Israel’s largely ceremonial president lashed out Thursday at squabbling members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s so-called unity government, beseeching them to quit bickering during a time of national emergency and stop floating the prospect of yet another 'terrible' election campaign.
Consumer products giant Unilever, whose brands include Ben & Jerry’s ice creams, Lipton tea and Dove soaps, said Thursday that second-quarter sales were only slightly lower than the same period a year ago – beating expectations of a drop of around 4% – despite the lockdown measures triggered by the global fight against the coronavirus.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Lebanon’s president Thursday at the start of his two-day visit to the Mediterranean country that is witnessing the worst economic crisis of its modern history.
Australia's response to the coronavirus pandemic tipped the government's budget 85.8 billion Australian dollars ($61 billion) into the red in the last fiscal year and will create AU$184 billion ($131 billion) more debt in the current year which would be the nation's biggest deficit since World War II, treasury figures showed on Thursday.
Regional mediators are stepping up efforts Thursday in Mali, where the political opposition has renewed its call for protests so that President Ibrahim Boubcar Keita leaves office three years before his final term ends.
The countries that top the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are not the poorest, the richest or even the most densely populated. But they do have one thing in common: They are led by populist, mold-breaking leaders.
The countries that top the rankings of COVID-19 deaths globally are not the necessarily the poorest, the richest or even the most densely populated. But they do have one thing in common: They are led by populist, mold-breaking leaders.
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