Okonjo-Iweala Closer To WTO DG Job, Reaches Final Stage – Sources

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reached the final stage in the race to lead the World Trade…

Iran fears regional war as fighting rages around Nagorno-Karabakh

Iran’s president warned on Wednesday that fighting between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces in the South…

First Female Duo Win Nobel Chemistry Prize For Gene Editing Technique

Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the US on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry…

France Accuses Turkey Of Military Involvement In Karabakh Conflict

France accused Turkey on Wednesday of “military involvement” on the side of Azerbaijan in its conflict…

Celebs React to Donald Trump Testing Positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday night, and revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive…

Biden Tests Negative For COVID-19, Continues Campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Friday he has tested negative for Covid-19, three days after…

Beau Biden, an ‘inspiration’ for US Democratic candidate

Joe Biden once again paid tribute to his son Beau, who died of cancer in 2015,…

Trump Signs Stopgap Funding Bill to Avert a Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump signed stopgap spending legislation early Thursday to avert a government shutdown weeks before…

Madrid Widens Restrictions, One Million People Now Under Partial Lockdown

A million Madrid residents were under partial lockdown Monday as the region moved to slow the…

EU Calls For ‘Immediate Return To Negotiations’ Over Karabakh

The European Union called Sunday for a halt to fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani separatists over…

Iran prepares to impose new coronavirus lockdowns as cases rise

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday authorised the country’s provinces to impose lockdowns wherever necessary to…

At UN, India vows to help produce virus vaccine for world

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pledging to help the world produce and deliver potential coronavirus…

Iranian president accuses U.S. of savagery after new sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Saturday of “savagery” after Washington imposed new…

US passes 7m Covid cases as health officials warn second surge could come

As the United States passed 7m Covid-19 cases on Friday, top public health officials are doubling…

American Airlines To Get $5.5bn Loan From US Treasury

American Airlines has agreed to a $5.5 billion loan from the US Treasury as it aims…

Three Dead In Southern China Fire

Three people have been found dead after a huge fire broke out at an unfinished research…

Protesters hit by vehicles at Breonna Taylor demonstrations in Buffalo, Denver

One Kentucky officer was indicted, but none for Taylor’s death. Outpouring of grief and anger for…

US Passes 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths As Spread Quickens Globally

The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of…

Trump said coronavirus was good because he didn’t have shake hands with ‘disgusting people’, claims ex-White House aide

U.S. President Donald Trump has been in office since Jan. 20, 2017. Take a look at…

Global Recession Not Deep As Expected – OECD

The global recession this year will not be as deep as expected as a result of…

UK inflation is down to 0.2 Percent on Virus Stimulus

British inflation hit a near five-year low in August on state coronavirus stimulus measures for the…

WHO Issues Europe Deaths Warning As Daily COVID-19 Infections Rise

Europe will face a rising death toll from the coronavirus during the autumn months, the World…

US Policeman Accused Of Murdering George Floyd To Appear In Court

The US police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose…

Libya Reports Highest COVID-19 Cases For Single Day

Libya on Monday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections, the highest tally for a single…

Saudi Scraps Death Sentences, Jails Eight -Khashoggi Murder

A Saudi court on Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in a…

India Overtakes Brazil To Become Second Worst-Hit Country: COVID-19

India overtook Brazil on Monday as the country with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases,…

Australia Extends Melbourne Lockdown Despite Drop In Cases: COVID-19

Australian officials on Sunday extended a strict virus lockdown of the country’s second-biggest city by two…

France Create More Departments On COVID-19 High Alert

French authorities have placed seven more departments covering major cities such as Lille, Strasbourg and Dijon…

German Foreign Minister: Threatens Sanctions Over Navalny Poisoning

Germany, the current head of the European Union, will discuss possible sanctions against Russia over the…

Sudan: Three-Month State Of Emergency After Floods Kill Almost 100

Sudan on Saturday declared a three-month national state of emergency after record-breaking torrential floods that cost…

World Bank Cancels Loan For Controversial Lebanon Dam

The World Bank on Friday said it was canceling a loan to fund a dam in…

Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Signs Of Success In Early Trials

Patients involved in early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine developed antibodies with “no serious adverse…

US States Told Be Ready To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine By Nov 1

The Trump administration has urged US states to get ready to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine…

Coronavirus: France Closes 22 Schools Over Rise In Infection Cases

France’s education minister on Friday said 22 schools have had to shut on French territory due…

Fresh Restrictions Across UK As Cases Rise: COVID-19

Coronavirus restrictions were tightened in the Scottish city of Glasgow and extended in parts of northern…

