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 ...

China sends secret WHO letter to counter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China sent a secret letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) to counter the momentum in favor of Taiwan being allowed to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), Forei...

Taiwan’s WHA participation a moment of reckoning for WHO

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – On Monday (May 18), the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold its 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA). The event will take place in Geneva but most representatives wil...

Hong Kong activists launch petition supporting Taiwan's World Health Assembly bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a claim by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that he had "no mandate" to invite Taiwan to Monday's (...

UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s director-general has faced many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic: racial slurs, death threats, social media caricatures — he was once depicted a...

7 UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavius

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven U.N. agencies called on Wednesday for a cease-fire in Libya to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying the international community “must not turn a blind eye to t...