With borders slamming shut, schools and businesses closing and increasingly drastic restrictions on movement, tens of millions of people across EU and Turkey are heeding official calls to isolate themselves and slow the spread of the virus.
Nicolas Maduro's comments draw criticism from human rights activists and others who noted Venezuelans already are struggling to provide food, clothes and health care for their families.
The US president delivered his annual State of the Union address to Congress, one day before the Senate will vote on his impeachment. Trump's speech was interrupted by a protestor shouting at him to do something about gun violence.
"We will mobilise for street protests on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday we will all be in the streets," Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as he called for three days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
In a televised address, President Maduro gave his backing to Parra as the new speaker, adding that "Guaido was kicked out of the National Assembly by the votes of his own opposition."
"In addition to the public designation of Leopoldo Cintra Frias [in gross violations of human rights], the Department is also publicly designating his children, Deborah Cintra Gonzalez and Leopoldo Cintra Gonzalez," a statement by Mike Pompeo says.
From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
As of 2019, the US has imposed nearly 8,000 sanctions on several countries, organisations and individuals.
The interim government has appointed a US ambassador for the first time in 11 years, and has recognised Venezuela’s President Maduro’s challenger Juan Guaido.
Former leader Lula da Silva returns to his trade union stronghold near Sao Paulo city to address supporters, a day after walking free from jail and amid President Bolsonaro's swipes.
The show took producer Claudia Salazar three years to secure sponsorship to finance the show.
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has given Nicolas Maduro's diplomatic corps two days to leave the country. But he hasn't entirely closed the door to Venezuelan representation.
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