UN envoy for Myanmar calls for urgent action to reverse coup – National

The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar called Friday for urgent Security Council action to reverse Myanmar’s military coup, saying about 50 peaceful protesters were killed in the military’s worst crackdowns this week and scores more were seriously injured. Christine Schraner Burgener said in her briefing to a closed council meeting obtained by The Associated […]

Reality check: No, the WHO didn’t reverse its position on coronavirus lockdowns – National

The World Health Organization has been working this week to clarify its stance on pandemic lockdowns after one of its officials acknowledged the negative economic consequences such measures can bring.  Dr. David Nabarro, the organization’s special envoy on COVID-19, made an appeal for world leaders to “stop using lockdowns as your primary control method.” […]

U.S. Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes that slowed delivery – National

The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during the novel coronavirus pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service on […]