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29 Jun 2020
The airplane maker Airbus is expected to shed thousands of jobs in its response to the coronavirus epidemic. Production is expected to be cut by some 40%.
17 Apr 2020
80-year-old Luciano Romoli runs a stretching class every day at noon for his senior neighbours who join him from their balconies as a way of keeping fit during the coronavirus epidemic.
29 Feb 2020
GuardianTV spoke with a cross-section of Nigerians on their thoughts on the first case of coronavirus in the country after an Italian citizen tested positive in Lagos.
29 Feb 2020
Fears of a Coronavirus epidemic play into the hands of those who for political, ideological reasons would like to see a return of hard borders in Europe. Elsewhere, the virus is becoming a political football in the US. Finally, sales of Corona beer have slumped.
19 Feb 2020
The World Health Organization has warned against a global over-reaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship travel, as China's official death toll neared 1,900 on Tuesday.
9 Feb 2020
Will the coronavirus epidemic do major damage to global economic growth? The world's second-largest economy is facing significantly slower growth this year as a result of the outbreak. Tens of thousands of people have been infected with the virus, the vast majority of them in China. Also, after two decades of France's 35-hour working week, has the policy delivered on its promises? And a paper trail is causing controversy in Germany, as retailers criticise a new law which makes issuing receipts mandatory.

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2 hours ago
Our reporters take us to Khartoum's breadbasket, to hear how Sudanese farmers feel about the coup and the protest movement rocking the country. Entrepreneurs in the Central African Republic seek out ways to ramp up Cassava production. The root vegetable is a staple in the country but supplies are dwindling since the pandemic.
3 hours ago
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the incursion off its east coast lasted roughly 10 minutes. Beijing later said the warplanes entering South Korea's air defense identification zone was part of an exercise.
3 hours ago
Germany follows many other countries in marking a sad threshold. According to figures from the country's Robert Koch Institute, 100,000 people have now died of COVID-19. Behind every number is a name, and a person.
4 hours ago
After 16 years, the post-Merkel era is finally upon us. Social Democratic leader Olaf Scholz is taking the mantle to form Germany's first three-party coalition since the 1950s. How will it work? How compatible are the Greens to his left and the liberal FDP to his right? Berlin's loosening or tightening of the purse strings in these uncertain times is sure to dictate the tone at home and in Brussels.
4 hours ago
African voices are at the heart of conversations at the COP26 climate summit. Despite contributing the least to greenhouse gas emissions, the continent is on the frontline of changes that threaten the environment and livelihoods. In Mauritius, there are fears all the country's beaches could be gone in just 50 years. Meanwhile, the Rwandan capital Kigali is being transformed into a green city with a pedestrian-only centre and self-service bikes.
5 hours ago
The NGO says authorities desperately need to do more to address the crisis of gender-based violence, particularly amid the pandemic. But hard data on the number of victims is still worryingly difficult to come by.