Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 8 per cent and other world markets also jumped Wednesday after U.S. Congress and the White House reached a deal to inject nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus.
Japan’s Nikkei surges 8% as $2 trillion U.S. aid deal lifts world markets
Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country have agreed to a prisoner swap before April 19.
Hundreds of Ruby Princess passengers later tested positive for the coronavirus and 15 have died, after authorities granted the ship permission to disembark its passengers last month without health checks.
In a statement carried by Saudi Arabia’s official state news agency, a Saudi military spokesman, Col. Turki al-Malki, said that the ceasefire would last two weeks and that it comes in response to U.N. calls to halt hostilities amid the coronavirus...
U.S. deaths due to coronavirus topped 14,600 on Wednesday, the second highest reported number in the world behind Italy, according to a Reuters tally.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa put the communications minister on "special leave" for two months on Wednesday and docked a month of her pay for breaking the rules of a countrywide lockdown by...