British Prime Minster Boris Johnson has ordered the closure of most
retail stores and banned gatherings for three in a stepped-up response
to slow the new coronavirus.
The measures Johnson announced in an
address to the nation on Monday night are more closely aligned with
sweeping actions taken ...
With masks, ventilators and political goodwill in desperately short supply, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes Monday at the start of what could be a pivotal week in the battle to contain the coronavirus in the U.S. and Europe.
The British government warned Monday that it may introduce more
draconian measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus if people
persist in ignoring social distancing recommendations and crowding
Following a busy weekend at U.K. parks and food
markets, there were growing calls f...
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Monday for an immediate cease-fire in conflicts around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.N. chief said: “It is time to put armed conflict on lock down and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”
Guterres said people caught in a...
A two-train subway collision in Mexico City killed a male passenger, injured 41 people and disrupted service Wednesday on the bustling metro system serving this megalopolis of over 20 million people.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said via Twitter that one of the trains apparently reversed into the other b...
Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is “deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity” of the...
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, a sight the disgraced Hollywood mogul's multitude of accusers thought they would never see.
Weinstein, who has been accused of violating scores of women, was convicted last month of raping a once-aspiring act...
The Bank of England slashed its key interest rate by half a percentage point to 0.25% on Wednesday, as part of an emergency package of measures to cushion the “economic shock" of the coronavirus outbreak.
In a coordinated move, the British government announced a raft of short-term measures to keep...
The Russian parliament approved a sweeping constitutional reform in the
third and final reading Wednesday, a move that will allow President
Vladimir Putin to stay in power for another 12 years after his current
term ends in 2024.
The Kremlin-controlled lower house, the State
Duma, endorsed a se...
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday backed a proposed
constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek re-election after
his current term ends in 2024, ending uncertainty about his future.
lawmaker who is revered in Russia as the first woman to fly in space
proposed either scrap...