Japan, US, 3 others walk out APEC trade meet in protest of Russia

Representatives of Japan, the United States and three other countries briefly walked out of a meeting of Asia-Pacific trade ministers on Saturday in protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials said. The two-day meeting in Bangkok of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will wrap up Sunday, with promotion of trade and investment in a post-COVID-19 … Read more

How Canada went from liberal democracy to authoritarian state

Two decades ago, when I was 4 years old, my parents immigrated to Canada from India in search of greater freedoms, autonomy and economic opportunities. They’re core Canadian values ​​— enshrined in our national anthem, which gloriously heralds “The True North strong and free.” However, the past two years have seen a near complete erosion … Read more

COVID: On the road with the ‘vaccine convoys’ critical to keeping up the fight against coronavirus | World News

It is difficult to know what COVID is doing to the people of Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll has been vastly undercounted in much of the world, but poor data collection in most African countries makes it difficult to assess the true impact on the continent. Evidence on COVID-related deaths … Read more

Live: Coronavirus daily news updates, May 21: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

The US has reached the grim milestone of 1 million lives lost to COVID-19. A New York Times data analysis found that about 20% of the people who died left behind parents and stepparents, about 75% left sons or daughters and over 60% left grandchildren. A different study looking to measure the immense losses families … Read more

Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) – Global health … Read more

No global grain shortage, says India, defends curbs on export | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid SOS over food scarcity from countries such as Egypt, India has said that World Trade Organization (WTO) members should not resort to “naming and shaming” it for the wheat export controls and argued that there was no shortage of grain in the global market. Following the imposition of strict export restrictions, India … Read more

For Elite? Yes. Ostentatious? Yes. But Also Effective.

Ana Lopes, a Portuguese-Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist, was visiting the World Economic Forum in 2015 Davos when something unexpected happened. “I was actually there with my husband,” she said of Don Tapscott, the noted Canadian author, businessman and blockchain pioneer who was the official guest. “But spouses are given access to almost all of the … Read more

Australia PM Scott Morrison Concedes Election Defeat

!1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Indian Deaflympics PM Modi hosts Indian Deaflympics contingent at his residence, says 'will never forget interaction with champions'… https://t.co/IoF4REhagk — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) 1653135894000 Assam floods Floodwaters entered Nagaon city submerging shops, swings at a fair venue. The fair was later shut down by the authorities Delhi court … Read more

4 things to watch as countries meet for the World Health Assembly – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The pivotal meeting in the global health calendar starts Sunday with representatives from health ministries around the world descending on Geneva to take decisions on health policy. While much of the diplomacy will happen at receptions and private meetings, the first fully in-person World Health Assembly in two … Read more