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Exported used cars ‘dumped’ on developing nations, driving up pollution, UN warns |

The study – the first-ever of its kind – found that some 14 million used cars, vans and minibuses were exported worldwide from Europe, the United States and Japan between 2015 and 2018.  Around 80 per cent, went to low and middle income countries, with more than half going to …

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Catch-up, ‘get ahead and stay ahead’ of coronavirus, urges UN health agency chief |

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), informed journalists that “intensive care units are filling up to capacity in some places, particularly in Europe and North America”.  Meanwhile over the weekend, numerous world leaders re-evaluated their situation, the UN health agency chief noted, and “took action to …

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Coronavirus ‘feeds off instability’, disrupting Israel-Palestine peace efforts |

In his virtual briefing, Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body that “a coherent, coordinated approach” was needed to contain the pandemic, saying that the UN would continue to advocate for increasing cooperation, including urging the parties to “work together to mitigate risks, save lives and avoid unilateral actions that undermine …

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