Italy became the second European country to pass the bleak milestone of 100,000 fatalities from COVID-19 on Monday, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi warning of further pain ahead as hospitalizations jump.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg described as a “defining issue” what he calls the rise of China, urging Western allies and close partners to forge stronger ties and uphold the international rules-based order that he claims Russia and China are challenging.
Just days after the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that cases of COVID-19 in children are at their highest since the pandemic began, reports are trickling in of an uptick in diagnoses of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a serious complication of the virus.
Rising sea levels are on track to affect about three times more people by 2050 than originally thought. New research suggests that 300 million homes will be affected by coastal flooding in the next 30 years.
The US slid down the rankings of a global corruption index last year as America’s system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump’s watch, Transparency International (TI) — the global civil society organization based in Berlin, Germany, leading the fight against corruption — said on Tuesday.
Chief executives from the world's leading companies expressed a record jump in pessimism about global growth prospects, according to a PwC survey released alongside the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Rising levels of carbon dioxide, which deplete the nutrients of different foods, could leave hundreds of millions around the world at risk for nutritional deficiencies, according to a new global study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published today in the Journal Nature Climate Change.