“This is not COVID,” the former head of WHO’s emergencies department said. “We need to slow it down, but it does not spread in the air and we have vaccines to protect against it.”
- by Maria Cheng
A veteran Russian diplomat has resigned over his country’s “aggressive war”. Earlier, a Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison.
- by Elena Becatoros, Oleksandr Stashevskyi and Ricardo Mazalan
The new Australian Prime Minister was said to have reiterated Labor’s strong support from the AUKUS pact, which had placed a major strain on diplomatic relations with France last year.
- by Rob Harris and David Crowe
Testimony so far has provided plenty of insights into how the Vatican operates, with a cast of characters worthy of a Dan Brown thriller.
- by Nicole Winfield
The International Energy Agency says that Putin’s war in Ukraine has forced up prices for critical materials. But it’s a big opportunity for Australian mining.
- by Rob Harris
‘Nobody takes my husband away from me’: Ukraine’s first lady details war’s toll on the Zelensky family
In a rare joint television interview, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and first lady Olena Zelenska have spoken about how Russia’s invasion has “torn apart” their family.
- by Jennifer Hassan
Emmanuel Macron’s new minister for solidarity and the disabled has been accused of raping a woman in 2010 and another in 2011.
- by Julie Edde
Multiple sources have confirmed that the explosion injured Russian appointee Andrei Shevchik and his bodyguards.
- by Elena Becatoros
The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organisation warned on Sunday.
Experts have pointed to a change in the spread of the usually mild infectious disease at an urgently called World Health Organisation meeting.
- by Jennifer Rigby
The end of fighting in Mariupol, the biggest city Russia has captured, has given Russian President Vladimir Putin a rare victory.
- by Tom Balmforth, Pavel Polityuk and Terje Solsvik