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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...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several hundred people are being asked to self-quarantine after potential exposure to the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in Washington DC, identified as the rector of prominent Episcopal church....

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 4:31 PM

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says travel restrictions are being imposed nationwide to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Conte said Monday night that a new government decree will require all people in Italy to...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 2:34 PM

BOSTON (AP) — A utility company pleaded guilty Monday to causing a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes. The president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Mark Kempic, entered the...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:31 PM

ATHENS, Alabama (AP) — Lawyers for a longtime Alabama sheriff seeking a delay in his Monday theft trial wrongly claimed the officer was being tested for the illness caused by a new coronavirus. With Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely set...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 11:34 AM

ROME (AP) — Tensions in Italy’s overcrowded prisons erupted 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...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 10:57 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is temporarily banning advertisements for medical face masks as part of an effort to prevent use of its platform to exploit people’s concerns about the new coronavirus. The ban covers advertisements on...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 9:33 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of women across Mexico planned to stay home from work or school on Monday for “A Day Without Women,” hours after an unprecedented number of them filled the streets to protest rampant gender violence on...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 9:29 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and oil prices plunged Monday after a fight among major crude-producing nations jolted investors who already were on edge about the surging costs of a virus outbreak. The main stock indexes in Britain and...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:27 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s parliament on Sunday beefed up the security detail protecting Benny Gantz, the main electoral challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after deeming various death threats against Gantz to be credible. The threats...

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...

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