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MAE on International Day of "Blue Helmets": Women on mission, essential factor of peace

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) expressed its appreciation for over the one hundred thousand servicemen, policemen, gendarmes and civilian personnel currently involved in UN peacekeeping missions, message sent on the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, emphasizing the role of women in theaters of operations.

WHO: Up to Eight Top Candidates for Covid-19 Vaccine Exist

Work is accelerating on up to eight leading candidates for a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief said on Monday.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a UN Economic and Social Council video briefing the original thinking two months ago was that it may take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine.

Greece to issue two new bonds by year-end, may postpone early IMF payment, officials tell Reuters

Greece plans at least two more bond issues by the end of the year and could postpone an early repayment to the International Monetary Fund to boost cash reserves and cover extra funding needs related to Covid-19, government officials told Reuters on Tuesday.