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Apr 01, 2020

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession
Asian shares are mixed as worries about economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic grow

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Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus reopens Europe's angry divide
In a time of crisis, major European countries are at loggerheads over how to send out the rescue boats.

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Apr 01, 2020

Live updates: Trump projects at least 100,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S. as hopes of swift recovery fade
Hopes for a swift recovery from the coronavirus pandemic dimmed on Wednesday, after President Trump warned of a "very painful" fight against the outbreak with at least 100,000 fatalities likely in the United States.

Washington Post World News
Mar 31, 2020

Live updates: White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts
Americans told to brace for 200,000 coronavirus deaths as world leaders push pandemic response further.

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Mar 31, 2020

Israel deploys security forces to make ultra-Orthodox stay home
The insular religious communities have resisted restrictions and emerged as covid-19 hotspots.

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Mar 31, 2020

Kenyan police shot dead a teenager on his balcony during a coronavirus curfew crackdown
Covid-19 has killed one in Kenya. Police have killed two and injured dozens enforcing a curfew.

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Mar 31, 2020

From a restricted Italy, an artist's eye on the coronavirus
From a restricted Italy, an artist's eye on the deadly coronavirus outbreak

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Mar 31, 2020

Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claims
Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who are lining up against his controversial stance regarding the new coronavirus

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Mar 31, 2020

Facing coronavirus travel bans, the Mormon church has chartered jets to bring thousands of missionaries home
The coronavirus pandemic has wrought logistical nightmares and disrupted one of the faith's most cherished traditions.

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Mar 31, 2020

6 European nations condemn North Korean missile launches
The U.N. Security Council didn't issue a statement after discussing North Korea's latest missile tests

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Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus border closures are threatening Europe's food supply
Farmers fear coronavirus issues mean there will be no one to work in their fields.

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Mar 31, 2020

S Korean cobbler hopes donation gives ‘strength and courage'
Kim Byung-rok has toiled for decades polishing and mending shoes

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Mar 31, 2020

The world's indigenous peoples, with tragic history of disease, implore outsiders to keep coronavirus away
The pandemic is exacerbating deep-seated inequities. That makes indigenous peoples particularly vulnerable.

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Mar 31, 2020

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay
Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him

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Mar 31, 2020

U.S. proposes transitional government for Venezuela
The Trump administration offered to lift sanctions if President Nicolás Maduro and his political nemesis, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, both step aside.

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Mar 31, 2020

UN Security Council urges cease-fire in Afghanistan
The U.N. Security Council is urging Afghanistan's warring parties to heed the U.N. secretary-general's call for an immediate cease-fire to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure delivery of humanitarian aid throughout the country

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Mar 31, 2020

Vast coronavirus ‘field hospitals' fill spaces that hosted wedding expos and dog shows
London's could be staffed by flight attendants.

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Mar 31, 2020

World's 70 million displaced people face a coronavirus disaster, report says
Refugees International questioned the effectiveness of border closures in preventing the spread of the disease.

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Mar 31, 2020

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes
Unauthorized crossings have dropped steeply in recent days as U.S. implements rapid deportation model due to emergency measures.

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Mar 31, 2020

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed because of coronavirus
The heist was the latest in a long line of Van Gogh thefts in the Netherlands.

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Mar 31, 2020

Tokyo Olympics set to begin on July 23, 2021, organizing committee says
The Games were originally scheduled to begin on July 24, 2020, but were postponed becaue of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 31, 2020

Stranded ship with sick passengers crosses Panama Canal, aims for Florida
Holland America Line's Zaandam and Rotterdam are making progress toward land -- but it's still unclear where and when passengers will be allowed to leave the ships.

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Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus kills its first democracy
The new pandemic powers won by Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán may be a fatal blow for the country's immunocompromised democratic system.

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Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus on the border: Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S.
The country is taking an unorthodox approach to the pandemic, but officials acknowledge the real number of cases is much higher than reported.

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Mar 31, 2020

Commander: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria
The top commander of Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria says they have put down riots by Islamic State militants held in a prison there

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Mar 31, 2020

As Russian coronavirus cases rise, Putin delegates tough action to Moscow mayor
Sergei Sobyanin has become the face of Russia's response to the coronavirus pandemic, imposing a strict quarantine on the capital Monday.

