Scroll Horizontally | Google
Teck Resources suspends 2020 forecasts, cuts steelmaking coal output

Quebec police set up checkpoints on bridge links with Ottawa to limit entry amid COVID-19 pandemic

Banks, credit unions will start offering government-backed loans to small businesses next week

Ottawa speeds up processing on 1.6 million backlogged Employment Insurance claims

Bank of Canada begins plan to buy billions in government bonds, with more measures to come

Three Toronto high-rise condo projects started by Cresford Developments in receivership

Toronto announces stricter measures to enforce physical distancing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Chinese scientists isolate ‘extremely effective’ antibodies that may help treat COVID-19

Shuttered Montreal hospital may be re-opened to in-patients, other makeshift facilities in works

Oil Storage Tanks Are Filling Up, Making Production Cuts ‘Inevitable’ in Canada

US stocks lose 4.4 pct as nation's coronavirus infections exceed 200,000

U.S. aircraft carrier struck by COVID-19

Trump invites oil chiefs to discuss help for ailing industry

U.S. shale company Whiting becomes first major bankruptcy of oil-price crash

Trump approved a proposal pushed for by some businesses to delay payment of certain tariffs by three months

Oil selling below $10/bbl at key American hubs

US Army Asks 10,000 Retiree Soldiers to Rejoin Service to Join Fight Against COVID-19

Six-week-old newborn dies of coronavirus in US: state governor

California to release 3,500 non-violent prison inmates

Barack Obama urges climate action in veiled attack on Trump for failing over coronavirus

Pence task force freezes coronavirus aid amid backlash

Top US official says it's not time to evacuate aircraft carrier dealing with coronavirus — even after its commander pleaded for urgent help

Head of Army Corps of Engineers reveals 'immense' operation to build 341 field hospitals across America to battle coronavirus - and US Open Queens Stadium will be among them

Cash-strapped coal giant Murray Energy faces liquidation

Mexican agriculture is starting to be affected by the coronavirus

Mexico's President goes for isolation due to Covid-19

Navajo leaders worry for already isolated community facing coronavirus

Carmakers join global race to make ventilators amid virus crisis

Mexico scrambles to meet desperate U.S., European ventilator demand

Price War Or Not, Mexico Won't Cut Oil Production

Bluestone develops Guatemala gold project

Guatemala removes duties on bicycles, motorcycles

Guatemala/Belize dispute, a potential second front during the Falklands conflict?

Cuba's embassy in U.S. honors Covid-19 victims

US response to Covid-19 pandemic is a world threat, denounces Cuba

Cuban Foreign Minister thanks international support against blockade

Thousands of signatures support British petition vs. blockade to Cuba

Cuba provides medical relief worldwide despite US sanctions

Jamaica's COVID-19 cases now at 44

No fish selling - COVID-19 dries up business for St Thomas vendors

Experts urge Jamaicans to fortify the mind during pandemic

Venezuela fuel shortages hinder food delivery amid coronavirus quarantine

Cuban president describes US plan against Venezuela as interventionist

Port of Limon reinforces its trade with Europe

Miner South32 files request for arbitration in Colombia royalty dispute

Coronavirus information for foreigners living in Colombia

Coronavirus in Colombia: ‘public health intermediaries plan to assign ICU’s to highest bidder’

‘Colombia to release more than 10,000 inmates from prison over coronavirus fears’

Colombian restaurant's 'Solidarity Menu' offers free meals at a crucial time

Brazilian national extradited from Colombia for conspiracy to import more than 700 kilograms of cocaine

"Extremely Vulnerable" Amazon Tribes at Acute Risk from the Coronavirus

Peru readies more than US$26 billion to fight pandemic

Peru President addresses the nation on coronavirus

Peru: Government creates the operations command against COVID-19

President Vizcarra: Coronavirus cases rise to 1,323 in Peru

President Vizcarra: It is time to reform the pension system in Peru

Peru President praises efforts to house homeless in arena

Government aid to fight Covid-19 leaves out sectors in Bolivia

Brazil's Vale says resumption of lost capacity could be slowed

Brazil's March soybean exports could hit record 13.1 mln tons - Anec

Coronavirus stalls Chinese approvals of new Brazil meat exports

Brazil’s two largest fuel distributors declared force majeure on purchases of ethanol

