North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un offers apology for killing of South Korean man

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologised on Friday for the shooting death of a South Korean man to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the South’s national security adviser said, as public and political outrage over the killing grew. The apology came in a letter from the North’s United Front Department, which handles… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un offers apology for killing of South Korean man

North Korean troops shoot dead South Korean man, burn body

North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing earlier this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, South Korea’s military said on Thursday. South Korea’s military said evidence suggested the man was attempting to… Read More North Korean troops shoot dead South Korean man, burn body

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei tests positive for coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei revealed on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, just as the Central American country was easing draconian travel restrictions imposed months ago to contain infections. “The coronavirus test result was positive,” Giammattei told a local radio station, adding that he had been tested six times during the pandemic.… Read More Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei tests positive for coronavirus

Facebook to stop showing health groups in its recommendations

Facebook Inc will no longer show health groups in its recommendations, the social media giant announced on Thursday, saying it was crucial that people get health information from “authoritative sources.” Over the last year, the company took down more than 1 million groups that violated Facebook’s policies on misinformation and harmful content, it said in… Read More Facebook to stop showing health groups in its recommendations

U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Sunday aimed at lowering drug prices in the United States by linking them to those of other nations and expanding the scope of a July action. “My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices

Vatican-based Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle tests positive for coronavirus

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has become the highest-ranking Vatican official known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Vatican said on Friday that Tagle, 63, a Filipino who heads the Vatican’s missionary arm, had tested positive when he arrived in Manila on Thursday. Tagle, who met Pope Francis in a private audience on August… Read More Vatican-based Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle tests positive for coronavirus

Cuba shuts down interprovincial transportation over fears of coronavirus surge

Cuban state media reported on Saturday interprovincial transportation would be shut down and a curfew in Havana extended until the end of the month as a surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital spreads to other areas. While most of the country remains at a new normal with schools and retail activity open, local authorities… Read More Cuba shuts down interprovincial transportation over fears of coronavirus surge