Top 10 world news today: US to beat China, Russia, Spain to extend emergency and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 16, 2020, 07:56 PM IST

Putin, Trump and Jinping Photograph:(Agencies)

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

The United States is developing a ''super duper missile'' to outpace military rivals including China and Russia, according to US President Donald Trump. Read more

Spain's government will seek a fresh extension of its state of emergency that will last "about a month". Read more

Italy's government on Saturday said that it would allow travel to and from abroad from June 3 as the country tries to turn the clock back on after one of the world's most rigid coronavirus lockdowns. Read more


Brazil’s health minister, Nelson Teich, resigned on Friday after less than a month on the job. Read more

As France eases the restrictions of lockdown in the country, the death toll reported on Friday evening was three times lower than 24 hours earlier. Read more

As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, cranked up testing after five of its residents tested positive for the novel coronavirus, some residents crowding the test centres expressed concern on Saturday that the very act of getting tested could expose them to the coronavirus. Read more

Russia on Saturday recorded its highest daily death toll yet from the coronavirus while new cases fell to the lowest level in two weeks. Read more

A new life-threatening inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 has so far affected 230 children and killed two in Europe. Read more

A previously known antiviral drug can speed up recovery of COVID-19 patients, a recent study has found in what may be called an advance that may help slow down the tide of the pandemic across the world. Read more

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday. Read more