People are silhouetted against the setting sun in Malaga, southern Spain July 24, 2019 -- REUTERS GENEVA/BRUSSELS -- 2020 was one of the three hottest years on record, marked by wildfires, droughts, floods and melting glaciers, a United Nations (U.N.) report said on Monday, prompting the U.N. Secretary-General to say the world stands "on the verge of the abyss." In ...

PATIENTS with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who have been consistently physically inactive have a significantly higher risk of severe outcomes than patients who were getting at least some exercise or regularly met physical activity guidelines prior to the illness, researchers found. Among the 48,440 patients in their study, 14.4% were consistently inactive in the two years before their COVID-19 diagnosis, ...

REUTERSSOUTHEAST ASIAN countries will discuss the crisis in Myanmar at a summit in Jakarta on Saturday, the ASEAN bloc's secretariat said on Tuesday, after the European Union (EU) imposed its toughest sanctions yet on the junta that seized power there on Feb. 1. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been trying to find a way to guide ...

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND -- European soccer's governing body Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) led a backlash against plans for a breakaway Super League on Monday, saying associated players and clubs could be banned from its competitions -- including three of this season's Champions League semifinalists. Addressing an emergency meeting the day after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the new ...

REAL Madrid is part of the planned European Super League along with two other Spanish clubs -- Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. -- REAL MADRID CF FB PAGEA CONTROVERSIAL decision to form a breakaway European Super League was taken "to save football" and in part motivated because "young people are no longer interested" in the game, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez ...

A little over a month ago, "Courtside" noted the unhealthy interest being paid in the so-called Most Valuable Player race. At the time, the All-Star break led to a dearth of news; in a vacuum, pro hoops habitues found themselves engaging in the favorite pastime of idle minds: speculating on who would win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. All the back ...

As the health crisis continues to impact the country, many in the education sector, especially those in vulnerable communities, are having trouble staying digitally connected primarily because of financial constraints. With students and teachers struggling to keep up with the demands of remote learning, Globe is extending free data access to the Globe eLibrary and essential learning platforms of the ...

Seven Filipinos landed in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, which highlights millennial and Gen Z leaders who persevered and thrived despite global uncertainty. They are: Rexy Josh Dorado, co-founder of Kumu, a homegrown social media app Guendoline Rome "No Rome" Viray Gomez, an artist and musician Carmina Bayombong, co-founder of InvestEd Philippines, which provides educational loans to ...

BRUSSELS - Russia has concentrated more than 150,000 troops on Ukraine's border and in annexed Crimea, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said on Monday after EU foreign ministers were briefed by Ukraine's foreign minister. "It is more than 150,000 Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian borders and in Crimea. The risk of further escalation is evident," Borrell said, declining ...

Primark’s owner will repay £121 million in furlough money claimed under government job retention schemes and pay out a dividend to shareholders despite a slump in profits. Associated British Foods (ABF) said the decision comes despite stores remaining closed for most of the autumn and winter period, leading to revenues and profits plunging. Sales were down 17% to £6.3 ...