Coronavirus pandemic

WHO defends coronavirus handling; UK toll rises: Live updates

Worldwide confirmed COVID-19 cases approach 1.5 million as global death toll exceeds 85,000.

Hungry and harassed under India's coronavirus lockdown

Millions of migrant workers in India are uniquely vulnerable to homelessness during the pandemic.

Coronavirus could push half a billion people into poverty: Oxfam

Coronavirus could push half a billion people into poverty: Oxfam

Aid charity says cancelling $1 trillion of poor nations' debt payments in 2020 will free up cash for food and medicine.

Can the world's top oil producers save a crashing market?

Can the world's top oil producers save a crashing market?

Saudi, Russia and US will need to forge an unprecedented oil agreement to deal with an unrivalled crisis, say analysts.

Lebanon's draft rescue plan seeks $10-15bn in aid and more

Lebanon's draft rescue plan seeks $10-15bn in aid and more

Draft plan also plots devaluation of Lebanon's currency by half by 2024.

European toilet paper production backed up over closed borders

European toilet paper production backed up over closed borders

Manufacturers are feeling flush as coronavirus hoarding leads to a run on toilet paper.