Full story - May 28, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang are shown sitting in red chairs and pressing buttons in front of them to cast their vote.
China's parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could erode its freedoms and jeopardize its role as a global financial hub.
Full story - May 27, 2020
Two women are shown wearing protective face masks as several police officers walk past carrying weapons and wearing protective riot gear.
Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by China, that has raised international alarm over freedoms in the city.
Full story - May 26, 2020
Riot police are shown standing in a line across the middle of a large street and wearing protective armor in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong police issued a warning late on Tuesday that they would not tolerate disruptions to public order, after activists circulated calls online for fresh demonstrations on Wednesday.
Full story - May 21, 2020
US President Donald Trump is shown sitting at a table wearing a dark suit and red tied with the US flag behind him.
The United States announced its intention on Thursday to withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration's latest move to pull the US from a major global treaty.
Full story - May 18, 2020
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is shown sitting with a red tied and jacket with his hand on his chin.
The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China backed such a review.
Full story - May 13, 2020
Several rows of thatch umbrellas are shown on a sandy beach with a woman in shadow sitting underneath one of the umbrellas.
The European Union pushed on Wednesday for a gradual reopening of borders within the bloc shut by the coronavirus, saying it was not too late to salvage some of the summer tourist season while keeping people safe.
Full story - May 12, 2020
US President Donald Trump is shown wearing a dark suit and red tie and looking to his right at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Top US health authorities are testifying to a Senate committee looking into plans for reopening the nation's businesses, schools and other sectors of the economy closed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Full story - May 11, 2020
A man is shown wearing a white protective facemask and carrying a briefcase while walking.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday give additional details of how to get the economy back to work, after his attempt to plot a nuanced exit from the coronavirus lockdown prompted confusion, opposition and even satire across the United Kingdom.
Full story - May 07, 2020
A photo taken from a distance shows the LG Polymers plant with several large towers releasing smoke.
At least 11 people were killed in India in a gas leak at a South Korean-owned factory making polystyrene products that made hundreds of people sick and led to the evacuation of villagers living nearby, officials said.
Full story - May 05, 2020
The President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is shown in a close up photograph wearing pearl earings and the word "coronavirus" in the background.
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.