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SHANGHAI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- China's financial hub Shanghai is gradually reopening commercial outlets such as shopping malls, convenience stores and pharmacies from Monday after weeks of closed management to ward off COVID-19.
(Reuters) -The worst post-war result for Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democrats in a traditional party stronghold heaps pressure on him to show more decisive leadership over the Ukraine crisis and Germans' concerns about soaring costs of living.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Social Democrat minority government on Monday took the formal decision to apply for NATO membership, following in the footsteps of its neighbour Finland in a move that will redraw the geopolitical map of northern Europe.
The coronavirus (Covid-19) infected 1,118 more people – including 14 severe or critical cases – in the country from May 9 to 15, an election week, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
Although dengue is not the next Covid-19, the threat it poses must still be taken seriously, experts told The Straits Times.
With the government’s recent decree reopening the country, many in Laos are hoping to pick up where they left off before the pandemic abruptly ushered in a new era of lockdowns, closures, distance learning, and general sequestration, reports Laotian Times.
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Authorities in Ethiopia's war-shattered Tigray region are forcing young people to join their army's fight against the central government by threatening and jailing relatives, according to captured fighters and residents.
Where has all the service – and the butter – gone? Long time passing. The popular Pete Seeger song would be an apt protest song for hotels today.
SEOUL (Xinhua): South Korea reported 13,296 new Covid-19 cases as of midnight Sunday (May 16) compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 17,795,357, the health authorities said Monday.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban lawmakers on Sunday approved a new penal code for the country that is being critiqued by some rights groups who say its clause on foreign funding may be used to unjustly stifle dissent and independent journalism in the wake of widespread anti-government protests last July.