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Drones light up Seoul sky with messages of hope amid Covid-19

Drones light up Seoul sky with messages of hope amid Covid-19

More than 300 drones lit up the sky over Seoul on Friday in a show the government said was meant to give "comfort and hope" to residents enduring the coronavirus pandemic.

In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their Nov. 3 contest.

Qatar embassy delivers medical aid, equipment to El Salvador

Qatar embassy delivers medical aid, equipment to El Salvador

The Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Republic of El Salvador handed over the first batch of medical aid, equipment and supplies provided by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to El Salvador

Record economic slumps hit Europe in face of resurgent virus

Record economic slumps hit Europe in face of resurgent virus

Devastating economic figures poured in Friday as nations counted the cost of their efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, even as fresh spikes forced many countries including Britain to put the brakes on a return

EU 'no closer' to agreement on economic recovery plan

EU 'no closer' to agreement on economic recovery plan

European Union leaders' views on a mass stimulus plan remained "diametrically different", Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said yesterday, after hours of talks on how to breathe life into economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization's director-general told an online conference on Monday.

Coronavirus pandemic accelerating with Americas worst, warns WHO

Coronavirus pandemic accelerating with Americas worst, warns WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Steroid drug hailed as "breakthrough" in Covid-19 as trial shows it saves lives

Steroid drug hailed as "breakthrough" in Covid-19 as trial shows it saves lives

A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among Covid-19 patients in what scientists said is a "major breakthrough" in the coronavirus pandemic.

France pledges 15bn euros of aid for aviation sector

France pledges 15bn euros of aid for aviation sector

The French government will provide 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) to support the country's aviation industry, which has been hammered by travel restrictions imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic

'Endemic racial discrimination' exposed in US: UN rights chief

'Endemic racial discrimination' exposed in US: UN rights chief

The coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities, and protests triggered by George Floyd's death, have laid bare "endemic inequalities" in the United States, the UN rights chief said Tuesday

Airlines will not need to spare middle seat to restart travel - EU

Airlines will not need to spare middle seat to restart travel - EU

The European Commission will say on Wednesday that airlines will not have to leave the middle seats empty but the wearing of masks onboard and in airports should be required as travel across the bloc restarts gradually.

Three key US coronavirus officials in self-quarantine after Covid-19 exposure

Three key US coronavirus officials in self-quarantine after Covid-19 exposure

Three senior officials guiding the US response to the coronavirus pandemic were in self-quarantine on Saturday after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for the disease