2020 Games postponement signals growing power shift from IOC to athletes

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tweeting from her Toronto couch two weeks ago, six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser had two words for the International Olympic Committee, which had ...

Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure built on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to order ...

Russia coronavirus cases jump to 2,337 in record daily rise

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus cases in Russia jumped to 2,337 on Tuesday, an increase of 500, as the country recorded its biggest daily rise for the seventh day ...

UAE imposes first lockdown on historic district to slow coronavirus

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai enforced the UAE’s first full lockdown on a district housing the emirate’s famous gold and spice markets on Tuesday, to disinfect the normally bustling ...

WTA working on better pay, considers extending Tour

MUMBAI (Reuters) – With lower-level players reeling financially from the tennis shutdown over the coronavirus, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Tuesday it was working ...

India cracks down on Muslim missionary group linked to coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian authorities sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings ...

UK police criticized for overzealous lockdown response

LONDON (Reuters) – Some British police might have gone a “little too far”, a minister said on Tuesday after warnings some forces were turning Britain into a police state by ...

Japan’s Abe, deputy avoid joint meetings to cut coronavirus risk as lockdown pressure builds

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s prime minister and his deputy won’t attend meetings together to cut coronavirus risks as pressure for a lockdown builds, with domestic cases topping ...

Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have at least one coronavirus symptom

FILE PHOTO: The logo of free messaging app Line is pictured on a smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) ...

Some UK police might have gone too far on coronavirus: minister

Police walk through Clapham common as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez LONDON (Reuters) – ...