British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is coming under pressure to clarify whether self-employed workers will continue to receive emergency financial support from Westminster.
Street riots have continued in Minnesota’s biggest city, Minneapolis, for the third day in a row following Monday’s death of a 46-year old black resident who died in police custody after being tackled by four police officers and pinned to the ground by his neck.
Following the Trump Administration's threats to stop funding the World Health Organisation (WHO) and push to develop therapeutics and future vaccines for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic outside of international bodies, concerns on the disjointed, national-level response to the virus have been voiced by leading figures in the global community.
As most businesses headquartered in Moscow, including foreign firms, remain on COVID-19 lockdown, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia has moved most of its activities online and is focusing on the post-coronavirus strategies of its members.
New Delhi (Sputnik): New Delhi is under sharp attack from a few sections of society for its handling of COVID-19: initially for a low testing rate in a country with over 1.3 billion and more recently for understating the number of deaths.
A new model predicts that almost a quarter of a billion people in Africa will be infected within 12 months without adequate measures to control the novel coronavirus' spread. Between 4.6 to 5.5 million people could be hospitalised under this scenario, severely straining limited health resources.
A "Marshall Plan for the Pandemic" is needed if economies are to properly rebound after The Great Lockdown, according to a long-time economist based in the UK's financial district. He also warns that "simply pumping trillions" into the financial system won't deliver a recovery on its own.
The British government has openly allied with the US in backing the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó's self-appointment as interim president. However, newly obtained responses to freedom of information requests by investigative journalist John McEvoy expose a much deeper relationship with members of the coup-government in waiting.
Mass deforestation, industrialised animal agriculture and reductions in biodiversity are among a number of factors which increase the likelihood of the emergence and spread of dangerous pathogens such as the coronavirus disease 2019, explains scientist Dr Rob Wallace in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.
Rumen Gechev, Bulgaria’s ex-Deputy PM, weighs in on Sofia's economic prospects amid a predicted major economic downturn in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The politician also shares his opinion on how the purchase of American F-16 aircraft will affect country's economy.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has recorded 74,289 COVID-19 cases, of which 24,385 have recovered and 2415 have died, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India from 18 May will enter phase four of the lockdown, which began on 25 March.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 2,415 lives in India. India is currently under lockdown till 17 May. However, the Indian Ministry of Railways has been operating Covid-19 relief trains for stranded migrant labourers. Limited passenger operations have also been resumed.
England’s Coronavirus lockdown has officially been eased today. Workers who cannot perform their tasks from home have now been encouraged to return to action, and the public are now able to spend more time outside, as long as social distancing is maintained.
There is a 'perfect storm' of factors undermining the ability of services providers to properly assist victims of domestic abuse across England, according to Women's Aid, one of the country's leading providers of support services to abuse survivors.
China's handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has come under question by a few top US authorities and factions of the UK government in recent months. But as global responses to the crisis reveal the efficacy of national-level strategies, it appears that such questions remain political and less based on scientific data.
"The Russians are coming!" In April 1945, the family of four-year-old Uwe Trostel expected only cruelty from Soviet soldiers. However, the first encounter turned out to be completely different. Based on his mother’s stories, Uwe Trostel, who is now 79, spoke about the peaceful coexistence that endured with the Russians in a Czech town until 9 May.
The Royal Albert Hall will hold a major performance unlike any of its kind in the venue's 150-year history to commemorate the 75th Victory Day at 18:00 GMT. The event promises to be a powerful rendition of classic songs celebrating the sacrifices of veterans across the United Kingdom and the Allied victory over Nazism on the Western Front.
A consortium of powerful interests that include Visa and Mastercard, the International Monetary Fund, billionaire Bill Gates and the US Treasury have been slowly lobbying for cash to be abolished worldwide and replaced with digital only currencies.
Amid an increase in demand for online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon reported earlier that its sales jumped 27 percent to $75.5bn in March compared with last year and the company projects that its income will increase to $81bn.
John Shipton, Julian Assange's 74-year-old father, has expressed his relief over the fact that his son's substantive extradition hearings will restart in September 2020 after previous options were deemed to be untenable by both the prosecution and the defence.