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    Reuters July 10, 2020 0 Comments World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday he was confident a review announced a day earlier of the WHO’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic would not interfere with its response to the disease. Tedros said the decision to start the inquiry “gives the responsibility actually to me, which is very important, so that we can have a balancing act, so the evaluation doesn’t affect the response”. “We felt that...
              Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said he disagrees with President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate the United States’ membership in the World Health Organization (WHO). The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations this week of its decision to leave WHO, The New York Times reported. “The United States’ notice of withdrawal, effective July 6, 2021, has been submitted to the U.N. secretary general, who is the depository for the WHO,” a senior administration...
    Representative James Comer (R-KY), the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, on Thursday reacted to 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO) immediately if elected following President Donald Trump’s announcement the United States was going to withdraw from the organization. Comer expressed on FNC’s “Fox & Friends First” his agreement with Trump’s decision because of how the WHO handled the coronavirus pandemic, saying Biden’s pledge is “a...
    The U.S. will fulfill its $99 million financial obligation to the World Health Organization before formally exiting the agency next July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, reports Fox News. We will work with Congress with respect to the appropriated funds, Pompeo told reporters. Well get it right. But the president has made very clear we are not going to underwrite an organization that has historically been incompetent and not performed its fundamental function, Pompeo added. The U.S. formally submitted...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden says he will reverse President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization. “Americans are safer when America is engaged in strengthening global health. On my first day as President, I will rejoin the @WHO and restore our leadership on the world stage,” the former vice president tweeted Tuesday evening. Biden’s pledge to rejoin the embattled organization came shortly after the Trump administration confirmed its move to break ties with the global...
    By Kate Kelland LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is back in the spotlight over its performance in the global fight against the new coronavirus after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration gave notice it would quit the body in a year’s time. Trump has accused the WHO of becoming a puppet for China during the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO said on Thursday it would set up an independent panel to review its handling of the pandemic...
    Bradley Cortright July 8, 2020 0 Comments The United States is set to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), and Chinese officials are saying the move will only hurt the international fight against COVID-19. During a press conference on Wednesday, China’s Foreign Ministry’s Zhao Lijian was asked about the move.  “This is another example of the US being a pursuer of unilateralism and a quitter from treaties and organizations,” he said. Zhao continued: “As the most authoritative and...
    Matt Novak2 minutes ago•Filed to:coronaviruscoronavirusdonald trumpworld health organizationWHOpresident trumpfloridatexasarizonawalt disney worldSavePresident Donald Trump, a threat to the safety and security of the United States, at the White House on July 7, 2020.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The U.S. reached 3 million covid-19 cases on Wednesday and broke its own record for the most new cases in a single day on Tuesday, chalking up 60,209 infections in a 24-hour period, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University and AFP. The...
    China’s state-run Global Times propaganda newspaper branded America’s entry into the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) “the most successful investment that the US has ever made” and called President Donald Trump’s move to leave it on Tuesday “petty.” Trump announced in May that his administration would begin the process of leaving the United Nations body – funded by more money from America than anywhere else – in response to the W.H.O.’s failed response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, compromised by the agency’s...
    The director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Tuesday the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating, and we have clearly not reached the peak of the pandemic. More than six months in, the case for national unity and global solidarity is undeniable, he said at a WHO briefing Tuesday. We cannot afford any divisions. Tedros stressed that while global deaths have leveled off, many countries are actually seeing cases and deaths rise.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your...
    Reuters July 8, 2020 0 Comments The United States will leave the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021, the United Nations said on Tuesday, after receiving notification of the decision by President Donald Trump, who has accused the agency of becoming a puppet for China during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, who announced the decision over a month ago, has to give one-year notice of the U.S. withdrawal from the Geneva-based body and pay all Washington’s dues under...
    Hillary Clinton declared on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s formal withdrawal from the World Health Organization (W.H.O) is a “self-inflicted disaster.” “This is the very last thing we need, so of course the Trump administration is doing it,” said the failed Trump challenger. “What a self-inflicted disaster”: This is the very last thing we need, so of course the Trump administration is doing it. What a self-inflicted disaster. https://t.co/US0KyvLHRa — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2020 Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ),...
    The Trump administration formally notified Congress that the United States has withdrawn from the World Health Organization on Tuesday. The U.S. sent the official withdrawal notice to the United Nations secretary-general, but the process takes a year, so it will become official in 2021. The president suspended U.S. payments to the WHO in April and said the administration would be reviewing further actions to be taken. Today I am instructing my administration to...
    The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused of bowing to Chinese influence. Former Vice...
    By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said he would reverse the decision on his first day in office if elected. The withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in...
    The Trump administration is pulling the United States out of the World Health Organization, as the country faces record-breaking spikes in coronavirus cases. A state department official confirmed the move to CNN on Tuesday, stating the White House had submitted a formal notice of withdrawal effective July 6, 2021. The letter was submitted to congressional lawmakers as well as the “UN Secretary-General, who is the depository for the WHO.” Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHO in the...
    The Trump administration has formally withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), as the United Nations-backed agency continues to face fierce criticism over its response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, according to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Menendez, the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote on Twitter that the Trump administration has pulled out from the WHO. Menendez wrote: Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHO in the midst of...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the U.N. bodys response to the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.  The United States is the largest financial contributor to the WHO – which leads the fight on global maladies from polio to measles to mental health – but it has increasingly been in Trumps crosshairs as the coronavirus takes a heavy toll.  After threatening to suspend...
    President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO). The president had made his intentions clear in late May, accusing the WHO of being under Chinas control in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite calls from the EU and others, he said he would pull out of the UN agency and redirect funds elsewhere. He has now notified the UN and Congress of his intentions, although the process could take at least...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration of if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification, delivered on Monday, makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration of if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification, delivered on Monday, makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused of...
    President Donald Trump speaks to journalists in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 2, 2020. The president addressed reports that the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has submitted to the UN secretary-general its notice to withdraw from the World Health Organization by July 6, 2021, a senior administration official confirmed to CNBC. The notice to the UN was the first step in a yearlong process that will rely on...
    Effective next Monday, the United States will no longer be a member nation of the World Health Organization, the White House announced Tuesday, ending the U.S.’s involvement in the global group, which President Donald Trump has claimed conspired with China to hide the true extent of the coronavirus pandemic. The United States submitted its withdrawal to the United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday, according to The Hill, and the White House informed Congress of its intent to drop participation in the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration of if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification, delivered on Monday, makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused...
    (CNN)The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas in the last week alone. Sen. Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tweeted the news Tuesday. Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the ⁦‪@WHO⁩in the midst of a pandemic. To call...