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Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:26 AM

ROME (AP) : Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, locking down around 16 million people – more than a quarter of its population – for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe. Weddings, museums,...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 4:58 PM

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC and key ally Russia failed to agree Friday on a cut to oil production that would have contained the plunge in the price of crude caused by the new coronavirus outbreak’s massive disruption to world business...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 2:46 PM

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has partially accepted Google’s appeal against a ruling that ordered it to erase news articles about a man accused of sexual abuse, but the new judgement said the company had to display the man’s...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 1:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An additional 35,000 temporary foreign workers will be allowed into the United States this year to fill seasonal jobs amid a tight labour market, the Trump administration said Thursday. In expanding the number of so-called H...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:18 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like clockwork, daylight saving time strikes again this weekend. Watch for it at 2:00 a.m. local time Sunday in most of the United States. Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead, usually before bed...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 10:09 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed an $8.3 billion measure to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak that has killed 12 people in the US and infected more than 200. The legislation provides federal public health...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 9:05 AM

SINGAPORE (AP) — The International Air Transport Association says the virus outbreak that began in China could cost airlines as much as $113 billion in lost revenue due to the collapse of air travel. Representatives of the airline industry...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:14 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): The final results from Israel’s election have confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again fallen short of a parliamentary majority with his hard-line allies. The results, released late Thursday, signal further...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:13 AM

BANGKOK (AP): The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal Thursday from the World Health Organization (WHO) for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic that has drained colour from India’s spring festivities,...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 11:43 AM

A 9mm pistol and two 9mm rounds of ammunition were handed over to the police after a confrontation in Richmond Hill in Catadupa, St James on Wednesday. One man was arrested following the incident. The Cambridge Police report that about 8:15 a.m., a...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 11:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, according to a person familiar...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 9:57 AM

VIENNA (AP) — The oil-producing countries of the OPEC cartel are calling for a deep production cut of 1.5 million barrels per day to support prices that are sagging due to the spread of the coronavirus. The proposal, however, assumes that non...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 9:50 AM

PARIS (AP) — One of France’s vaunted high-speed trains derailed Thursday morning on a trip to Paris, injuring the driver and 20 other people, officials said. The driver, who was seriously injured, managed to slam on the emergency brakes...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:23 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): Caribbean countries affected by the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could benefit from a multibillion-dollar aid package announced by the World Bank Group. The Washington-based financial group said that as COVID-19 continued...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:23 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The European Union (EU) Observer Mission says Monday’s regional and general elections in Guyana took place in a “deeply polarised environment” and bemoaned a lack of transparency in the administration of the polls. Head of the...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 3:35 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A veteran airline mechanic was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner with 150 people aboard in a bid to earn overtime fixing the plane. In sentencing 60-year-old Abdul-Majeed...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 10:34 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 10:10 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Fears over the new coronavirus outbreak in the Mideast disrupted the practice of Islam itself in the region on Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia banned its citizens and residents from performing the Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca and...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 9:16 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Tensions over how to contain the coronavirus escalated Tuesday in the United States as the death toll climbed to nine and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government’s ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:16 AM

TEHRAN (AP): Iran put its armed forces on alert yesterday to assist health officials in battling the new coronavirus that’s killed at least 77 people, an outbreak that has sickened top officials and pushed even its supreme leader into wearing...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:15 AM

NASHVILLE (AP): Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early yesterday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 11:35 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight deputies allegedly took or shared graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash scene, but he ordered them deleted. “That was my No. 1 priority, was to make...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 11:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks got a boost Tuesday after the Federal Reserve made an emergency cut to interest rates in hopes of shielding the economy from the effects of the fast-spreading virus. The S&P 500 was down as much as 1.3% in the first...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:20 AM

MANILA (AP): A recently dismissed security guard freed dozens of hostages and was subdued by police after walking out of a shopping mall in the Philippine capital on Monday, ending a daylong hostage crisis in an upscale commercial district near the...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:19 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era healthcare law, a case that will keep healthcare squarely in front of voters even though a decision won’t come until after the 2020 election. The...

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