World leaders and organizations pledged $8 billion to research, manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 on Monday, but the United States refused to contribute to the global effort.
Few industries on the continent have been spared by the epidemic. The region is projected to experience its first recession in 25 years, according to the World Bank. Among the biggest challenges for Africa is the large scale of people employed in the informal sector.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife, Australia's minister for home affairs, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are among cases of the coronavirus that has infected almost 135,000 people and killed more than 4,900 worldwide.
Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul France's generous pension system.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which dates back to 1949, is celebrating its 70th anniversary as leaders gather in London this week. But French President Emmanuel Macron recently warned that NATO was "experiencing brain death." The World speaks with ambassadors Gerard Araud and Ivo Daalder about Macron's comments and the future of the alliance.
As the G7 summit wrapped up in the town of Biarritz, France, French protesters in the neighboring town of Bayonne carried hundreds of official portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron turned upside down.
When US Sen. Richard Burr made headlines last month saying, “The Russians are actively involved in the French elections,” it was no shocker in France. Europeans say they've been dealing with this for years.
Andrej Babis and his party are winning the Czech Republic’s parliamentary elections this weekend. Add him to the current president, and that would mean not one, but two Donald Trump admirers governing a liberal democracy in the EU.
The president of France wants the Bayeux Tapestry to be shown in England for perhaps the first time in 950 years. The ancient work of art depicts the conquest of England by Frenchmen in 1066. For some in England, that conquest still rankles.