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- Vietnam says most serious COVID-19 patient on path to recovery
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:26:09 -0400
Vietnam's most gravely-ill COVID-19 patient, a British pilot who works for its national airline, has started to recover from the illness and may no longer require a lung transplant, state media said on Wednesday.
- Taiwan calls on China to apologise for Tiananmen crackdown, Beijing cries 'nonsense'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:24:41 -0400
Taiwan called on China on Wednesday to apologise for the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, a call dismissed as "nonsense" by China's foreign ministry.
- Lesotho former first lady arrested in murder case
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:24:15 -0400
Lesotho's former first lady, Maesaiah Thabane, was arrested on Wednesday over the murder of the previous wife of her husband and former prime minister, Thomas Thabane, police said.
- Germany to lift travel ban for EU, Schengen countries and UK from June 15
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:20:12 -0400
Germany will lift a travel ban for European Union member states plus Britain, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland from 15 June as long as there are no entry bans or large-scale lockdowns in those countries, the foreign minister said.
- Britain will not walk away from Hong Kong, Johnson says
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:10:56 -0400
Britain will not walk away from the people of Hong Kong if China imposes a national security law that would conflict with its international obligations under a 1984 accord, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
- Key dates in Hong Kong's anti-government protests
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:10:56 -0400
China's decision to impose national security laws on Hong Kong has exacerbated public and international concerns over the erosion of freedoms in the city and has rekindled anti-government protests in the financial centre.
- Mumbai streets deserted as India's biggest city braces for cyclone
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:10:42 -0400
Bracing for the first ever cyclone to hit Mumbai in living memory, people in India's most populous metropolis stayed off the streets and scrambled to protect their homes before the torrential rains and gale-force winds struck.
- Indonesia court orders president to apologize for Papua internet curbs
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:07:31 -0400
An Indonesian court on Wednesday ordered President Joko Widodo to make an official apology after ruling that his government's decision to rein in internet speeds to contain civil unrest in the Papua region last year was unlawful.
- British PM Johnson is in charge of coronavirus response, junior minister says
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:05:59 -0400
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in charge of the government's coronavirus response and always has been, a junior minister said on Wednesday after a report that Johnson was taking control of the crisis.
- Factbox: The details of Britain's impending quarantine scheme
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:05:46 -0400
The British government plans to introduce a 14-day quarantine period for almost everyone entering the country from June 8.
- Pope urges U.S reconciliation, condemns racism and street violence
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 04:56:40 -0400
Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken out is "self-destructive and self-defeating".
- Sweden should have done more to combat coronavirus, health chief says
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 04:46:57 -0400
Sweden should have done more to combat the coronavirus and prevent a much higher national COVID-19 death rate than in neighbouring countries, the man behind the Public Health Agency's pandemic strategy said on Wednesday.
- Swiss gays hope for marriage equality as parliament votes
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 04:07:57 -0400
When civil partnerships were legalised in Switzerland in January 2007, gay couple Laurent Marmier and Yves Bugnon completed the paperwork that same month, making them among the first to take advantage of the new law.
- China rejects report that it delayed COVID-19 information sharing with WHO
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:48:22 -0400
China said on Wednesday a news report that said it delayed sharing COVID-19 information with the World Health Organization (WHO) is totally untrue.
- Fleeing Brexit, Britons drive up German 'naturalisations'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:47:13 -0400
Britons drove up an increase in the number of foreigners obtaining German citizenship last year, with more naturalised than in any year since Britain's 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union, official data showed on Wednesday.
- China lodges stern representations with UK over Hong Kong comments
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:45:51 -0400
China lodged stern representations with the United Kingdom on Wednesday over its foreign secretary's remarks on Hong Kong.
- One person killed in St Petersburg hospital fire: agencies
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:43:37 -0400
One person was killed after a fire broke out at a St Petersburg hospital treating patients with infectious diseases, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.
- Australia mulls return of crowds to sporting stadiums as COVID-19 cases slow
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:35:15 -0400
Small crowds at sporting events may be possible in the near future, Australia's deputy chief medical officer said on Wednesday, citing successful efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.
- Kyrgyzstan to resume domestic flights, allow Chinese charter flights
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:24:36 -0400
Kyrgyzstan will resume domestic flights and bus circulation between its provinces and allow charter flights from China this month to bring in staff for numerous Chinese investment projects, the Bishkek government said on Wednesday.
- Myanmar court denies bail to Canadian preacher who defied virus ban
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:11:31 -0400
A Myanmar court on Wednesday denied bail to a Canadian Christian preacher who held church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that led to infections in dozens of people including himself.