Spain announces state of emergency following surge of coronavirus cases

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a new state of emergency on Sunday in an effort to curb soaring coronavirus infections, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions in some cases. The measures go into force from Sunday night and will require all regions except the Canary Islands to impose a nighttime curfew… Read More Spain announces state of emergency following surge of coronavirus cases

Belarusian police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threaten national strike

Belarusian police used stun grenades against protesters on Sunday as tens of thousands of people headed towards Independence Palace in the capital Minsk demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign. Protesters carrying the red-and-white flags of the Belarusian opposition movement scattered as loud bangs and flashes lit up the city’s streets after nightfall, videos showed. The… Read More Belarusian police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threaten national strike

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a request by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that he did not see the need. The king’s rejection is a major setback for Muhyiddin, who is facing a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar… Read More Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov tests positive for coronavirus

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Sunday he had tested positive for coronavirus and would stay at home for any treatment for the time being, as recommended by his doctors Borissov, who met Keith Krach, U.S. undersecretary of state for economic affairs on Friday, has informed the U.S. Embassy in Sofia of the situation,… Read More Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov tests positive for coronavirus

Thousands flee homes as Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Philippines

Nearly 9,000 people fled their homes in the Philippines as Typhoon Molave made landfall while traversing provinces on the southern part of the main Luzon island on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, officials said. The disaster monitoring agency said it had received reports of damaged roads and bridges, flooding and landslide incidents in… Read More Thousands flee homes as Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Philippines

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