President Joe Biden will unveil measures on April 8 aimed at curbing rampant US gun violence, especially seeking to prevent the spread of untraceable “ghost guns”, White House officials said.
US climate envoy John Kerry has praised India as a “world leader” in renewable energy but said during a visit to the fossil fuel-dependent nation that the globe needs to phase out coal faster.
Myanmar's ambassador to Britain accused a Yangon military-linked figure of occupying the embassy on April 7 and barring him access, in an extraordinary diplomatic stand-off a month after the envoy called for the junta to release ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Vietnamese ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc on April 5 proposed the US increase support for Southeast Asian countries to access Covid-19 vaccines, work with Vietnam in transferring vaccine production technology and licensing and manufacturing vaccines, and promote cooperation to ensure effective
Indonesia has handed death sentences to a gang of more than a dozen drug traffickers, including an Iranian couple and a Pakistani man, the prosecutor’s office said.
Group of 20 (G20) finance ministers and central bankers began a videoconference on April 7 to coordinate post-pandemic recovery plans, increase help for the poorest Covid-hit countries and discuss a US-backed global minimum corporate tax.
The Indian capital on April 6 imposed an immediate night curfew one day after the nation posted a record coronavirus surge, with financial hub Mumbai also introducing similar restrictions.
The prime ministers of Italy and Greece on April 6 joined a growing number of foreign leaders visiting Libya as it seeks to emerge from a decade of post-revolution chaos under a UN-sponsored peace process.
A British trial of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on children has been paused, Oxford University said on April 6, as global regulators rush to assess its possible link to rare blood clots in adults.
Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 5, during which the leaders informed each other about recent major affairs and achievements of the two nations.