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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over coronavirus issues 2020-04-05 16:26:06LONDON — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office says he's been admitted to the hospital suffering from coronavirus symptoms. Johnson's offi

Queen Elizabeth II delivers message of hope to 2020-04-05 16:20:37Britain needed a message of hope Sunday. The queen delivered it. Queen Elizabeth II offered support to a country locked down in the coronavirus pandem

Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking 2020-04-05 14:48:12ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - The Taliban in a statement Sunday said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washi

Italy coronavirus curve fall signals hope for Europe 2020-04-05 14:21:51ROME — Europe is seeing further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak as Italy's daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two weeks

Insider Q&A: 'Everyone will suffer' from US-China spat 2020-04-05 10:30:09WASHINGTON (AP) - Two months ago, the United States and China signed an interim “Phase 1'' trade deal, signaling a cease-fire in the trade war

Coronavirus shaming swirls on social media 2020-04-05 06:27:04BOGOTA, Colombia — No one should have known Bella Lamilla's name. But within hours of her diagnosis as Ecuador's first coronavirus case, it wa

The Latest: Boris Johnson in hospital with coronavirus 2020-04-05 03:41:31The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and pe

Trump slams fired IG who helped spark impeachment 2020-04-04 17:17:33President Trump slammed Michael Atkinson, the fired inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community, as a "disgrace," saying Saturday that Mr.

War on COVID-19 slowing coronavirus growth: Researchers 2020-04-04 14:13:09A British economic research firm is starting to see rays of hope in the U.S.'s war against the coronavirus. Pantheon Macroeconomics says the growth o

Freighters in Great Lakes take precautions against virus 2020-04-04 09:04:45CHICAGO (AP) - Workers on American and foreign freighters are following new protocols and precautionary measures in the Great Lakes region to prevent

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time 2020-04-04 08:54:50WASHINGTON (AP) - Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online. The coronavirus

Keir Starmer picked to lead UK Labour amid 2020-04-04 06:08:29LONDON (AP) — Lawyer and lawmaker Keir Starmer was elected leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Saturday by a decisive margin, a

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Trump fires watchdog who handled whistleblower complaint that 2020-04-03 22:50:06Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Pre

Recovery search underway for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson 2020-04-03 16:33:33Authorities were searching for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Friday after a canoe th

UN chief warns of 'COVID-19 storm' for warring 2020-04-03 13:49:53UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said Friday that warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global ceasefire

Prince Charles opens new London hospital for coronavirus 2020-04-03 11:19:24Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London's main exhibition and conference centre, a temporary facility that wi

Trump recommends face masks to stem COVID-19, though 2020-04-03 11:00:39The new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages people, especially in areas hit hard by the spread of the coronav

3M faces pressure from Trump order to stop 2020-04-03 10:19:51Medical device manufacturer 3M says it is under pressure from the White House to stop exporting N95 masks it currently produces in the United States t

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns 2020-04-03 09:09:33Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has affected people's mobility worldwide, using "Location History" from users's phone

U.S. economy lost jobs in March for 1st 2020-04-03 09:05:49The U.S. economy lost 701,000 jobs in March, and the jobless rate spiked by almost a full percentage point to 4.4 per cent. The data released Friday,

Peru, Panama to quarantine men, women on separate 2020-04-03 08:35:37On Thursday, Peru and Panama started limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandem

Neiman Marcus may seek bankruptcy protection 2020-04-03 07:38:08Neiman Marcus Group is stepping up preparations to seek bankruptcy protection, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the debt-laden U.S. luxury depart

U.S. Navy now says commander who sounded COVID-19 2020-04-03 05:57:00The fired commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier that suffered a coronavirus outbreak will not be thrown out of the navy but rather reassigned, acting U

Canadian passengers on virus-stricken Coral Princess cruise ship 2020-04-03 04:00:00Canadian passengers on the Coral Princess cruise ship nearing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., worry how they’ll get home after at least a dozen COVID-19

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Pandemic exposes low pay and scant protections for 2020-04-04 15:44:48Home health aides and certified nursing assistants, the largest category of healthcare workers, lack the equipment and job security nurses have.

