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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over coronavirus issues New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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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Mexico's president to lay out 'unorthodox' coronavirus plan New! 2020-04-05 16:43:56Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday will outline measure to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak with a foc

Spain and EU commissioners call for common European New! 2020-04-05 16:38:09Europe needs debt mutualisation and a common "Marshall Plan" to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told new

UK PM Johnson admitted to hospital for tests New! 2020-04-05 16:34:06British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street said was a "precautionary step" because he

Indians light lamps to heed Modi's call for New! 2020-04-05 15:54:28Millions of Indians turned off their lights and lit up balconies and doorsteps with lamps, candles and flashlights on Sunday, in response to Prime Min

'We'll meet again': Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit New! 2020-04-05 15:53:04Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown an

France's death toll slows but coronavirus still hits New! 2020-04-05 15:30:19France'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

Malta locks down migrants camp, puts 1,000 in New! 2020-04-05 15:23:21Some 1,000 African migrants were placed under mandatory quarantine on Sunday after an outbreak of COVID-19 and their camp at Hal Far in the south of M

Queen Elizabeth's addresses the United Kingdom on coronavirus New! 2020-04-05 15:15:35Britain's Queen Elizabeth made a highly rare broadcast to her nation on Sunday to rally the public in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.

Turkey to curb some troop movement in Syria New! 2020-04-05 15:08:38Turkey said on Sunday it would minimise its troop movements in operation zones in neighbouring Syria in response to the coronavirus outbreak as the Tu

British postman delivers fancy dress joy to isolating New! 2020-04-05 14:51:48British postman Glen Walton has delivered letters and parcels dressed as a robber, a wrestler, a princess and Pokemon character Pikachu to cheer up re

Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences New! 2020-04-05 14:41:41Constance, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, are divided cities these days, with a strip of grass and two fences separating them after the countr

Britain will tighten coronavirus restrictions if people flout New! 2020-04-05 14:22:48Britain will be forced to impose more restrictions on outdoor exercise if people flout lockdown rules designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus,

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In New York state, total coronavirus deaths surpass 2020-04-04 15:18:10Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the bleakest 24 hours ye

France reports fewer coronavirus hospital deaths in most 2020-04-04 14:04:45France on Saturday reported 441 coronavirus hospital deaths in 24 hours, lower than the record number of 588 recorded the previous day.

Italy reports first drop in number of coronavirus 2020-04-04 12:51:24The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care in Italy fell for the first time, the civil protection authority said on Saturday, while the coun

US allies denounce country’s strong-arm tactics to procure 2020-04-04 11:55:03From Europe to South America, U.S. allies are complaining about the superpower's "Wild West" tactics in outbidding or blocking shipments to buyers

Lifting lockdown: France looks ahead to options for 2020-04-04 11:10:00Countries hit hard by the coronavirus are watching for a flattening of the curve to indicate the fight to tame the pandemic is gaining ground.&nb

Coronavirus travel bans force African elites to rely 2020-04-04 10:21:48The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health

Week in Review: Cyberattacks capitalise on the virus 2020-04-04 10:01:34As much of the world remains on lockdown, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the rise in cyberattacks as nations struggle to deal with a health emergency; the

Spain reports second consecutive drop in daily coronavirus 2020-04-04 08:59:58Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 more days until April 25, as the daily pace of new cor

Knife attack leaves two dead, several wounded in 2020-04-04 07:27:35A Sudanese refugee went on a knife rampage in a town in southeastern France on Saturday, killing two people in what is being treated as a terrorist at

Centre-left Keir Starmer replaces Jeremy Corbyn as Labour 2020-04-04 06:31:57Britain's main opposition Labour Party named Keir Starmer, a former director of public prosecutions who opposed the country's exit from the European

Trump and Macron urge increased cooperation on coronavirus 2020-04-04 04:43:17US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged top-level UN talks on the coronavirus crisis, with France pushing

Trump fires intelligence watchdog who triggered impeachment process 2020-04-04 01:41:58U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in

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Scottish health chief RESIGNS after police tells her New! 2020-04-05 17:06:00 Dr Catherine Calderwood is stepping down from the post of Scottish Chief Medical Officer following an embarrassing revelation that she repeatedly bro

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for Covid-19 tests New! 2020-04-05 16:16:00 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, as the symptoms of his coronavirus infection persist. Johnson is one of near

Russian footballer Smolov responds after claims he 'fled New! 2020-04-05 15:42:00 Russian footballer Fedor Smolov has responded after claims he is facing disciplinary measures at loan club Celta Vigo for violating coronavirus lockd

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth compares Covid-19 New! 2020-04-05 15:29:00 Adapting her wartime message for the present, Queen Elizabeth II has assured the UK that by remaining “united and resolute” it will beat

‘We will WHIP YOU’: Police employ no-nonsense measures New! 2020-04-05 14:50:00 Some people just don’t get it when it comes to bans on partying and loitering amid the Covid-19 pandemic — you’ve certainly heard o

UEFA chiefs issue stark warning over potential Champions New! 2020-04-05 13:44:00 UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned that this season's Champions League and Europa League could be scrapped entirely if restrictions design

UK ministers ‘no longer discounting’ theory that Covid-19 New! 2020-04-05 13:32:00 Senior members of the UK government have become less skeptical of the fringe theory that the coronavirus pandemic came from a lab in Wuhan, China, th

'Social distancing breach': Man City set to punish New! 2020-04-05 13:14:00 Manchester City have confirmed they are investigating reports that defender Kyle Walker paid two call girls to visit his home last week for a “

Scottish medical chief WITHDRAWN from briefings after flouting New! 2020-04-05 13:03:00 Scotland’s chief medical officer will no longer attend press briefings after coming under fire for twice flouting the UK’s lockdown rules

Rules for thee, not for me! Meet the New! 2020-04-05 12:53:00 Half of humanity is currently under some form of lockdown, and governments the world over have handed out harsh penalties for anyone breaking the qua

Magic bullet for Covid-19? Scientists look to century-old New! 2020-04-05 12:52:00 As the world seeks a Covid-19 panacea, treating patients with plasma harvested from those who have recovered from the virus is being touted as a poss

Coronavirus lockdowns shave off almost 30 percent of New! 2020-04-05 12:27:00 As stay-at-home orders to battle the coronavirus are effective in most states, the virus-related restrictions have already shed 29 percent of US dail

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UK govt warns of tougher measures on social New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 2020-04-05 10:01:42

'COVID-19 cases in Pak may top 50,000 by New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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: New! 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 New! 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, New! 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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