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What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, September 25

Europe is at a “decisive moment” in dealing with its second wave of Covid-19 infections, and the buck falls on its citizens to prevent the deaths and economically ruinous lockdowns seen this spring, the European Union’s Health Commissioner warned yesterday. A false sense of security has developed over the summer. Deaths are still well below…MORE

China says US has ‘created enough troubles for the world’ as UN spat continues

China’s Ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that the US has “created enough troubles for the world already” as the two nations continued to spar over the coronavirus pandemic during a tense meeting of the UN Security Council. US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft criticized China over what she said was a “decision…MORE

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

World leaders gathered virtually Tuesday for this week’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the UN’s historic 75th anniversary overshadowed by strongmen leaders, fraying relations and a sense of intensifying international crisis. The summit was forced online this year due to the pandemic and the 14-day quarantine regulations in New York City. Covid-19 loomed heavily…MORE

This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

Birds can chirp, birds can fly and now scientists have new evidence that birds can communicate with each other using sound made with their feathers. A species called the fork-tailed flycatcher, or Tyrannus savanna, vibrate their feathers very quickly to produce a sound, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Integrative and Comparative…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, September 22

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, September 22

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly dropped new guidance from its website about airborne transmission of the coronavirus yesterday, just days after publishing it. The agency said a draft version was posted in error, before it had gone through the normal review process, and reverted to its previous guidance, which does not…MORE

Americans think the UN is doing a good job. Japanese people disagree

Americans think the UN is doing a good job. Japanese people disagree

As the United Nations turns 75, a majority of people in 14 developed nations approve of the international body’s work in eight key areas, including fighting coronavirus, promoting action on climate change and building peace. And despite years of UN-bashing by American politicians and pundits, it’s Japan, not the United States, that has the lowest…MORE

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