Italy has been plunged into chaos after former prime minister Matteo Renzi withdrew his Italia Viva party from the country’s ruling coalition in a largely unpopular move that could end in fresh elections.
"This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address.
Prime minister says from June some pupils could return to school in England
In a televised address on Tuesday morning, prime minister Narendra Modi announced that India’s nationwide lockdown is to be extended till 3 May.
Hundreds of migrant workers gathered at the Banda Station in Mumbai to go back to their native places as they thought that the nationwide lockdown was over. The national lockdown has been extended till May 3.
The prime minister reacted to the latest terrorist incident – in which three people died, including the assailant – by promising a package of hardline reforms which also included mandatory minimum 14-year sentences, an end to automatic early release for terrorist and extremism offences, and a new system under which those convicted will have to serve every day of sentences handed down by judges.
The ruling Democrative Progressive Party is seeking re-election and an absolute majority in the legislature. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has named as her running mate for 2020 elections a former prime minister who last year angered Beijing so badly with his support for the island’s formal independence that a major Chinese paper called for his arrest.
Rory Stewart, Britain’s aid minister and a former candidate to be the next prime minister, said he would now support Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt over favourite Boris Johnson in the race to succeed Theresa May.
She will continue as Prime Minister until a successor can be found. But who will it be?
Prime minister to leave on 7 June, drawing three-year tenure to a close