Coronavirus: NY governor says infection rate worse than feared

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has pleaded for medical supplies, warning that Covid-19’s peak in the state will be worse than anticipated. “The apex is higher than we thought and the apex is sooner than we thought,” Mr Cuomo told reporters on Tuesday. He said the federal government was not sending enough equipment to combat […]

Coronavirus: France deaths hit 1,100 as another 743 die in Italy

France has become the fifth country to report more than 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths – as another 743 people died from the disease in Italy. The death toll in France stands at 1,100, compared with 860 deaths yesterday – an increase of 240. A French public health official also said there are 2,516 people needing life […]

Albert Uderzo: Asterix co-creator and illustrator dies aged 92

Albert Uderzo, who drew the Asterix comic books, has died at the age of 92. He created the famous stories – about the adventures of Gaulish warriors fighting the Roman Empire – with his friend René Goscinny in 1959. As well as illustrating the series, Urderzo took over the writing following Goscinny’s death in 1977. […]