'I Love Rock 'N' Roll' songwriter Alan Merrill dies of coronavirus; Joan Jett mourns
by USA TODAY on March 30, 2020 at 5:03 am
Rocker Alan Merrill who wrote 'I Love Rock and Roll' dies of coronavirus, prompting singer Joan Jet to pay tribute on Twitter.
Coronavirus live updates: Donald Trump extends guidelines to April 30; US deaths top 2,500; Anthony Fauci says millions face infection
by USA TODAY on March 30, 2020 at 4:23 am
Sunday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned of potentially millions of coronavirus cases as the US death toll climbed above 2,300.
'Teddy Bear Hunt': Stuffed animal scavenger hunts are making life bearable for bored kids
by USA TODAY on March 30, 2020 at 4:08 am
'Teddy Bear Hunts' are appearing across the world, giving scavenger-hunting children a safe activity during coronavirus lockdowns.
'Life may change for us all': How we respond to the coronavirus crisis will be defining, historians say
by USA TODAY on March 30, 2020 at 3:26 am
The coronavirus has quickly become a defining moment, historians say, but whether it is a new 9/11 or a looming Great Depression is partly up to us.
FDA lifts restrictions on Ohio-based Battelle's mask-sterilizing technology amid coronavirus shortages
by The Columbus Dispatch on March 30, 2020 at 3:26 am
Officials are scrambling for N95 masks and other protective equipment for health care workers as the number of COVID-19 cases is expected to spike.
Fresh out of medical school, young Italian doctors are being fast-tracked to the coronavirus frontline
on March 30, 2020 at 4:47 am
Medical student Chiara Bonini, 26, had barely finished her final exam, before the young doctor was headed for the front line of Italy's coronavirus pandemic.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus squad give up $100 million in wages amid coronavirus outbreak
on March 29, 2020 at 11:39 am
With football on hold across the world, Juventus' first-team squad and coach Maurizio Sarri have agreed to give up four months' wages to help the club manage the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Will military lockdowns spare the Middle East?
on March 28, 2020 at 8:42 am
Curfews and lockdowns are in effect on hundreds of millions of people in the Middle East, but how effective are they in the fight against coronavirus?
Her husband died. Then his family shaved her head and made her strip beside his grave
on March 27, 2020 at 10:11 am
From the brink of bankruptcy to a 1,300% stock gain: How this CEO turned around her company
on March 27, 2020 at 8:10 pm
Five years ago, chip maker AMD was bleeding money, laden with debt and staring down a potential bankruptcy. Then, Lisa Su took the helm.
Trump says US 'will not pay for security protection' for Prince Harry and Meghan after move to California
by Danielle Zoellner on March 29, 2020 at 7:16 pm
'They must pay,' Mr Trump writes in a tweet
'This is not going to get better soon': Cuomo extends New York's quarantine order as coronavirus cases rise
by Danielle Zoellner on March 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Almost 7,000 new infections since Saturday alone
Coronanvirus: Trump criticised for boasting his Covid-19 briefings are a 'ratings hit'
by Andrew Buncombe on March 29, 2020 at 6:01 pm
Infections in US pass 130,000 and death toll hits 2,350
Coronavirus: Moscow imposes mandatory lockdown after Russian capital records more than 1,000 infections
by Oliver Carroll on March 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm
With four hours warning, authorities introduce strict new regulations — with no indications about how long they will last
Coronavirus: Trump extends emergency measures until end of April and says US deaths 'likely to peak in two weeks'
by Andrew Buncombe on March 29, 2020 at 5:20 pm
President claims his prediction businesses would reopen by Easter Sunday was 'purely aspirational'
Tokyo’s Sudden Rise in Coronavirus Infections After Olympic Delay Sparks Questions
by MARI YAMAGUCHI / AP on March 30, 2020 at 4:37 am
The sudden rise in cases immediately after the Olympic postponement has raised questions about whether Japan understated the outbreak
Iran Defends Its COVID-19 Response, Citing Economic Concerns
by AMIR VAHDAT / AP on March 29, 2020 at 2:22 pm
Iran has suffered the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East
U.S.-Led Forces Pull Out of Third Iraqi Base This Month
by Associated Press on March 29, 2020 at 2:01 pm
Withdrawals are planned “in the coming days” from two bases in western Iraq
Whales May Face More Fatal Ship Collisions as Ocean Temperatures Warm
by Patrick Whittle / AP on March 28, 2020 at 6:53 pm
Scientists also say the number of whales killed in a collision are under-reported because their bodies often sink
China Sends Medical Personnel, Supplies to Pakistan to Combat Coronavirus
by Kathy Gannon / AP on March 28, 2020 at 6:29 pm
The country has reported 1,408 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 11 deaths
Australia to promise wage subsidies in bid to shelter economy from coronavirus: sources
on March 30, 2020 at 5:35 am
The Australian government will on Monday promise to subsidize employee wages for up to six months, two sources familiar with the plan said, as it seeks to shelter the country's economy from the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Australia unveils 'job keeper' payments to keep economy running
on March 30, 2020 at 5:35 am
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday committed a
South Korea to pay cash to families, bring in extra budget relief
on March 30, 2020 at 5:19 am
South Korea will make an emergency cash payment to most families and draw up a second supplementary budget next month in a bid to ease the drawn-out economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, President Moon Jae-in said on Monday.
