Catalonia renews strict Covid controls on 210,000

The government in Spain’s Catalonia region has re-imposed coronavirus controls on an area of 210,000 people after a sharp rise in infections. President Quim Torra said no-one would be allowed to enter or leave Segrià, an agricultural area west of

Russia says China would be needed in expanded G7 summit: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is not in talks with Washington about its potential role at an expanded Group of Seven summit later this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday, insisting that China should also be included in

North Korea says no need to sit down with U.S. for talks

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a political tool” for Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, ahead of a U.S.

Global coronavirus cases exceed 11 million: Live updates

Grim milestone comes as WHO urges countries hit by serious outbreaks to ‘wake up’ to ground reality and ‘take control’. The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to “wake up” to the realities on the

Hong Kong man accused of 'terrorism' under new Chinese law

Tong Ying-kit first person to face charges of inciting secession and ‘terrorism’ under national security law. A man carrying a “Liberate Hong Kong” sign as he drove a motorcycle into police at a protest against the territory’s Chinese rulers has

Selma 'Bloody Sunday' bridge renaming efforts cause divides

Residents of Selma have criticised moves to rename the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965. Thousands gathered in Selma, Alabama, a United States river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honour of white supremacist

UPDATE 2-German Bunds on course for worst week in a month

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields (Updates prices and adds chart) By Yoruk Bahceli AMSTERDAM, July 3 (Reuters) – Bunds were set to close their worst week in a month on Friday but analysts expect pressure to abate

Pakistani foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19, days after holding high profile meetings including one with U.S. special representative on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad. “This afternoon I felt