US & Canada

Protests across US as cop charged with murder of George Floyd

Demonstrations erupt in major cities as thousands defy Minneapolis curfew to protest against unarmed Black man's death.

In Chile, a pandemic exposes a water divide

Chile's drought has been compounded by the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus.

Lufthansa agrees to give up airport slots for $9.7bn bailout

Lufthansa agrees to give up airport slots for $9.7bn bailout

German airline will remove up to four aircraft from Frankfurt and Munich airports to receive funds to survive pandemic.

Spain introduces basic income scheme to tackle poverty

Spain introduces basic income scheme to tackle poverty

Measure affecting about 2.3 million people in need guarantees income of maximum $1,126 per family, government says.

'Like a drug deal': Inside Lebanon's black market currency trade

'Like a drug deal': Inside Lebanon's black market currency trade

A crackdown on legal exchange shops has turbocharged illicit black market transactions in the crisis-ridden country.

Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers

Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers

Turkey's foreign exchange reserves have dropped as coronavirus pressures economy.