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Spain’s Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 1,700, Cases Over 28,000 -Health Ministry

Spain’s Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 1,700, Cases Over 28,000 -Health Ministry

March 23,2020

MADRID - Spain’s death toll from coronavirus soared to 1,720 on Sunday from 1,326 the day before, according to latest data from the Health Ministry...

‘Stay Indoors & Healthy’: India Holds Coronavirus ‘Self-Curfew Drill’ As Infections Reach 300,000 Globally

‘Stay Indoors & Healthy’: India Holds Coronavirus ‘Self-Curfew Drill’ As Infections Reach 300,000 Globally

March 23,2020

NEW DELHI - As a part of a drill to increase Covid-19 pandemic awareness and prepare for the worst, India has launched a 14-hour ‘self-curfew’ to test Indians’ readiness ...

Poor Indians Flee to Villages as Coronavirus Measures Take Heavy Toll

Poor Indians Flee to Villages as Coronavirus Measures Take Heavy Toll

March 22,2020

MUMBAI - Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising ...

North Korea Fires Two 'Ballistic Missiles' into Sea

North Korea Fires Two 'Ballistic Missiles' into Sea

March 22,2020

PYONGYANG - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of such launches ...

Iran Frees French Researcher in Apparent Prisoner Swap

Iran Frees French Researcher in Apparent Prisoner Swap

March 22,2020

PARIS - President Emmanuel Macron announced Saturday that Iran has freed a French researcher imprisoned in the Islamic republic after France released an Iranian threatened ...

Guinea to Hold Contested Polls Boycotted by Opposition

Guinea to Hold Contested Polls Boycotted by Opposition

March 22,2020

CONAKRY - Voters in Guinea will head to the polls on Sunday to elect members of parliament and vote on a proposed constitutional reform against the backdrop of deadly street protests ...

Rockets Strike Baghdad's Green Zone, Fourth Attack in Days

Rockets Strike Baghdad's Green Zone, Fourth Attack in Days

March 19,2020

BAGHDAD - At least three rockets struck Baghdad's fortified Green Zone near the United States Embassy late Tuesday, the fourth such attack in the span of a week...

China to Expel More US Journalists in Escalating Row Over Media

China to Expel More US Journalists in Escalating Row Over Media

March 19,2020

BEIJING - China has said it will revoke the credentials of journalists at three American newspapers after the United States imposed restrictions on Chinese nationals ...

Australia Tells Citizens to Come Home, And Stop Travelling Abroad

Australia Tells Citizens to Come Home, And Stop Travelling Abroad

March 19,2020

CANBERRA - Australia's government told its citizens Wednesday not to travel abroad and warned those already overseas to rush home as it took unprecedented steps to choke off the spread of ...

Joe Biden Wins Arizona for Democratic Primary Sweep

Joe Biden Wins Arizona for Democratic Primary Sweep

March 19,2020

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden won the Arizona primary over Bernie Sanders, giving him a sweep of the three US states which voted on Tuesday to choose a Democratic candidate to ...

Trump Tests Negative for Virus as US Expands Europe Travel Ban

Trump Tests Negative for Virus as  US Expands Europe Travel Ban

March 16,2020

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, his physician said, following concerns over his exposure to COVID-19...

US Declares Virus Emergency as New Epicenter Europe Locks Down

US Declares Virus Emergency as New  Epicenter Europe Locks Down

March 15,2020

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency as the World Health Organization named Europe the new epicenter of the coronavirus and more countries ...

Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Where US & British Soldiers Were Killed in Similar Attack This Week

Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Where US & British  Soldiers Were Killed in Similar Attack This Week

March 15,2020

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi base hosting foreign military service members was hit by a barrage of rockets on Saturday, Iraqi officials have said. A similar attack on Wednesday killed three people ...

Europe Is Coronavirus Pandemic Epicenter as Cases Surge: WHO

Europe Is Coronavirus Pandemic  Epicenter as Cases Surge: WHO

March 15,2020

In a “tragic milestone,” Europe has surpassed China to become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people around the world....

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Won’t Oppose IMF Aid Under ‘Reasonable Conditions’: Chief

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Won’t Oppose IMF Aid Under ‘Reasonable Conditions’: Chief

March 15,2020

BEIRUT - Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement, which has strongly opposed foreign interference in the country's crisis-hit economy, said Friday it could accept Beirut receiving an International ...

S. Korean Nurses’ Bandages Become Badges of Honour

S. Korean Nurses’ Bandages  Become Badges of Honour

March 14,2020

SEOUL - Across their foreheads, cheeks and noses, the nurses on the front line of South Korea's struggle against the coronavirus outbreak wear bandages that have become badges of honour...

Chinese Foreign Ministry Suggests US Army to Blame for Coronavirus Pandemic

Chinese Foreign Ministry Suggests US Army  to Blame for Coronavirus Pandemic

March 14,2020

BEIJING - China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday implied that the U.S. Army “might be” be responsible for bringing the coronavirus to Wuhan, the Chinese ...

