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World 14 Jan 2021 | 5:47 PM

Two members of WHO delegation to Wuhan held back over health screening

WUHAN, China/GENEVA (Reuters) - Two members of a World Health Organization-led team that arrived on Thursday in China's Wuhan city to investigate the origins of COVID-19 remained behind in Singapore after testing positive for coronavirus antibodies, the global body said.

World 14 Jan 2021 | 12:38 PM

U.S. stands by Taiwan, envoy says after cancelled trip

NEW YORK/TAIPEI (Reuters) - The United States stands by Taiwan and always will, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who told her the island would continue to seek access to U.N. meetings.

World 04 Jan 2021 | 9:12 PM

China pledges safety, effectiveness as vaccination to be carried out nationwide

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19 has ordered the strict inspection of vaccine quality, safety and smooth cold-chain transportation, as well as timely and accurate delivery of vaccines, as the country's first self-developed vaccine got market approval with the vaccination campaign to be carried out nationwide gradually.

World 22 Dec 2020 | 6:50 PM

S.Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it scrambled fighter jets in response to an intrusion into its air defence identification zone by 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft on Tuesday.