The number of US coronavirus infections climbed above 82,000 on Thursday (26 March), surpassing the national tallies of China and Italy, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalizations and looming shortages of supplies, s...
More than three billion people are living under lockdown measures as soaring death tolls in Europe and the US on Wednesday (25 March) underlined a United Nations warning that the coronavirus pandemic threatens all of humanity.
Kosovo's government was toppled by a no-confidence vote Wednesday (25 March) less than two months after coming to power, plunging the unstable democracy into political uncertainty as it tries to halt the spread of coronavirus.
The head of the European Commission warned Wednesday (25 March) that the economic aftermath of the coronavirus could leave strategic private sector firms exposed to foreign takeovers.
Russia’s foreign ministry published a statement on Wednesday (25 March) urging all parties to regional armed conflicts to immediately stop hostilities, secure a ceasefire, and introduce a humanitarian pause, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, Moscow joins the appeal UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched on 23 March.
After receiving classified briefings about the coronavirus, some US Senators sold off stocks and then downplayed the virus’ risk to the public. Financial reporting currently shows that five senators have sold major holdings in recent months. Public outrage is high and calls for resignations are mounting.
The United States and Britain led a multi-billion-dollar global fightback against economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus as the European Union shut its borders to travellers from outside for 30 days to stem the pandemic's ferocious spread.
A war of words between China and the United States showed no signs of let up on Monday (16 March), with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with a top Chinese diplomat expressing “strong US objections” over what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to shift blame for the spread of the coronavirus.
US shale producers are seeking sharp service costs cuts to deal with plummeting prices and shrinking demand, according to executives and a letter sent to top providers, driving home the oil industry’s desperate efforts to cope with a market dive.
Europe’s airlines - already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak - are expected to be hard hit by US President Donald Trump’s 11 March ban on flights from the Schengen area, which has already been criticised by EU heads as unilateral and disproportionate.