Remembering the dictatorship in Brazil to prevent its repetition

Petrobras will cut down daily oil production

Brazil Has 42 New Deaths from Coronavirus, and The Total Number of Deaths Is 201

Bolsonaro Says Brazil's Mission Is to Save Lives without Losing Jobs in Televised Public Address

Almost 7,000 Brazilians Are Still Awaiting Repatriation Abroad

Brazil confirms first indigenous coronavirus case in the Amazon

Paraguayan left urges government to cooperate with Cuba

Argentine bans layoffs for 60 days

Doctors in Buenos Aires City seek greater protection from Covid-19

Oil price war, virus pandemic postpones plans for Vaca Muerta

Government to press on with debt talks amid virus delays, says Guzmán

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Argentina surpasses 1,000

Chilean Central Bank Sees More Gloom as Protests Eclipsed by Coronavirus

Coronavirus Adds to Chile Growth, Public Finance Risks

Chilean state copper miner Codelco confirms fifth case of coronavirus among workers

Authorities In Chile Must Guarantee The Health Of The Prison Population Against COVID-19

Chilean wineries allowed to operate under Covid-19 lockdown

Covid-19: Chile reports first military personnel infected with coronavirus

The Chilean fruit sector continues to move forward by enforcing extreme security measures

2020 copper production forecast trimmed to 21mt

Japan expands entry ban to cover 1/3 of the world

Sumitomo announces suspension of loans for new coal plants

JFE and Nippon Steel, two of Japan’s largest steel producers, have announced plans to close plants amounting to about 20 per cent of the country’s steel mill capacity

Japan's Sumitomo Metal plans 10.7% hike in FY20-21 copper output

Minister warns Japan has been pushed ‘to the brink’ as it struggles to contain coronavirus

Are Tokyo's hospitals and health care system ready for a COVID-19 storm?

Sentiment among Japan's big manufacturers falls into negative for first time in seven years

Overshadowed by pandemic, Japan's ban on indoor smoking goes into effect

Japan to give face masks to 50 million households to fight virus

N. Korea
European nations condemn N.Korea's missile tests

China's Deng Xiaoping objected to second North Korea invasion, document shows

S. Korea
S. Korea steps up quarantine over imported cases

Hyundai Motor reports 26.2% on-year drop in overseas sales in March due to COVID-19

Second chartered flight to bring back some 200 S. Korean nationals from virus-stricken Italy

S Korea controls COVID-19 outbreak without any lockdown: Envoy

About 300 people, including 111 citizens of Mongolia, airlifted from Ulaanbatar to South Korea

Inner Mongolia suffers from heavy drought

China to allow some Canadian canola seed exports to continue -Ottawa

China’s steel exporters face bleak times as sweeping lockdowns from Europe to Southeast Asia squeeze demand by shutting factories and stifling trade

Xi inspects wetland conservation, urban management in Hangzhou

Asian party officials call for concerted action to tackle COVID-19

Chinese military scientists hope to test coronavirus vaccine abroad

Wuhan Awaits Lift of Lockdown Amid Concerns Over Asymptomatic Cases

China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern

Beijing 2022 Olympics face 'special situation' after Tokyo delay

China concealed extent of coronavirus outbreak, US intelligence says

Taobao to live broadcast selling rocket for $6.7m

'Thank you China!!!' Mexico grateful for coronavirus medical supplies

EU leader risks Beijing’s ire by lauding Taiwan’s coronavirus mask donation

Taiwan restaurants preparing to adopt social distancing guidelines

Taiwan executes death row inmate convicted in six deaths

French envoy thanks Taiwan for mask donation amid COVID-19

Businesses unable to maintain social distancing should close: CECC

First batch of Philippine Hass avocados arrive in China

Duterte warns against discrimination, harassment of health workers

Barangay volunteer in QC shot dead amid lockdown

Duterte warns against discrimination, harassment of health workers

DZMM suspends operations after workers’ exposure to 2 PUIs for COVID-19

Mandaue cannot close borders from Cebu City unless IATF says so

Vietnam declares Covid-19 national epidemic

PM elaborates on social distancing, calls for maintenance of welfare

VN stocks rally on policy assurance amid increasing virus infections

Việt Nam affirms support for peace process led by Afghan people

Nearly 70,000 labourers in Hà Nội lose jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic

