Europe

Court in France orders prison terms for six over 1990s arms deal

The men were found guilty on charges involving kickbacks from arms sales to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Court in France orders prison terms for six over 1990s arms deal

Libya

Turkey, Russia continue to work together for Libya ceasefire

Turkish FM says no technical disagreements despite postponement of talks that were scheduled for Sunday.

Turkey, Russia continue to work together for Libya ceasefire

Middle East

Rights group urges free speech protection in Iraq

Human Rights Watch says penal code used to crack down on government critics including activists and journalists.

Rights group urges free speech protection in Iraq

United Nations

IAEA chief asks Iran for 'prompt access' to blocked nuclear sites

im体育官网UN's nuclear agency suspects Iran is 'sanitising' two sites where it has stored or used undeclared nuclear material.

IAEA chief asks Iran for 'prompt access' to blocked nuclear sites

United States

Black Americans die at higher rate when police use Tasers

im体育官网A review of more than 1,000 cases found the potentially fatal Taser kills more African Americans when used by police.

Black Americans die at higher rate when police use Tasers

Latin America

The emotional letters from Mexicans to critical COVID-19 patients

im体育官网In Mexico, seriously ill coronavirus patients rely on nurses to keep them in touch with their families.

News

US demands release of former soldier jailed in Russia

im体育官网The United States is demanding the immediate release of a former soldier jailed in Russia for spying.

Asia Pacific

New COVID-19 outbreak in China a threat to economic recovery

Chinese industrial output last month grew at its strongest rate since the virus was detected in December, but shop sales are slow as consumers remain cautious.

Turkey

Turkish fighter jets attack PKK sites in northern Iraq

Warplanes took off from various air bases in Turkey, targeting multiple areas including PKK's Qandil stronghold.

Turkish fighter jets attack PKK sites in northern Iraq

Europe

US fighter plane crashes off England's coast, pilot missing

im体育官网The US Air Force said the F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing was on a routine training mission when it crashed.

US fighter plane crashes off England's coast, pilot missing

Europe

Russia sentences ex-US marine to 16 years in prison for espionage

US denounces Russian court's verdict against Paul Whelan, with Pompeo demanding his immediate release.

Russia sentences ex-US marine to 16 years in prison for espionage

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

im体育官网More than 7.9 million infections confirmed in 188 countries and territories, including at least 433,000 deaths.

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?