Meet the 19-year-old IT whizz who created an app to track people infected with Covid-19

In South Korea, parliamentary elections went ahead this week despite the threat of Covid-19. We meet a 19-year-old first-time voter and IT whizz Ryan Junseo Hong, who has created an app to track people infected with the coronavirus. Justin McCurry and his team in Seoul report. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more Meet the 19-year-old IT whizz who created an app to track people infected with Covid-19

IMF Says South Korea Has More Policy Room to Support Recovery

Apr.15 — Andreas Bauer, Korea mission chief at the International Monetary Fund, discusses the outlook for South Korea’s economy and the government’s policies amid the coronavirus outbreak. President Moon Jae-in’s ruling party scored a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held in the throes of the pandemic. Bauer speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

S Korea governing party sees big gains in parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections in South Korea have resulted in a big win for the governing Democratic Party. South Korea is one of the first major countries to hold a general election during the global pandemic, and many see it as a referendum on the government’s handling of the crisis. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul. … Read more S Korea governing party sees big gains in parliamentary election

Thailand imposes night curfew from Friday

Tony Cheng in Bangkok, and Rian Maelzer in Kuala Lumpur report on lockdown measures in Thailand and Malaysia. And Jack Barton in Seoul told how the coronavirus will affect South Korea’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): … Read more Thailand imposes night curfew from Friday

Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Polls have closed in Mali’s long-delayed parliamentary elections marred by gunmen abducting observers in a bid to stop the vote. Turnout was low due to security concerns and fears over the coronavirus. The election had been postponed twice previously because of violence by armed groups. But it went ahead this time, despite the kidnapping of … Read more Polls close in Mali amid coronavirus threat, security fears

Iran reports 13,938 cases as death toll rises to 724

Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen to 724, and the country has reported nearly 14,000 confirmed cases. Authorities are urging citizens to cancel all travel and stay at home. Tehran province reported the most new infections followed by Khorasan Razavi province, home to the holy Shiite city of Mashhad. Iran has screened … Read more Iran reports 13,938 cases as death toll rises to 724

Can coronavirus be contained in conflict zones? | Inside Story

From complete lockdowns of cities, to building new hospitals, rich countries appear to be better suited in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. But covid-19 is straining the healthcare systems of some developing countries. This raises fears that nations whose hospitals are closed or ill-equipped may not be able to cope. Conflict zones are of … Read more Can coronavirus be contained in conflict zones? | Inside Story

Guinea protests: one dead in anti-gov’t demonstration

One person has died during protests in Guinea, after confrontations broke out between crowds and security forces. Guinea has been hit by a series of protests since October and the latest rallies are about a constitutional referendum that would have led to President Alpha Conde remaining for a third term, if passed. Conde postponed the … Read more Guinea protests: one dead in anti-gov’t demonstration

Slovakia’s anti-graft opposition party wins parliamentary elections by wide margin

Slovak voters handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in Saturday’s general election, dominated by an angry backlash over the 2018 murder of a journalist probing corruption in the eurozone state. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Slovakia’s anti-graft opposition party wins parliamentary elections by wide margin

Guinea President Conde hints at third-term bid despite protests

Guinea’s president has hinted for the first time that he may run for another term in office – if voters approve a new constitution in Sunday’s referendum. The main opposition coalition says it will boycott parliamentary elections and the referendum that are happening on the same day. They accuse Alpha Conde of trying to hold … Read more Guinea President Conde hints at third-term bid despite protests

Why Iran’s hardliners won parliamentary elections | FT

The FT’s Middle East editor Andrew England explains the impact of US sanctions after hardliners capitalised on hostility from Donald Trump to succeed at the ballot box for the first time in seven years. Read more at https://on.ft.com/2w2Y4AE See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: … Read more Why Iran’s hardliners won parliamentary elections | FT

Have Iranians lost faith in politics? I Inside Story

Hardliners are set for sweeping gains in Iran’s parliamentary elections, but they seem to have less popular support. Voter turnout in Friday’s polls was the lowest since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. That’s despite the supreme leader urging people to cast their ballots as a religious duty, to show resistance in the face of U.S. … Read more Have Iranians lost faith in politics? I Inside Story

Inside Iran at election time as country closes borders over virus fears

We came to Iran to report the Parliamentary elections: but suddenly we are reporting the country’s borders are closed not for political reasons but because surrounding countries worry about the outbreak of the coronavirus here. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) We didn’t have to go far to find its effect on ordinary people here in Isfahan. Away from … Read more Inside Iran at election time as country closes borders over virus fears

Iran’s parliamentary elections see lowest turnout since 1979 revolution

Voter turnout in Friday’s parliamentary elections was 42.57%, the lowest since since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s interior ministry said on Sunday – another possible sign of widespread dissatisfaction with the leadership and the state of the economy. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Iran’s parliamentary elections see lowest turnout since 1979 revolution

Polls close in Iranian parliamentary election

Votes are being counted in Iran’s parliamentary elections. Because thousands of moderate and reformist candidates were barred from running, the results are expected to change the face of the country’s legislature. The expected boost to the conservatives could affect Iran’s policies towards the region and the United States, which has placed a series of sanctions … Read more Polls close in Iranian parliamentary election