GENEVA (Sputnik) - The spread of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an issue that demands serious attention, however, there are no grounds yet to declare a public health emergency of international concern, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis toured Bien Hoa Air Base outside Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Wednesday, once a US airfield during the Vietnam War, but now best known for being one of the hot spots where Agent Orange was sprayed, and to which the US has now returned, decades later, to help remediate.
On Wednesday, Canada became the second country in the world after Uruguay to fully legalize recreational marijuana for domestic sale and consumption, prompting new discussions surrounding the legalization of cannabis.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US, saying that its latest economic sanctions against Iranian banks and companies violated International Court of Justice (ICJ) orders.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The launches of the Russian Rokot-2 light carrier rockets may begin again in 2021 which would allow achieving annual incomes of over 8 billion rubles ($120 million) if the decision to resume the project is made this year, a source in the aerospace industry told Sputnik.
The decision by some Central American nations to prevent migrants from crossing the US-Mexico border over fears of US economic aid being cut off illustrates that there's "no sovereignty" in the region, Juan Jose Gutierrez, executive director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, told Sputnik.
The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released footage on Wednesday of an officer shooting an unarmed autistic man in 2017.
A mysterious polio-like syndrome that attacks primarily children, causing paralysis and muscle weakness, has continued to spread across the US, with 127 reported cases this year - up from just 38 earlier this week. Federal officials raised public awareness Tuesday by warning about the growing prevalence of the mysterious syndrome.
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