Pope Francis says cooperation is the only way to confront the enormous challenges posed by the coronavirus. President Trump said the issuing of US green cards, or permanent residency cards, will be suspended for at least 60 days — but with “certain exceptions” yet to be defined. Germany saw new coronavirus infections rise again for the second day in a row. The UN has warned that vulnerable countries could face famine over the fallout of the pandemic. Updates in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC/GMT) 09:00 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders to seek support for an international investigation into the coronavirus pandemic. Morrison’s push for a review, which would include a look at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the outbreak, has drawn sharp criticism from China. Beijing has accused Morrison of taking instructions from the United States. US President Donald Trump has halted financial support for the WHO and has been critical of China’s handling of the crisis. Morrison said on Twitter he had a “very constructive discussion” with Trump on the two nations’ responses to COVID-19. Morrison also confirmed that he talked to Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. “We… Read full this story
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