Banks asked to cut lending rates to mitigate Covid 19 pandemic

Hà Nội set to be country’s centre of books by 2030

Japan to provide Vietnam with $1.8m in aid to combat COVID-19

Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 212, one more case traced to Hanoi hospital

​One-third of Vietnam’s active COVID-19 cases test negative for virus: health ministry

China Helps Laos With Medical Equipment as Coronavirus Wave Begins

Over 600 people team up to control fire in Oudomxay Protected Area

Laos launches official website on Covid-19 situation

Laos: Numbers of people buying fresh food at market decline

Thai King Goes Into 'Self-Isolation' in Fashionable German Hotel with Harem of 20 Women - Reports

BoI aims to boost investment in medical sector

Food security fears are starting to threaten Asian rice exports

Phang Nga to soon be closed to visitors

Thunderstorms and hail forecast for upper Thailand

Man found dead on Thai train tests positive for COVID-19

Cambodian King flies to Beijing for routine medical checkup

Three Cambodian Opposition Members Held ‘Unfairly’ at Risk of Poor Health, Lawyer Says

Malaysia tightens restrictions as infections rate ‘appears to be slowing’ after curbs on movement

Malaysia's coronavirus infection curve flattening, health ministry says

Malaysia makes massive seizure of pangolin scales

Two weeks into MCO, health experts say Malaysia still lags behind on Covid-19 testing

Kedah scraps Ramadan, Aidilfitri bazaars this year

We Can Learn A Lot From How Singapore Tackled COVID-19 And Corruption

Indonesia approves new copper export permit for Freeport Indonesia

Indonesia to start using TB testing kits for COVID-19 this week

Regions start enforcing curfews to flatten Indonesia's COVID-19 curve

Jokowi stresses on national cooperation to contain COVID-19

Myanmar Journalist Arrested For Interview With Blacklisted Arakan Army

Concern at Low COVID-19 Awareness in Myanmar’s Rakhine Under Internet Blackout

Myanmar Villagers Tell of 150 Homes Burned in Deadly Army Air Attacks

Bangladesh coal plant developer wants to drop project after protest

Hundreds of Nepalese stuck at India border amid COVID-19 lockdown

Nepal suspended permits for all mountain expeditions

India’s coronavirus lockdown sparks mass migrations, an economic catastrophe and a crisis of faith in Modi

7 decades on, China-India ties face ample chances for new development

India to Accept Donations from Abroad Amid COVID-19 Outbreak for PM Cares Fund

Lack of compassion, more than resources, marks India’s deadly lockdown mismanagement

Yuvraj, Harbhajan face Indian backlash for supporting Afridi's foundation

India uses WTO peace clause for higher rice sops

Trump to Modi, here’s what explains growing popularity of leaders during coronavirus crisis

Trains in India to aircraft in Germany: Unique COVID-19 hospitals across the world

Exodus of migrants, death on roads, relief package: Week 1 highlights of India lockdown

Bengaluru, Mysuru among top 25 hotspots in India; cops seize fake hand sanitisers

China willing to share virus experience, equipment with India: FM

In Kashmir, slow internet throttles doctors’ coronavirus response

Central Asia & Middle East
How Islam is fighting coronavirus in Pakistan

Inflation rate slows down to seven-month low of 10.2%

Army stands by nation to guard border between people and coronavirus: COAS

Pakistan welcomes intra-Afghan talks

Govt to switch to ‘Chinese model’ of social distancing amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Ministry unable to quantify virus impact on economy