North Korea's official coronavirus count: Zero. Why that 2020-04-04 13:20:00Experts are skeptical of the no-coronavirus claim from the tightly controlled country so desperate to maintain the status of its border with China.

On the road in the Southwest during the 2020-04-04 13:05:20What do you do if you live on the road during a coronavirus pandemic?

Coronavirus claims 1,000 U.S. lives in a single 2020-04-04 11:39:15The coronavirus pandemic passed a grim marker as the death toll hit 1,000 in a single day. Health experts expect the toll will continue to rise.

Coronavirus kills some people and hardly affects others: 2020-04-04 10:00:11How can the new coronavirus affect people so differently — killing some while leaving others blissfully unaware that they have been infected at

The new coronavirus might spread when people talk, 2020-04-04 07:00:06It's possible that the new coronavirus can spread from person to person simply by talking, or even breathing, according to preliminary studies.

Doctor fired after criticizing his hospital for coronavirus 2020-04-04 00:10:33Dr. Ming Lin was ousted after publicly criticizing coronavirus procedures at his hospital in Bellingham, Wash.

39 million masks never materialized at hospitals, sparking 2020-04-03 21:52:27Hospitals preparing for coronavirus confront empty promises and scams as they try to buy masks and other protective equipment.

Coronavirus killed China's whistleblower doctor. Now the virus 2020-04-03 21:14:29On a day when tombs are traditionally swept, China mourns its coronavirus deaths and praises Dr. Li Wenliang, calling him a martyr.

This is how we're getting extra doctors and 2020-04-03 19:35:38The COVID-19 pandemic creates a logistical puzzle for the health care workforce

CDC recommends wearing face masks during coronavirus pandemic 2020-04-03 17:47:01The CDC now recommends that the public wear cloth face masks while also urging that high-grade equipment be reserved for medical personnel.

Column: Republicans think guns are essential during the 2020-04-03 17:19:16A handful of states have tried to suspend access to all abortions, wrongly claiming they are not 'immediately medically necessary.'

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South Korea reports fewer than 50 new coronavirus New! 2020-04-05 22:47:30South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday for the first time since its Feb. 29 peak as daily infections in Asia's largest ou

Guatemala seeks curbs on U.S. deportation of immigrants New! 2020-04-05 22:40:33Guatemala has asked the United States to limit its deportations of immigrants to the Central American country to 25 persons per plane because of conce

China sees rises in new coronavirus cases, asymptomatic New! 2020-04-05 22:34:45Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing

Italy starts to look ahead to 'phase two' New! 2020-04-05 22:15:07Italy reported its lowest daily COVID-19 death toll for more than two weeks on Sunday as authorities began to look ahead to a second phase of the batt

Mexican president pitches frugal economic plan against coronavirus New! 2020-04-05 22:12:48Mexico's president unveiled a plan on Sunday to lift the economy out of the coronavirus crisis, vowing to help the poor and create jobs, but his prom

Japan PM Abe set to declare state of New! 2020-04-05 21:59:22Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country

Mexico to help the poor, invest in energy 2020-04-05 20:14:40President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday said Mexico's government will use the budget stabilization fund and cash from various trusts to shiel

Boris Johnson hospitalised for tests after persistent coronavirus 2020-04-05 19:47:22British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testin

Factbox: Reaction as UK PM Johnson admitted to 2020-04-05 19:47:22British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street said was a "precautionary step" because he

Most Brazilians do not want Bolsonaro to resign 2020-04-05 19:22:00Most Brazilians do not favor President Jair Bolsonaro resigning despite mounting criticism of his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a

Timeline: Johnson's activities before his hospitalisation with coronavirus 2020-04-05 19:17:35British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street said was a "precautionary step" because he

Tripoli forces hit eastern Libyan cargo plane near 2020-04-05 18:29:00An eastern Libyan military plane was hit on Sunday by forces allied to the internationally recognised government near the capital Tripoli, both sides

