Guterres calls for international cooperation on United Nation’s 75th anniversary Sep 22, 2020 0 379 12345 (DPA)NEW YORKUN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls for more international cooperation in the face of global challenges at an event marking the world body’s 75th anniversary.“Today we have a surplus of multilateral challenges and a deficit of multilateral solutions,” Guterres said.“Climate calamity looms; biodiversity is collapsing; poverty is again rising; hatred is spreading; geopolitical tensions are escalating; ... and the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the world’s fragilities. We can only address them together.” He also praised the UN’s achievements, noting that a third world war has been avoided.The UN chief was speaking in person in the gilded General Assembly Hall in New York. World leaders are to address the event via pre-recorded video speeches. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Navalny says Novichok found ‘in and on’ his body Sep 22, 2020 0 701 Trump’s US Supreme Court push ‘abuse of power’: Biden Sep 22, 2020 0 947 Support for Taiwan independence doomed to fail: Beijing Sep 22, 2020 0 418 No EU sanctions on Belarus despite oppn leader plea AFP Brussels EU foreign ministers on Monday failed to agree sanctions over the political crisis in Belarus, despite a plea for support from opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. The former Soviet republic has been .. UK govt steps up coronavirus threat level after rise in cases AFP London The UK government on Monday upgraded its coronavirus alert level, as top advisers warned England could see up to 50,000 cases a day by mid-October and a surging death toll unless action is taken immediately. .. Trump to name Supreme Court pick at end of week US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this week. “I will announce it either Friday or Saturday and then the work begins, but hopefully it won’t be .. US announces ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran, Venezuela’s Maduro AFP Washington The United States said on Monday it was imposing sanctions on Iran’s defence ministry and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro under a contested UN authority and demanded that Europe follow suit. .. US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election AFP Washington The United States edged close to registering 200,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump stays in office. ..