UN chief Antonio Guterres called on the global community to ensure poor countries are able to combat the coronavirus at a special session of the General Assembly.
Fourteen world leaders have released a manifesto outlining how their countries will prioritize ocean conservation without impinging on economic activity.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government would start the biggest vaccination in the UK’s history, now that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved there.
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate veteran diplomat Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, suggesting US foreign policy will return to multilateralism.
US President Donald Trump said he had authorized the relevant US official to take the steps needed to begin the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.
Drugmaker Pfizer plans to seek emergency use authorization in the US for its COVID-19 vaccine, which it now says is 95-percent effective, in the next few days.
Three US and one Japanese astronaut docked with the International Space Station on Monday after being launched from NASA’s space center aboard a SpaceX spacecraft.
Moderna said its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5 percent effective in preventing the disease; it is the second US drugmaker in just over a week to unveil promising results.
US President Trump on Sunday posted a tweet acknowledging Joe Biden ‘won’ the presidential election, but later repeated his baseless claim that the vote was ‘rigged’.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President-elect Joe Biden have agreed to work together on battling COVID-19 and climate change.
An end to nuclear talks and even resumed testing by North Korea could result if Pyongyang senses a change in policy from incoming US President Joe Biden, observers say.
Joe Biden declared victory in the US presidential race on Saturday, but Donald Trump refused to concede, clinging to widely dismissed allegations of fraud.
As his election rival Joe Biden cut into his lead in key states, Donald Trump demanded an end to the counting of mail-in ballots and tweeted unproven claims of fraud.
The campaign of US President Donald Trump has mounted legal challenges to vote counts as his rival Joe Biden begins to take an edge in the presidential election.
The US presidential race was shaping up as a battle for the key Midwestern swing states on Tuesday night as early results showed Trump and Biden neck and neck.