South Sudan’s Road to Peace Marred by ‘Unconscionable’ Violence

South Sudan’s Road to Peace Marred by  ‘Unconscionable’ Violence

March 14,2020

JUBA - The cattle rustlers were asleep, resting ahead of a raid, when automatic gunfire tore through their camp. Ambushed by rival herdsmen, encircled and outgunned, they ...

Cambodia to Host War Games with China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Cambodia to Host War Games with China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 14,2020

PHNOM PENH - Cambodia is set to kick off its annual joint military exercise with China on Saturday, with thousands of soldiers expected to join despite events being ...

Merkel Says 70pc of Germans Could Get Coronavirus: Live Updates

Merkel Says 70pc of Germans Could  Get Coronavirus: Live Updates

March 12,2020

BERLIN - Leaders from the European Union are promising to do "whatever it takes" to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, as Italy reported its biggest single-day death toll since ...

Rare White Giraffes Killed by Poachers in Kenya: Conservationists

Rare White Giraffes Killed by Poachers  in Kenya: Conservationists

March 12,2020

NAIROBI - Kenya's only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said Tuesday, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world...

Britain’s Post-Brexit Budget to Combat Virus Fallout

Britain’s Post-Brexit Budget  to Combat Virus Fallout

March 12,2020

LONDON - Britain unveils its first post-Brexit budget on Wednesday, with all eyes on emergency government measures to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak...

Qatar Announces Closure of Schools, Universities Over Coronavirus

Qatar Announces Closure of Schools,  Universities Over Coronavirus

March 10,2020

DOHA - Qatar on Monday announced a nationwide closure of schools and universities amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak, adding that the closure will come into effect on March 10.
In a statement carried by the state-run Qatar ...

Israeli PM Submits Request to Postpone Corruption Trial

Israeli PM Submits Request to  Postpone Corruption Trial

March 10,2020

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday submitted a request to delay his corruption trial scheduled on March 17...

EU Unveils Green Africa Policy, Seeks New Start After Migrant Crisis

EU Unveils Green Africa Policy, Seeks  New Start After Migrant Crisis

March 10,2020

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Monday proposed a closer partnership with Africa to fight climate change and create jobs, but aid groups warned any new EU money would likely end up going toward stemming migration into Europe. ...

Saudi Princes Detentions Sent a Message: Don’t Block My Path to The Throne

Saudi Princes Detentions Sent a  Message: Don’t Block My  Path to The Throne

March 10,2020

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince meant to send a strong message to critics within the royal family by detaining senior princes this weekend: Don’t you dare oppose my succession ...

U.N. Calls for Immediate Freeze of Military Operations in Yemen

U.N. Calls for Immediate Freeze of  Military Operations in Yemen

March 08,2020

MARIB, Yemen - U.N. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths on Saturday called for an immediate end to military action by Yemen’s warring parties as renewed violence between ...

Polish President Oks $510M for Public Media amid Campaign

Polish President Oks $510M for  Public Media amid Campaign

March 08,2020

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president has signed a bill earmarking nearly 2 billion zlotys ($510 million) to fund public television and radio, broadcast outlets that have ...

India’s Beleaguered Health System Braces for Virus Surge

India’s Beleaguered Health System  Braces for Virus Surge

March 08,2020

NEW DELHI — India is bracing for a potential explosion of coronavirus cases as authorities rush to trace, test and quarantine contacts of 31 people confirmed to have ...

Tear Gas Shot Two Ways Over Migrants at Turkey-Greece Border

Tear Gas Shot Two Ways Over Migrants at Turkey-Greece Border

March 08,2020

EDIRNE, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to be in Brussels next week for a one-day working visit, his office said amid a charged conflict between Turkey ...

Starting a Nuclear Conflict Now ‘a Political Option’ for Washington, Moscow Believes

Starting a Nuclear Conflict Now ‘a Political Option’ for Washington, Moscow Believes

March 07,2020

MOSCOW - The US is expanding its nuclear capability with new types of low-yield weapons, and Moscow believes US strategists now consider launching a nuclear strike as a viable option ...

Brexit Planning Cost Britain 4.4 Billion Pounds

Brexit Planning Cost Britain 4.4 Billion Pounds

March 07,2020

LONDON - The British government has spent about 70% of the funds allocated to cover the cost of Brexit preparations. The money mostly went to cover staff costs, new infrastructure ...

As Virus Cases near 100,000, Fear of ‘Devastation’ for Poor

As Virus Cases near 100,000, Fear of ‘Devastation’ for Poor

March 07,2020

BANGKOK - The number of people infected with the new virus charged toward 100,000 Friday, with the global scare upending routines, threatening livelihoods and prompting quarantines ...

Russia, Turkey Reach Cease-Fire Deal in Northwestern Syria

Russia, Turkey Reach Cease-Fire Deal in Northwestern Syria

March 07,2020

MOSCOW - The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened ...

Jack Welch, Iconic General Electric CEO, Dead at 84

Jack Welch, Iconic General Electric  CEO, Dead at 84

March 04,2020

WASHINGTON - Jack Welch, who built General Electric into a global industrial flagship and became one of America's best-known businessmen, died on Monday aged 84, the company said....