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Mar 31, 2020

As Wuhan reopens, China revs engine to move past coronavirus. But it's stuck in second gear.
Businesses that recently resumed operations have been told to close again as the country weighs an economic reboot against the risk of new infections.

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Mar 31, 2020

Hundreds of stranded Americans leave Nepal amid lockdown
Hundreds of stranded Americans have left Nepal on a repatriation flight, days after a lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation to help fight the coronavirus

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Mar 31, 2020

Hungary's ‘coronavirus bill' hands Orban unchecked power
The emergency measure passed by the Hungarian parliament gives the country's populist prime minister, Viktor Orban, the power to govern unchallenged for as long as he sees fit.

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Mar 31, 2020

In packed, dirty cells, political prisoners fear virus
In some cells in Iran, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, prisoners are crammed in by the dozens, with little access to hygiene or medical care

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Mar 31, 2020

Harry and Meghan post final message on Sussex Royal account
They will officially step down as working members of the British royal family.

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Mar 31, 2020

Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infection
In some cells in Iran, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, prisoners are crammed in by the dozens, with little access to hygiene or medical care

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Mar 31, 2020

Daily coronavirus death toll in U.S. exceeds 500 for first time
The United States now accounts for nearly one in five reported coronavirus infections worldwide.

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Mar 31, 2020

Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic
Increasing numbers of European hospitals are buckling under the strain of treating tens of thousands of coronavirus patient

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Mar 31, 2020

Key in Trump's deal with Taliban: Ex-prisoners whose release in 2014 unleashed Republican furor
In an unexpected twist, the "Taliban Five" traded for a U.S. soldier helped build support among militant commanders for a U.S. agreement.

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Mar 31, 2020

Kurdish-led forces put down revolt by ISIS detainees at prison in Syria
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said they were battling to bring the prison in Hasakah under control.

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Mar 31, 2020

Live updates: Americans told to brace for 200,000 coronavirus deaths as world leaders push crisis response further
Health officials leading the U.S. coronavirus response have warned that the pandemic could kill as many as 200,000 people in the new epicenter of the global pandemic.

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Mar 31, 2020

Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmaker's stock trades before coronavirus spike in U.S.
Sen. Richard Burr's sell-off has drawn criticism, and now scrutiny from law enforcement and regulators.

Washington Post World News
Mar 30, 2020

In Zimbabwe, ‘you win coronavirus or you win starvation'
As Zimbabwe enters lockdown, people in the economically shattered country are forced to choose between daily survival and measures to protect themselves from the coronavirus

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Mar 30, 2020

India marshals more resources to stop virus, but gaps remain
India is adding more resources to tackle the inevitable rise in its number of coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities

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Mar 30, 2020

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, police
Afghanistan's Defense Ministry and a provincial official say Taliban attacks have killed at least 11 soldiers and policemen

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Mar 30, 2020

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus
Bangladesh garment manufacturers say fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Mar 30, 2020

Islamic State detainees mutiny at prison in Syria
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said the prison in Hasaka was brought under control after militants seized parts of the facility.

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Mar 30, 2020

Live updates: As U.S. coronavirus infections and deaths soar, Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April
With the U.S. death toll rising, President Trump steeled the nation for an extended shutdown, dashing hopes of a quick resumption of normal life.

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Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympic head expects call from IOC's Bach on new date
Tokyo Olympic organizers expect to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential dates for next year's rescheduled games

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Mar 30, 2020

Jordan releases travelers quarantined at Dead Sea hotels
Jordan has begun releasing thousands of travelers who were quarantined for the last two weeks at five-star hotels on the Dead Sea in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus

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Mar 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump prepares Americans for extended coronavirus lockdown; U.S. accounts for more than one in seven global cases
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.

Washington Post World News
Mar 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump prepares Americans for extended coronavirus lockdown; More than one in seven global cases in U.S.
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.

Washington Post World News
Mar 30, 2020

New York surpasses 1,000 deaths in coronavirus pandemic as Trump says social distancing guidelines will remain through April
It took a month for the United States to record its first 1,000 coronavirus-related fatalities. The next 1,000 took just two days.

Washington Post World News
Mar 30, 2020

No one will win the U.S. and China's coronavirus contest
The reality is that neither side has acquitted itself well so far during the crisis.

