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Churches defy coronavirus restrictions in Brazil and Africa 2020-04-03 00:00:06Religious congregations risk accelerating Covid-19 outbreak as pandemic moves to emerging markets

Investors braced for credit crisis in emerging markets 2020-04-02 06:32:39Tumbling currencies and plunging commodity prices hit countries burdened by high debts

Argentina postpones debt restructuring deadline 2020-04-01 10:57:13Economy minister says talks with creditors are delayed due to impact of coronavirus spread

Bolsonaro doubles down on denialism 2020-04-01 06:00:56Behaviour of Brazil’s ‘walking crisis’ president sparks backlash among one-time allies

Developing countries scramble for funds to stave off 2020-04-01 00:00:21IMF and World Bank face overwhelming demand for finance with limited resources

US proposes interim government to break Venezuela deadlock 2020-03-31 17:02:42Maduro regime rejects latest Washington plan despite fears of humanitarian catastrophe from Covid-19

Drugmakers under pressure to share coronavirus patents 2020-03-31 06:29:21WHO backs making pharmaceuticals open up intellectual property as it did to fight HIV/Aids

Five world leaders: No time for geopolitical turf 2020-03-31 05:00:26We need a global alliance to fight the pandemic

The window is closing fast on Brazil’s economic 2020-03-30 23:00:47Coronavirus crisis is further weakening the currency of a country which now faces a sharp recession

Mexico struggles to keep economy alive as coronavirus 2020-03-30 06:00:29High poverty levels prompt calls for food coupons and state loans for small business

This is the time to waive sanctions on 2020-03-30 05:00:26The need for an effective fight against coronavirus trumps other considerations

Entrepreneurship: Nubank shakes up Brazil’s banking bureaucracy 2020-03-30 02:01:15The fintech company aims to disrupt other Latin American markets with its smartphone-based services

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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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Coronavirus ‘superhero’ survivors donate antibody-rich plasma hoping for 2020-04-03 05:33:20As she emerges from quarantine, recovered COVID-19 patient Diana Berrent is eager to join the battle against the pandemic and donate precious antibodi

After wavering advice, Americans now urged to use 2020-04-03 02:45:23The Trump administration on Friday looked set to join local officials in advising Americans to wear masks when outside during the still-exploding coro

UN issues its first coronavirus resolution as global 2020-04-02 23:35:12The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against Covid

US records 1,169 new coronavirus deaths, the highest 2020-04-02 21:11:01The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in a single day, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed Thursday, the highest one-day death

Coronavirus hotbed NY set to run out of 2020-04-02 19:20:49New York has enough ventilators in stock to last another 6 days at the current rate they are being used in hospitals to treat coronavirus patients, an

US unemployment soars to record high of more 2020-04-02 10:03:38More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week – doubling a record high set just one week earlier – a sign th

Jazz icon Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies of coronavirus 2020-04-02 02:11:15Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan that includes famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, has died

Trump warns of 'horrific' weeks ahead as US 2020-04-01 22:03:56President Donald Trump gave another dire press conference warning of 'horrific' weeks to come as the US reported its highest one-day coronavirus dea

Brazil reports its first indigenous coronavirus case in 2020-04-01 20:49:54An indigenous woman in a village deep in the Amazon rainforest has contracted the novel coronavirus, the first case reported among Brazil's more

Brazil's Bolsonaro increasingly isolated over his anti-quarantine attitude 2020-03-31 23:47:00Brazil's economy minister on Tuesday said the country needed to strike a balance between social isolation policies and protecting the economy, hours

UN chief says coronavirus worst global crisis since 2020-03-31 21:54:57The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 30,000 lives in Europe alone, a global tally showed Wednesday, in what the head of the United Nations h

Trump warns US headed for 'painful two weeks' 2020-03-31 19:17:40President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned of a "very painful" two weeks as the United States wrestles with a coronavirus surge that the White House w

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