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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Health Regulations remain a cornerstone of public health security and need improving in some areas, but not major changes, the chair of a World Health Organization (WHO) panel …

Thousands of people are joining the US-bound groups to flee a life of poverty and violence. Two devastating hurricanes struck the region late last year, exacerbating the economic strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged Honduran authorities to do more to “contain the massive departure of its inhabitants” in a …

Complicating the concern is that the FBI’s bulletin was not publicly released but was leaked to reporters. Federal law enforcement has yet to hold a press conference detailing the Capitol attack or laying out plans for securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. And the purge of Twitter and Facebook accounts promoting violent protests has made it …

The death of George Floyd — a Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck — in May of 2020 prompted hundreds of protests nationwide over the summer. In many cities, including the nation’s capital, police met protesters with tear gas, violence and arrests. However, Wednesday’s protests, many …

New infections have soared with about one in five residents who get tested for Covid-19 receiving positive results. In a little more than a month, the county doubled its number of infections, climbing from about 400,000 cases on November 30 to more than 800,000 cases on January 2, health officials said Monday. The case deluge …

The incident began when two loss prevention officers at Walmart allegedly observed a man stealing items from the store and attempted to escort him into an office, according to a statement from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Two deputies responded to try to take the man into custody, the statement said. During a struggle, the …

The top-ranked Crimson Tide have advanced to the College Football Playoff national championship game, defeating the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish 31-14 in the Rose Bowl semifinal on Friday. Alabama (12-0) will face either No. 2 Clemson (10-1) or No. 3 Ohio State (6-0) in the championship game. Clemson and Ohio State are playing in the other …

FILE PHOTO: Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi arrives at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Britain January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has asked a senator to work out if he can build up a new bloc of supporters in parliament that could …

She scrambled for her shoes and keys and hustled her dog downstairs and toward an exit. Once outside, it all came together. “Oh my God!” she said. “We can’t be up here. … I think it’s an explosion!” she said. Elsewhere, a man relayed what he saw through a window of his 15th-floor apartment. “There …

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Activist investor Daniel Loeb wants Intel Corp to consider splitting its huge chip manufacturing operations from its chip design and development business, but analysts say doing so could weaken both businesses unless the firm can form a joint venture. FILE PHOTO: The logo for the Intel Corporation is seen on a …