Afghan govt holds talks with Taliban in Kabul on prisoner swap

Afghanistan holds talks with Taliban on prisoner swap deal

India, Afghan govt could be behind gurdwara attack: analysts

At Least Eight Afghan Civilians Killed By Roadside Bomb In Helmand

10 members of a family killed, wounded in an explosion in South of Afghanistan

First RMB bond issued in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: President unveils more coronavirus mitigation plans

Jeenbekov had phone conversation with WB Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Muller

Number of decisions taken on results of meeting of Kyrgyzstan’s Security Council

President criticizes activities of Republican Headquarters to combat COVID-19

Chinese-Tajik antimony project delayed by coronavirus

RFE/RL Criticizes Tajikistan’s Attempts To Interfere With Coronavirus Reporting

Dushanbe continues to maintain that there are no cases of coronavirus infection in Tajikistan

Mirziyoev Steps Up As COVID-19 Crisis Increases Contact Among Central Asian Leaders

Uzbek Parodists Sue Celebrity Singer For Calling Them 'Gays'

Uzbekistan: Neighbor committees enlisted in coronavirus fight

Uzbekistan in talks with ADB on $1 bln loan

Artsakh’s efforts should receive international support – MFA Artsakh

89-yera old coronavirus-infected citizen dies in Armenia

5 political forces to be represented at Artsakh Parliament: CEC presents preliminary results

Belarusian BelAZ ships haul trucks to Armenia

Mehriban Aliyeva urges maximum civil responsibility amid COVID-19 outbreak

Country mourns 102nd anniversary of March Genocide of Azerbaijanis

President Aliyev shares publication on Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis in his social media accounts

Azerbaijan suspends air, railway transport with Russia amid pandemic

Petkim focusing on raw material production for medical supplies amid COVID-19

Oil production in Azerbaijan to be continued in accordance with plan for 2020

Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' amid troop attacks

Soleimani successor visits Baghdad as Iran-US tensions rise

Iran donates the US equipment for Covid-19 tests

Larijani urges lift of U.S. ‘inhuman’ sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus crisis

Iran says 'terrorist' attack inside Turkey halts natural gas flow

Tehran says US ‘leading Mideast to disaster’ after deployment of Patriot air defenses to Iraq

‘Upon information & belief’: Trump warns of potential Iran ‘sneak attack’ on US forces in Iraq

The Future of the Kurdistan Region after the Defeat of ISIS and the Failure of the 2017 Independence Referendum

Coalition to continue Iraq operations, as Patriot missiles arrive, and base consolidation proceeds

Former Syrian vice president Khaddam dies in France

Trump, Erdogan stress need for Syria, Libya ceasefires: W.House

Turkey's Erdogan donates seven months salary to combat coronavirus

Azerbaijan increases gas exports to Turkey by 16.9 percent

Moscow Worried about Ankara’s Plans for Canal Bypassing Bosporus Strait

Turkish Airlines extends flight cancellations until May 1

Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises to 277, with 15,679 total cases

Over 8,800 confirmed coronavirus cases in Istanbul, says minister

New transport minister takes oath in parliament

Health Minister warns of increase of domestic coronavirus cases, says new challenge to begin Sunday with expats' arrivals

Diab meets Kubis, Land Transport Union delegation

Bekaa Governor to NNA: One coronavirus case in Faour town

Lebanon's revolution is on hold but far from over

Netanyahu shares fake 'video proof' of Iranian coronavirus cover-up

Arab neighborhood in Jaffa erupts in riot after Israeli cops target alleged virus quarantine-breaker

Netanyahu tells Israelis to wear masks outside; gives stipends for kids, elderly

Netanyahu ending self-quarantine, 14 days after contact with ill adviser

Coronavirus cases in Israel jump to 6,092 with 95 in serious condition

Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman diagnosed with coronavirus

Israel's MDA to treat coronavirus patients with new 'passive vaccine'

Likud branch heads to Netanyahu: No to unity

Israeli forces 'steal' coronavirus food aid for Palestinians

UN begins home food drops for needy to stem outbreak

King chairs meeting on government’s plans, measures to mitigate COVID-19 economic impact

