Coronavirus pandemic

Global coronavirus cases top 13 million: Live updates

Cases across the world continue to surge after WHO stresses virus is 'public enemy number one'.

Will Black women decide the next US president?

A growing call among US voters has been for the next Democratic vice president to be not only a woman, but a Black woman.

US deficit in June blows past all previous records

$864bn June: Ballooning deficit and no end in sight

The government pumped money into propping up the economy as millions went under lockdown and lost their livelihoods.

UN: Pandemic could tip 132 million into chronic hunger this year

UN: Pandemic could tip 132 million into chronic hunger this year

Billions of people cannot afford a nutritious and healthy diet and the virus fallout will only make it worse, UN warns.

US squeezes Venezuela oil by pressuring maritime companies

US squeezes Venezuela oil by pressuring maritime companies

Several firms that certify vessels are seaworthy and ship insurers have withdrawn services to Venezuela.

Ultra-rich say 'raise taxes' on us to pay for coronavirus aid

Ultra-rich say 'raise taxes' on us to pay for coronavirus aid

'... raise taxes on people like us. Immediately. Substantially. Permanently,' says letter signed by 80 ultra-rich.