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Today's Headlines: The 'hardest, saddest' days ahead New! 2020-04-06 08:00:55Top U.S. health officials are warning of a difficult week ahead in the coronavirus crisis.

Foreign doctors on front lines of COVID-19 fear New! 2020-04-06 07:00:23As with many foreign doctors on the front lines of the pandemic in America, Vakkalanka's H-1B visa is tied to his employment, and he fears he could l

Japan to declare state of emergency, launch stimulus New! 2020-04-06 06:52:17Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measur

Coronavirus: The daily terrors of improvising in a New! 2020-04-06 05:12:01The tension is palpable in a makeshift intensive-care unit in Spain.

From Iran's hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading New! 2020-04-06 03:15:24Some 200,000 Afghans have returned from Iran to their home country after losing jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected

Rwanda finds genocide grave that could contain 30,000 New! 2020-04-06 02:17:16A valley dam that authorities in Rwanda say could contain about 30,000 bodies was discovered more than a quarter-century after the country’s gen

Fired captain of aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt reportedly New! 2020-04-06 00:34:12The Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt has reportedly tested positive for COVID

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic New! 2020-04-05 19:00:20The first alarms sounded in early January that the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China would ignite a global pandemic.

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for 2020-04-05 17:28:11The tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City is believed to be the first known case of infection in an animal in the United States.

'Hardest, saddest' days ahead in coronavirus outbreak, surgeon 2020-04-05 17:22:09Week ahead will be worst yet for coronavirus deaths, Surgeon General Jerome Adams warns. Outbreak not under control, task force's Fauci says.

Aid workers seek to avoid coronavirus outbreak at 2020-04-05 07:00:04Asylum-seekers camp near the border in crowded conditions, waiting indefinitely as the U.S. puts their cases on hold. Health workers fear an outbreak.

France turns to speedy trains to catch up 2020-04-05 03:57:06France is mobilizing high-speed trains, helicopters, jets and even a warship to relieve congested hospitals and shuffle hundreds of patients and medic

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Hopes are high for a coronavirus treatment, which 2020-03-20 08:57:45CNBC's Julianna Tatelbaum takes a look at how coronavirus testing, treatments and vaccines are developing around the world.

Italy asks for help from EU crisis fund 2020-03-20 07:50:07Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the EU should make use of a 500 billion euro fund to finance countries struggling to cope with the pandemic.

Pornhub is offering free premium memberships to countries 2020-03-20 07:30:35The company this week announced free premium membership to viewers in France and Spain, after doing the same for Italy a week prior.

'This is a yes-we-can moment': What the coronavirus 2020-03-20 05:28:49Climate scientists have been calling for governments to take climate action seriously for decades.

Distilleries making hand sanitizer? How small businesses are 2020-03-20 02:25:35Businesses including condom-makers, gin producers and food manufacturers are seeing consumers react in different ways as they self-isolate or reduce s

Italy's death toll from the coronavirus overtakes China's 2020-03-19 13:52:34The number of people who have died from the coronavirus in Italy has hit 3,405, according to Reuters.

Watch live: New York City Mayor Bill de 2020-03-19 13:05:41New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to hold a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 2,400 people in the city.

Watch live: New York Gov. Cuomo holds a 2020-03-19 10:35:01New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a briefing Thursday on the COVID-19 spreading throughout the state.

Flattening the coronavirus curve: What this means and 2020-03-19 10:07:36The WHO has repeatedly underlined the importance of "flattening the curve" in order to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says he has 2020-03-19 08:08:50The French civil servant has been in charge of all the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Italian borrowing costs fall sharply as ECB launches 2020-03-19 05:38:27The ECB launched a 750 billion euro ($820 billion) asset purchase program in an effort to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, as the

Coronavirus response: US and Canada closing world's longest 2020-03-18 12:04:42The United States border with Canada will temporarily close to "non-essential traffic" due to the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump and P

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Minister: France May See Deepest post-WW2 Downturn This New! 2020-04-06 08:39:39With the French economy currently running at two-thirds of normal levels, each month of government-imposed confinement could knock 3 percentage points

