An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy.
Experts say a number of factors have helped New Zealand wipe out the disease, including its isolated location in the South Pacific that gave it vital time to see the devastating spread of the virus in other countries.
Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, announced that Hong Kong no longer remains separate from China. This could create significant barriers between U.S. and Hong Kong trading says a University of Kansas professor.
The Czech Republic has become the first European government to embrace a potentially intrusive human-tracking tool to pinpoint carriers of the new coronavirus and determine who they might be infecting.
A jet carrying 359 people including hundreds of American and Canadian cruise ship passengers from France has landed at Atlanta's airport and they're being screened for COVID-19, federal officials said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the United States have reached a reciprocal agreement under which they will now be sending back migrants who attempt to cross illegally anywhere at the border.
The Greek Olympic committee has suspended the rest of its torch relay because of the "unexpectedly large crowd" that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away from the spread of the coronavirus.