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‘Corona town’: Cuban graffiti depicts anguish, urges courage

HAVANA (Reuters) – A skeleton reaches up from the ground to clutch at a fantastical winged creature. A hunched figure wearing a face mask drags behind it an entangled mass of ...

WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where COVID-19 declining

FILE PHOTO: Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Denis ...

Suriname’s president seeks re-election after murder conviction

FILE PHOTO: Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse reviews the troops during a ceremony at the Memre Buku military barracks, in Paramaribo, Suriname March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ranu ...

Italy coalition squabbles over recruiting volunteers to enforce distancing

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s coalition partners quarrelled on Monday over a proposal to recruit volunteers to enforce social distancing rules as the country gradually rolls ...

Gym closures force Kenyan sports champions to train by roadside

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya taekwondo champion Vincent Ochieng usually trains in school sports halls in Kisumu, but now he is working out with hundreds of other people on ...

Libya stops nearly 400 migrants attempting to cross to Europe: IOM

TUNIS (Reuters) – Libya’s coastguard has stopped nearly 400 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean in five boats in the past two days, the United Nations migration ...

WHO fears ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritizes testing

FILE PHOTO: The World Health Organization (WHO) logo is pictured at the entrance of its headquarters in Geneva, January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo (Reuters) ...

British PM’s adviser defies calls to quit over accusations of flouting lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest aide defied calls to quit on Monday over accusations that he flouted a coronavirus lockdown by driving ...

Russia seeks 18-year jail term for ex-U.S. Marine in spying trial

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who is on trial accused of spying for the United States, to 18 years ...

EU eyes first face-to-face summit in months to haggle over budget

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders may meet for a face-to-face summit in the coming weeks to bargain over the next joint budget and a linked coronavirus recovery fund, suspending ...