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Putin suggests sizable oil production cut as prices fallRussian President Vladimir Putin says he supports cutting oil production by about 10 million barrels a day to shore up falling prices
The Associated Press1 hour ago
As Virus Sweeps Through UK, a Rare Move From QueenThe British prime minister came down with COVID-19 ; so did Prince Charles . Now, the latter's mum will take to the mic Sunday to address the coronavirus that's already infected more than 38,000 in the United Kingdom as of Friday, with just over 3,600 deaths. The BBC reports that...
Newser2 hours ago
Russia detains activists trying to help hospital amid virusAn activist doctor who had criticized Russia’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was detained overnight as she and other activists tried to deliver protective gear to a hospital
The Associated Press3 hours ago
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN chief: Cease-fire appeal backed by parties in 11 nationsU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global cease-fire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A brigade of health professionals, who volunteered to travel to the West Indies, walk back to their campus after posing for news photographers, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The medical teams will travel on Saturday to the dual-island country Saint Kitts and Nevis, to assist local authorities with an upsurge of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US The Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programs _ the dispatch of medical workers around the globe
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A man wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, cycles on the street in Thokoza, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, April 3, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
As Africa locks down, some deliveries of aid are threatenedMore than half of Africa’s 54 countries have closed their land, air and sea borders, while fears rise that the coronavirus-related restrictions are delaying access to critical aid
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo taken March 27, 2020, the Italian flag hangs from the balcony of the French Embassy in Rome. From tiny San Marino wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarityFrom tiny San Marino, wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak, to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Corona Has Stopped Brewing BeerCorona is once again making headlines, and we're not talking about the virus. Well, we kind of are. Per AFP , Grupo Modelo—the Mexican brewer that owns Corona beer, as well as the Modelo and Pacifico brands—on Thursday suspended production at its 11 breweries in Mexico through the end...
Newser7 hours ago
Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivers a speech at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre in London, Friday April 3, 2020. Prince Charles remotely opened on Friday the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted the COVID-19 virus. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients Prince Charles has remotely opened a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition center as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A worker eats his meal near preparations for a national memorial with a Chinese national flag flown at half staff in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Friday, April 3, 2020. Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in the outbreak. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorialSidewalk vegetable markets are reopening in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as residents prepare for a weekend memorial for health workers and others who died in the outbreak
The Associated Press8 hours ago
56% of Coronavirus Deaths Occurred in Just 3 CountriesOn March 26, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide hit 500,000. A week later, it reached 1 million , according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker . Almost a quarter of the cases—and 6,000 of the more than 53,000 COVID-19 deaths—are in the US. The true...
Newser8 hours ago
Israeli border police officers block a main road following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 3, 2020. By Friday, Bnei Brak had become the country's worst hot spot and now resembles a ghost town.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll risesMosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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