UK economy shrank 20.4% in April after COVID-19 lockdown

Britain's economy shrank by a record 20.4% in April from March as the country spent the month in a tight coronavirus lockdown, official data...

UK to reopen nonessential shops on June 15 as Greece restarts tourism season

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centers next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said while Greece restarted regular...

Palestine rejects UAE aid sent via Israeli airport

The Palestinian government refused to receive an aid shipment coming from the United Arab Emirates, according to a Palestinian news agency. Citing informed sources, Maan...

Protesters storm Saudi channel HQ in Iraq’s Baghdad

Iraqi demonstrators on Monday stormed the premises of the Saudi-owned MBC channel in Baghdad to protest what they describe as an insult to late...

UAE bringing chaos to Middle East, Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu says

Turkey on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, allegations which...

Foreign forces destabilize Hong Kong will Never Succeed – Commissioner’s office of Chinese foreign...

HONG KONG, May 8 (Xinhua) - Some foreign forces defied international laws and the basic norms of international relations, ignored the fact that Hong...

Virus wipes 95% from Adidas’ profits in Q1

German sportswear maker Adidas on Monday reported first-quarter profits slashed 95%, blaming the collapse in sales inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. Net profits fell to...

Oil price plummets to negative $35 as demand collapses due to corona virus

Oil futures plunged below zero for the first time on Monday as demand for energy collapses amid the coronavirus pandemic and traders sought to...

British economy could shrink by 30% in Q2, finance minister warns as coronavirus deaths...

Britain's finance minister has told colleagues the economy could shrink by up to 30% this quarter because of the coronavirus lockdown, a newspaper reported,...

French embassy condemns ‘test in Africa’ vaccine comments by French doctors

The French embassy in South Africa on Saturday expressed dismay at comments made by French doctors during a television interview in which they discussed testing a...

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Iraq seeks to enforce rule of law: President

Iraqi gov’t has been seeking to curb armed groups and arrest officials involved in financial, administrative corruption. Iraqi President Barham Salih said Saturday that he...

Iran’s coronavirus death toll climbs above 24,000 – health official

(Reuters) - Iran’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 166 to 24,118, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday. The total number of...

New UK lockdown likely sooner rather than later: former advisor

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is likely to need to reintroduce some national coronavirus lockdown measures sooner rather than later, a former senior government health...