India Bans 118 Chinese Apps In New Backlash Over Border Dispute

India on Wednesday banned 118 more Chinese apps in a stepped-up backlash over an increasingly bitter…

Pope Francis: Lebanon Faces ‘Extreme Danger’ After Blast

Pope Francis used a first public audience in six months Wednesday to warn that Lebanon faces…

Millions Back At School In Europe As Cases Pass Four Million

Millions of mask-wearing European children returned to school on Tuesday with governments determined to get pupils…

COVID-19: Russia Cases Surpass 1 Million As Students Return To School

Russia surpassed the one million mark in total coronavirus cases on Tuesday as students throughout the…

COVID-19 Plunges Brazil Into Recession With Record 9.7% Drop

Brazil’s economy, the biggest in Latin America, contracted by a record 9.7 percent in the second…

COVID-19: Brazil Death Toll Exceeds 120,000

Just over six months after registering its first case of the new coronavirus, Brazil crossed the…

COVID-19 Bites – Italy Plunges Into Recession

Italy posted a record economic contraction Monday as household spending and investment crashed during the country’s…

Rwanda Issues Arrest Warrant For Genocide Suspect In France – Prosecutor

Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant for a top former Rwandan military official, Aloys Ntiwiragabo,…

French PM Urges Public ‘Responsibility’ In COVID-19 Battle

France’s prime minister urged the population to take “responsibility” for limiting the coronavirus outbreak by wearing…

UK Govt Changes Its Mind On Masks In English Schools

The government has reversed policy on wearing facemasks in schools in England, sparking fresh criticism about…

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 800,000

The number of deaths from the new coronavirus has surpassed 800,000 around the world, according to…

California Fires Force Thousands To Flee As Governor Asks For Help

Some of California’s largest-ever fires raged across the state Saturday, forcing tens of thousands from their…

Ex-Trump Advisor Bannon Says He Is ‘Political Hit Job’ Victim

Former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who was arrested this week for defrauding donors to a…

Trump Responds To Obama Criticism, Calls Him A ‘Terrible’ Leader

President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired back angrily at his predecessor Barack Obama after being branded an unserious…

China Defends Wuhan Pool Party After Global Outrage

A massive pool party attended by thousands of people at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic…

Khan Academy Founder Shares Tips On How To Educate Kids During The Pandemic

Sal Khan’s first inkling that COVID-19 was going to disrupt education around the world came in…

Trump gives nod to Oracle buyout of TikTok in US

US President Donald Trump has said tech giant Oracle would be “a great company” to take…

Russian Energy Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has tested positive for the coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said…

Trump Announces Sixth Vaccine Contract For 100 Million Doses

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for…

Russia’s Economy Shrinks By 8.5 Percent In Second Quarter

Russia’s economy contracted by 8.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, the state statistics agency said…

Greece Seeks Emergency EU Meeting On Turkey – PM

Greece wants the EU to hold an emergency foreign ministers’ meeting, the prime minister’s office said…

Lebanon Blast: Political Game Changer Or Hollow Blow?

Last week’s cataclysmic explosion has ripped Beirut apart but was it strong enough to topple the…

Egypt-Gaza Crossing Opens For First Time In Months

The only crossing between Gaza and Egypt opened on Tuesday for 72 hours, allowing people to…

I Don’t Want To Die’: Blast Traumatises Beirut Children

“I don’t want to die.” Those were the first words Hiba’s six-year-old son screamed after the…

Preorders Of COVID-19 Vaccine Exceed Five Billion

Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials,…

New Zealand Announces Return Of COVID-19 After 102 Days

New Zealand announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections more than 100 days on Tuesday and…

WHO Wants To Review Russian Vaccine Safety Data

The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would…

Face Masks Now Compulsory In Paris Tourists Hotspots, Crowded Areas

Face masks became compulsory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday amid warnings of a resurgence…

South Africa Coronavirus Deaths Top 10,000

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in…

Hong Media Tycoon, Jimmy Lai, Arrested Under New Security Law

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office…

US Hits 5 Million Virus Cases As Trump Is Criticised Over Relief Package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President…

Dutch Ambassador’s Wife Dies Of Wounds From Beirut Blast

The wife of Dutch ambassador to Lebanon Jan Waltmans has died of wounds sustained in the…

Mauritius Declares Emergency As Oil Spill Crisis Worsens

The prime minister of Mauritius has declared a state of environmental emergency and appealed to France…