Number of coronavirus cases in Germany rises to 57,298: RKI
on March 30, 2020 at 5:18 am
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 57,298 and 455 people have died of the disease here, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.
Thailand reports 136 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 1,524
on March 30, 2020 at 5:14 am
Thailand saw 136 new coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the total number of infections to 1,524, said the spokesman of the government's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Is fake meat getting too much like the real thing?
by Zoe Sayler for Grist on March 30, 2020 at 5:30 am
From the bleeding Impossible Burger to ‘full-muscle’ mushroom steaks, we’ve entered the uncanny valley of meat alternativesI’ve been thinking back to just a few years ago: it was a simpler time, when, at a nice family dinner, my conservative dad could reasonably scoff at the veggie option on the menu, and I, a worldly college sophomore, could reasonably look down my nose at the menu’s meat. It was an era of balance and harmony, when animal and plant proteins fit neatly into their own categories, and God looked down on it, and it was good.Then along came the Impossible Burger, a veggie burger that bleeds, thanks to a crafty concoction of beet juice and other things. And when my college co-op ordered them in bulk, raw and frozen, my frantic attempt to cook one – why was it still pink?! – left chunks of plant goo hopelessly crusted on to a previously well-seasoned cast-iron pan. Continue reading...
Coronavirus live news: UK warned of six-month lockdown as New York state passes 1,000 deaths
by Helen Sullivan on March 30, 2020 at 5:25 am
US expert Dr Anthony Fauci says US could see 200,000 dead; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first death. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSpain’s daily death toll rises again while Italy expects peak in a weekUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.25am BSTAustralian prime minister Scott Morrison has announced a AU$1,500 per fortnight “job keeper” payment to businesses. The payment, made per employee, will last for at least six months. 6.20am BSTAn Australian astrophysicist has been admitted to hospital after getting four magnets stuck up his nose in an attempt to invent a device that stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus outbreak. Related: Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device Continue reading...
Coronavirus at a glance: the latest developments
by Alison Rourke on March 30, 2020 at 5:16 am
A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreakFollow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesKey developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: Continue reading...
As the west is in lockdown, China is slowly getting back to business | Daniel Falush
by Daniel Falush on March 30, 2020 at 5:00 am
After the coronavirus outbreak, life is returning to normal here. Other countries face a much longer waitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen China shut down its economy at the end of January to try to control the coronavirus outbreak, it was a bold and terrifying experiment. No one had tried anything similar. It was unclear whether the virus’s spread could be curbed, let alone halted. It was also possible that, as a respiratory virus with highly variable symptoms, coronavirus was simply too transmissible and too difficult to detect for these measures to work. But work they did and now China is the first nation to enter into the next phase of the pandemic – attempting to reinstate everyday life against the backdrop of coronavirus. But how much can economic life and daily freedom be restored without risking a “second wave” of the virus?Since I returned six weeks ago to my home in Shanghai from a trip to Europe, the city has progressively come back to life. First, the number of people on the streets started to increase. Then restaurants began to reopen and, slowly, filled up. As of this past week, it is no longer compulsory to wear a mask when going shopping or on public transport, and it is no longer compulsory for restaurants and shops to take the temperatures of customers, as they had been doing previously. Continue reading...