4 new COVID-19 cases registered, continuing Jordan’s downward trend in infections

CBJ launches JD500m soft financing programme for SMEs

Opportunity in disguise: Jordanian experts urge public to take advantage of curfew by building healthy habits

Kingdom to channel EU grant into priority fields of health, women’s empowerment, education — Rabadi

Kuwaiti students should contact US authorities to renew residency permits - embassy

Kuwait PM restates Amir's attention to public health, overseas citizens' return

Kuwait, South Korean FMs mull anti-Covid-19 efforts

Wildlife poachers arrested in Oman

Movement between governorates in Oman restricted

Bahrain: two new coronavirus cases, 21 recoveries

OPEC rift widens as group fails to set date for emergency talks

Qatar extends ban of flights, lockdown of industrial neighborhood

Saudi Arabia
U.S.-Saudi oil alliance idea born at White House, put on back burner for now

Trump: Russia, Saudi Arabia Will Likely Settle Differences, Make a Deal on Oil Production

Oil seen down 6.4%, jet fuel down 26%, road fuel down 5.5% in 2020

Outrage over Saudi-led coalition 'horse massacre' in Yemen's capital

More than 15 million children and their families in Yemen, Syria and Gaza set to face COVID-19

War-torn Yemen ‘not equipped’ for potential coronavirus outbreak

United Kingdom
UK mobilizes 3,000 Reservists to support Covid-19 response

UK renews repatriation efforts, stranded Arab Britons grow weary

46% of South Africa's berry exports go to the United Kingdom

Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

Chinese embassy slams some British media over "groundless" coronavirus accusation

Almost one million register for benefits as Britons pay heavy price for global pandemic

UK coronavirus deaths rise by 563 to 2,352

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II due to pandemic

Just 2,000 key staff out of half a million have been tested, UK officials admit

Twitter finds 'no evidence' of mass effort by 'bots' to influence coronavirus debate in Ireland

Top civil servant warns TDs over public health advice ahead of controversial Dáil sitting

Michael McDowell, David Norris and Rónán Mullen return to Seanad as count continues

Virus restrictions in Portugal ‘could last months’ – PM

Portugal: Diabetics account for 9% of coronavirus deaths

Costa says Government will tighten and clarify circulation restrictions

Medical unions ask for "urgent meeting" with the Minister of Health

PSD will support emergency renewal and reiterates “cooperation” with Government

Algarve Tourism Board launches "Remember me, Algarve" campaign

Portuguese people to continue to stay at home

Over 60 percent of Portuguese repatriation requests resolved

Spanish Media Lashes Out at Rabat Over Maritime Border Legislation

Spain's deaths soar but infection rate slows

400 journalists reject ‘control’ of questions at government press briefings in coronavirus-plagued Spain

Spain's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as masks, sanitizers flown in

Corona-update: France to reopen a quarter of food markets

France becomes 4th country to pass 4,000 coronavirus deaths threshold

France likely to ease lockdown gradually, PM Philippe says

France reports new daily record of 509 coronavirus deaths, surpasses 4,000 deaths in total

French PM warns lockdown will not be lifted ‘in one go’ as police issue more than 350,000 in fines

EU industry chief sees no quid pro quo in Chinese firms' 'mask diplomacy'

European transport and refrigeration logistics calls for measures to ensure the supply

Coronavirus boosted cocaine traffic in March says Belgium

EU unveils plan to stop firms firing workers amid virus slump

Flemish government ups support to business

Thousands step up to support health care professionals

Digitization at Dutch customs expeditors is proving beneficial

Germany extends virus curbs on public life to April 19

Volkswagen to extend U.S. production halt until April 12

Germany: Coal barge broke in half and sank

Germany extends virus curbs on public life to April 19

Germany Reaching the Upper Limit of Testing Capacity

Half a Million German Companies Have Sent Employees into Short-Time Work

Coronavirus: Hungary-Austria Border Crossing Open to Commuters

Jobs of over 1.1 million automobile workers in the EU affected so far

Eurozone jobless rates fall to 12-year lows

UN chief: Post-coronavirus world will be even more digital

Gold prices today fall as profit booking continues; silver jumps

Switzerland is anticipating a butter shortage

UBS: Does Anyone Know What Is Happening?

