Italy orders early closure of bars and restaurants following surge of coronavirus cases

Italy on Sunday ordered bars and restaurants to close by 6 p.m. and shut public gyms, cinemas and swimming pools to try to halt a rapid resurgence in the coronavirus that has pushed daily infection rates to new records. The measures, which take effect on Monday and were agreed between Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s government… Read More Italy orders early closure of bars and restaurants following surge of coronavirus cases

Malaysian rulers meet to discuss emergency proposal of PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia’s rulers met on Sunday to discuss what sources have said is a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to impose a state of emergency amid a political crisis in the Southeast Asian nation. Muhyiddin on Friday asked the king to impose emergency rule that would include suspending parliament, the sources with direct knowledge of… Read More Malaysian rulers meet to discuss emergency proposal of PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Warsaw police detain dozens following protests against coronavirus restrictions

Warsaw police detained 278 people on Saturday after thousands protested against new curbs aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, a police spokesman said. Police said demonstrators had attacked policemen, throwing stones, glass bottles and fire crackers during the demonstrations. Police used tear gas on several occasions during the protests in Warsaw in which… Read More Warsaw police detain dozens following protests against coronavirus restrictions

Samsung Group leader Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said. The charismatic leader of Samsung Group and the country’s richest person, grew it into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate. But he was also… Read More Samsung Group leader Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

At least six children dead as gunmen attack school in Cameroon

Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a region where separatist insurgents operate, officials and parents said. Arriving on motorcycles and in civilian clothes, the attackers hit the school around midday in the city of Kumba in South West… Read More At least six children dead as gunmen attack school in Cameroon