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SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea will allow coronavirus patients to vote by mail or as an absentee in this month's parliamentary elections, as campaigning started on Thursday (April 2) and the country grappled with a steady rise in new infections.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's fierce battle against the coronavirus has turned the pandemic into an unlikely boon for President Moon Jae-in and his ruling party as campaign season kicks off on Thursday ahead of parliamentary elections on April 15.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will allow coronavirus patients to vote by mail or as absentees in parliamentary elections this month, as a two-week campaign kicked off on Thursday in a country grappling with a steady rise in new infections.
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.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali held its long-delayed parliamentary election on Sunday despite an insurgency in its central and northern regions, concerns about coronavirus and the recent kidnapping of the main opposition leader.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States should lift sanctions if it wants to help Iran to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, adding that Iran had no intention of accepting Washington's offer of humanitarian assistance.
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's parliament confirmed late on Friday the 16-member cabinet of the centre-right Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who has pledged to do everything to slow the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the country.
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister-designate Florin Citu abandoned his bid to become premier on Thursday, minutes before a scheduled parliamentary vote of confidence, the presidency said in a statement.
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - A Slovak court has postponed hearings into the 2018 murder of a journalist, which led to protests that brought down the government, because of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran said on Tuesday he had asked Iran to free all political prisoners temporarily from its overcrowded and disease-ridden jails to help stem the spread of coronavirus.