France to further ease coronavirus lockdown measures from June 2

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said the country would further ease lockdown measures from June 2 as most of the country enters a "green zone" with fewer cases of coronavirus, according to Euronews.

Coronavirus death toll in Russia reaches 4,374

Russia’s coronavirus death toll rose by 232 to 4,374 in the past 24 hours, TASS reports citing the anti-coronavirus crisis center.

Trump signs order to remove protection for social media

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.

Pentagon moves to provide additional $125 million in military aid to Ukraine

The Pentagon has notified Congress that Ukraine's government has made the necessary progress on key institutional reforms, thereby justifying an additional $125 million in new military assistance, including patrol boats armed with remote-controlled 30mm autocannons, CNN reports, citing a US defense official and a congressional aide.

Spain declares 10 days official mourning for coronavirus victims

Spain is to hold 10 days of official mourning for victims of the coronavirus epidemic that has so far claimed nearly 27,000 lives, the government said Tuesday, according to The Local.

First case of novel coronavirus infection in cats confirmed in Russia

The first case of a novel coronavirus infection in a domestic cat has been confirmed in Russia, a deputy head of Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, Nikolai Vlasov, told reporters on Tuesday, according to TASS.

Russia reports 8,338 new coronavirus cases

The daily number of recovered coronavirus patients in Russia on Wednesday again surpassed the number of new cases, TASS reported, citing the anti-coronavirus crisis center.

UK PM supports investigation on COVID-19 origin

UK PM Boris Johnson held talks with World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Pentagon may resume nuclear testing in ‘months’ if needed

A live nuclear test could be arranged within “months” if requested by the US president, a top defense department nuclear official said Tuesday, following a report that the Trump administration has discussed the first American nuclear test in decades.

Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

Lufthansa has agreed a rescue deal worth €9bn (£8bn) with the German government that saves it from collapse, BBC News reports.

Iran coronavirus cases rise by 1,787 in one day

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran has increased by 1,787, bringing the total number of cases to 139,511, the Armenian Embassy in Iran reported today.

Japan lifts state of emergency for entire country

Japan has lifted the state of emergency status for the entire country. The last areas to change their status were Hokkaido and Tokyo’s greater area, Euronews reported.

Kremlin spokesman Peskov discharged from hospital to gradually start working from home

Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov has told TASS that he was discharged from a hospital where he was receiving treatment after testing positive for coronavirus.

Russia’s coronavirus cases rise by 8,915 in past day

The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 8,915 in the past day, reaching 362,342 in all Russian regions, TASS reports citing the anti-coronavirus crisis center.

Russia reports less than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for 10th day in a row

The number of COVID-19 cases in Russia rose by 8,946 in the past day to 353,427 in all regions, TASS reported the anti-coronavirus crisis center as telling reporters on Monday.

Montenegro reports victory over coronavirus

Montenegro has announced it has overcome the coronavirus, with no new cases being reported for the first time in 68 days.

US hopes for in-person G7 summit end of June

Any in-person meeting of Group of Seven leaders will take place at the end of June, Reuters reports, citing White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien.

Netanyahu becomes first Israeli leader to stand trail after facing corruption charges

The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges has opened in Jerusalem, days after he began a new term in office, BBC News reports.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases up by over 101,000 in past day - WHO

More than 101,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on May 24, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 5.2 million, the news agency TASS reports, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) .

Passenger plane with about 100 people on board crashes near Karachi

Pakistani plane has crashed on Friday near Karachi, Geo TV reported.