Panama COVID-19 cases surge: Medics warn of overwhelmed hospitals

(STL.News) Panama government has imposed severe confinement measures in one province to stop an explosive rise in…

Syria aid deal: UNSC manages to keep only one crossing open

(STL.News) Millions of displaced Syrians will now have only one Turkish border crossing to receive aid after…

Rescued migrants attempt suicide on board Ocean Viking

(STL.News) A humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean has declared a state of emergency.  Crew members on…

Spain: Catalonia locks down 200,000 over coronavirus outbreak

(STL.News) More than 200,000 people in Spain‘s Catalonia region have been put back under lock-down after the…

Philippines: Parts of Manila impose two-day ‘hard lockdown’

(STL.News) The Philippines has imposed 48-hour lock-downs in parts of the capital to deal with a spike…

UK eases lockdown: Crowds and queues as hospitality venues open

(STL.News) There have been queues and crowds across England as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas reopened following…

South Korea reopening: Domestic tourists flock to Busan’s beaches

(STL.News) South Korea is going ahead with its annual opening of its beaches for the summer, but…

World needs a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19

(STL.News) The coronavirus is changing the world as we know it.  When infections soared earlier this year, governments…

Will the US confront Russia on alleged bounty killings in Afghanistan?

(STL.News) Russia is denying paying fighters linked to the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill U.S. troops. …

India-China tensions: Calls for boycott of Chinese products

(STL.News) One of India’s biggest trading associations is calling for a boycott of thousands of Chinese…

China starts prosecuting two Canadians held on spying charges

(STL.News) China is rejecting accusations of ‘hostage diplomacy’ after it charged two Canadians with spying.  A…

US demands release of former soldier, Paul Whelan jailed in Russia

(STL.News) The United States is demanding the immediate release of a former soldier jailed in Russia…

Maria Ressa, Philippine journalist’s conviction ‘a blow to press freedom’

(STL.News) One of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists and her colleague have been found guilty of…

New COVID-19 outbreak in China a threat to economic recovery

(STL.News) Economic analysts say a new outbreak of the novel coronavirus risks China’s recovery.  A lock-down…

Protests after Black man killed by police in Atlanta, Georgia

Protests after Black man, Rayshard Brooks was shot by an Atlanta, Georgia police officer (STL.News) New protests…