Looking for a distraction? Here are 25 of our favourite long reads
by David Wolf on March 30, 2020 at 5:00 am
If you feel like reading about something other than coronavirus – and filling some more time during lockdown – then dive into a few of these highlights from the long read archiveWhen a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business Continue reading...
Coronavirus, Social Distancing, Sweden: Your Monday Briefing
by By Mike Ives and Isabella Kwai on March 30, 2020 at 4:25 am
Here’s what you need to know.
White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight
by By Ana Swanson on March 29, 2020 at 10:15 pm
Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods.
Coronavirus, India’s Lockdown, North Korea: Your Monday Briefing
by By Melina Delkic on March 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm
Here’s what you need to know.
‘A Heart-Wrenching Thing’: Hospital Bans on Visits Devastate Families
by By Katie Hafner on March 29, 2020 at 7:44 pm
To curb the risk of spreading the coronavirus, hospitals nationwide are banning visits from family and friends.
China Created a Fail-Safe System to Track Contagions. It Failed.
by By Steven Lee Myers on March 29, 2020 at 7:18 pm
After SARS, Chinese health officials built an infectious disease reporting system to evade political meddling. But when the coronavirus emerged, so did fears of upsetting Beijing.
Two paths for coronavirus testing; targeted like Japan or wide net like South Korea - The - The Washington Post
on March 30, 2020 at 5:39 am
Two paths for coronavirus testing; targeted like Japan or wide net like South Korea - The The Washington PostJapan and South Korea tighten borders as US faces up to 200,000 Covid-19 deaths The GuardianView Full Coverage on Google News
South Korea to pay cash to families, bring in extra budget relief - Reuters
on March 30, 2020 at 5:32 am
South Korea to pay cash to families, bring in extra budget relief ReutersKorea Plans Handouts to Families to Cushion Virus Shock BloombergFDA approves South Korean kits for COVID-19 Washington TimesSouth Korea's emergency exercise in December facilitated coronavirus testing, containment Reuters.comView Full Coverage on Google News
Drop in China's new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day - Reuters
on March 30, 2020 at 5:31 am
Drop in China's new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day ReutersChina Sees Drop in New Coronavirus Cases; None in Hubei for Sixth Day U.S. News & World ReportUp to 10 percent of recovered coronavirus patients test positive again, report says Fox News'No farewells, no ceremonies': China's Hubei cremates coronavirus dead ReutersChina Residents Appear to Attack Police as Travel Restrictions Relaxed NewsweekView Full Coverage on Google News
Fresh out of medical school, young Italian doctors are being fast-tracked to the coronavirus frontline - CNN
on March 30, 2020 at 4:54 am
Fresh out of medical school, young Italian doctors are being fast-tracked to the coronavirus frontline CNN
N Korea confirms 'successful' missile tests; fourth in a month - Al Jazeera English
on March 30, 2020 at 3:43 am
N Korea confirms 'successful' missile tests; fourth in a month Al Jazeera EnglishNorth Korea launches sixth unidentified projectile in under a month CNNNorth Korea fires suspected ballistic missiles, continues test during coronavirus pandemic Fox NewsNorth Korea launches projectiles into the Sea of Japan NBC NewsNorth Korea hails 'super large' launcher test as virus timing condemned BBC NewsView Full Coverage on Google News
Chinese wet markets still operating despite COVID-19
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Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care. Forty units have been delivered, and if trials go well, up to 1,000 of the machines can be produced per day by Mercedes-AMG-HPP, beginning in a week's time.
