A military helicopter crashed Tuesday at an airport in Russia’s remote eastern Chukotka region, killing all four people on board, the governor said. The helicopter of the Russian defence ministry went down in the main airport in Chukotka near Anadyr, which has mixed...
Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane bowed to pressure to resign on Tuesday, three months after police named him and his current wife as suspects in the murder of his former wife in a case that has transfixed the southern African nation. Thabane’s departure...
Air Canada announced Friday that it will lay off at least half of its staff due to the collapse of its business during the coronavirus pandemic. The airline decided to slash its workforce after reducing flights by 95 percent due to border closures...
Italy will reopen to tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the government said Saturday, as it quickened the country's exit from the coronavirus lockdown. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte enforced an economically-crippling shut down in early March to...
An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the US in Gulf waters. The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Sunday set out the next stage of his plan to tackle COVID 19, but with the highest toll in Europe and deaths still rising, few changes are expected to a nationwide lockdown. In a televised address...
President Donald Trump conceded Tuesday that more Americans will die in reopening the US economy but underlined his insistence on a dwindling coronavirus threat by refusing to wear a mask, even as he toured a mask-making factory. Asked by ABC News whether the...
North Korea fired multiple gunshots towards the South in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula on Sunday, prompting South Korean troops to fire back, Seoul’s military said.  The rare exchange of gunfire comes following the reappearance a day earlier of North Korean leader...
US presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former staffer, saying the incident she claims occurred 27 years ago “never happened.” “They aren’t true. This never happened,” Biden said in a statement regarding the accusations made by Tara Reade,...
The World Health Organization(WHO) said Friday it hoped China would invite it to take part in its investigations into the animal origins of the novel coronavirus. “WHO would be keen to work with international partners and at the invitation of the Chinese government...
US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened China with fresh tariffs as he stepped up his attacks on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, saying he had seen evidence linking a Wuhan lab to the contagion. The diatribe from the Republican incumbent came as...
Los Angeles will offer free COVID 19 tests to all residents regardless of whether they show any symptoms, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Announcing that L.A. is now the first major city in America to offer free COVID 19 testing to all residents,” Garcetti...
Boeing announced sweeping cost-cutting measures Wednesday after reporting a first-quarter loss of $641 million following the hit to the airline business from the coronavirus pandemic. The aerospace giant plans to reduce its workforce by 10 percent through a combination of voluntary and involuntary...
Doctors in India battled Friday to save the sight of a seven-year-old girl who was raped and then had her eyes damaged so she could not identify her attacker, police said. Police have arrested a 21-year-old man over the assault in the central...
Unarmed Madagascar soldiers went door-to-door in the capital Antananarivo, doling out sachets of a local herbal tea touted by President Andry Rajoelina as a powerful remedy against the novel coronavirus. Baptised COVID-Organics, the tonic is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven...
ACCRA, Ghana, Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany together with H.E. REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and her Foundation presented boxes of relief items to more than 1000 persons living with disabilities, people living with HIV/ AIDS and casual...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, A network of African purpose-led Shared Value companies and leaders will participate in the continent’s first ever virtual Shared Value Leadership event from 2-5 June 2020. Digital conversations will focus on challenges faced by business in the wake of...
Spain registered a sharp drop in its daily death toll from the novel coronavirus on Sunday with 410 new fatalities — the lowest in almost a month. “It’s a number that gives us hope,” said health ministry emergencies coordinator Fernando Simon.
The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC) Nigeria office has urged China, France, Japan and India to write off Nigeria’s debt or allow a two-year moratorium on repayments. The Union also commended the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for granting a...
A COVID-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back “normalcy,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year. “A safe and effective vaccine may be the only tool that can return the...
Colombia on Wednesday ordered the temporary release of more than 4,000 prisoners, in an effort to reduce overcrowding and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Two prisoners have already died from COVID-19 in the South American country. The “humanitarian” releases...
The European Union (EU) has donated €50 million to Nigeria to help in the fight against the COVID-19 disease which has killed at least 10 people in the West African country. The donation was announced when President Muhammadu Buhari, received in audience the...
Reports from California has it that seven young men who were assumed to be friends have been fined $7000 (seven thousand dollars) for violating the sit at home order as palliative to fighting the corona virus pandemic. The seven friends (names withheld) drove...
A furious, aggrieved President Donald Trump dismissed rumours Monday that he was going to fire his top medical advisor on the coronavirus pandemic but launched new fights with the Democrats and the media ahead of the high-stakes reopening of the shuttered US economy.
Key industries are warning of social unrest unless India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes concessions when he announces any extension Tuesday to a three-week pandemic-lockdown for the country's 1.3 billion people. The lockdown ends at midnight Tuesday, but several state chief ministers have...