Vilnius, Latvia
Reuters

Europe urged pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday to honour their commitments to supply coronavirus vaccines, as delivery cuts and delays dim hopes of a quick fix to COVID-19 and increase talk of protectionism and hoarding.

Countries around the world, anxious to reboot economies and restart travel

RNS

A Black Lives Matter banner that hung outside University Christian Church in San Diego was defaced with paint over the weekend.

Rev Caleb Lines, senior minister of University Christian Church, said he found out about the vandalism around 6am on Sunday, when a security company sent him

United Nations
AP

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged coordinated global action on Monday to build an alliance against the growth and spread of neo-Nazism and white supremacy and the resurgence of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and hate speech sparked partly by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UN chief also urged international action

RNS

On the first Sunday after he became a Georgia senator, Rev Raphael Warnock described his election and the changing scene at the US Capitol - from insurrection to inauguration - as forms of divine messaging.

“Can I just close this sermon by telling you that this very

London, UK
Reuters

More than 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea.

About 90 per cent of

Reno, Nevada
AP

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused a rural Nevada church’s request to enter a legal battle over the government’s authority to limit the size of religious gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic - after the church won an appeals court ruling last month that

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Countries must enable victims of human trafficking to play a key role in programs and policies to tackle the crime, the first global alliance of survivors-turned-advocates said on Monday.

The 21-member International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council aims to help governments improve their

RNS

A group of US Catholic bishops has released a statement condemning the bullying of LGBTQ youth, insisting “all people of goodwill should help, support, and defend” them.

“As we see in the Gospels, Jesus Christ taught love, mercy and welcome for all people, especially for those who

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

As Australia holds a national day of festivities on 26th January, Indigenous woman Rita Wright will be protesting the celebrations at a march in Sydney.

Australia Day marks the date the British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour in 1788 to start a penal colony, viewing

Anchorage, Alaska, US
Reuters

Earth’s ice is melting faster today than in the mid-1990s, new research suggests, as climate change nudges global temperatures ever higher.

Altogether, an estimated 28 trillion metric tons of ice have melted away from the world’s sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers since the

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Billionaires including Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Tesla founder Elon Musk have seen their wealth soar during the COVID-19 pandemic while the world's poor face years of hardship, charity Oxfam said on Monday as it demanded steps to tackle inequality.

Nations have a "shrinking

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