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Australian Government Announces 6 Month ban on Evictions due to COVID-19
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City of Toronto acquires hotels, rental buildings for homeless in response to coronavirus
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Coronavirus: Singapore PM calls for end to US-China blame game, wants to see leadership from Trump administration
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This Refugee Had Started A Successful Small Business Selling Persian Food. Then The Coronavirus Hit.
by Hannah Ryan on March 30, 2020 at 8:36 am
Labor has called on the government to ensure temporary visa holders in Australia — including refugees and asylum seekers — can access financial support in the pandemic.View Entire Post ›
Under Australia's New Coronavirus Rules, There Are Only Four Reasons To Leave The House
by Lane Sainty on March 30, 2020 at 6:09 am
The PM says stay at home, except for a) shopping for necessities, b) medical care, c) exercise or d) work/study if you can't do it remotely.View Entire Post ›
A Doctor Was Assaulted On Her Way To The Hospital. She’s Not The Only Medic Being Attacked.
by Nishita Jha on March 30, 2020 at 3:25 am
Health care professionals in India are being evicted from their homes because of the coronavirus, while at least one doctor was assaulted by police on her way to work.View Entire Post ›
A "Bored" Sports Broadcaster Filmed His Dogs Racing To Eat Their Food And His Commentary Is The Best Thing
by Ikran Dahir on March 30, 2020 at 1:25 am
"Tasting absolutely nothing."View Entire Post ›
Police Across The UK Have Been Given New Coronavirus Powers — Here's Everything You Need To Know
by Hannah Al-Othman on March 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm
No, you won't get paid £150 for snitching on someone.View Entire Post ›
Death toll in New York state passes 1,000: Live updates
on March 30, 2020 at 5:23 am
Trump extends social distancing rules until April 30 as New York state surpassed a grim milestone in its death toll.
India's COVID-19 lockdown hits HIV+ and chronic patients hard
on March 30, 2020 at 4:27 am
HIV+ and other patients with critical conditions face problems in accessing health services amid strict lockdown.
Guatemalan deported from US tests positive for COVID-19: Official
on March 30, 2020 at 4:10 am
Authorities say the 29-year-old man started showing symptoms for the novel coronavirus after being deported last week.
N Korea confirms 'successful' missile tests; fourth in a month
on March 30, 2020 at 2:53 am
Official news agency KCNA says tests involved a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' and was of 'great significance'.
Some US schools close for school year as COVID-19 crisis worsens
on March 30, 2020 at 1:43 am
Schools could be closed for several more weeks or months and in the state of Virginia, classes have been cancelled for the rest of the school year.
Getting Clean: 8 Initial Steps Toward Cyber Hygiene
by Suzanne Kelly on March 26, 2020 at 12:14 pm
This expert-driven national-security insight can’t be generated for free. We invite you to support quality content by becoming a Cipher Brief Level I Member . Joining this experienced security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and global security issues that impact … Continue reading "Getting Clean: 8 Initial Steps Toward Cyber Hygiene" The post Getting Clean: 8 Initial Steps Toward Cyber Hygiene appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
A Dangerous and Expensive Addiction to Legacy Systems
by Suzanne Kelly on March 25, 2020 at 4:01 am
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An Interview on Quantum and National Security
by Suzanne Kelly on March 24, 2020 at 12:49 pm
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Why Should I Care about Quantum Computing?
by Suzanne Kelly on March 19, 2020 at 4:01 am
‘Quantum computing’ is a phrase used more frequently in national security conversations these days. What does it mean? In its simplest definition, quantum computing involves the behavior of sub-atomic particles in computing, which translates into a fundamentally different way computers can solve problems. Quantum computing is part of an emerging field known as Quantum Information … Continue reading "Why Should I Care about Quantum Computing?" The post Why Should I Care about Quantum Computing? appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
The Coronavirus Paradox
by Suzanne Kelly on March 17, 2020 at 4:01 am
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Coronavirus: The world needs to learn from the Ebola fight
on March 30, 2020 at 5:24 am
Liberia's ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world must conquer fear to deal with coronavirus.
What to know about the coronavirus numbers in New York
on March 30, 2020 at 4:43 am
The official statistics reported by health authorities would seem to show that the United States has more coronavirus infections than any other country and that the New York caseloads exceed any other state. Reporting and testing vary so much from country to country and state to state that it's hard to know the exact size of the outbreaks, and that is especially the case in New York. In the U.S., New York has about 45% of the nation's more than 125,000 cases, according to statistics posted Sunday by Johns Hopkins University researchers tracking global coronavirus trends.
