EU leaders reach deal on coronavirus recovery

EU leaders have struck a deal on a huge post-coronavirus recovery package following a fourth night of talks. It will see the 27-nation bloc offering €750bn (£677bn; $859bn) in grants and loans to counter the economic impact of the pandemic.

Coronavirus restrictions threaten democracy, global leaders warn

Measures to stem the pandemic threaten human and political rights, open letter by more than 500 signatories warns. More than 500 political and civil society leaders, Nobel laureates and rights groups have warned that some governments are using the coronavirus

India, Bangladesh brace as Cyclone Amphan approaches

A strong cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon, and forecasters warned of extensive damage from