Coronavirus pandemic

100,000 coronavirus deaths in US; 355,000 globally: Live updates

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll also surpasses 25,000 while Egypt records the highest jump in daily rates of infections.

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Venezuela reaches UN deal to use gold held in UK bank to buy food

'This is the worst a nation could experience'

UNDP will receive funds directly to assuage concerns about corruption, Venezuela's central bank governor told Reuters.

One in 6 young people out of work due to coronavirus crisis: UN

The pandemic is gutting opportunities for young people

As the pandemic ravages jobs and education, the International Labour Organization warns of a 'generation lockdown'.

India's banks may need $20bn to deal with pandemic: Reuters

India's banks may need $20bn to deal with pandemic: Reuters

Loan defaults are likely to rise as India's businesses take a severe hit from lockdowns to tackle the coronavirus.

US to end sanctions waivers on Iran nuclear sites: Sources

US to end sanctions waivers on Iran nuclear sites: Sources

The move could reportedly affect Iran's Arak heavy water research reactor and its Tehran Research Reactor.