Serbian ambassador hails bond with China, slams accusations of 'coronavirus diplomacy'

While the merciless pandemic threatens people's lives, the friendship between China and Serbia continues to shine, even at this difficult time. However, the humanitarian aid China is offering to Serbia is being maliciously attacked by some Western media as having other “ulterior motives.” What do Serbians think of China's help for your country? How do they view the attacks from Western media outlets on the aid China is giving and China's diplomacy? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) spoke with Serbian Ambassador to China Milan Bacevic (Bacevic) on these topics.

Syria's brutal war enters 10th year

Syria's brutal conflict entered its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad's regime consolidating its hold over a war-wracked country with a decimated economy where foreign powers flex their muscle.

China's resolute fight against COVID-19 deserves admiration: Uruguayan ambassador

China and Uruguay established diplomatic relations in 1988 and have witnessed great progress in their bilateral ties over the past three decades. The two countries are highly complementary in various fields and have great potential for cooperation.

Oil prices slump to 17-year low

Oil prices extended losses in Asian trade Monday and languished at 17-year lows, with the coronavirus crisis escalating around the world and no end in sight to a vicious price war.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 20:13:41

Singapore eases monetary policy as COVID-19 slams economy

Singapore's central bank eased monetary policy Monday as the city-state, seen as a bellwether for the health of global trade, heads for a deep recession due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 20:13:40

3.38 billion ordered indoors

US President Donald Trump has extended emergency coronavirus restrictions for the country where his top scientist warned up to 200,000 people could die, as Africa's biggest city prepared to go into lockdown on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 20:08:41

US approves limited use of malaria drugs to treat virus patients

A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 20:03:40

Moscow imposes lockdown after residents ignore self-isolation order

Moscow on Monday imposed a lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus as Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked regional authorities to make similar preparations.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 19:58:41

War-torn Syria reports its first death from COVID-19

Syria's health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by coronavirus in the country's first officially reported death from the disease.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/30 19:58:40

Ex-royals not to ask US for security tab

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have no plans to ask the US government for help with security costs, the couple said in a statement on Sunday in response to a tweet from President Donald Trump that the United States would not pay for their protection.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/30 18:53:40

Twitter deletes Bolsonaro tweets doubting virus policies

Two tweets by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in which he questioned quarantine measures aimed at containing the novel coronavirus were removed Sunday, on the grounds that they violated the social network's rules.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 18:48:40

Cruise liner still looking to disembark

Passengers on a virus-stricken cruise liner entered the Panama Canal in Central America on Sunday after they were told the company was still searching for a port which will allow them to disembark, even as they pleaded for help.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 18:43:40

Tokyo Olympics will start July 23, 2021: NHK

The Tokyo Olympics will start July 23, 2021, NHK reported citing sources within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Source: People's Daily | 2020/3/30 18:42:03

DPRK conducts test-firing of super-large multiple rocket launchers

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) successfully test-fired super-large multiple rocket launchers on Sunday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Monday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 15:05:57

Take the long way home - India's migrant laborers struggle to survive under 21-day lockdown

As India began a 21-day lockdown across the country in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19, thousands of laborers including women and children are desperately trying to return home.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 14:47:52

Two ships carrying COVID-19 cases allowed to transit through Panama Canal

The Panamanian government has allowed Holland America's two ships to transit through the Panama Canal, without authorizing any passenger or crew member to disembark due to COVID-19 concerns, the country's Ministry of Health announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 10:21:35