Italian PM rules out easing of curfew, social distancing

Sicilian oranges sales have tripled in the last 20 days

Tommy the robot nurse helps keep Italy doctors safe from coronavirus

Italy doctors warn of 'bio bombs' from patients sent to care homes

Coronavirus deaths in Slovenia rise to 15, confirmed cases up to 841

Second Lynx Released into the Wild to Refresh Slovenian Gene Pool

Magna International's Slovenian paint shop to remain under temporary shutdown - report

Fitch Revises Outlook on Croatia to Stable; Affirms at 'BBB-'

Minister satisfied with how Croatian citizens are complying with measures

Serbian state secretary dies from coronavirus

Ksenija Karić takes helm at Schneider Electric Serbia, Montenegro

Kosovo to phase out tariff on Serbia imports, US opposes ‘new barriers’

Montenegro Spends First Night Under Curfew

Montenegro Enacts Emergency Measures to Help Film Industry and Culture Professionals

Greece First coronavirus case among tens of thousands of migrants crammed into squalid camps

Greece's response to coronavirus working, Mitsotakis tells CNN

Easter church services to be held behind closed doors

German envoy says Eurobond debate still open

Police record 2,561 lockdown violations in one day

Stournaras calls for joint fiscal action in eurozone

Bourse index parts with nearly 4 pct

Bulgaria’s Government Proposes Extension of the Coronavirus State of Emergency

Gallup International: Bulgarians Accept Emergency Measures but Fear for Economy

422 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria, 207 are Hospitalized

Petrol Stations: The Fuel Consumption Dropped by between 40 and 80% because of the State of Emergency

Landmark Bucharest buildings to go blue on World Autism Awareness Day

Bucharest Municipality Museum opens 'Cinema Museion' - online free-access vintage documentary section

ForMin Aurescu to attend NATO Foreign Affairs Ministers' videoconference

FTSE Russell confirms Romania is to be included in FTSE Emerging Markets indices

Over 78k fines, given since coronavirus epidemic kicked off, says President Iohannis

Frosts caused flower and bud damage in Hungarian peach and apricot orchards

Hungary's Authoritarian Takeover Puts European Union at Risk

Von der Leyen criticises Hungary, but fails to mention it

The death of Hungary's democracy is a worldwide press-freedom warning

PM wants Slovakia to be an island of hope for Europe, carmakers prolong halt

PM Matovič floats the idea of a blackout to kill the coronavirus in Slovakia

Why is there no yeast on supermarket shelves in Slovakia?

Poland extends life of mine despite protests from villagers and Czech Republic

151 Japanese nationals to return on plane chartered by Poland

Polish gas firm PGNiG starts operations in Lithuania

Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine have already announced plans to limit wheat exports

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine nearing 800 by Wednesday evening

Ukraine's Health Ministry triples salaries for doctors, nurses on coronavirus frontline

Zelensky's Office: Ukraine mulling over tougher quarantine measures from April 6

Problems in the Ukrainian Military Food-Supply System: Coronavirus or Symptom of Slowdown in Reforms?

IMF program will open another intl financing for Ukraine – NBU head

Lukashenka Comes Under Widespread Fire for Lax COVID-19 Response

Belavia flight brings Belarusians, foreigners from Dubai to Minsk

Belarus' Berestovitsa border checkpoint to get new equipment in April

Belarus bans export of some staple foods

Putin calls for action on 'challenging' energy market, Trump laments cheap oil

Russia's oil supplies via Druzhba pipeline set to shrink as EU refiners cut output

Russia to sell half of grain stockpile amid coronavirus

Putin sends planeload of medical supplies to US as Russian doctors complain of lack of equipment

