Some world leaders had to self-isolate due to proximity to the virus or even testing positive, but all of them are carefully monitored by medical professionals and maintained regular appearances both remotely and publicly.
France is accused of appropriating face masks destined for partner states, such as Spain and Italy, which has been more severely hit by Covid-19.
Several incidents show that French law enforcement is dealing violently with minorities under the cover of new emergency measures.
Britain is under criticism for not taking enough steps to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
France has for months demanded that Iran release Fariba Adelkhah and her partner, Roland Marchal, who were detained in June 2019 after being accused of plotting against national security.
With its roots in colonial rule, anti-Muslim rhetoric is being used by French politicians to tap up potential voters.
Global markets suffers record falls as alarm over the coronavirus intensifies. Asian markets suffered their worst weekly crashes since the 2008 financial crisis.
"We will come together in Istanbul next Tuesday" with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron, Turkey's President Erdogan says, adding British PM Johnson could join as well.
Turkey's President Erdogan says he will meet leaders of Russia, Germany, and France on March 5 to discuss situation in flashpoint Idlib province, where regime onslaught has displaced nearly a million Syrians.
Turkey's President Erdogan talks about establishing a "safe zone" to provide shelter and support to civilians fleeing facing harsh winter conditions in Idlib, adding that Turkish organisations were already building structures in the area.
German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron held a joint phone call with Russian President Putin and discussed recent developments in Idlib, a spokesman for the German government said in a statement.
European Union leaders began talks on a joint 2021-27 budget that will need to fill $81 billion hole left by Britain's departure just as they face costly climate and other challenges.
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