Indonesia reports 415 new coronavirus cases, 27 new deaths

Indonesia reported on Tuesday 415 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 23,165, its health ministry said. Indonesia also confirmed 27 new deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 1,418, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto told reporters. As of Tuesday, 188,302 people have been tested and 5,877 have recovered. …

Malaysia reports 187 new coronavirus cases with no new deaths

Malaysia reported 187 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,604. The health ministry said no new deaths were recorded. The total number of coronavirus fatalities in Malaysia stands at 115. Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Gareth Jones

UK junior minister resigns over PM adviser’s lockdown drive

Douglas Ross, a junior minister in the Scotland Office, resigned on Tuesday, saying the prime minister’s senior adviser’s explanation of why he travelled during the coronavirus lockdown was based on decisions “others felt were not available to them”. Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s closest adviser, refused to resign on Monday, saying he had done nothing wrong …

World shares reach 10-week high, S&P 500 eyeing 3000

World shares forged ahead on Tuesday and commodity markets drove higher as well, as investors disregarded Sino-U.S. tensions to focus on more stimulus in China and a re-opening world economy. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Britain’s FTSE .FTSE and …

Philippines records 350 new coronavirus cases, 13 more deaths

The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday reported 13 deaths and 350 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the largest single-day increase in infections in seven weeks. In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have risen to 14,669 and deaths have reached 886. It said a total of 3,412 patients have recovered. Reporting by …

U.N. Command finds both Koreas violated armistice agreement in DMZ shooting

Both North and South Korea violated the armistice agreement that governs their shared border when their troops exchanged gunfire on May 3, the U.S.-led United Nations Command (UNC) said on Tuesday. A multinational UNC special investigation team concluded that troops from both sides had violated the agreement, which has been in place since the 1950-1953 …

On this day… May 27

ON THIS DAY — MAY 27 FILE PHOTO: ON THIS DAY — May 27 May 27, 1986 SOCCER – England striker Gary Lineker grimaces as he does stretching exercises with his arm in a sling during the team’s training session in Monterrey, Mexico ahead of their World Cup campaign. Despite injuring his arm a week …

Spain calls for common EU on cross-border movement as coronavirus lockdowns ease

Spain on Tuesday urged its European Union partners to set up common rules to open borders and reestablish the freedom of travel Schengen Area as different national coronavirus lockdowns are phased out. “We have to work with our European partners to define the common rules that will allow us retake freedom of movement on European …