(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures gained on Friday with bargain hunters returning at the end of a tumultuous week marked by a record collapse in oil prices and growing evidence of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the biggest conundrum of his premiership as he recuperates from COVID-19: how to lift a lockdown that is destroying swathes of the British economy without triggering a deadly second wave of the
South Africa’s president has announced an easing of some lockdown restrictions beginning next month, citing economic concerns. But President Cyril Ramaphosa warned that most people should remain at home, public gatherings remain banned, and the country’s borders will stay closed.
As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread around the world, many governments impose lockdowns and close borders. Most countries around the world have put in place coronavirus restrictions, from bans on public gatherings to closing borders, in a bid to curb the
Turkish president announces curfew for youth, shuts borders of 31 cities to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Turkey decided to shut down borders of 31 cities and imposed a partial curfew for citizens under the age of 20, effective from midnight
The figures translate to a real unemployment rate of 20.6 percent, the highest level since 1934. On the week ending April 18, another 4.4 million Americans filed unemployment claims. It is the fifth consecutive week of over 3 million claims.
CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) – A Venezuelan man was shot dead on Thursday as locals protesting food and gas shortages looted several stores in one southern town, a rights group said, as frustrations spiked six weeks into a quarantine that
UK scientists have started testing an experimental vaccine as the death toll from the infection hits 190,000 worldwide. 26 million people have sought US jobless aid in the past five weeks since the coronavirus hit. About one in six American workers
A vaccine expert who says he lost his job because he disagreed with Donald Trump’s claims about treatments for Covid-19 is to file a whistleblower complaint, his lawyers say. Dr Rick Bright led the US government agency trying to develop
If any US vessel threatens Iran’s military or ships, they will be destroyed, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hossein Salami said today. The head of the country’s special forces also claimed the security of the Persian Gulf