Spain, Austria ease curbs but WHO warns coronavirus 'certainly' has not peaked

MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) – Spain and Austria allowed partial returns to work on Tuesday but Britain, France and India extended coronavirus lockdowns to try to rein in a pandemic which the World Health Organization warned had not yet peaked. Nearly 2 million people globally have been infected and more than 119,200 have died in the most serious pandemic in a century,

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Experts think Trump policy on China counterproductive: draft letter

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scores of Asia specialists, including former U.S. diplomats and military officers, want President Donald Trump to rethink policies that “treat China as an enemy,” warning the approach could hurt U.S. interests and the global economy, according to a draft open letter reviewed by Reuters on Saturday. The draft letter comes as tensions rise between the world’s two

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Ice-cold Theresa May ordered Putin to butt out of world affairs during frosty G20 meeting

THERESA May gave Russian leader Vladimir Putin an ice-cold glare at the G20 summit  before ordering him to stop meddling in world affairs. The Prime Minister told Putin she held Russian intelligence agents responsible for the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. She gave the Russian hardman the curtest of welcomes as they

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U.S., Japan have not discussed revising security pact: Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s top government spokesman said on Thursday that Japan and the United States have not discussed revising the U.S.-Japan security treaty after U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the defense pact in a television interview. Trump told Fox television in Washington on Wednesday that if the United States is attacked, Japan “doesn’t have to help

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