Covid is widening gap between rich and poor, Oxfam warns

The world’s richest people recouped their pandemic losses within just nine months according to research by Oxfam released on the opening day of the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda. The charity added that it would take more than a decade for the

Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation

World leaders are converging — virtually — on the Netherlands Monday for a summit that will seek to galvanize more action and funding to adapt the planet and vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change The Netherlands-based Global Center on Adaptation

Chinese jets enter Taiwanese airspace for second day

Tension escalated in Taiwan as Chinese warplanes were dispatched into the airspace of the island state for the second time in a row on Sunday.  Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said that China had sent eight bombers, one anti-submarine aircraft and four fighter jets

Ugandan court lifts opposition leader Bobi Wine’s house arrest

A Ugandan court has ordered security forces to cease surrounding the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, whose house arrest since a mid-month presidential election has drawn international pressure, his lawyer said on Monday. Troops have blocked the 38-year-old pop star-turned-politician from

China mine explosion: Death toll rises to at least 10

The death toll for a mine explosion in China has risen to at least 10, after officials said rescuers had discovered nine bodies.   It had previously been reported another miner had died from a head wound following the blast in Shandong

German business confidence drops more than expected

German business confidence declined more than expected in January as businesses grappled with coronavirus restrictions and an uncertain outlook, a closely watched survey showed Monday. The Ifo institute’s monthly confidence index fell to 90.1 points from 92.2 in December. Managers’ assessment of

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