Tensions between the two Koreas has risen in recent weeks after the North blew up a joint liaison office on its side of the border, declared an end to dialogue and threatened military action.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel had video calls with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping, where they discussed ties, as well as China's security law for Hong Kong.
The attack was an eerie throwback to deadly attacks at schools in China over past years that prompted security upgrades and that authorities have blamed largely on people bearing grudges or who had unidentified mental illnesses.
On May 29, 1453, the ancient Roman city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. Many historians consider the event – and this day – as marking the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of Europe's early modern period.
In the midst of fighting a pandemic and dealing with US sanctions, Iran has launched a military satellite to showcase its technological advancement.
China has tried to use the crisis to build influence but is also accused of spreading disinformation and financially benefitting from the virus, while the US has also been criticised for its inept response to Covid-19.
It is believed that Kim Jong Un has been found in the eastern city of Wonsan amid speculation that his health is failing.
The reclusive Central Asian state followed other countries around the world when it suspended its eight-team league in March just three games into the season.
The coronavirus disease has infected almost 2.2 million people and killed nearly 150,000 globally since it first emerged in China's Wuhan. Here are the latest updates for April 17:
Initial vaccine tests focus on safety, and researchers in both countries are trying out different doses of different types of shots. Second phase allows vaccines to be tested to look for signs that they protect against infection.
The virus has killed more than 80,000 people and has spread to 209 countries and territories. Here are the latest updates for April 7:
Syria says it has a total of sixteen publicly cases and two deaths and UN officials have warned the country was ill prepared for an outbreak and that the confirmed cases could just be the "tip of the iceberg."
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