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Mar 30, 2020

Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges
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

Washington Post World News
Mar 29, 2020

Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions
Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained

Washington Post World News
Mar 29, 2020

U.S. won't pay for security for Harry and Meghan, Trump says in tweet
U.S. and British news media reported that the royal couple fled Canada this month to take up residence in Los Angeles. The Sussexes have not confirmed the move, but a spokeswoman said the family has not asked for help.

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Mar 29, 2020

Russian oil giant Rosneft pulls out of Venezuela amid U.S. squeeze on Maduro
Rosneft said it was selling its business in Venezuela to a company completely owned by the Russian government.

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Mar 29, 2020

In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare
Nearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia

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Mar 29, 2020

Modi apologizes to Indians for 21-day lockdown hardships
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apologized for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but "needed to win" the battle against the coronavirus

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Mar 29, 2020

Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death
Iran's president has lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East

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Mar 29, 2020

Japan uses targeted coronavirus testing; South Korea goes big. The U.S. faces a choice.
Tokyo has focused resources on the sick — but Seoul's success may offer a better model for U.S. officials.

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Mar 29, 2020

Kenya's coronavirus curfew begins with wave of police crackdowns
Instead of encouraging social distancing, police detained hundreds in close quarters.

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Mar 29, 2020

New York's bioethics experts prepare for a wave of difficult decisions
How do you choose between patients when allocating limited resources?

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Mar 29, 2020

Nigeria's fashion designers take on coronavirus with glitter and rhinestones
Protective gear in Lagos is going viral for the greater good.

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Mar 29, 2020

Live updates: Trump says federal guidance urging social distancing will stay in place through April 30
It took a month for the United States to record its first 1,000 coronavirus-related fatalities. The next 1,000 took just two days.

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Mar 29, 2020

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.

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Mar 29, 2020

Megxit: Trump tweets U.S. won't pay for security for Harry and Meghan
A spokeswoman for the couple said they hadn't asked.

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Mar 29, 2020

Militia attacks on Americans in Iraq are becoming more audacious. The U.S. is wrestling with how to respond.
U.S. officials say they get reports almost every day about ‘imminent' attacks on military and diplomatic targets.

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Mar 29, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, U.S. indictment of Nicolás Maduro casts new uncertainty over Venezuela's political crisis
The U.S. move against the Venezuelan leader has clouded talk of a truce in Caracas, where political calculations also are being upended by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mar 29, 2020

In the shadow of New York, New Jersey faces its own deepening crisis as virus spreads
New Jersey is second only to New York in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, underscoring how easily the disease leaps and spreads across state lines.

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Mar 29, 2020

In India, the world's biggest lockdown has forced migrants to walk hundreds of miles home
The nationwide restrictions have vaporized incomes, compelling laborers to leave cities on foot.

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Mar 29, 2020

As coronavirus cases explode in Iran, U.S. sanctions hinder its access to drugs and medical equipment
Doctors and health experts say the restrictions impact efforts to prevent viral spread and save lives.

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Mar 29, 2020

Canada debates offering physician-assisted death to patients who aren't terminally ill
Surveys show Canadians favor expanding access to medical assistance in dying. The Trudeau government has introduced legislation that would overhaul the process.

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Mar 29, 2020

Coronavirus collides with Latin America's maid culture — with sometimes deadly results
Imported to the region by those who can afford to travel and study abroad, covid-19 threatens those who can least afford care, treatment — or a day off.

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Mar 29, 2020

Postcards from a nervous world: Moments in time from life during the pandemic
Greetings from Dublin, Moscow, Sweden and Germany.

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Mar 29, 2020

Retired doctors in Italy are heading back into the fray to treat coronavirus patients
It's part of a global cry for help as the pandemic grows.

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Mar 29, 2020

Russian oil giant pulls out of Venezuela
Amid the U.S. squeeze on President Nicolás ­Maduro, state-controlled Rosneft said it was selling its business in Venezuela to a company completely owned by the Russian government.

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Mar 29, 2020

Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders
Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people

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Mar 29, 2020

Trump says quarantine for New York area ‘will not be necessary'; U.S. coronavirus-related deaths double in two days
More than 600,000 people have been infected and at least 28,000 killed worldwide. The United States leads the world in infections; Italy has recorded the most deaths.

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Mar 29, 2020

U.S. becomes first country to report 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases; Trump invokes Defense Production Act
The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases after surpassing China's reported total.