Grandma is gone: Coronavirus keeps kids from older family
on March 30, 2020 at 4:32 am
A few weeks ago, Debbie Cameron saw her grandsons most days, playing the piano, making after-school snacks or singing nursery rhymes with the baby in her Chandler, Arizona, home. Cameron is 68 and has asthma, making her one of the people most at risk of getting seriously ill or dying. Now she sees her grandchildren from behind the glass of a window or a phone screen.
Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide
on March 30, 2020 at 4:26 am
In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest. In Mississippi, home to nearly 3 million people, Gov. Tate Reeves has allowed most businesses to stay open — even restaurants, so long as they serve no more than 10 people at a time. The divergent approaches are evidence that not even a global pandemic can bridge the gaping political divisions of the Trump era.
Kremlin Fights U.S. Sanctions, Backs Maduro in Rosneft Deal
on March 30, 2020 at 3:00 am
(Bloomberg) -- The Kremlin’s sudden shift of ownership of multi-billion-dollar oil projects in Venezuela shields oil giant Rosneft PJSC from further U.S. sanctions but keeps Moscow firmly behind embattled President Nicolas Maduro amid a wider stand-off with Washington.“Russia is not walking away from Maduro and will seek to thwart U.S. efforts to depose him,” said Vladimir Frolov, a former diplomat and foreign policy analyst in Moscow. “Moscow is just shielding Rosneft from sanctions which could result in a blanket embargo on all Rosneft exports.”Fears of broader sanctions have grown after the U.S. in recent months slapped restrictions on Rosneft trading companies for handling business with Venezuela. More recently, the U.S. has hinted that it might step up pressure on the Russian oil sector to reduce production. That followed Moscow’s decision early this month not to deepen output cuts agreed with OPEC led Saudi Arabia to boost output, flooding the market and pushing prices to the lowest levels in decades.The administration of President Donald Trump has already reached out to Saudi leaders to reconsider their strategy, which has battered producers in the U.S. with low prices.Read: Putin and MBS Draw Trump Into Grudge Match for Oil SupremacyRosneft late Saturday announced it’s turning over its Venezuelan projects to an unnamed state-owned company in what it called an effort to protect its shareholders’ interests. Rosneft, which produces 40% of Russian oil and 5% of world output and has substantial exposure in the western financial system, can’t afford the risk of broad U.S. sanctions that could cripple its operations. Earlier this month, a Chinese company said it wouldn’t buy crude from Rosneft because of the risks caused by the sanctions on the trading companies.“As recently as February, the Venezuelan business was profitable, which offset the sanctions risk,” said Ivan Timofeyev, an analyst at the Kremlin-founded Russian International Affairs Council. “Now the desire to avoid sanctions coincided with the need to avoid losses” after oil prices plunged, he added.The Russian giant has already cut its exposure under multi-billion-dollar prepayment deals reached several years ago. Venezuela’s oil producer PDVSA owes Rosneft only $800 million at the end of the third quarter of 2019, according to the last available data, down from $4.6 billion at the end of 2017.Sanctions ProtectionThe latest Russian maneuver mirrored its strategy in 2018 when it used Promsvzyabank to set up a new banking vehicle to serve the defense industry after state-owned weapons producers came under U.S. sanctions, thereby shielding the country’s two largest banks, government-controlled Sberbank and VTB. Unlike those big lenders, which have significant exposure to western financial institutions and thus are at risk from sweeping U.S. sanctions, the new special entity operated largely out of Washington’s reach.While Rosneft may even push to have the recently imposed sanctions on the trading units lifted, risks remain.“Rosneft is trying to stay out of the firing-line but nothing stops the Americans from finding another pretext to sanction it,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, who heads the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, a research group in Moscow that advises the Kremlin.“Russia understands that Maduro is in an awful situation, especially with oil prices at rock bottom,” he said. “But Putin’s psychology is that you should stick with partners in difficulty.”Maduro said on state TV on Saturday evening that ”President Putin sent me a message through his ambassador reaffirming their strategic and integral support to Venezuela in all areas.”Rosneft StakeFrolov said, “Moscow thinks that Maduro is actually winning the fight with the opposition and is likely to split it to the point where he would be able to win parliamentary elections this year.” Russia has backed Maduro even as the U.S. and its allies back opposition leader Juan Guaido.For Rosneft, the deal also could give management, led by Igor Sechin, its influential chief executive, greater control, since the company is receiving 9.6% of its own shares in the transaction. That may mean the government’s share in Rosneft falls below a controlling stake, according to Andrey Polischuk, Moscow-based analyst for Raiffeisenbank.Neither the company nor the government would comment on whether the deal will bring state ownership below 50%.“Sechin gets Rosneft shares and Putin gets the chance to trade with Trump,” said Konstantin Simonov, head of the National Energy Security Fund in Moscow.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
No One Seems To Feel Bad About Nigel Farage Getting Hit With A Milkshake
by Cristina Cabrera on May 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Far-right British politician Nigel Farage received a sticky cold shower on Monday, much to the internet’s collective glee. The Brexit...
