Virginia Pietromarchi

Virginia Pietromarchi

Coronavirus pandemic

Fresh curbs in Europe as global COVID cases top 30 million: Live

European cities and regions including Athens, Madrid, Nice and Dublin see tighter coronavirus-related restrictions.

Fresh curbs in Europe as global COVID cases top 30 million: Live

Education

Violence, hunger: The 'overwhelming' impact of school closures

While school bells are ringing again in some countries, nearly 24 million students could drop out for good next year.

Violence, hunger: The 'overwhelming' impact of school closures

Women

Coronavirus: Why are women paying a heavier price?

Women and girls have been disproportionately hit by COVID-19 as the pandemic worsens existing gender inequality.

Coronavirus: Why are women paying a heavier price?

Coronavirus pandemic

Brazil governor says coronavirus vaccine trials promising: Live

Governor of Sao Paulo state says clinical trials of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine has shown promising results.

Brazil governor says coronavirus vaccine trials promising: Live

Italy

Refugees in Italy bear brunt of coronavirus angst

As the far right weaponises the pandemic to advance an anti-migrant agenda, migrants are returned once again to the sea.

Refugees in Italy bear brunt of coronavirus angst

Italy

Italy's busy summer lights fuse on coronavirus resurgence fears

With confirmed cases reaching May levels, health experts warn against letting guard down at critical crossroad.

Italy's busy summer lights fuse on coronavirus resurgence fears

Coronavirus pandemic

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 170,000: Live updates

Nigeria to reopen airports for international flights; NZ postpones elections; Czech gov't to impose compulsory masks.

US coronavirus death toll exceeds 170,000: Live updates

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

UAE, Israel normalise ties: All the latest updates

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agree to normalise relations in a deal brokered by US President Donald Trump.

UAE, Israel normalise ties: All the latest updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Russia to roll out coronavirus vaccine within two weeks: Live

Greece records highest daily tally; New Zealand's biggest city back to lockdown; Germany skeptical over Russian vaccine.

Russia to roll out coronavirus vaccine within two weeks: Live

Coronavirus pandemic

LIVE: WHO says 'vaccine nationalism' cannot beat the coronavirus

'For the world to recover fast, it has to recover together': UN health agency urges states to share potential vaccine.

LIVE: WHO says 'vaccine nationalism' cannot beat the coronavirus

Migrants

'EU dignity has drowned': Body left in the sea despite NGO pleas

Unidentified body left in Mediterranean for almost 3 weeks despite requests by rescue group to Libya, Italy and Malta.

'EU dignity has drowned': Body left in the sea despite NGO pleas

Iran

Iranians take social media by storm to halt executions

'Unprecedented' online reaction against Supreme Court's decision to uphold the death penalty for three young protesters.

Iranians take social media by storm to halt executions