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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - As the outlook for Mexico's economy gets gloomier during the coronavirus crisis, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has driven home the message that his government is ready to help the poor to weather the storm - but that the rich can forget it.
KABUL (Reuters) - A three-member Taliban team arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to begin a prisoner exchange process pivotal to kick-starting talks between the insurgent group and negotiators named by the Afghan government to end the country's 18-year-old war.
SINGAPORE: A critic of the Singaporean government is being jailed for one week starting Tuesday (March 31) for "scandalising the judiciary" with a Facebook post that queried whether the courts operate independently of the government.
Exclusive: U.S. calls for broad Venezuela transitional government, lays out proposal for sanctions relief
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is calling for a transitional government in Venezuela made up of the opposition and some members of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist Party and is laying out for the first time how U.S. sanctions might eventually be lifted, including on the vital oil sector.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Postponing this year’s regional elections was the most viable option to avoid Covid-19 from further spreading to rural areas, Indonesia’s elections authority has said, as reports emerged that election organisers have also caught the disease and stakeholders moved to delay the polls
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland should consider postponing presidential elections scheduled for May 10 if health and safety conditions can't be guaranteed, Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Monday.
SEOUL: South Korea will give gift vouchers to around 14 million households to try to combat the economic impact of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the government said on Monday (March 30).
JAKARTA, March 30 (The Jakarta Post/ANN) -- The Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) has called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) following the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) decision to postpone several preparatory steps for the simultaneous regional elections due to the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
WARSAW (Reuters) - The main Polish opposition candidate running for president called on Sunday for people to boycott the May election due to the coronavirus, adding to doubts about whether it will go ahead as planned.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling nationalists fast-tracked changes to the electoral code through parliament in the early hours of Saturday in a bid to press ahead with presidential elections in May which have been criticised by opposition parties who want the vote to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.