Authorities on Tuesday ordered the lockdown of 36 suburbs in Australia’s second biggest city Melbourne in an attempt to stop a spike in coronavius cases, a dramatic departure from the relaxation of restrictions elsewhere in the country.
China on Wednesday reported three new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 30, down from 19 a day earlier, the health authority said.
Coronavirus cases more than doubled in 14 US states in the month of June, including California, Florida and Texas, a Reuters analysis on Tuesday showed.
A British employers group demanded immediate action from Finance Minister Rishi Sunak after a record deterioration in business in the April-June period.
New US coronavirus cases could more than double to 100 000 per day if the current surge spirals further out of control, the government’s top infectious disease expert warned on Tuesday, although he was “cautiously optimistic” a vaccine would be available early next year.
The United States has called on the United Nations Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran that was due to expire in October in order for the Middle Eastern country to start behaving like a “normal nation”.
Belgium’s King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during its 75-year period under Belgian rule.
Dozens of indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon's Javari Valley have contracted COVID-19, with experts and officials warning the disease poses a huge threat to their lives and culture.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plan to spend the British economy out of its coronavirus-induced crisis, with a speech on Tuesday promising to fast-track 5 billion pounds of infrastructure investment.
China on Tuesday reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 29, up from 12 a day earlier, the health authority said.
Los Angeles County recorded an “alarming” one-day spike of nearly 3 000 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, taking its total to more than 100 000 cases, public health officials said, warning that hospitals could soon be overwhelmed.
Mexico is in talks with the Chinese government and private Chinese laboratories, as well as the University of Oxford and company AstraZeneca about trialing an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, a senior Mexican official said on Monday.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday.
As the United States recorded the largest single-day increase of new cases of COVID-19, bars and restaurants in the states of Florida and Texas faced new restrictions with new infections surging in several states across the sun-belt in the south.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency.
Gunmen armed with grenades attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in the city of Karachi on Monday in a bid to take hostages, killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed all four of the attackers, security officials said.
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France’s President Emmanuel Macron.
The death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.
President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was never briefed about Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, blasting a New York Times report that he was told about Moscow’s cash rewards but did not respond.
People turned out in low numbers and wearing face masks to vote on Sunday in France's delayed second round of municipal elections, a mid-term test for President Emmanuel Macron and his ruling party which could fail to win a single big city.
United States Senator Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s retweet of a video containing a white power message was offensive and should be removed from Twitter.
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.
Florida and four other states recorded daily highs for cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, highlighting the worsening spread of the coronavirus in parts of the US South and West, prompting some officials to roll back their reopening plans. The number of confirmed US cases of the virus rose to more than 2.5 million on Saturday, […]
The United Nations says it is close to completing an investigation into a video that purportedly shows an official having sex in the back seat of a marked UN vehicle in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Mexico City’s chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico’s most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
Mainland China reported on Saturday the highest number of new coronavirus cases in four days, driven by a COVID-19 resurgence in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
Britain will ditch a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from countries it deems to be lower risk for COVID-19 , the government said on Friday.
The United States recorded at least 40 870 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans to who have tested positive to at least 2.475 million.
The novel coronavirus, now spreading through the smaller towns of Brazil’s interior, risks returning to major cities in a so-called “boomerang effect,” as a lack of specialized medical treatment forces patients into larger urban centers.
The United Nations on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the signing of its Charter with a call from the Secretary General for the world to reimagine the way nations cooperate.