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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

COVID-19 pandemic kills over 30,000 people worldwide: WHO

The global death toll from COVID-19 has climbed to 30,105 as of 18:00 CET (1600 GMT) Sunday, according to the situation dashboard by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/30 5:09:07

Virus deaths continue surging

The global coronavirus death toll surged past 32,000 over the weekend as Europe and the US endured their darkest days of the crisis.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/29 20:38:40

Zaandam sets sail for Florida

A cruise ship stuck off Panama's Pacific coast after four passengers died and more than 130 others developed influenza-like symptoms, including at least two with coronavirus, will be allowed to proceed through the Panama Canal, the government said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/29 18:23:40

APEC economies urged to end trade-restrictive policies to help fight COVID-19

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies must put an end to trade-restrictive policies to help fight COVID-19, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 15:10:17

COVID-19 cases exceed 600,000 worldwide -- Johns Hopkins University

COVID-19 cases exceed 600,000 worldwide -- Johns Hopkins University
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 17:05:56

US troops on Iran mission get stuck in Middle East over COVID-19 movement freeze

American forces deployed to the Middle East to deter Iran have found themselves stuck in Kuwait after the movement of all US troops overseas was frozen for 60 days due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning a surprise extension of their deployment.
Source: | 2020/3/28 2:19:32

Pandemic brings robots to the rescue

Robots are expected to demonstrate their value for "dirty and dangerous" medical tasks in the fight to quell the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 18:28:40

Ex-FBI agent missing for 13 years died in Iran: family

A former FBI agent who mysteriously vanished in 2007 died in Iranian custody, his family concluded Wednesday, saying US intelligence had made them give up 13 years of hope.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 17:33:40

Climate change worsening humidity

The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, hiking economic losses and health costs, scientists have warned.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/26 17:28:40

Together We fight the War of Pandemic, Together We build the Silk Road of Health

The battle against the COVID-19 is a war for all human beings. The virus respects no border. To date, more than 370,000 confirmed cases have been reported in over 190 countries and territories.
Source: BRNN | 2020/3/26 13:55:01

Belt and Road News Network calls for solidarity and cooperation on COVID-19 coverage

The Belt and Road News Network (BRNN)'s Secretariat issued an open letter to all its alliance members across the world on Wednesday, calling for greater international media coordination and cooperation, and more sharing of reports regarding the coronavirus outbreak to give the public a message of unity and support.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 13:48:02

1/3 of world under lockdown

India's billion-plus population went into a three-week lockdown on Wednesday, with a third of the world now under orders to stay indoors, as the US agreed to spend $2 trillion to counter the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/25 21:48:40

UN Council meets by videoconference – with a few hiccups

The UN Security Council met for the first time in its history via videoconference on Tuesday due to the coronavirus crisis –but diplomats said the meeting was not without technical difficulties.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/25 18:48:41

China to continue supporting Japan to 'host successful Olympics': expert

Japan has decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, but an expert said that China will always support Japan in “successfully hosting the event,” and the two countries' exchanges in sports have played a positive role in promoting bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 18:28:40

Pandemic spread 'accelerating'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for an immediate ceasefire in the world's conflict zones, and leaders of the G20 major economies are expected to respond to the escalating crisis in a video conference this week.
Source: Agencies | 2020/3/24 18:53:41

Coronavirus spread parks soul-searching over travel-heavy climate change diplomacy

As the coronavirus began spreading quickly around the world, the Green Climate Fund, which backs developing-world projects to tackle climate change, relocated a board meeting this month from its headquarters in virus-hit South Korea to Switzerland.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/24 18:43:40

G20 finance officials mull joint plan in response to COVID-19

The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors agreed on Monday during a televised meeting to develop a joint G20 Action Plan in response to the COVID-19, said a statement by the G20 Saudi secretariat.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/24 10:41:19