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Japan declares state of emergency

07/04/2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defences against the spread of coronavirus.

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Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths slow in places

06/04/2020

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be levelling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the US, the governor said — a trend that seems to have taken hold even more convincingly in hard-hit Italy and Spain.

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Japan’s PM to declare state of emergency

06/04/2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to fight the coronavirus outbreak but there will be no hard lockdowns.

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Taliban claim peace deal with US in Afghanistan is being violated

06/04/2020

The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising the Afghan government for delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners promised in the agreement.

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Trudeau to speak with Trump over mask export ban

05/04/2020

Canada will not retaliate against the US despite the Trump administration’s announcement it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks to its northern neighbour, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday.

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Knifeman kills two in attack on passers-by in France

04/04/2020

A man wielding a knife has attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry.

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