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After the virus: What world will we live in?

After the virus: What world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began.

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

All incoming international flights to India will be banned for one week starting Sunday, the government said Thursday as it announced the latest raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a ‘call to action’ on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and ‘alarming levels of femicide’.

New Kosovo PM ready to revoke tariffs for Serbian goods

New Kosovo PM ready to revoke tariffs for Serbian goods

A few years ago, the newly elected Kosovo prime minister overturned Serbian trucks. But Albin Kurti now says he is ready to revoke tariffs introduced by his predecessor on Serbian goods.

'Parasite' Oscar success opens new era

'Parasite' Oscar success opens new era

The unprecedented Oscar haul for South Korean director Bong Joon-ho black comedy ‘Parasite’ has shattered a 92-year-old glass ceiling and opened a new era for Korean and other foreign films on the global stage.

Women grab limelight at India's Republic Day pageantry

Women grab limelight at India's Republic Day pageantry

Huge crowds gathered for India's Republic Day parade Sunday, with women taking centre-stage at the annual pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring army tanks, horses and camels.

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China's Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Venezuela's Guaido meets Macron on charm offensive

Venezuela's Guaido meets Macron on charm offensive

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, on a charm offensive to back his bid to oust his country's leader, claimed Saturday to have the ‘firm support’ of French President Emmanuel Macron.

To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries ...

Ethiopia's Abiy meets Eritrean leader for first time since winning Nobel

Ethiopia's Abiy meets Eritrean leader for first time since winning Nobel

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki flew to Addis Ababa Wednesday for his first meeting with the Ethiopian prime minister since Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for initiating a thaw between the sparring neighbours.

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan for their first meeting in over a year on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America's two key military allies in Asia ...

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

UN targets electrifying all of world's refugee camps

The UN set itself a daunting challenge this week aimed at improving the lives of displaced people, reining in climate change and even preventing conflict: to bring electric power to all refugee camps by 2030.