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Today's Headlines: Hospitals say the feds seized their 2020-04-08 08:00:20Hospital and clinic officials say the federal government has taken their orders of critical supplies with no explanation.

Column One: Pet parents rejoice: These new products 2020-04-08 06:00:48Some of the many new contraptions on the market for pets -- or are they really for pet owners?

Is that a cricket in the dog bowl? 2020-04-08 06:00:08The pet food aisle is about to grow with dog food made from crickets, Serrano bone treats and cat food designed to curtail allergens.

Taliban reportedly kills at least 7 civilians in 2020-04-08 05:14:17Insurgents attacked security forces in northern Balkh province and abducted the civilians, later killing them, local officials said.

Coronavirus outbreak poses dilemma for Palestinians working in 2020-04-08 03:36:30Tens of thousands of Palestinian laborers working inside Israel can no longer travel back and forth from their homes in the occupied West Bank.

Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party, despite 2020-04-08 01:27:44A raucous beach party thrown by several children of Venezuela’s ruling elite has led to a cluster of coronavirus cases.

'A crisis within a crisis': Black Americans face 2020-04-07 22:18:02In Illinois, Louisiana and Michigan, African Americans are dying at higher rates than whites from coronavirus.

Coronavirus has led to thousands of early releases 2020-04-07 21:22:46More states are releasing prisoners due to coronavirus. Not Arizona.

A look at coronavirus masks around the world 2020-04-07 20:23:20There's a global shortage of COVID-19 face masks — so people around the world are getting creative in making their own.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hit disproportionately hard by Israel's coronavirus 2020-04-07 20:20:32Insular, traditional Jewish community, resistant to state authority, sees spike in COVID-19 cases in Israel.

In El Salvador, gangs are enforcing the coronavirus 2020-04-07 17:38:23Street gangs in El Salvador have turned from extortion and killing to enforcing social distancing restrictions, often with threats and baseball bats.

Love him or hate him, Brits rally around 2020-04-07 16:42:26Normally a divisive figure, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is receiving support even from opponents as he battles COVID-19.

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Hopes are high for a coronavirus treatment, which 2020-03-20 08:57:45CNBC's Julianna Tatelbaum takes a look at how coronavirus testing, treatments and vaccines are developing around the world.

Italy asks for help from EU crisis fund 2020-03-20 07:50:07Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the EU should make use of a 500 billion euro fund to finance countries struggling to cope with the pandemic.

Pornhub is offering free premium memberships to countries 2020-03-20 07:30:35The company this week announced free premium membership to viewers in France and Spain, after doing the same for Italy a week prior.

'This is a yes-we-can moment': What the coronavirus 2020-03-20 05:28:49Climate scientists have been calling for governments to take climate action seriously for decades.

Distilleries making hand sanitizer? How small businesses are 2020-03-20 02:25:35Businesses including condom-makers, gin producers and food manufacturers are seeing consumers react in different ways as they self-isolate or reduce s

Italy's death toll from the coronavirus overtakes China's 2020-03-19 13:52:34The number of people who have died from the coronavirus in Italy has hit 3,405, according to Reuters.

Watch live: New York City Mayor Bill de 2020-03-19 13:05:41New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to hold a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 2,400 people in the city.

Watch live: New York Gov. Cuomo holds a 2020-03-19 10:35:01New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a briefing Thursday on the COVID-19 spreading throughout the state.

Flattening the coronavirus curve: What this means and 2020-03-19 10:07:36The WHO has repeatedly underlined the importance of "flattening the curve" in order to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says he has 2020-03-19 08:08:50The French civil servant has been in charge of all the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Italian borrowing costs fall sharply as ECB launches 2020-03-19 05:38:27The ECB launched a 750 billion euro ($820 billion) asset purchase program in an effort to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, as the

Coronavirus response: US and Canada closing world's longest 2020-03-18 12:04:42The United States border with Canada will temporarily close to "non-essential traffic" due to the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump and P

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South Sudan's Porous Borders Reduce COVID-19 Protective Measures New! 2020-04-08 23:01:04Activists criticize government for failing to stop people from illegally crossing into the country

