Top 10 world news today: Xi Jinping on COVID-19, France likely to witness jump in death toll and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 06, 2020, 07:46 PM IST


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

Xi's remarks came even as the cabinet plans more measures to alleviate firms' tax burdens and boost credit support.

But data from the INSEE statistics office shows a nationwide increase in deaths at home. The rise is particularly pronounced in some of the low-income suburbs ringing central Paris.

It still is unclear whether the music was the choice of the White House or Honeywell, but it wasn't liked by many -- as they called it insensitive, given the magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gentiloni told a news conference the plan would include a mix of grants and long-term loans.

Several nations including the Trump administration, Germany, Australia have called for a probe into the origins of the virus.

This will be the fourth two-week extension of the lockdown in Spain.

The United States has largely stood by in recent decades as China dramatically expanded its military firepower.

German automaker BMW reported that its net profit was down in the first quarter due to the effect of the virus with most countries in Europe on lockdown. 

One new recommendation made on Monday for people eating in restaurants is to sit outside, side-by-side while keeping conversation to a minimum.

The move comes after Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there.