Statement by Trump and Putin comes amid deep strains in US-Russian ties over a raft of issues, from arms control and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and Syria to charges of Russia spreading disinformation about Covid-19 and US election campaigns.
President Duterte has repeatedly threatened to impose military rule in the Philippines where the mere words evoke the worst rights abuses of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship.
New Zealand introduced its highest, level 4 lockdown measures in March, under which offices, schools and all non-essential services like bars, restaurants, cafes and playgrounds were shut down.
As Covid-19 pandemic throws millions out of work and devastates economies across Europe, some governments struggle with the delicate balance between keeping people safe from a highly contagious virus and making sure they can still make a living.
US Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Republican incumbent Donald Trump in November.
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.
Leaders in Ohio halted the state's presidential primary over concerns about the coronavirus. Officials in Florida, Arizona and Illinois say they would move forward with the vote.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 9.4 percent, its best gain since October 2008, as stocks doubled their gains in the last half-hour as Presidential Donald Trump held a press conference on the administration's response to the coronavirus.
After days of playing down the threat, he blamed the European Union for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and claimed that US clusters were “seeded” by European travellers.
Addressing supporters in Philadelphia as his victory took shape, Biden declared on national television that he would lead "a comeback for the soul of this nation."
Governor of New York City Andrew Cuomo says authorities will set up a one-mile radius "containment zone" around the epicentre of an outbreak in New Rochelle in suburban Westchester County.
The edited video, which appeared to show Joe Biden endorsing US President Donald Trump, was marked "partly false" by Facebook and "manipulated media" on Twitter.
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