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Belgium forms new government after 16-month deadlock

Belgium formed a new govt, 16 months on from an inconclusive election, with caretaker finance minister Alexander De Croo named as the new prime minister.

September 30, 2020

UN chief: Global vaccine effort urgently needs more funds

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it is time for countries to help fund the WHO's global vaccine plan which needs an immediate injection of US$15b.

September 30, 2020

EU slams Poland, Hungary as cash-for-democracy fight heats up

The EU's executive slammed Poland and Hungary for failing to live up to democratic standards, giving ammunition to those in the bloc pushing to shut them out from funding.

September 30, 2020

Latin American cities switch to green transport

Latin American megacities are looking forward to pollutant-free public transport thanks to growing supplies of electric buses of Chinese brands.

September 30, 2020