FILE PHOTO: The logo of Facebook is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) – Top officials from Facebook Inc (FB.O), Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security. The
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their first face-to-face meeting since last year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese Communist Party Office of Foreign Affairs Director
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Senior Turkish officials visited Tripoli on Wednesday to meet Libya’s internationally recognised government after helping it stave off an offensive by eastern-based forces. Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj is seen with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak during their meeting in Tripoli, Libya June 17, 2020.
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) hailed as “great news” initial clinical trial results that showed a cheap and widely used steroid called dexamethasone can help save the lives of critically ill COVID-19
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s army is ready to take action if defector groups push ahead with their campaign to send propaganda leaflets into North Korea, state media said on Tuesday, in the latest warning of retaliatory measures. FILE PHOTO: Park Sang-hak, a North Korean defector and leader of an anti-North Korea civic group, speaks
WARSAW (Reuters) – About a hundred protesters held up banners at an election rally for the Polish president on Monday, after he said over the weekend that LGBT “ideology” was more destructive than communist doctrine, angering rights groups and opposition politicians. People protest against Polish President Andrzej Duda recent LGBT comments during his election rally
LONDON (Reuters) – “That’s not what we do!” FILE PHOTO: A protester carries an injured counter-protester to safety, near the Waterloo station during a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, in London, Britain, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez heard the words ring out
FILE PHOTO: Rome’s ancient Colosseum is lit with colours of the Italian flag to show unity, solidarity and to honour victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from all over the world, in Rome, Italy, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli MILAN (Reuters) – Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 44 on Sunday, the
ROME (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc said on Saturday it signed a contract with European governments to supply the region with its potential vaccine against the coronavirus, the British drugmaker’s latest deal to pledge its drug to help combat the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are
People are wearing face masks inside the Jingshen seafood market which has been closed for business after new coronavirus infections were detected, in Beijing, China, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Authorities in Beijing have temporarily shut a major wholesale agricultural market following a rise in locally transmitted novel coronavirus infections in China’s
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Yelena Nikonorova, a nurse in the Russian town of Belebey, took a new job on a hospital ward on April 1. Two days later, she went on sick leave. A month later, she was dead after contracting the coronavirus, her death certificate shows. Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walk outside
FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks shop inside the Sampheng wholesale market as Thai government eases isolation measures, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Thursday reported no new coronavirus infections or deaths, maintaining the total of 3,125 confirmed cases and 58 fatalities.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s death toll from COVID-19 could have been halved if lockdown had been introduced a week earlier, a former member of the UK government’s scientific advisory group said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Mortuary workers Stuart Emans and Graham Cowper prepare a deceased person for a funeral in the mortuary at Poppy’s Funerals
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference following a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, June 9, 2020. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan appointed new governors in 41 provinces, a presidential ruling in the Official Gazette showed on Wednesday. As part of the move,
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia March 5, 2020. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Syrian government was increasing provocations in northwest Syria’s Idlib region and that Turkey would not allow it to become a conflict
PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Demonstrators gathered outside U.S. missions in South African cities on Monday to condemn the killing of George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody has set off a wave of protests worldwide and ignited a debate about race and justice. Protesters led by opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)