UN: China's latest virus outbreak likely came from Europe

LONDON (AP) — The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization confirmed Friday that the U.N. agency received genetic sequences from China involving Beijing's recent coronavirus outbreak and sai...

The Latest: Beijing shuts main food market after 7 new cases

BEIJING— Beijing closed the city’s largest wholesale food market Saturday after the discovery of seven coronavirus cases in the previous two days. The Xinfadi market, which has 4,000...

UN health chief: Fighting virus very hard in divided world

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Friday he is “truly concerned” about divisions the coronavirus has created globally and within individual countries, calling it an “invisib...

US cooperates with WHO on Ebola despite Trump pullout threat

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday he and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar have discussed cooperation to fight a new Ebola outbreak in Congo, even...

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genet...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronav...

Congo now faces 2nd Ebola outbreak in northern province

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a second Ebola outbreak in Congo, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding yet another health crisis for a country already battling COVID...

UN trial for virus therapies pauses testing on Trump's drug

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global s...

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...