Trump Optimistic on COVID-19 Recovery New! 2020-04-08 22:39:00The White House lowers projected US death toll from coronavirus

How Trump Amassed Power in Battling the Coronavirus Pandemic     New! 2020-04-08 21:31:50The administration now has the power to arrest and immediately deport undocumented immigrants based on the need to protect public health

Brazil Turns to Local Industry to Build Ventilators New! 2020-04-08 21:27:06Outcome uncertain amid intense competition for medical supplies during pandemic

Saudi-led Coalition Announces Cease-fire in Yemen War New! 2020-04-08 21:26:50Move aims to facilitate talks sponsored by UN special envoy for a permanent cease-fire

Trump Confirms US ‘Holding Back’ Funding for WHO New! 2020-04-08 21:11:08Head of World Health Organization says politicizing response amid pandemic will mean more ‘body bags’

Virus Outbreak Gives Tech Darlings a Harsh Reality New! 2020-04-08 20:39:49Lockdowns hit startups like Lyft, Airbnb hard

Linda Tripp, Whose Tapes Exposed Clinton Scandal, Dies New! 2020-04-08 20:39:28In August 1994, Tripp became a public affairs specialist at the Pentagon, where Lewinsky worked after being a White House intern

Lebanon Activists Launch Coronavirus Community Support Initiatives New! 2020-04-08 19:52:16Some hope social solidarity and community outreach during the pandemic could increase people’s political awareness to demand swift government re

Countries Start Thinking About Easing Up on COVID-19 Restrictions 
  New! 2020-04-08 19:49:18Politicians and health officials warn that the crisis is far from over despite signs of progress, and a catastrophic second wave could hit if countrie

Immigrant Doctors Say Visa Restrictions Limit Them in New! 2020-04-08 17:33:33Immigrant doctors are being trained in the United States and stand ready to do more to help, but many are legally constrained

New York's 'Corona Community Chorus' Aims to Unite New! 2020-04-08 17:19:13Each Sunday, the chorus members gather online to sing

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Spain's coronavirus death toll rises for second consecutive 2020-04-08 07:22:54Spain recorded on Wednesday a second successive daily rise in coronavirus-related deaths with 757 fatalities, lifting the total toll in Europe's seco

EU finance ministers fail to clinch coronavirus rescue 2020-04-08 03:01:52European Union finance ministers failed to agree in all-night talks on more support for their coronavirus-hit economies and their chairman said on Wed

PM in intensive care: The UK waits on 2020-04-07 13:07:40It's a shock to the entire nation, with the leader of the UK government first taken to hospital with coronavirus then placed in intensive c

After signs of slowing, Spain sees rise in 2020-04-07 06:00:25The pace of coronavirus deaths in Spain ticked up slightly for the first time in five days on Tuesday, with 743 people succumbing overnight to re

UK's PM Johnson 'stable' in intensive care, breathing 2020-04-07 04:12:19British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care on Tuesday after receiving oxygen support when his coronavirus symptoms worsened,

Coronavirus: What you need to know today 2020-04-07 03:22:17British Prime Boris Johnson in intensive care, a look at the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and reports that the coronavirus outbreak is platea

UK PM Boris Johnson taken to intensive care 2020-04-06 15:32:44British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday, just a

Germany outlines plan for scaling back coronavirus lockdown 2020-04-06 08:01:08Germany has drawn up a list of steps, including mandatory mask-wearing in public, limits on gatherings and the rapid tracing of infection chains,

France heading for worst post-war downturn, finance minister 2020-04-06 06:32:58France will likely see its worst post-war economic downturn this year, far surpassing the minus 2.2 percent slump seen in 2009 after the global f

UK PM Boris Johnson ‘in charge’ despite coronavirus 2020-04-06 04:01:19British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in hospital in London on Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing pos

UK PM Johnson admitted to hospital due to 2020-04-05 16:50:41British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street said was a "precautionary step" because he

France’s daily toll of coronavirus hospital deaths falls 2020-04-05 14:36:14France's daily death toll from the novel coronavirus fell in the past 24 hours and admissions into intensive care also slowed, the health ministry sa

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