Putin calls for summit of key UN Security Council members Jan 24, 2020 0 408 12345 Jerusalem: Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Thursday for a summit of leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, to “defend peace in the face of global instability”.His call came as Russia promotes itself as a global powerbroker, playing a decisive role in crises in the MidEast, Libya and Ukraine.Putin said the leaders of Russia, China, the US, France and Britain could meet “in any place in the world”. He argued that the countries that created a new global order after WWII should cooperate to solve today’s problems. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Johnson’s Brexit deal officially becomes UK law Jan 24, 2020 0 1108 Trump, back from Davos, attacks impeachment trial Jan 24, 2020 0 373 China locks down cities to contain coronavirus Jan 24, 2020 0 375 Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus Here is a list of countries that have so far confirmed cases of the coronavirus. ● In China, as of Thursday more than 570 people have been infected across China, most of them in Wuhan. Hong Kong and British scientists have .. How the world is responding to China virus outbreak AFP Paris Here is a rundown of the efforts by countries around the world to contain the outbreak. ▪ China has quarantined Wuhan, suspending public transport, closing roads and cancelling planes and trains to and from the .. Brazil no longer refusing foreign funds to protect Amazon rainforest Berlin: Brazil is willing to accept foreign funding to protect the Amazon rainforest, Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Thursday, backtracking on the country’s earlier refusal of such aid. In August, far-right .. US to limit visas for pregnant women to curb ‘birth tourism’ AFP Washington The United States said on Thursday it will no longer issue temporary visitor visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the country for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the rule, which takes effect ..