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Major world issues still brewing

14 May 2020

London – Perhaps understandably, the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced many other international stories off the news agenda. Read More


Expert's warning unacceptable, says Trump

14 May 2020

Washington – United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday described as not acceptable a warning given by top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci this week about the dangers of reopening the economy and schools too quickly. Read More


Newborns, mothers killed in Afghan hospital attack

14 May 2020

KABUL – After struggling to get pregnant for years, Zainab, 27, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday morning at a small hospital in the southwestern corner of Kabul. She was overjoyed and named the boy Omid, meaning ‘hope’ in Dari. Read More


Sunday Times: Rihanna third richest musician in Britain

13 May 2020

London – Rihanna has made her debut appearance on The Sunday Times Rich List, with an estimated fortune of £468 million. Read More


UK COVID-19 deaths pass 40 000

12 May 2020

London – The United Kingdom’s coronavirus COVID-19 death toll now exceeds 40 000, by far the worst yet reported in Europe, raising more questions about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Read More


US diseases expert to testify

12 May 2020

The United States’ top infectious diseases doctor is to tell senators that the country will suffer "needless suffering and death" if it opens up too soon. Read More


Shipping reduced after river bank collapses in Argentina

12 May 2020

BUENOS AIRES – Ships transporting cargo from Argentina’s Rosario grain hub through the Parana River are having to reduce their cargoes after a bank collapse obstructed the navigation channel, exporters told Reuters. Read More


Confusion over plans to end British lockdown

12 May 2020

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a cautious plan on Monday to get Britain back to work, including advice on wearing home-made face coverings, though his attempt to lift the coronavirus lockdown prompted confusion and even satire. Read More


Shanghai Disneyland reopens

11 May 2020

SHANGHAI – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) reopened its Shanghai Disneyland park on Monday to a reduced number of visitors, ending a roughly three-month closure caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Read More


TV dad Jerry Stiller dies

11 May 2020

NEW YORK – Jerry Stiller, who played two of American television’s most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms Seinfeld and The King of Queens, has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on Monday. Read More


US Congressman: Let people of Guyana decide

11 May 2020

New York – A high-ranking United States Democratic Congressman has strongly urged US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Department of State, Michael Kozak, not to interfere in Guyana’s disputed March... Read More


UK's 'conditional' plan for reopening

11 May 2020

London – Boris Johnson has unveiled a "conditional plan" to reopen society, allowing people in England to spend more time outdoors from Wednesday. Read More


Stay alert, says Johnson

10 May 2020

LONDON – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people on Sunday to “stay alert” to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) risks, as he prepared to outline plans for gradually easing lockdown measures that have shuttered much of the economy for nearly seven weeks. Read More


Obama breaks silence on COVID response in leaked call

09 May 2020

WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “chaotic” in a conference call with former members of his administration, a source said on Saturday. Read More


Father and son charged in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

09 May 2020

A white former police officer and his son were arrested on Thursday in Georgia and charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, an incident that touched off a furore in the community and among civil rights activists nationwide. Read More


UK to introduce 14-day quarantine

09 May 2020

London – United Kingdom airlines say they have been told the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


Flooding kills more than 260

08 May 2020

Flooding as a result of recent heavy rains has killed more than 260 people across East Africa. Read More


Canada to pay essential workers more

08 May 2020

Ottawa – Canada and the country’s ten provinces will boost pay for essential workers such as employees in seniors’ residences, which are linked to 80 per cent of coronavirus deaths, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. Read More


Putin reaches out to US, Britain

08 May 2020

MOSCOW– Russia’s President Vladimir Putin sent telegrams on Friday to United States President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting the need to rekindle their nations’ cooperation during World War Two to solve today’s problems. Read More


Conditions in care homes looking up, says Johnson

06 May 2020

London – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the situation in care homes had improved, after his health minister denied Britain had prioritised hospitals over many elderly people in homes in its fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read More


US to disband virus task force

06 May 2020

Washington – United States President Donald Trump has confirmed the White House coronavirus task force will be winding down, with Vice-President Mike Pence suggesting it could be disbanded within weeks. Read More


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