virus probe

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from 116 of its 194 member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavir...

China's Xi Jinping to give opening speech at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite heavy criticism of China's handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and his unwillingness to allow an independent investigation into the outbreak,...

Resolution by 60 countries wants WHO to investigate origin of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 60 countries, including all members of the European Union, have drawn up a resolution for World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebre...

The Latest: Soccer makes comeback in Germany

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Professional soccer resumed in Germany after a two-month break with four games in the second divisio...

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Speaking at ...