Ramzan Kadyrov: Putin's feared Chechen strongman

The former warlord calls himself the Kremlin’s ‘foot soldier’. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who was on Thursday reportedly being treated for coronavirus in Moscow, went from rebel fighter to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fearsome enforcer, bringing his war-scarred region to

France's coronavirus death rate, new cases slow

PARIS (Reuters) – The growth rate of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in France slowed slightly on Thursday, with health authorities reporting an additional 318 known infections, an increase of 0.2% over 24 hours. The rate of increases in reported deaths

Australian states split over opening borders for domestic tourism

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian state and territory leaders bickered on Thursday over whether to reopen internal borders, a major step to rejuvenating the country’s A$80 billion ($50 billion) domestic tourism industry, as part of measures to ease coronavirus restrictions. Australian