Egged Australian Senator Who Blamed Muslims For NZ Shootings Loses Election
by Cristina Cabrera on May 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm
Fraser Anning, the far-right Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigrants for the New Zealand mosque shootings, was voted out of...
Sri Lanka’s Top Security Officials Asked To Resign After Failure To Prevent Bombings
by Cristina Cabrera on April 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police...
Netanyahu Wants To Name A New Golan Heights Settlement After Trump
by Summer Concepcion on April 23, 2019 at 3:38 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights...
Police Identify ‘New Breed’ Of Terrorists In Northern Ireland After Reporter Fatally Shot
by Cristina Cabrera on April 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young...
No one will win the U.S. and China’s coronavirus contest
by By Ishaan Tharoor on March 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The reality is that neither side has acquitted itself well so far during the crisis.
Live updates: Trump prepares Americans for extended coronavirus lockdown; More than one in seven global cases in U.S.
by By Adam Taylor and Antonia Farzan on March 30, 2020 at 5:35 am
With the United States entering its 15th day of lockdown Monday and the death toll soaring, President Trump steeled the nation late Sunday for an extended shutdown, dashing hopes of a quick resumption of normal life.
Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges
by By Elaine Kurtenbach | AP on March 29, 2020 at 2:55 pm
Asian shares have opened lower as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus outbreak that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world
Tokyo’s infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions
by By Mari Yamaguchi | AP on March 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm
Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained
Japan uses targeted coronavirus testing; South Korea goes big. The U.S. faces a choice.
by By Simon Denyer and Carolyn Y. Johnson on March 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Tokyo has focused resources on the sick — but Seoul’s success may offer a better model for U.S. officials.
Number of coronavirus cases in Germany rises to 57,298
on March 30, 2020 at 10:41 am
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 57,298 and 455 people have died of the disease here, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.
Canada's PM Trudeau remains in isolation after wife recovers from virus
on March 30, 2020 at 9:59 am
Although Sophie Gregoire Trudeau received the all-clear from her physicians on Saturday, the prime minister said, and he himself has no symptoms, he had been "sharing a roof with someone who tested positive for covid-19." "I have to continue in isolation in order to be sure that we're following all the protocols and the recommendations by Health Canada," Trudeau said.
Germany bets on South Korean model in coronavirus fightback
on March 30, 2020 at 9:35 am
In the race against the coronavirus, Germany is betting on widespread testing and quarantining to break the infection chain, a strategy borrowed from South Korea whose success in slowing the outbreak has become the envy of the world.
'No farewells, no ceremonies': China's Hubei cremates coronavirus dead
on March 30, 2020 at 9:09 am
Whatever the cause of death, China’s bereaved families have not been able to hold funerals since February 1, even as the nation’s outbreak eases, including in Hubei where the virus erupted in December. Not only are funerals banned across China, in places like Jingzhou bereaved relatives who are stuck in their homes must wait even to retrieve the remains of their loved ones.
Airline lets crew ditch high heels, wear pants
on March 30, 2020 at 8:36 am
A Japanese airline is finally letting female flight attendants wear trousers and flat shoes instead of skirts and high heels following a nationwide campaign. Japan Airlines announced that they will come into force from April 1. “This will be the first time to introduce trousers and to provide additional options for footwear,” an airline spokesperson said.
