Emmanuel Macron puts on his face mask as he meets the media with  Moldova’s president Maia Sandu  at the Élysée Palace in Paris on  February  4th. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

It was an uncharacteristically fretful and tired-looking Emmanuel Macron who recently cast doubt on the effectiveness for the elderly of the Oxford/As(...)

 A woman reacts after she being hit with pepper spray deployed by police against protesters  in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP via Getty Images

China has warned Britain it would retaliate if London goes ahead with a plan to offer a pathway to citizenship to up to 3 million Hong Kong residents (...)

People visit Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, China,  on Wednesday  after it reopened to the public. Photograph:  STR/AFP via Getty Images

China is pushing back against the growing chorus of voices around the world calling for the country to pay compensation for the damage caused by the c(...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces  Min Aung Hlaing: UN Human Rights Council says Myanmar’s top generals must be held responsible for crimes against humanity. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

A United Nations body has called for the leadership of Myanmar’s armed forces to be prosecuted for genocide over attacks against the country’s Rohingy(...)

Sabine Atlaoui, the wife of death-row prisoner Sergei Atlaoui of France, arrives with other relatives at Wijayapura port for a visit to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap. Sergei Atlaoui along with Rodrigo Gularte of Brazil, Australian Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad in Nusakambangan. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smuggle(...)