World News Briefs — November 20, 2020 (Evening Edition)

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that “the developing world is on the precipice of financial ruin and escalating poverty, hunger and untold suffering” as the world struggles to combat the coronavirus pandemic. 
His message came ahead of a meeting of the leaders of the Group of 20 rich nations and big emerging powers this weekend. “We cannot let the COVID pandemic lead to a debt pandemic,” Guterres told reporters. 
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 MIDDLE EAST 
ASIA 
Seoul faces third COVID-19 wave; officials warn of stricter measures. 
 AFRICA 
Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Ceasefire calls as army claims progress. 
 EUROPE 
Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej dies after coronavirus infection. 
 AMERICAS 
Mexico Covid-19 deaths exceed 100,000, making it fourth country to pass grim milestone. 
Haiti demonstrators call on U.S. to shift support. 
Trudeau rules out a ‘normal Christmas’ as Covid-19 cases spike in Canada & health chiefs sound alarm. 
 TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR 
ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS 

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