Indian-Americans Set Up Helpline For Members Hit By Virus Outbreak
on March 30, 2020 at 5:11 am
Several eminent Indian-American groups in the US have raised funds and deployed volunteers to help community members, including first responders, health workers, students and labourers in America and...
Twitter Removes Brazilian President's Posts Questioning Virus Quarantine
on March 30, 2020 at 3:50 am
Two tweets by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro in which he questioned quarantine measures aimed at containing the novel coronavirus were removed Sunday, on the grounds that they violated the social...
"General Motors Doing Fantastic Job": Trump's Abrupt Praise For Automaker
on March 30, 2020 at 3:45 am
President Donald Trump, who excoriated General Motors Co on Friday and invoked emergency powers to compel the production of badly needed ventilators to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, has abruptly...
"Have To Release Those Ventilators": Trump Accuses Hospitals Of Hoarding
on March 30, 2020 at 3:02 am
President Donald Trump accused hospitals on Sunday of hoarding ventilators that are in scarce supply across the United States as the coronavirus spreads, adding any hospitals not using the devices...
China Defends Against Incoming Second Wave Of Coronavirus
on March 30, 2020 at 2:16 am
A growing number of imported coronavirus cases in China risked fanning a second wave of infections when domestic transmissions had "basically been stopped", a senior health official said on Sunday,...
Germany sees coronavirus cases rise by 4,751 in one day as death toll nears 500
by RT on March 30, 2020 at 5:28 am
The number of Covid-19 cases has hit 57,298 in Germany, with 4,751 more people testing positive for the virus and 66 new deaths, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
Twitter REMOVES posts by Brazil’s Bolsonaro in crackdown on information that may increase risk of Covid-19 spread
by RT on March 30, 2020 at 4:33 am
In an unprecedented move, Twitter has yanked two posts by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in which he took aim at coronavirus lockdowns as part of his controversial campaign to avoid a shutdown of the economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
Minister in one of Germany’s wealthiest states commits suicide ‘over coronavirus worries’
by RT on March 30, 2020 at 1:24 am
The finance minister in the German state of Hesse, Thomas Schaefer, has taken his own life. His colleagues said he was pushed over the edge by an inability to cope with the harsh economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com
North Korea says it used ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher’ in latest missile test
by RT on March 30, 2020 at 12:23 am
Pyongyang has confirmed it conducted yet another test of a new “super-large multiple rocket launcher” a day after Seoul reported that North Korea had fired two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan amid ongoing drills. Read Full Article at RT.com
US forces pack up and leave Kirkuk airbase… but pulling out of Iraq still off the table
by RT on March 29, 2020 at 5:11 pm
US and coalition troops have left an airbase in Kirkuk, Iraq, and given a million dollars-worth of equipment to Iraqi security forces. However, the full-scale withdrawal demanded by the Iraqi government has still some way to go. Read Full Article at RT.com
What Next?: Attention Slowly Turns to the Mother of All Coronavirus Questions
on March 27, 2020 at 7:13 pm
The fight against the coronavirus has paralyzed society and the economy. Lockdown measures are fine for the short term, but they threaten to rapidly destroy the economy and erode our existing social order. What should the next steps be?
German Ventilator Manufacturer: "Absolutely Mission Impossible"
on March 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Drägerwerk is a world leader in the production of ventilators. In an interview, company head Stefan Dräger, 57, discusses the challenges of keeping up with current demand as the corona crisis accelerates.
Calls for Corona Bonds Met with Familiar "Nein"
on March 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm
The danger of a new euro crisis is growing. Weak member states like Italy need help if they're going to survive the coronavirus lockdown financially. But the call for euro bonds has been met with stiff resistance -- especially from the Germans.
Amazon Tribes at Acute Risk from the Coronavirus - "Extremely Vulnerable"
on March 27, 2020 at 8:38 am
The novel coronavirus poses a deadly threat to the indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest. But Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is doing nothing to protect them, says the former head of the government authority responsible for their protection.
Dutch Exceptionalism: Will Holland's Looser Corona Policies Pay Off?
on March 27, 2020 at 8:14 am
One EU country after the other is moving to restrict public life. The Dutch government has opted for less drastic measures, hoping for herd immunity and relying on the common sense of its people. But the country has still had to make adjustments to its policies.