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WHO says Europe's coronavirus outbreak still ‘very concerning' despite progress

9 minutes ago   |   National Post

GENEVA - The World Health Organization's regional director described the outbreak of coronavirus in Europe as "very concerning" on Wednesday and urged governments to give "very...
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Spain's number of coronavirus deaths rises by 757 to over 14,500

9 minutes ago   |   National Post

MADRID - The number of daily coronavirus deaths rose in Spain for the second day on Wednesday as 757 people died over the past 24 hours, though the pace of the proportional...
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EU ministers fail to agree virus economic rescue in all-night talks

9 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

BRUSSELS - European Union finance ministers failed to agree in all-night talks on more support for their coronavirus-hit economies and their chairman said on Wednesday morning...
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Man behind southeast France knife attack was likely lone wolf, prosecutors say

9 minutes ago   |   National Post

PARIS - The man who carried out a fatal knife attack in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isère earlier this month was likely to have acted alone, the French...
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Iran presses for IMF loan; some business to stay shut despite easing

9 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

DUBAI - President Hassan Rouhani pressed harder on Wednesday for a $5 billion emergency IMF loan Iran has sought to fight the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak, saying...
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Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of COVID-19

25 minutes ago   |   National Post

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said...
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S.Korea imposes new coronavirus travel restrictions, announces $29.5 bln in business aid

25 minutes ago   |   National Post

SEOUL - South Korea's government said on Wednesday it will increase restrictions on people traveling from overseas to prevent new coronavirus infections, and announced new...
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Iran presses for IMF loan; some business to stay shut despite easing

45 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

DUBAI - President Hassan Rouhani pressed harder on Wednesday for a $5 billion emergency IMF loan Iran has sought to fight the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak, saying...
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UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

45 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   5 articles

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition on Wednesday after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19...
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Jakarta coffin maker faces grueling days as coronavirus death toll climbs

45 minutes ago   |   National Post

JAKARTA - As debate rages about the true death toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, Jakarta coffin maker Sahroni has been too busy to pay the issue much attention.
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Singer-songwriter John Prine dies at 73 from coronavirus complications

Singer-songwriter John Prine dies at 73 from coronavirus complications

His family announced he died from complications from the coronavirus. Read more ...

Boy leaves home in a shark costume to go see his friends

Boy leaves home in a shark costume to go see his friends

The coronavirus was keeping a Louisiana boy from his friends, so he came up with a way to get past his mom and see them. Read more ...

Jack Dorsey sets aside $1 billion for charity. His initial focus...

Jack Dorsey sets aside $1 billion for charity. His initial focus: coronavirus relief efforts

It's around 28% of his wealth. Read more ...

100 American Airlines flight attendants have coronavirus, union says

100 American Airlines flight attendants have coronavirus, union says

The union representing flight attendants for American Airlines says about 100 flight attendants have tested positive for the coronavirus. Read more ...

Acting Navy boss submits resignation after coronavirus-firing uproar

Acting Navy boss submits resignation after coronavirus-firing uproar

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted a letter of resignation to Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Read more ...

Boris Johnson 'has not needed mechanical ventilation' after a second night...

Boris Johnson 'has not needed mechanical ventilation' after a second night in intensive care

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care and is in a "stable" condition, the UK's Health Minister Edward Argar said on Wednesday. Johnson, who... Read more ...

$35 co-pay insulin program now available in response to coronavirus crisis

$35 co-pay insulin program now available in response to coronavirus crisis

The program allows "anyone with commercial insurance and those without insurance at all" to fill out their monthly insulin prescriptions for $35. Read more ...

President Trump removes watchdog tapped for oversight of $2 trillion virus...

President Trump removes watchdog tapped for oversight of $2 trillion virus rescue package

It was not immediately clear who will now oversee the rescue law. Read more ...

Anthony Fauci compares race disparities of coronavirus to AIDS epidemic

Anthony Fauci compares race disparities of coronavirus to AIDS epidemic

White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak's disproportionate death toll among black Americans reminds him of HIV/AIDS... Read more ...

Borders Didn't Stop The Pandemic. But They Might Block The Trade Of Medical...

Borders Didn't Stop The Pandemic. But They Might Block The Trade Of Medical Goods

More countries are imposing export restrictions on essential medical materials, to try to keep domestically produced goods - like masks, gloves and ventilators - available for... Read more ...