Though Brits may not uniformly appreciate his style, Donald Trump is a strong devotee of the "Special Relationship."
Sweden, which has one of the highest per capita COVID-19 death rates in the world, is close to reaching 50,000 cases of the virus.
The E.U.'s chief negotiator accused the U.K. of backtracking on commitments as another round of talks concluded on a post-Brexit trade deal.
The U.K. reported an additional 359 COVID-19 deaths on June 3.
Josep Borrell, the European Union's foreign policy chief, told reporters Tuesday that President Donald Trump does not have the power to facilitate Russia rejoining the G7 as a permanent member.
"If the 21st century turns out to be an Asian century, as the 20th was an American one, the pandemic may well be remembered as the turning point of this process," EU chief Josep Borrell said.
While some European nations have already announced plans to allow international visitors in the coming month, others have only committed to being open to visitors from within the Schengen zone.
The European Union's foreign policy chief cautioned member states against allowing China to take advantage of diplomatic divisions between them in order to impose their "state-centric" stance.
Multiple European nations have rejected Chinese medical supplies for being faulty or otherwise inadequate since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
But the German chancellor warned that the virus remains a danger to all Germans.
German opposition lawmakers have called on the chancellor to prioritize human rights and transparency when President Xi Jinping comes to Europe in September.
The censored passage referred to the "outbreak of the coronavirus in China, and its subsequent spread to the rest of the world over the past three months."
Zhang Ming argued that EU-China diplomatic and economic ties are even more important given the turmoil wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
"Both the depth of the recession and the strength of recovery will be uneven," the EU's economy commissioner said.
Balkan leaders have praised China and Russia for sending medical supplies to help the COVID-19 pandemic, but EU leaders are also providing funds and encouraging closer ties.
The French Institute of International Relations said Beijing is tailoring its outreach to individual European nations as Beijing wages its PR campaign amid the pandemic.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that full transparency and international cooperation are needed to prevent a repeat of the pandemic.
An EU report published last week accused China of spreading disinformation about the COVID-19 coronavirus, which Beijing has been trying to dodge responsibility for.
Dutch MEP Bart Groothuis demanded that foreign policy chief Josep Borrell give a "full explanation to the European parliament" over allegations of a watered down report regarding Chinese disinformation.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned that divisions revealed in the negotiations may spell the end of cooperation among eurozone countries.
The world's richest nations are struggling to contain coronavirus, and the picture for the developing world looks grim.
Americans abroad scrambled to get back to the U.S. before the ban, hoping to avoid any hassle in case the exemption for U.S. citizens changes or the situation gets worse in the coming days.
Trump said Wednesday he will impose a 30-day freeze on travel by foreigners from certain European countries to the U.S. to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday, the European Union criticized President Donald Trump for his recent travel ban between Europe and the U.S., stating that the decision "requires cooperation rather than unilateral action."
The president has long complained that the European Union is taking advantage of the U.S., and said at Davos that the bloc will be forced to accept a new trading relationship.
"In the world of politics, all things affect each other," Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson said Sunday.