Growing Calls for China to Release Rights Lawyer New! 2020-04-06 07:53:15Rights groups accused the Chinese authorities of extending Wang Quanzhang’s incarceration

Rockets Target Foreign Oil Field in Iraq  New! 2020-04-06 07:39:14Reuters reports the site of the attack 'has been largely empty in recent weeks because of the evacuation of nearly all foreign personnel due to

Japanese Prime Minister Declares One-Month State of Emergency New! 2020-04-06 06:40:34Shinzo Abe takes long-awaited action after Tokyo recorded biggest one-day confirmations of new coronavirus infections  

Coronavirus Forces Afghans to Leave Iran  New! 2020-04-06 06:24:23Afghan officials say they fear Iran could possibly force as many as a million Afghanis out of Iran

US Military Helps in Efforts to Fight Coronavirus New! 2020-04-06 05:51:42The U.S. President expects rough weeks ahead in the fight against the coronavirus as the number of people who die will likely increase. At the same ti

A Neuroscientist Idea Hopes to Make a Difference New! 2020-04-06 05:46:27In the middle of the deadly, worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Michael Wells, a 34-year old neuroscientist, wanted to be useful

Rwandan, Armenian Genocides Remembered in April New! 2020-04-06 05:37:48Researchers Seek Answers though Survivor Accounts

Cambodian Businesses Remain Open, Double Down on Protections New! 2020-04-06 05:34:46As the number of coronavirus infection cases rises in Cambodia, businesses that cannot afford to close enact strict hygiene standards but remained wor

President, No Big Coronavirus Related Economic Stimulus in New! 2020-04-06 05:05:22Authorities predict a 3.9% contraction for the economy in 2020 because of the pandemic

2 Children Brutally Raped in Field Near Mogadishu 2020-04-05 17:28:03Authorities have arrested a number of suspects

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Coronavirus 2020-04-05 17:01:33Johnson's office said he was hospitalized because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus. His admission to an undisclosed

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France reports fewer coronavirus hospital deaths in most 2020-04-04 14:04:45France on Saturday reported 441 coronavirus hospital deaths in 24 hours, lower than the record number of 588 recorded the previous day.

Italy reports first drop in number of coronavirus 2020-04-04 12:51:24The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care in Italy fell for the first time, the civil protection authority said on Saturday, while the coun

Spain reports second consecutive drop in daily coronavirus 2020-04-04 08:59:58Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 more days until April 25, as the daily pace of new cor

Centre-left Keir Starmer replaces Jeremy Corbyn as Labour 2020-04-04 06:31:57Britain's main opposition Labour Party named Keir Starmer, a former director of public prosecutions who opposed the country's exit from the European

Field hospital opens in London, adding 4,000 beds 2020-04-03 10:09:09Prince Charles opened a new 4,000-bed temporary hospital in a conference centre in east London on Friday, the first of several being built in Britain

Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 932 in 2020-04-03 07:34:15More than 900 people died in Spain over the past 24 hours for the second day running, government figures showed on Friday, although the rate of new in

Greek hotels to become shelters for asylum-seekers amid 2020-04-03 06:27:00As Covid-19 claims more lives around the world, NGOs are sounding the alarm over the conditions inside overcrowded migrant camps on Greece’s isl

Norway's PM calls for 'stronger multilateral cooperation' amid 2020-04-03 05:31:18In an interview with FRANCE 24, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg discussed the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in her country. She also

European Commission apologises to Italy for lack of 2020-04-03 00:17:08The head of the European Commission apologised to Italy on Thursday for a lack of solidarity from Europe in tackling its coronavirus crisis, but promi

For some survivors, coronavirus complications can last a 2020-04-02 09:28:17As the number of worldwide confirmed coronavirus cases climbs towards 1 million, the number of recoveries is thankfully more than four times the death

EU chief apologises to Italy but baulks at 2020-04-02 08:07:49European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen told Italy Thursday that European nations were ready to help it deal with the coronavirus, but stopped

Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 2020-04-02 06:11:54Spain's death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 10,000 on Thursday after a record 950 people died overnight, but health officials saw a glimmer of