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US Unemployment Benefit Claims Dip Slightly

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that 860,000 workers filed for unemployment compensation last week, a slight improvement from the week before but an indication that the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the Ameri…

THE MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL ACCOMMODATION: Government of Malta praised for work being carried out in the housing sector

The policy that our country is adopting in the field of housing was praised during a conference organised by the Ministry for Social Accommodation and the United Nations entitled Towards Sustainable Homes and Neighbourhoods in the Mediterranean Region:…

WHO Warns Coronavirus Spreading Again in Europe at ‘Alarming Rates’

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that the coronavirus has started to spread again across Europe at “alarming rates” and should serve as a “wake-up” call to European governments.The European head of WHO, Dr. Hans Kluge, said during a virtua…

UN Chief: COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Out of Control’

NEW YORK – The U.N. Secretary-General warned Wednesday the coronavirus pandemic is “out of control,” and he called for global solidarity in making a future vaccine affordable and available to all.“The virus is the No. 1 global security threat in our wo…

Turkey Accused of Coronavirus Cover-Up as Cases Rise

SANLIURFA/LONDON – Doctors and local politicians in Turkey are voicing concern that the government is downplaying the scale of the resurgent coronavirus outbreak.The latest official figures suggest there are around 1,700 new infections and around 60 de…

Millions of Children in Pakistan Return to School Post-virus Crisis

ISLAMABAD – Millions of children in Pakistan returned to learning in schools and universities Tuesday after a six-month-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.The largest return to school in the world comes as daily infections and deaths from the…