US President Biden co-hosting 2nd COVID summit as world’s resolve falters

Momentum on vaccination and treatment has faded even as new, more infectious variants rise and billions across the globe remain unprotected Washington: President Joe Biden will appeal for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he convenes the second global COVID-19 summit at a time when faltering resolve at home jeopardises that global response. … Read more

Explained: What the coming to power of Bongbong, son of the infamous President Ferdinand Marcos, means for the Philippines and the region

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the ousted former dictator of the Philippines, has won the biggest ever landlide in the presidential elections of the country, marking an extraordinary full circle in its modern political history. “To the world: Judge me not by my ancestors, but by my actions,” Marcos Jr was quoted … Read more