EU maritime transport emissions must be cut sharply: report

Maritime transport emissions must be drastically cut further if the European Union hopes to become carbon neutral by 2050, the European Maritime Safety Agency warned. In 2019, maritime transport to and within the EU accounted for 13.5 percent of transport-related emissions on the continent, the agency said in a report. Nearly 77 percent of European external trade and 35 percent …

Five things to know about Mu COVID variant

“Mu” is the fifth coronavirus disease variant the World Health Organization is monitoring. It was first identified in Colombia in January and has been detected in at least 39 countries on the continents of South America and Europe since then. The WHO said this variant “has a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape.” It could have …

Pangulong Tsino, nagtalumpati sa seremoniya ng pagbubukas ng 6th Eastern Economic Forum

Sa paanyaya ni Pangulong Viladmir Putin ng Rusya, sa pamamagitan ng video link, lumahok at nagtalumpati noong Biyernes, ika-3 ng Setyembre 3, sa siyudad ng Beijing, si Pangulong Xi Jinping ng Tsina, sa seremoniya ng pagbubukas ng ika-6 na Eastern Economic Forum. Ang porum na ito ay itinaguyod ni Pangulong Putin ng bansang Rusya noong 2015. Ito ay mahalagang hakbangin …

Hong Kong’s Olympians overcome COVID-19 challenges to prepare for Tokyo 2020

Olympic athletes from Hong Kong are making final preparations for the Tokyo Games. The pandemic disrupted training and left them starved of international competition. But they are hoping it won’t stop them bringing home a record haul of medals. Team Hong Kong’s fencing squad would have spent the past year competing globally to get ready for the Games. COVID-19 made …

Delta COVID-19 variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules

The latest alarming coronavirus variant is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread. Most of the vaccines still appear to offer strong protection against the highly contagious delta variant, first identified in India and now spreading in more …

Xi: No fixed model for modernization, every country’s efforts deserve respect

Every country’s efforts to explore a path to modernization that suits its own national realities deserve respect, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Tuesday, July 6. As he addressed the CPC and World Political Parties Summit via video link in Beijing, President Xi said, “There …

Singapore omits Sinovac shots from COVID-19 vaccination tally

People who received Sinovac shots are excluded from Singapore’s count of total vaccinations against COVID-19, officials in the city state said, citing inadequate efficacy data for the Chinese-made vaccine, especially against the contagious Delta variant. The Delta variant has become the most prevalent strain of COVID-19 in Singapore since a cluster of infections was identified at the airport in May. …

Indonesian COVID-19 explosion batters hospitals

Indonesia warned it was bracing for a punishing surge in Covid-19 cases as its daily toll soared to a record 728 deaths on July 6 and hospitals crumble under the weight of the country’s deadliest wave yet. Emergency oxygen supplies for virus patients were being flown in from neighboring Singapore, while the government said Southeast Asia’s worst-hit nation could see …

Testing children for the COVID-19 vaccine

For over six months, people have rolled up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 180 million Americans have received at least one dose, but one group has not been part of the effort: young children. Nine-year-old Daemo Gregorie-Cradick is part of the new Pfizer vaccine trial being conducted by Children’s Hospital Colorado and some 80 other medical facilities. …