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Japan expected to declare state of emergency over New! 2020-04-05 23:31:03Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country

China reports increase in new coronavirus cases, asymptomatic New! 2020-04-05 23:05:11Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing

Crowd in Ivory Coast destroys coronavirus testing centre New! 2020-04-05 22:29:19Residents in a working-class district of the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan on Sunday destroyed a coronavirus testing centre that was under construction,

US braces for 'Pearl Harbor moment' as coronavirus New! 2020-04-05 21:43:46US governors on Sunday appealed to the White House for a national strategy against the fast-spreading coronavirus, as deaths surged and health authori

Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid coronavirus New! 2020-04-05 21:12:57Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of

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

Study finds about 20 million jobs in Africa 2020-04-05 14:08:40About 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa as the continent's economies are projected to shrink this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pande

Coronavirus deaths rise above 65,000 worldwide as registered 2020-04-05 13:17:27The worldwide number of fatalities from the novel coronavirus rose to 65,272 on Sunday, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT from official

Coronavirus: Abrupt reversals on face mask policy raise new 2020-04-05 12:06:50The French and US governments are under scrutiny for not acting quickly enough to ensure an adequate supply of facial masks after insisting for weeks&

Coronavirus crisis throws a lifeline to Macron’s troubled 2020-04-05 08:09:22While the coronavirus epidemic rages in France and around the world, President Emmanuel Macron’s poll ratings have jumped to a tw

France marshals high-speed trains to transfer coronavirus patients 2020-04-05 04:20:35The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carries a delicate cargo: 20 criti

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Spain to extend coronavirus testing to people without New! 2020-04-06 08:56:48 Hopes are growing that lockdown measures in Spain may be relaxed after figures suggested the country has "passed the peak" as tentative optimism mo

France facing worst economic downturn since WWII – New! 2020-04-06 07:57:06 France is likely to see its worst post-war economic slowdown this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, much worse than it faced in 2009 after the g

'Right up there with Flat Earth': Football pundit New! 2020-04-06 07:49:13 Gary Lineker isn't usually one to keep his opinions to himself on Twitter and the Match of the Day host has kept up that tradition as he shouted dow

Privacy-minded Germans wary as Berlin develops nationwide Covid-19 New! 2020-04-06 07:38:00 Germany is pushing for the creation of a smartphone app that will monitor Covid-19 cases across the European Union. Its own plan to create a nationwi

Global Covid-19 death toll tops 70,000 as ACTIVE New! 2020-04-06 07:33:00 The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has killed over 70,000 people to date, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. With some 270,000 recovered

‘Gradual resurrection’: Austria to reopen small businesses in New! 2020-04-06 07:16:00 Small shops and markets in Austria could reopen under certain conditions next week, although tight lockdown restrictions will remain in place, the co

India’s PM Modi, lawmakers agree 30% salary cut New! 2020-04-06 06:55:00Read Full Article at RT.com

Israel to mass produce beard-friendly masks for the New! 2020-04-06 06:32:42 Israeli authorities have announced that they will produce custom-made face masks to protect the religious in the country, who sport beards as part of

Wayne Rooney 'talked to by police' for meeting New! 2020-04-06 06:10:00 Wayne Rooney has been given a slap on the wrist for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules by meeting Kyle Walker, just days after the Manchester City s

European stocks jump as Covid-19 deaths slow across New! 2020-04-06 05:59:04 Stock markets gained on Monday on the positive news that the coronavirus pandemic may be slowing down in some parts of the world, giving hope to inve

Swedish minister’s ‘Russian trolls’ fanning 5G fears turn New! 2020-04-06 05:58:22 Sweden’s digitization minister blamed a flurry of anti-5G comments on the usual suspect – “Russian trolls” – but a clos

Japan to declare month-long state of emergency in New! 2020-04-06 05:23:00Read Full Article at RT.com

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UK govt warns of tougher measures on social 2020-04-05 18:36:15Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday warned the government could ban outside exercise if people flout stringent guidelines to cut the sp

