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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a pursuit assault plane group under the Air and Anti-Aircraft Division in the western area  in this undated image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 12, 2020. KCNA/via REUTERS
South Korean officials are emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea and are cautioning against reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns.
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Israel will begin a staggered reopening of schools next week if the latest health data does not warn of heightened coronavirus risk, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Monday.
Brexit27 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks at a digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in 10 Downing Street in London, Britain April 4, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS
Talks to strike a deal on a post-Brexit relationship between Britain and the European Union can still be concluded within the agreed timescale, British Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Monday.
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A group who advise Britain's government over its response to the coronavirus outbreak will publish the names of some of the scientists involved soon, Britain's Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said on Monday.
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Commuters wearing face masks enter a train at the Cologne main station, after the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to make wearing protective masks obligatory in buses, trains and shops to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cologne, Germany, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Germany's economy minister urged the country's 16 federal states on Monday to go slowly in lifting coronavirus restrictions to avoid the outbreak spreading further, which could force them to reintroduce lockdown measures.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks outside 10 Downing Street after recovering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain April 27, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS
Countries from Italy to New Zealand have announced the easing of coronavirus lockdowns but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, back at work on Monday after being in intensive care with the disease, said it was too soon to relax the restrictions.
World News2 HOURS AGO
A woman enters an office of Bolivia's Anti-Violence Task Force FELCV, after accusing her partner of domestic abuse, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in La Paz, Bolivia April 22, 2020. Picture taken April 22, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks outside 10 Downing Street after recovering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley
Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to work on Monday after recovering from COVID-19 with a warning that it was still too dangerous to relax a stringent lockdown hammering Britain's economy for fear of a deadly second outbreak.
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FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference held with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott
More than two million Australians have downloaded an app to trace contacts of COVID-19 patients hours after its release, the government said on Monday, as states set out plans to expand testing for the infection.
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FILE PHOTO: Students wearing face masks leave a school in Beijing, China as senior high school students in the Chinese capital returned to campus following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo
China will focus testing for COVID-19 on high-risk groups such as people from infected areas or with symptoms, the head of a top state research institute said on Monday, suggesting that authorities are not about to rush into large-scale testing.
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A client and barber Giuseppe Decarlo wear protective face masks at the Haarrock barber shop and tattoo studio on the opening day after the Swiss government eased the lockdown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Zurich, Switzerland April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Haircuts, massages and shopping for garden supplies topped the agenda for Swiss on Monday as the country slowly started easing restrictions on public life imposed in March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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FILE PHOTO: A doctor stands by an old ventilator during the installation of new ventilators recently provided by the World Health Organization, at the intensive care ward of a hospital allocated for coronavirus patients in preparation for any possible spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sanaa, Yemen April 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
When doctors first confirmed Yemeni port official Saleh had contracted COVID-19, authorities raced to trace his movements to try and protect one of the world's most vulnerable countries.
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FILE PHOTO: Southern Yemeni separatist security members patrol a street during a campaign to seize unlicensed motorcycles in Aden, Yemen December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman
Yemen's leading separatist group has declared self-rule in the south, complicating U.N. efforts to end a ruinous conflict and protect the country's shattered health sector from the spread of COVID-19.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks at a digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in 10 Downing Street in London, Britain April 4, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS
British Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Monday the odds were in favour of Britain striking a deal with the European Union on a future relationship this year, but fishing rights were a problem.
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A medical specialist walks out of a mobile laboratory, which carries out tests to detect the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near the Moscow International Business Centre, also known as "Moskva-City", in Moscow, Russia April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
Russia overtook China in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday when its tally climbed above 87,000, as pressure rose on the government to consider easing lockdown restrictions for businesses to help shore up the rattled economy.
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FILE PHOTO: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment facilities at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa April 24, 2020. Jerome Delay/Pool via REUTERS
South Africa's divisions over race and wealth inequality, which the COVID-19 crisis had briefly sidelined, returned to the fore on Monday's 26th anniversary of the end of apartheid.
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A woman looks at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire one year ago, as restoration work resumes slowly after an interruption due to the lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, April 27, 2020.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Construction workers were back at the burned shell of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, resuming the mammoth task of rebuilding after the coronavirus outbreak forced a pause of a month and a half.
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Russia's ambassador to Denmark has accused Washington of provoking confrontation in the Arctic in order to achieve dominance in a region where Moscow has invested heavily.
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Petr Brandejsky, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, reads a book at his apartment as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, April 24, 2020. Picture taken April 24, 2020.  REUTERS/David W Cerny
With ticket sales to Prague's Jewish quarter halted during the coronavirus lockdown, the community is having to tap its reserves to pay for welfare services for Holocaust survivors that tourists usually help fund.
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The American naval coalition in the Gulf creates insecurity, the Iranian military said in a statement on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Children walk with their parents at promenade of Las Canteras beach after restrictions were partially lifted for children for the first time in six weeks, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
Spanish authorities on Monday prepared to further loosen one of Europe's toughest coronavirus lockdowns and played down concerns that letting children outdoors after six weeks had led to crowds forming in public spaces.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Fears over the spread of novel coronavirus have shuttered mosques across a few Asian countries that are usually jam-packed with worshippers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
It is a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers are deserted and in some places locked up as governments enforced measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: A microphone stands in front of an AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) logo on the press wall of the German Bundestag in Berlin, March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has suspended a spokesman after he suggested in an email exchange that the term "fascist" was used too freely, an AfD lawmaker said on Monday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Thirty workers at an offshore oil platform in Equatorial Guinea, operated by ExxonMobil have tested positive for the new coronavirus, two sources close to the ministry told Reuters, one of the largest reported clusters in the sector so far.
World News2 HOURS AGO
The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Monday about more than a dozen countries that have declared states of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic where police have arrested or detained hundreds of thousands of people and killed others.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks outside 10 Downing Street after recovering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday it was still too dangerous to relax a stringent lockdown hammering the economy as that may cause a deadly second outbreak.
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World News2 HOURS AGO
Ian Costello of Costello & Son Ltd, a tailor who makes military uniforms, makes medical scrubs with his team as London-based tailors and costume designers are among the many members of the public using their skills to ensure health workers are adequately equipped to work on the COVID-19 frontline, in London, Britain April 24, 2020. Picture taken April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
As Britain faces a shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers battling the coronavirus outbreak, London's tailors are putting their cutting and sewing machines to use to fill the void.
World News2 HOURS AGO
A further 329 people have died of the novel coronavirus in English hospitals, bringing the total to 18,749, health officials said on Monday.
Technology News2 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask rides a metro as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo
Lawmakers from France's ruling party accused their own government on Monday of withdrawing a vote on a planned coronavirus tracing app, saying they had been robbed of a chance to raise privacy concerns.
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A medical worker sits inside a mobile test van for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after she collected swabs from people to test, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while India considered ways to scale back its vast lockdown to reduce economic pain.

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