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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House, under pressure to escalate national action to combat the coronavirus, urged Americans on Wednesday to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and called for closing bars, restaurants and other venues in states where local virus transmission exists.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Basque Country has decided to postpone regional elections originally scheduled for April 5 because of the coronavirus emergency, a spokesman for the Basque region government said on Monday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz received an official mandate on Monday to try to form Israel's next government, and called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join him in a unity administration.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio will postpone its presidential nominating election planned for Tuesday, despite a judge's refusal to endorse a postponement, because the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus makes it too dangerous, Governor Mike DeWine said.
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will make a televised address to the nation at 1900 GMT on Monday, said Macron's department, as speculation mounts that France may consider new measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has retained the position of chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) as Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin faces off two others for the president's post.
PETALING JAYA: The elections for the central leadership of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and the party's annual general meeting will be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, says party election committee chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.
MADRID (Reuters) - The streets of Spanish cities were eerily quiet on Monday, with the silence interrupted by police loudspeakers telling people to go home, as Spaniards spent their first working day under a lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic.
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will contest the post of chairman in the upcoming Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) elections.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has not yet been able to arrest two key graft suspects who are still on the loose, former Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi and politician from the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Harun Masiku, months after the antigraft agency named them suspects in two separate cases.