Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina are the Latin American countries that earned the best grades for their response to the coronavirus, according to a poll conducted in the region and released on Friday, while Brazil was tagged as the worst performer.
People who recovered from coronavirus infections in Argentina have volunteered to donate plasma as part of a national clinical trial to test its effectiveness as a treatment for patients who are still sick with COVID-19.
A panel of European Union lawmakers has rejected the candidate for executive director of the bloc’s banking watchdog for a second time in a bid to attract more women to top EU jobs.
South Korea’s parliament on Friday approved a supplementary budget of 35.1 trillion won ($29.3 billion) to fight the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
There was an explosion at a grain terminal at Tilbury around 50 miles (80 km) east of London, emergency services and the port operator said on Friday.
Criticism of Turkey over the possible conversion of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque “is an attack on Turkey’s sovereignty”, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
Saudi-led coalition says destroyed four drones launched by Yemen’s Houthis – Saudi Press Agency – Reuters UK
The Saudi-led military coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen said on Friday it had destroyed four explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-aligned group in the direction of Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi news agency reported.
Hong Kong’s new security law has prompted a sharp uptick in inquiries from families looking to relocate to Canada, but Ottawa’s strict COVID-19 border control measures are making it nearly impossible to get in, immigration lawyers said.
Capitec Bank said on Friday it expected first-half earnings to plunge by 70% due to a spike in bad loans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first major South African lender to spell out an exact hit to profit from the crisis.
Finnair said on Friday it would raise around 512 million euros ($575 million) (461.52 million pounds) from an oversubscribed rights issue, aimed at strengthening its finances to cope with the coronavirus crisis.
UPDATE 1-Ukraine central bank chief: I quit over smears and pressure to take bad decisions – Reuters
Ukraine’s Central Bank Governor Yakiv Smoliy said on Friday he had quit to register a protest against sustained pressure from the government and politicians to take policy decisions that had no economic basis.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will not launch an investigation into match fixing claims linked with the 2011 World Cup final due to a lack of supporting evidence, anti-corruption unit general manager Alex Marshall said on Friday.