Italian heavyweights rally behind former bank chief Mario Draghi to head up next government, which will have the job of allocating more than $240 billion in EU funds to relaunch the country’s pandemic-ravaged economy.
Humanitarian groups have hailed the decision as "historic," as it will determine a complete blockade on weapons sales to the Gulf countries.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns in the hope of forming a new government after weeks of turmoil in his ruling coalition, leaving the European country rudderless amid surging coronavirus.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will hand in his resignation to the head of state after convening the cabinet to inform ministers of his decision.
EU's Health Commissioner said the British pharmaceutical firm's announcement led to "deep dissatisfaction" from EU member states, which "insisted on a precise delivery schedule."
Former PM Matteo Renzi takes back his support from the ruling coalition, paving way for political crisis amid the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic.
Turkish President Erdogan underscored that Turkey defended the right, law and interests of both its nation and friends on the land, at the sea and in the air.
Health experts have said the world could be months, if not years, away from having a vaccine available to everyone despite the scientific gold rush now on to create a coronavirus vaccine — or vaccines.
The number of global coronavirus infections has surged past 4.5 million, with over 306,000 deaths and 1.7 million recoveries. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 15:
Rescued Italian citizen Silvia Constanzo Romano is handed over to Italian authorities in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
Four million people — an estimated 72 percent of them men — will return to their construction sites and factories as the economically and emotionally shattered country tries to get back to work.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte admitted his government was late to pay out more than $55 billion (50 billion euros) assigned to struggling families and businesses.
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