1. The annual assembly of the World Health Organization has started, and is being held by video conference amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged 2 billion dollars of international aid over two years to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Xi was delivering a speech via video at the opening of the World Health Organization’s annual assembly on Monday.
  3. The leaders of Germany and France have proposed a fund of 500 billion euros, or about 543 billion dollars, to help the European Union recover from the coronavirus crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held telephone talks on Monday to discuss the EU economy, which has been hit hard by the outbreak.
May 19, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline