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What is described by Washington-based North Korea monitoring project 38 North as a leadership train station servicing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's Wonsan complex is seen in a satellite image with graphics  taken over Wonsan, North Korea April 21, 2020. Satellite image © 2020 Maxar Technologies-38 North/Handout via REUTERS.
Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage near Wonsan provide further indications he has been at the coastal resort, according to experts who monitor the reclusive regime.
World News3 HOURS AGO
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
China accused Australia of "petty tricks" on Wednesday in an intensifying dispute over Canberra's push for an international inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak that could affect diplomatic and economic ties between the countries.
World News7 HOURS AGO
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks during a news conference following a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) meeting in Ankara, Turkey, March 18, 2020. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a letter to President Donald Trump he hoped the U.S. Congress would better understand the strategic importance of their relations, given solidarity and supplies shared during the coronavirus pandemic.
World News6 HOURS AGO
The Chinese national flag is seen in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
China announced on Wednesday that its parliament will open a key annual session on May 22, signalling that Beijing sees the country returning to normal after being reduced to a near-standstill for months by the COVID-19 epidemic.
World News6 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis meets Fra' Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta during a private audience at the Vatican, June 22, 2018. Alberto Pizzoli/pool via Reuters/File Photo
Giacomo Dalla Torre, the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta who steered the global Catholic chivalric order and charity to reconciliation with the Vatican after a period of conflict, died on Wednesday.
World News43 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds leave after the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, gave birth to a baby boy at a London hospital on Wednesday, slightly earlier than had been expected.
World News26 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan April 17, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained, as the city's governor called for an extension of the nationwide state of emergency.
World News5 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki waves as he leaves after the second day of the European Union leaders summit, held to discuss the EU's long-term budget for 2021-2027, in Brussels, Belgium, February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on the upper house of the parliament, the Senate, to speed up work that would enable holding the presidential election on May 10 via a postal vote.
World News5 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Israelis celebrate in a street next to their home during the opening night of Israel's 72th Independence Day, amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Ashkelon, Israel April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Military jets flew in formation over Tel Aviv's deserted parks and streets on Wednesday, cheered on from rooftops by flag-waving residents in face masks as Israel marked its independence day under lockdown.
World News3 HOURS AGO
European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova holds a news conference after a college meeting of the EU executive in Brussels, Belgium April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool
The European Union's executive on Wednesday started a new legal case against the nationalist Polish government over what it said was the muzzling of judges in the bloc's largest ex-communist country.
World News17 MINUTES AGO
Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer leaves his home in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley
The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll is probably higher than 27,241, making it one of the worst-hit countries in Europe, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said on Wednesday as he questioned the government's response to the outbreak.
World News19 MINUTES AGO
Part or all of the former imperial palace in central Vienna that houses Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen's office has been evacuated after a bomb threat, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott/POOL
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that she spoke to Queen Elizabeth II after the country emerged out a strict lockdown that helped contain the spread of the coronavirus.
World News35 MINUTES AGO
Firefighters search for survivors as smoke rises from a warehouse which is currently under construction, after it caught fire, in Icheon, South Korea, April 29, 2020.   Yonhap via REUTERS
A fire at a construction site in South Korea killed at least 38 people and injured another 10 on Wednesday, fire authorities said.
World News38 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows a stethoscope and  blood-pressure machine of a French general practitioner displayed in a doctor's office in Bordeaux January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
For anyone putting off visiting their doctor because they fear picking up the COVID-19 infection while in the waiting room, a French inventor has a solution: an automated miniature doctor's surgery.
World News39 MINUTES AGO
A mosque in the western German city of Wuppertal is delivering meals to elderly Muslims unable to break the fast with their families due to lockdown as well as to non-Muslims struggling to make ends meet.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
A woman waves to a relative aboard a train on a platform of Tokyo station where fewer people than usual are seen during Golden Week holidays following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, April 29, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
The Japanese government is planning to extend the state of emergency over the new coronavirus pandemic by about one month for the entire country, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2020.  Nicholas Kamm/Pool via REUTERS
The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health closely, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, adding there is a real risk of famine in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: 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
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is back at work at his Downing Street office after being present while his fiancee Carrie Symonds gave birth to their son, his political spokesman said on Wednesday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes on Wednesday granted an injunction suspending the appointment of Alexandre Ramagem as chief of the country's federal police, according to a ruling seen by Reuters.
World News17 MINUTES AGO
Selin Duygu Yucelen poses for a selfie in her room at a student dormitory where she is under a mandatory 14-day quarantine after returning from abroad, as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bingol, Turkey, April 29, 2020. Courtesy of Selin Duygu Yucelen/Handout via REUTERS
As the coronavirus epidemic took hold, Duygu Yucelen - like thousands of her fellow Turks - made the decision to fly home to be with her family for Ramadan rather than spend the Muslim fasting month locked down abroad.
World News8 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: A police officer directs motorists and riders before a curfew as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in downtown Nairobi, Kenya April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
Most of Kenya's 47 local authorities are not properly equipped to deal with the coronavirus health crisis, which weakens the country's fight against the pandemic, a senate committee warned.
