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- China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as U.S. tensions rise
Thu, 28 May 2020 18:46:16 -0400
China's parliament on Thursday approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists and Western countries fear could erode the city's freedoms and jeopardise its role as a global financial hub.
- Sudan army officer dies, soldiers hurt in attack by Ethiopian militia: SUNA
Thu, 28 May 2020 18:21:03 -0400
A Sudanese military officer was killed and several soldiers wounded on Thursday in an attack by Ethiopian militias on the Sudanese side of the border with Ethiopia, the official SUNA news agency said.
- U.S. indicts North Koreans, accuses state-owned bank of evading sanctions
Thu, 28 May 2020 18:16:49 -0400
The U.S. Justice Department accused North Korea's state-owned bank of evading U.S. sanctions laws and charged 28 North Korean and five Chinese citizens in its largest crackdown on North Korea sanctions violations.
- Kosovo highest court clears the way for new government vote
Thu, 28 May 2020 18:09:40 -0400
Kosovo's Constitutional Court ruled late on Thursday that a new government can be formed without holding a snap election, a decision opposed by the caretaker prime minister's party, which has vowed street protests.
- Fourth Iranian fuel tanker enters Venezuela, U.S. slams 'distraction'
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:58:57 -0400
The Venezuelan navy said it escorted a fourth fuel tanker from Iran through its waters on Thursday, while the United States called the shipments to the gasoline-starved country a distraction from problems facing President Nicolas Maduro.
- Inside a COVID-19 hospital in India, doctors see no end in sight
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:56:08 -0400
It was barely noon on Thursday when the metal doors of the mortuary at a hospital in south New Delhi swung open and staff in white coveralls rolled out a stretcher. Mourning relatives looked on, as a body bag was loaded into an ambulance and taken away to a cemetery.
- Mexican president hits the road again under pall of coronavirus deaths
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:52:45 -0400
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he would restart his tours of Mexico, gambling on his ability to control the narrative that the country is bouncing back from the coronavirus outbreak even as death tolls and infections hit record highs.
- UK's Johnson eases lockdown as furore over aide rumbles on
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:57 -0400
The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain's population, Boris Johnson announced on Thursday, as a row persisted over the prime minister's closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown.
- Britons clap their support for health workers
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:57 -0400
Britons took to their doorsteps and balconies on Thursday to show their appreciation for health workers on the front line of the coronavirus crisis, in what could be the last such celebration.
- UK PM's senior adviser Cummings considers quitting later this year: Daily Mail
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:57 -0400
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, is considering quitting later this year, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.
- Trump, Macron agree G7 should be held in person and in near future: White House
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:18:09 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone call on Thursday that the G7 meeting should be held in person and in the near future, the White House said.
- Spain will open gradually to tourism, with Europe first
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:55:15 -0400
Spain will open gradually to tourism this summer, starting with European countries, and will ensure visitors only go to areas that have the coronavirus under control, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said.
- Fire rips through crowded Cameroon prison
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:41:30 -0400
A fire tore through an overcrowded maximum security prison in Cameroon's port city of Douala on Thursday leading to the hospitalisation of three prisoners with serious burns, a local fire chief said.
- French coronavirus cases jump by 3,325 due to better tracking
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:24:35 -0400
The number of coronavirus infections in France jumped on the same day the government announced an easing of lockdown rules, but the increase reflected the inclusion of new data rather than a rise in daily infections, the Health Ministry said.
- Doctors in Chile face tough decisions as coronavirus cases spike
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:23:47 -0400
Doctors in hospitals across the Chilean capital Santiago said on Wednesday beds are fast running short as new coronavirus cases spike across the city, forcing urgent care wards to make tough decisions with patients flooding the system.
- Dubai hits the ski slope as coronavirus restrictions lift
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:18:13 -0400
Adnan Mayasi's first move after Dubai lifted coronavirus restrictions on leisure activities was to hit the emirate's indoor ski slope - with the added protection of surgical mask and plastic gloves.
- Dubai reopens four beaches and major parks to public starting Friday
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:17:24 -0400
Dubai announced it will reopen 4 beaches and major parks as well the Dubai Frame architectural landmark for the general public starting on Friday, the Dubai media office announced in a statement.
- Islamic State calls COVID-19 God's punishment for foes: tape
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:17:02 -0400
Islamic State (IS) said the coronavirus pandemic was divine punishment for its enemies, according to an audio broadcast on Thursday, where the jihadists also vowed more attacks.
- Seven health workers, civilian killed in Somali village: aid group
Thu, 28 May 2020 16:13:10 -0400
Seven health workers and a civilian were killed in a village north of the Somali capital after being abducted by masked men in military uniforms on Wednesday, a director of a local aid group said on Thursday.
- Valencia region moves to next stage of Spain's lockdown exit
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:52:57 -0400
Spain's Valencia region will progress to the next phase of a gradual exit from one of Europe's strictest lockdowns, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Thursday, as the country's coronavirus death toll rose by just one for the second straight day to 27,119.