Abe mulls calling off Russia visit in May due to Coronavirus

Russian military plane with coronavirus aid lands in US

Russia Reserves $18B to Counter Coronavirus Crisis

Moscow Streets Empty Out for Coronavirus Quarantine

Moscow rolls out tracking app to 'ensure self-discipline' during coronavirus lockdown

Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear flies to U.S. after Trump-Putin call

Putin signs law on jail terms of up to seven years for quarantine offenders

Putin working remotely after meeting infected doctor: Kremlin

Russian nuclear BN-600 licensed to operate until 2025

'Waiting for a miracle': Russians worry as 25,000 stranded abroad by coronavirus

Belarus urges Lithuania to stay calm, cooperate in combating coronavirus

Buildings illuminated in colors of Italian national flag in sign of solidarity in Lithuania

Lithuania closes its border to foreigners, a few vehicles told to go back during 1st hour

Multiple of Nature Protection Office’s duties delegated to the State Environment Service

Saeima committee supports writing off debts left from 2008 crisis

Latvian State Employment Agency received notifications for numerous planned lay-offs

Estonia looking at mass tests' option to determine latency of COVID-19

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle buy a manor in Estonia

Estonia sees GDP falling by as much as 8% in 2020

Finland enlists social influencers in fight against Covid-19

How a Millennial Prime Minister Is Leading Finland Through Crisis

Scandinavian growers unsure of getting seasonal laborers: expensive, or no harvest at all

Sweden is vigilant while making anti-virus measures

Sweden may have escaped lockdown, but it is struggling to resist socialism

Norway: Calls go out for a new ‘Corona tax’

American's hunger strike death endangers $1.3bn Egypt military aid

Egypt to resume wheat inspections at port of origin after lifting of travel restrictions

Great Pyramid in Egypt lights up in solidarity against COVID-19

Egypt's Health Minister: 'COVID-19 spread will be contained within 3 weeks'

Egypt's Health Sector Races to Scale Up Coronavirus Readiness

Cats killed in Egypt in mistaken belief they carry coronavirus

EU informs Libya of naval operation to monitor arms embargo

New Chinese buses for long distance journeys arrive in Libya

EU launches Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo, ends Operation Sophia

Tunisia urges immediate Security Council action amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus prisoner release in Tunisia

Coronavirus: Tunisia uses robots to police lockdown and tell people to stay home

African Conflict Zones in Need of Cease-Fires for Coronavirus Aid

Over 850 Algerians end quarantine period, clear to go home

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

National Council expresses condolences to the Sahrawi people following the death of the diplomat Mhamad Jaddad

Occupied Areas and Abroad Communities expresses condolences to the Sahrawi people following the death of the diplomat Mhamad Jadad

Health Ministry Urges Moroccans to Commit to Healthy Hygiene Practices

Morocco Among First Countries Worldwide to Secure Chloroquine Stock

State of Emergency: Expired Car Insurances Are Still Valid Until April 30

Senegal's Graffiti Artists Offer COVID-19 Information Via Murals

Senegal prepares to offer food aid to millions

1st virus death in Senegal is ex-French soccer club boss

Liberia: An Open Letter from Olubanke King-Akerele to Pres. Weah on the Nomination of the New NEC Chair Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike

Liberia: Senator Kangar-Lawrence Calls for Prosecution of Cllr. A. Ndubisi Nwabudike

Lebanon to investigate Ghanaian domestic worker's death

Ghana archbishop: Africans in solidarity with cardinal who has COVID-19

Confirmed COVID-19 cases jump to 195 in Ghana

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso’s spiralling crisis

Sébastien Chadaud-Pétronin stands next to a portrait of his mother in August 2018. Son of French aid worker abducted in Mali says France has ‘proof of life’

