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Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:30 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada shut down Parliament and advised against all nonessential travel outside the country Friday while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau governed remotely from his home, in self-imposed quarantine after his wife tested positive...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 9:24 AM

President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday it is awarding $1.3 million to two companies trying to develop rapid COVID-19 tests that could detect whether a person is positive for the new coronavirus within an hour. The Department...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:28 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director tested positive for the new coronavirus, just days after travelling with Bolsonaro to a meeting with US President Donald Trump in Florida. A statement from the...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:23 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP): Iran’s foreign minister demanded Thursday that the United States immediately halt what he called a “campaign of economic terrorism” and lift sanctions, saying they have made it increasingly difficult for the country to export...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:20 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday lashed out at President Donald Trump’s decision to restrict travel from Europe to the United States because of the new coronavirus, calling the pandemic a global crisis that “requires...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 3:37 PM

The White House says United States President Trump has no plans to be tested for the new coronavirus or go into self-quarantine after attending events last weekend with a senior Brazilian official who tested positive. Brazilian President Jair...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 3:09 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruises, which had one of its ships quarantined off the coast of Japan last month, is suspending global operations through early May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cruise line, which is part of Carnival Corp.,...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:48 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director tested positive for the new coronavirus, just days after travelling with him to a meeting with United States President Donald Trump in Florida. A...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 11:12 AM

HAVANA (AP) — “Where to find it?” and “Whatever you want” and “What do you need?” These are the names of some of the social media groups catering to thousands of Cubans who are using newly available mobile...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 9:30 AM

PARIS (AP) — A Las Vegas wedding with an Elvis impersonator: Cancelled. A 2,200-mile trans-America road trip, a voyage of a lifetime that took months to prepare: On ice, too. The new anti-virus travel ban announced by US ...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:15 AM

ROME (AP): Italy weighed imposing even tighter restrictions on daily life and announced billions in financial relief Wednesday to cushion economic shocks from the coronavirus, its latest efforts to adjust to the fast-evolving health crisis that...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Harvey Weinstein was sentenced yesterday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, a sight the disgraced Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein, who has been accused of violating...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 4:50 PM

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorised the nation’s capital region, is now a married man. Carmeta Albarus, who has served as an adviser and...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 1:58 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain took bold steps on Wednesday to cushion the economic shock of the coronavirus outbreak, as the government announced a 30 billion-pound stimulus package and the Bank of England slashed its key interest rate to a record...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 11:51 AM

ROME (AP) — Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the United Nations agency, said...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 10:37 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, a sight the Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein, who has been accused of violating...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 9:59 AM

As coronavirus cases crop up across the United States, some governors and other leaders are scrambling to slow its spread, banning large public gatherings, enforcing quarantines and calling National Guard troops. With new deaths reported and the...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 9:15 AM

Canada has announced $730 million in funding to help health-care workers cope with the increasing number of new cases and to help Canadian workers who are forced to isolate themselves. The money will help buy masks and other supplies for...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:22 AM

TEHRAN (AP): Iran will recognise doctors and nurses who die combatting the new coronavirus as “martyrs” like slain soldiers, the country’s supreme leader announced Tuesday as the outbreak killed 54 more people and pushed the nation’s death toll to...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:21 AM

CARACAS (AP): Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó set off at the head of a march Tuesday aimed at retaking the congress building that has been held by pro-government factions, but the path ahead appeared to be blocked by security forces and...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 8:28 PM

The Health Minister of the United Kingdom Nadine Dorries has tested positive for the Coronavirus. Dorries says she has taken all advised precaution and has been self-isolating at home. The United Kingdom has recorded a total of 382 cases of...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 2:43 PM

New York’s governor announced Tuesday he is sending the National Guard into a New York City suburb to help fight what is believed to be the nation’s biggest cluster of coronavirus cases — one of the most dramatic actions yet to...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 9:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his administration will ask Congress to pass payroll tax relief and other quick measures as a public health and economic maelstrom brought on by the coronavirus drew closer to him...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:15 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): Concerned about the growing influence of China, Russia, and the United States in close neighbour Africa, the European Union (EU) on Monday launched what it called a new “comprehensive strategy” for relations with a continent whose...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:14 AM

ROME (AP): Tensions in Italy’s overcrowded prisons erupted on Monday over new coronavirus containment measures, with riots in at least two dozen lock-ups and the deaths of six inmates who broke into an infirmary and overdosed on methadone. Italy’s...

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