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Mar 29, 2020

US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month
U.S.-led coalition forces have pulled out of an Iraqi military base that nearly brought Washington into an open war with Iran

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Confirmed coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide; Pence, wife test negative
Illinois joined California and New York in ordering residents to stay at home, and Oregon officials indicated Friday that similar restrictions are on the horizon.

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Africa's mountain gorillas also at risk from coronavirus
As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, conservationists are warning of the risk to another vulnerable species: Africa's mountain gorilla

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Pandemic bonds prove good for investors, less so for nations
To offset the costs of trying to stem a global epidemic, the World Bank and partners created "pandemic bonds" several years ago, hoping to leverage private capital from Wall Street to help countries during outbreaks

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Live updates: Confirmed coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide; Singapore shuts borders to visitors
Italy is eclipsing China as the global coronavirus hot zone, reporting more than 4,800 deaths, the most of any country.

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Live updates: Confirmed coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide; Pence, wife test negative
Italy is eclipsing China as the global coronavirus hot zone, reporting more than 4,800 deaths, the most of any country.

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Mar 22, 2020

Israeli leader offers to step down next year in unity deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is ready to step down next year as part of a proposed power-sharing agreement with his chief rival meant to steer the country through the coronavirus crisis and end a year-long political deadlock

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Iran leader refuses US help, citing virus conspiracy theory
Iran's supreme leader is refusing U.S. assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Paratrooper exercise is all about preparation - and the jump
Recently, 75 paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division completed a weeklong training exercise with Colombian forces

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Pakistan locks down province, bans flights as coronavirus spreads
Prime Minister Imran Khan says panic is "more dangerous" than the virus. He said he was reluctant to impose a nationwide lockdown because it would harm the working poor.

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Much of Europe is now on lockdown. But can those rules be enforced?
Governments are struggling to convince people to listen.

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Boris Johnson cites 7-year-old who canceled birthday party to socially distance as example for country to follow
The British prime minister wished the child a happy birthday in a handwritten letter after she wrote him of her canceled plans.

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Venezuela's broken health system is uniquely vulnerable to coronavirus. Neighbors are afraid the country will hemorrhage infected migrants.
President Nicolás Maduro has ordered Venezuelans to wear masks and limit their movements in Caracas and six states.

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

UN welcomes positive responses to fighting pause in Libya
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming positive responses from Libya's warring parties to calls for a humanitarian pause in fighting to allow authorities to respond to the public health challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

N Korea says Trump's letter offers anti-virus cooperation
North Korea says President Donald Trump has sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting the viral pandemic

Washington Post World News
Mar 22, 2020

Brazil's densely packed favelas brace for coronavirus: ‘It will kill a lot of people.'
The coronavirus is moving into poorer countries, where expansive urban slums with limited sanitation and medical care could accelerate disease transmission.

Washington Post World News
Mar 21, 2020

Fraud and sex abuse probes in UN peace operations increase
The U.N.'s internal oversight body says in a report on U.N. peace operations that the number of fraud cases it decided to investigate last year increased nearly 80% from 2018, while the number of sexual exploitation and abuse cases rose 40%

Washington Post World News
Mar 21, 2020

Cruise ships kept sailing as coronavirus spread. Travelers and health experts question why.
The cruise industry missed several opportunities to mitigate the crisis, according to experts and those aboard the ships. Passenger screening was limited and strict quarantines were not imposed immediately on cruises with sick passengers.

Washington Post World News
Mar 21, 2020

How coronavirus overwhelmed Italy, with more than 4,000 deaths in one month
The battle against the virus, brutal and consuming as it has been, may be only beginning.

Washington Post World News
Mar 21, 2020

How early decisions on coronavirus testing helped shape a pandemic
Sluggish responses by some countries left too few tests to track the extent of the virus' spread.

Washington Post World News
Mar 21, 2020

Much of life comes to a standstill as countries shut themselves off from the rest of the world
Travel restrictions and border closings are upending jobs, family functions and life as many once knew it.

Washington Post World News
Mar 21, 2020

Suspected Russian hackers struck the last Olympics. Tokyo worries it could be next.
Even with the Games uncertain amid the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity teams cannot rest.

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Mar 21, 2020

U.K. asks Rolls-Royce and Jaguar to make ventilators in wartime-like effort
It is a desperate, almost absurd appeal, but the government said it had received hundreds of replies in the span of four days from businesses offering to try.

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