Opinion - Mali Votes Amid Coronavirus Fears, Jihadist Threats

Nigerian tertiary institutions not equipped for distance learning

Nigeria’s cases rise to 174 as Akwa Ibom records five

Nigerian govt pays N20,000 to 5,000 Abuja households — Minister

CBN-led coalition to tackle coronavirus raises N15 billion — Official

FG Considers Compulsory Use of Masks as COVID-19 Cases Rise to 139

Nigeria Becomes Eighth African Nation to Welcome Bitcoin ATMs

Cameroonians Displaced by Separatist Conflict Need Support

Sudan charges Bashir with 'undermining constitution' over 1989 coup

South Sudan
South Sudan Activists Hope to Unify Divided Nation

Ethiopia Postpones Elections Scheduled for August Due to COVID-19

Former Somali PM Dies of Coronavirus in London

Somaliland Reports First COVID-19 Cases

US again accused of killing civilians in Somalia airstrikes

A family mourns as US drone attacks in Somalia continue

Paris Club creditors cancel $1.4B of Somalia's debt

Kenya’s Minibus Workers Face Coronavirus Risk to Feed Families

The quality of Kenya’s haricot verts keeps improving

Kenya: Uhuru Apologises Over Police Brutality As Curfew Started

Probe ordered into fatal shooting of Kenyan teenager during virus curfew

Kenyan president apologises for police violence during curfew

Kenyans use most of their cash on airtime, says report

Ugandan rights groups demand release of LGBT+ people jailed over coronavirus

Shutdown in Uganda over COVID-19 hits poor hard

Congo, DR
Lightning strike leaves 20 dead in Congolese capital

Angola speeds up organizational healthcare network to fight Covid-19

Angola ceases mandate at AU Peace and Security Council

Angolan govt postpones Soyo Refinery tender announcement Angolan govt postpones Soyo Refinery tender announcement

BNA with reserves to import goods for eight months

Rwanda Writes to Kenya, Uganda Over Burundi Cargo Trucks Blockade

World Bank Approves Opposed $500m Education Loan to Tanzania

World Bank Finally Approves $500 Million Tanzania School Project

Tanzania warns refugees to stop moving outside camps to avoid COVID-19 threat

Tanzania records first death from coronavirus

Malawi Grapples With Recurring Problem: Mob Attacks on Accused Vampires

Malawi: Opposition Accuses Ruling Party of Plot to Rig Upcoming Vote

ISS: Insurgents change tactics as Mozambique seeks help

COVID-19 Crisis Is the Time to Ease Sanctions on Zimbabwe - UN

Zimbabwe: Over 15,000 Returnees Dodge COVID-19 Testing

Zimbabwe’s white farmers angered by ‘racist’ edict

VP Prof Welshman Ncube respond to court ruling

Botswana Declares Emergency on First Confirmed COVID Cases

First Covid-19 Death Registered in Botswana

Namibia not ready to deal with coronavirus – report

Namibia: Haufiku Warns On Slow COVID-19 Response

Namibia: Stock Exchange Operational During Lockdown but Avoids Face to Face Contact

South Africa
South Africa Launches Door-to-Door Coronavirus Screening

South Africa Provides Special Transportation for Social Grant Recipients

South Africa doubles sulphur emission limits for coal plants:

Challenges at South Africa's ports remain the biggest issue

South Africa lockdown squeezes global chrome supply

SA turns to China and Cuba to help curb spread of coronavirus

Mkhize: 87 000 hospital beds available for coronavirus patients

Taxi strike called off, Mbalula, Santaco to brief the nation

100 extra police to enforce remote NT checkpoints

Stubborn yet supple, PM pivots at crisis speed

16,000 fly out after PM’s call to stay

Smallpox caused Australia's first pandemic — but who was to blame?

Sixty Australian newspapers to stop printing

New Zealand
Fonterra's Feb milk exports from New Zealand drop 6% on lower demand

The shrinking airline: Air NZ's staggering cut to domestic network

In crisis, Kiwis are more likely to trust experts

Kiwis dobbed in: 10,000 reports to police over lockdown breaches in the first three days

Greens Celebrate End Of Harmful Sanctions To Single Parents

NZ Govt - One Step Closer To Predator Free 2050

Amendments To Abortion Legislation Bill Tabled For Abortions Post-20 Weeks

Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea confirms outbreak of African swine fever - OIE

Vanuatu license gaining popularity among scammers

World Summary Blog

Operator on Duty: Donatello