Top 10 world news today: US threatens China, Japan lifts emergency and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 14, 2020, 07.52 PM(IST)

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

Amid COVID-19, Trump threatens to 'cut off whole relationship with China'

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, US President Trump said that he does not want to talk to China's President Xi "right now" while suggesting that he "could cut off whole relationship" with China. Read more

Japan PM Abe lifts state of emergency except in some virus-hit regions

Japan PM Shinzo Abe said today that his government has removed the state of emergency for the majority of the country.imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu forms government; swearing in ceremony on Thursday

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said that he has managed to bring together enough lawmakers to form a government. Read more

Greece to open 'organised' beaches with strict social distancing norms on May 16

Greek authorities announced on Thursday that they will open 515 organised beaches of the country on May 16. Read more

Canada strikes deal with China to make coronavirus vaccine

Canada's National Council has joined hands with China to develop a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus. Read more

Just like HIV, coronavirus may never go away: WHO expert warns

As various countries are ready to resume their daily lives and save the crippling economy, World Health Organization has said that the coronavirus is here to stay. Read more

Coronavirus may leave a permanent scar on global mental health: UN

United Nations health experts have said that coronavirus chaos will leave a bizarre effect on global mental health. Read more

European Union push forward to reopen internal borders

The European Union has pushed for gradual reopening of internal borders, which are shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.Read more

South Korean expats, teachers under intense scrutiny after nightclub outbreak worsens

Expats, teachers in South Korea are being closely watched in South Korea after the nightclub coronavirus outbreak in Seoul’s Itaewon district has worsened. Read more

UK approves 'highly accurate' COVID-19 antibody test

Health officials in England have approved a test to find out whether people have been infected with coronavirus in the past. Read more

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