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Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus, while the government prepares a $990 billion stimulus package to soften the economic blow.
Germany has drawn up a list of steps, including mandatory mask-wearing in public, limits on gatherings, and the rapid tracing of infection chains, to help enable a phased return to normal life after its coronavirus lockdown is set to end on April 19.
Singapore has ordered the quarantine of nearly 20,000 migrant workers after a spike in cases were linked to two dormitories housing migrants.
Constance, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, are divided cities these days, with a strip of grass and two fences separating them after the countries closed their borders to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
FIFA is preparing to deal with issues arising from complaints and appeals over wage cuts for players, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. The subject has become a controversial one particularly in England.
Australia's High Court will hand down their judgment on Tuesday for the final appeal by former Vatican treasurer George Pell to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting two teenage choir boys.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is usually the global focus of Easter celebrations, but this year it will be bereft of Easter pilgrims to see them.
Health officials are warning that Italy's death toll from COVID-19 is much higher than the official statistics suggest, as many are dying at home and aren't included in the tally.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was undergoing tests in hospital on Monday as he is still suffering coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19, but the government insists he remains in charge.
Residents in the Ivorian capital Abidjan tore down a partially built hospital in their neighborhood on Sunday night, saying they were opposed to it being built "right in the heart" of the Ivorian population.
Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica, urging people not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others.
The global shift to working from home is boosting demand for Samsung's memory chips, but the South Korean tech giant's first-quarter profits are still likely to remain flat.
Italy has been under strict social distancing for weeks, but that didn't stop one young deer from tagging along on a woman's stroll through the Tuscan countryside and adopting her family as his own. Gloria Tso has more.
China had a significant decrease in nitrogen dioxide pollution in cities like Beijing during February, when factories and streets were closed. Libby Hogan has more.
On Sunday U.S. President Donald Trump again promoted the use of a malaria drug to combat the coronavirus, despite it not having undergone clinical trials to treat the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19.
Despite Louisiana having one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in the United States, worshippers at Life Tabernacle Church right outside Baton Rouge are defying the state's stay-at-home orders and still going to church. Gloria Tso has more.
The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death tolls exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana, while eight states still don't have stay-at-home orders. Lisa Bernhard has more.
Battling the coronavirus and with a persisting high fever, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital, Downing Street said, as Queen Elizabeth gives a rare televised address. Gavino Garay has more.
Joachim Giesler, priest at the Parish Church of our Lady, asked all of his regular churchgoers over the past weeks to send him a digital picture of themselves and their families so they can still 'attend' the service virtually.
Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh becomes the face of the new ten dinar note - a rare example in the Arab world of women being honored on currency.
An Australian state launched a criminal investigation on Sunday (April 5) into how thousands of passengers were permitted to get off a cruise ship in Sydney last month despite many experiencing flu-like symptoms.
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year