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  • A woman wearing a protective mask prays at the Lungshan temple during the fourth day of the Lunar New year of the Rat in Taipei in January 28, 2020.

    Taiwan lashed out at China amid the coronavirus outbreak as Taipei's isolation exposes the island's vulnerability in a public health emergency.

  • GENEVA, Feb 5- Hundreds of experts will meet in Geneva next Tuesday and Wednesday to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to combat the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a multinational WHO-led team would go to China very soon to...

  • Feb 4- The European Medicines Agency said it was taking steps to speed up the development of vaccines and treatments to combat the new coronavirus that has killed more than 400 people. The World Health Organization has declared the flu-like virus a global emergency and experts say much is still unknown, including its mortality rate and transmission routes.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 1- The next round of talks on a global biodiversity treaty due to be held in the Chinese city of Kunming on Feb. 24 will be moved to Rome as a result of a coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations announced. The U.N.' s Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity said it had reached the decision after consultations with the Chinese government.

  • Jan 31- Gilead Sciences Inc said on Friday it provided its experimental Ebola therapy for use in a small number of patients with the coronavirus that has killed over 200 so far in China and is working with the country's authorities to set up a study. The announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus epidemic a public...

  • People wear medical masks as a precaution against coronavirus, walking around the in the streets of New York, United States on January 30, 2020.

    Goldman's prediction comes as market participants try to assess the potential economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • *Factory activity in China stalled in January, with the outbreak of the new virus adding to risks facing the economy despite easing trade tensions, while growth in the services sector activity quickened. *This came after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global emergency, as the death toll in China reached 213 and cases spread to at least...

  • Jan 30- A World Health Organization panel is meeting in Geneva on Thursday to assess the latest evolution in the new coronavirus, which has killed 170 people and spread from China to at least 16 other countries. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus makes the final call. Only five have been declared in the past decade: the H1 virus that caused an...

  • GENEVA, Jan 29- It is for governments to decide whether to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and senior Chinese officials discussed measures at talks in Beijing this week, including possible...

  • A man wearing face mask is seen at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on January 28, 2020.

    The chief executive of Novartis believes it will take at least 12 months to find a new vaccine to treat the coronavirus.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is committed to helping Israel and the Palestinians broker peace on the basis of U.N. resolutions, international law, bilateral agreements and the vision of two states based on pre-1967 borders, his spokesman said in a statement after the United States unveiled its plan. One such U.N. resolution was...

  • GENEVA, Jan 28- China has agreed that the World Health Organization can send international experts there "as soon as possible" to increase understanding of a new coronavirus and guide the global response to the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. In a statement issued after a two-day visit by WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who met Chinese...

  • Chinese tourists wearing protective masks to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, look on at a train station in Colombo on January 28, 2020.

    The direct comparison comes as market participants try to understand the potential economic impact of the latest outbreak.

  • Equinor's Johan Sverdrup oil field depicted in August 2019. Lundin Petroleum received its first oil from Phase 1 of the Johan Sverdrup field in early October.

    Sweden's oil major Lundin Petroleum has pledged to become carbon neutral by the end of the decade.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23- United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The independent U.N. experts...

  • GENEVA, Jan 23- The World Health Organisation said on Thursday that the new coronavirus that has emerged in China and spread to several other countries does not yet constitute an international emergency but it was tracking its evolution "every minute". WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement after its Emergency Committee of 16...

  • The state of global geopolitical tensions is high, and this is having an impact on the global economy, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, told CNBC at the World Economic Forum at Davos on Thursday.

  • Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, joins CNBC's Sara Eisen at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss global growth, Iran, the future of trade and more.

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    More than 470 million people worldwide are working fewer paid hours than they would like to or lack access to paid work, says the International Labour Organization.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg gave two of the highest profile addresses at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this year. There has been a lot of buzz around the two personalities, not least because of their contrasting views on climate change. CNBC's Timothyna Duncan reports from Switzerland.