As a country under Western sanctions, Zimbabwe has failed to obtain significant financial bail-outs from major multilateral lenders to fight the disease, but China has stood behind the country, offering the much-needed assistance that has helped strengthen the country’s response to the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic is upsetting the energy industry and pushing its major players to make big changes. This includes Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest and most profitable oil producer.
President Xi Jinping pledged to open China’s service industries wider to foreign competitors as its first in-person trade fair since the coronavirus outbreak opened under intensive anti-disease controls.
In 2016, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency publicly accused a hacker group thought to work for the Russian state of being behind the cyberattack.
A very dangerous war threatens to break out again at the gates of Europe: the frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over control of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.