World News9 MINUTES AGO
Pakistan's Planing Minister Asad Umar, along with health officials address a briefing, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the National Command and Control Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Gibran Peshimam
Pakistan is preparing to loosen coronavirus lockdown restrictions as the number of infections and deaths are well below previous projections, officials said on Wednesday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Police officers stand in front of the Male Correctional center after riot erupted at a prison amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Freetown, Sierra Leone April 29, 2020. REUTERS/ Cooper inveen
Smoke billowed from the central prison in Sierra Leone's capital and gunfire could be heard from nearby streets on Wednesday after a riot broke out following the confirmation of a coronavirus case there, a Reuters reporter said.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2020.  Nicholas Kamm/Pool via REUTERS
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States remains worried about laboratories in China and the world needs to get to the bottom of how the novel coronavirus began there.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
A passenger wearing a face mask waits for a train on an almost empty platform of Tokyo station where fewer people than usual are seen during Golden Week holidays following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
More than 3.11 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 216,667 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT on Wednesday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
A man passes by an outdoor poster that shows a medic depicted in a similar manner as Jesus Christ would be portrayed by Christian Orthodox religious paintings, in Bucharest, Romania, April 29, 2020. The poster, created by Romanian illustrator Wanda Hutira, is part of a "Thank you doctors" campaign. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS
Romania's Orthodox Church said on Wednesday a series of outdoor posters depicting nurses and doctors on the frontlines of the new coronavirus outbreak as saints were blasphemous and an insult to Christian iconography.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam has tested positive for the novel coronavirus alongside three members of his cabinet, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
A man gives food to a volunteer to distribut to residents living in a slum on the banks of Yamuna river, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
India has recorded its 1,000th novel coronavirus death, but the head of a government think-tank said on Wednesday that its 1.3 billion people, strained from weeks of lockdown, were not experiencing the feared exponential surge in infections.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: 7-year-old Mykhailo Bondarenko and his sister Maria, 10, do yoga exercises as they attend an online class as part of a municipal program for preschoolers "Online Kindergarten", amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kiev, Ukraine April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Sharing a pilates mat, brother and sister Mykhailo and Maria Bondarenko practise basic yoga moves at home, following the instructions of a trainer via laptop. 
World News2 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: A picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen on a door of a butcher shop, during a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Damascus, Syria April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Yamam Al Shaar
The Syrian government said on Wednesday it extended a nationwide curfew to stem the spread of coronavirus but had eased a tight lockdown by allowing all businesses and public markets to go back to work.
World News2 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Aerial view of a closed hotel, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Corfu, Greece, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Spiros Skordilis
Greece hopes to welcome back tourists from July, but hoteliers expect a bleak season, fearing the coronavirus pandemic will keep visitors away and beaches empty.
World News2 HOURS AGO
People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk past flower installations set up to mark the upcoming Labour Day holiday, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
A populous region in northern China that includes Beijing will ease restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, as the country gradually transitions to a new state of normal amid dwindling cases of COVID-19.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Mohammed Eid and his wife Raba Abdulkarim pose with their daughter Jouri at their home during a four-day curfew which was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, April 26, 2020. Picture taken April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
When the clothing factory where Syrian refugee Mohammed Eid had worked since arriving in Istanbul closed because of the coronavirus lockdown, his manager had a bleak message for laid-off staff: you're on your own.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer leaves his home in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley
British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer will question Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his strategy to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, including on testing and support for social care, in a phone call later on Wednesday.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Filipino Catholic priest Eduardo "Ponpon" Vasquez Jr, 47, wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as he conducts an impromptu baptism on an infant, after visiting the family's home to give a blessing to one of their relatives who was ill, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
Catholic priest Eduardo "Ponpon" Vasquez has worn a hazmat suit more than a vestment this past month. 
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: People surf as Bondi Beach reopens to surfers and swimmers after it was closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with strict social distancing measures remaining in place, in Sydney, Australia, April 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday bans on international travel and large gatherings would stay in place even as the government eases lockdowns and moves towards a "COVID-safe" economy and society.
World News3 HOURS AGO
Alexander Khasanov, founder of the company "Restaurant from a Jar" producing and delivering restaurant-quality ready meals squeezed into glass jars, which are in high demand now as citizens are staying at home due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, shows the company's products in Moscow, Russia April 24, 2020. Picture taken April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carsten Seibold
A delivery service that provides the apartment-bound residents of Moscow with restaurant-quality ready meals squeezed into glass jars amid the coronavirus lockdown is expanding to keep pace with increasing demand, its founder said.
World News3 HOURS AGO
An Afghan man removes broken glass after a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
A suicide bombing near Kabul, the Afghan capital, killed three people and wounded 15 on Wednesday, the interior ministry said, as violence in the war-torn nation threatens a fragile peace process.
World News3 HOURS AGO
Crops grow on a market garden of Pocket City Farms, during an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in inner Sydney, Australia April 29, 2020. REUTERS/James Redmayne
An Australian urban farm in the heart of downtown Sydney has seen an upsurge in demand for its produce during the coronavirus pandemic.
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Villagers watch the sunset over a small lagoon near the village of Tangintebu on South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati May 25, 2013.  REUTERS/David Gray/
Despite infecting more than three million people around the world, there are still 34 countries and territories that have yet to report a single case of the novel coronavirus.

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