Duda ahead by tiny margin in Polish election – exit poll

Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda holds a slim lead in the country’s presidential election, according to an exit poll. The poll on Sunday showed Mr Duda, an ally of the conservative government, with 50.4% of the vote. He was pitted against the socially liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. The vote has been widely seen as […]

Africa urged to test more as coronavirus cases exceed 500,000

NAIROBI (Reuters) – African countries must carry out more coronavirus testing and make people use masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday as cases topped half a million in the continent. New cases in Africa were up 24% over the past week, with data from governments and the World Health Organization showing it […]

Airbus deliveries plunge in first half

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) deliveries plunged to 196 aircraft in the first half of the year from 389 in the same period a year earlier, the planemaker said on Wednesday. Deliveries have been crippled by the coronavirus crisis, which brought a halt to a lengthy aerospace industry boom and wrecked expectations for another record […]

Death toll rises to 162 in Myanmar jade mine collapse

(Reuters) – The death toll in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has risen to at least 162, with more feared dead, authorities said. A heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake on Thursday and buried many workers under mud and water. By late evening on Thursday, rescue workers had recovered […]

Colorado lawmakers brace for possibility of Governor Polis’ first veto in 2020

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is likely to veto a bill meant to limit opioid prescriptions — and, thus, to curb future opioid addiction and overdose cases — according to the bill’s sponsors. A Polis spokesman wouldn’t confirm Monday whether a veto is coming, but the governor did make clear in an April 1 letter to […]

Chinese city lets people see partner’s abuse history

A city in eastern China is introducing a system that lets people getting married check if their partner has a history of abuse. Yiwu, in Zhejiang province, is launching an inquiry service that will be available to residents from 1 July. Popular news website The Paper says that people who are arranging to get married […]