New Yorkers hunker down as city braces for 2020-04-05 17:27:18New Yorkers hunkered down on Sunday as the city entered a critical phase in the coronavirus crisis - a period authorities warned would bring soaring d

France turns to speedy trains to catch up 2020-04-05 14:41:35The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle zones and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 criti

Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee says she is 'on 2020-04-05 13:15:04British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee, Carrie Symonds on Sunday revealed that she was bedridden after developing symptoms of corona

US to airlift 22,000 Americans stranded overseas; many 2020-04-05 10:08:04The US has so far repatriated around 37,000 Americans stranded overseas due to the pandemic and is planning to bring another 22,000 of its citizens, m

Ecuador VP apologizes after virus corpses left on 2020-04-05 10:01:42

'COVID-19 cases in Pak may top 50,000 by 2020-04-05 04:56:06In a report submitted to the apex court on Saturday, the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC), however, explained

What impact is coronavirus having on Middle East 2020-04-05 04:36:06The United Nations has appealed for ceasefires in all the major conflicts rocking the planet. But it remains unclear what the pandemic's impact will

New York gets 1,100 ventilators with help from 2020-04-05 04:12:49

Sri Lanka bans incoming passenger flights indefinitely 2020-04-04 16:26:54The Sri Lankan government on Saturday indefinitely closed all international airports for incoming passenger flights due to the lockdown over the coron

UK records fourth successive daily high in coronavirus 2020-04-04 15:37:36

Donald Trump recommends Americans wear face masks in 2020-04-04 15:20:05Citing the latest recommendations from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Donald Trump, who has decided not to wear a mask, urged peopl

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Europe hopeful as Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll 2020-04-05 17:21:07Angelo Borrelli, the head of Italy’s Civil Protection agency on Sunday, said there were 525 deaths in the 24-hour period since Saturday evening.

Cannabis, bar industries eligible for $40B government bank 2020-04-05 16:54:09In an interview with The Canadian Press, Michael Denham said the program from the Business Development Bank of Canada would now be open to all busines

Coronavirus: France holds critical COVID-19 patients in trains 2020-04-05 16:32:57The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of France's nationwide mobilization of trains, helicopters, jets and even a warship, depl

Canadians stuck in South Africa because of COVID-19 2020-04-05 15:39:59Canadians struggling to get home from South Africa amid coronavirus lockdowns say they're frustrated by a lack of communication from the Canadian gov

Coronavirus isn’t derailing Trump from his agenda: A 2020-04-05 15:31:56The coronavirus is projected to kill more than 100,000 Americans. It has effectively shuttered the economy, torpedoed the stock market and rewritten t

Coronavirus: Canada looking into disinfecting, reusing masks amid 2020-04-05 14:12:33According to Dr. Theresa Tam, officials are 'looking at multiple entities in Canada' that could disinfect medical masks for reuse amid the COVID-19

Canada’s coronavirus response can shift economy’s direction to 2020-04-05 11:11:00Analysts are saying that Canada could hasten its recovery and position itself for a low-carbon economy by the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Canada’s border communities adapt as COVID-19 crisis 2020-04-05 10:43:49As the global coronavirus pandemic worsens south of the border, the crossings that tie communities on either side together are starting to represent f

Rwanda locates genocide grave that could contain up 2020-04-05 10:17:05The discovery is being called the most significant in years, and 50 bodies have been exhumed so far in efforts that are challenged by the East African

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for COVID-19 pandemic: 2020-04-05 09:39:57A review of federal purchasing contracts shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanica

Coronavirus: Queen Elizabeth urges self-discipline as sunny weather 2020-04-05 08:34:26As warm, sunny weather beckoned across Europe, Queen Elizabeth II appealed to Britons Sunday to exercise self-discipline in 'an increasingly challeng

U.S. headed into ‘toughest’ weeks in coronavirus fight, 2020-04-05 08:17:56“There will be a lot of death, unfortunately,” Trump said Saturday in a somber start to his daily briefing on the pandemic, “There w

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