China Sentences Another Canadian To Death On Drug Charges

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to…

Rockefeller Foundation Shortlists Nigerian Adefolami Agunbiade For Food Vision Prize

A Nigerian, Adefolami Agunbiade has made the Rockefeller Foundation Top 10 Finalists for the Food System…

Canadian Pastor Jailed In Myanmar For Defying Coronavirus Ban

A Canadian preacher who claimed Christians were safe from coronavirus was on Thursday jailed for three…

‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Cannot Beat COVID-19, Says WHO

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned against “vaccine nationalism,” saying vaccine-hogging richer countries would not…

Ex-US First Lady Michelle Obama Admits Suffering ‘Low-Grade’ Depression

Former First Lady Michelle Obama said she is suffering from “low-grade depression” from coronavirus quarantine, racial…

US Adds 1,262 Virus Deaths In 24 Hours – Johns Hopkins

The United States added 1,262 more deaths to its COVID-19 toll in the 24 hours ending…

China Sentences Canadian To Death Over Drug Charge

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian national to death on Thursday in a ruling that could…

How a rising German FinTech star crumbled

On April 27, accountancy firm KPMG published the findings on an independent audit commissioned by German…

Coronavirus: Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases

The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed new lockdown measures…

US Ends Search For Missing Sailor, Seven Marines

The US military said Sunday it has called off a search for seven Marines and a…

Iran Records 2,685 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Iran on Sunday reported its highest single-day novel coronavirus infection count in nearly a month, warning…

Ex-Chinese Banker Admits Receiving Over $12m Bribe

A former top banker in China pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally receiving over $12 million after…

COVID-19 Death Toll In Latin America, Caribbean Exceeds 200,000

More than 200,000 people have died from coronavirus in Latin America and the Caribbean, with Brazil…

Brazil Bolsonaro: Facebook told to block accounts of president’s supporters

Facebook has complied with an order by Brazil’s Supreme Court to block the accounts of a…

COVID-19: Nine Die In India After Drinking Hand-Sanitiser

Nine people have died in India from drinking alcohol-based hand sanitiser after liquor shops in their town were…

Global report: Philippines ‘losing battle’ as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases

Senior doctors in the Philippines have pleaded with the government to impose a strict lockdown in…

Brazil Doctors Volunteer To Test Coronavirus Vaccines

In Brazil, health care workers are on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in more…

EU Reserves 300mn Doses Of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

The EU announced Friday that it had struck a deal with French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi for…

Eurozone suffers deepest contraction on record

Spain has been plunged into its deepest recession in modern times by the coronavirus pandemic. Its…

COVID-19: You Are ‘Not Invincible,’ WHO Warns Young People

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of…

Hong Kong Postpones Elections For One Year Over COVID-19

Hong Kong’s democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections for a…

Britain Suspends Further Reopening As Concerns Grow Over Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Britain on Friday “put the brakes on” easing lockdown measures and imposed new rules on millions…

International Rugby Action Set To Resume In October 2020

International Rugby Action is set to take place later this year after the World Rugby Council…

Half Of Coronavirus Patients Given Ventilation Died – German study

One in five patients hospitalised in Germany over the coronavirus succumbed to the disease, with the…

Brazil First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazil’s first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, tested positive for the new coronavirus Thursday, the government said, after…

Obama Aims Criticism At Trump In Eulogy For John Lewis

Former US leader Barack Obama launched his sharpest attack to date on President Donald Trump on…

Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

Top Republicans have rejected Donald Trump’s suggestion that November’s presidential election should be delayed over alleged…

Trump promotes a doctor who has claimed alien DNA was used in medical treatments

Washington President Donald Trump vigorously defended his administration’s handling of the coronavirus on Tuesday, but it…

Nigerian medical directors tackle Dr Stella over claim that Hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19

The Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) has reacted to video claims by Dr Stella Immanuel, a…

Tokyo 2020: Olympics and Paralympics may have ‘limited spectators’

The Olympics and Paralympics could be held in front of “a limited number of spectators” due…

Coronavirus pandemic wipes £680m off valuation of world’s top clubs, study finds

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped £680million off the valuation of the world’s top 50 clubs, according…

Badminton’s China, Japan Opens axed because of coronavirus

Badminton’s prestigious China and Japan Opens were cancelled Wednesday by the Badminton World Federation as it…

Johnson wants Britons to cycle way out of lockdown

The British government promised Monday to build thousands of miles of new bike lanes to get…

Peru Says Over 900 Girls, Women Feared Dead Since Pandemic Began

A staggering 900-plus girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since COVID-19 confinement…