Top 10 world news today: First female executive director for Bank of Japan, China denies talks between President and WHO Chief and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 11, 2020, 07.50 PM(IST)

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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

China denies President Xi spoke to WHO chief on delaying coronavirus warning

A report in Germany's Der Spiegel had said that President Xi had called up Tedros on January 21 during which the Chinese leader had asked the WHO chief to “hold back information about human-to-human transmission and to delay a pandemic warning.”

Hackers are selling stolen user databases of over 73 million people on the dark web

Each of the database is sold separately. Almost 73.2 million users' data is at risk of being compromised.

Bank of Japan appoints first female executive director in 138 years

Tokiko Shimizu, 55, was appointed as one of the six executives that look after the bank’s daily basic operations. 

US limits visa of Chinese journalists; China warns countermeasures

Earlier, these visas used to be open-ended that did not need extension, unless the employee moves to a different company or medium.

Fight against coronavirus has to be more focused now: PM Modi to state chief ministers

India's prime minister said his government was reasonably clear on the geographical spread of the pandemic in India.

New Zealand set to phase out lockdown

Authorities had allowed easing of the lockdown earlier allowing food takeaways, but this time Ardern asserted that there would be much more freedom. 

German national stranded at Indira Gandhi International airport for 54 days due to nationwide lockdown

The German embassy has refused to take custody of Edgard Ziebat because he is at a foreign location. Due to his criminal record, India has denied Ziebat a visa. 

Colombo Stock Exchange shuts and plunges 38 seconds after reopening

As soon as the market reopened, the prices fell by 10 per cent, which forced the exchange to stop trading.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro rides jet ski amid COVID chaos in the country

Bolsonaro had initially planned a barbecue with 30 guests but due to criticism, he had to cancel the plan and instead rode a jet ski.

Putin lifts non-working period, daily infections in Russia cross 11,000

"Starting from tomorrow, May 12, the national period of non-working days will be over for all sectors of the economy," the President said.

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