Top 10 world news today: WHO launches pandemic response probe, China warns US and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 09, 2020, 08:17 PM IST

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there were indications that the Omicron-fuelled surge of Covid cases may have peaked in some countries Photograph:(AFP)

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Here are the top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organization, which faced fierce US criticism over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, launched an independent panel on Thursday to review its response to the pandemic. Read more


China's top diplomat Thursday warned the United States against "McCarthy-style paranoia" as tensions rise between the two superpowers. Read more


The United States has stressed the importance of resuming talks with North Korea, South Korea said on Thursday, even though North Korea has said it has no intention of returning to the negotiating table. Read more


Australia on Thursday offered protection for Hong Kongers living in the country in response to China's imposition of a national security law for the territory. Read more


The Brazilian Press Association has said it will file a lawsuit in the Supreme Court against President Jair Bolsonaro over possibly exposing members of the media to the novel coronavirus. Read more

Park Won-soon

A massive search operation began in South Korea on Thursday after the mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon was reported missing. Read more


The Russian governor of Khabarovsk region has been arrested on Thursday on multiple charges of involvement in murders. Read more


After months of lockdown, the UK economy has reopened and the locals are hoping that the British government will be able to bring the country out of the stagnancy and the downward spiral of the economy. Read more


France's new culture minister Roselyne Bachelot said Thursday there is a "large consensus" that the spire of the fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt as it was. Read more

Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and its ruling party’s candidate for the October presidential election, has died, President Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday. Read more