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Coronavirus pandemic poses big challenges for UN peacekeeping operations

04/09/2020

UNITED NATIONS —  With 110,000 peacekeepers deployed in more than a dozen countries around a world now ravaged by the coronavirus, the United Nations faces twin challenges: keeping those soldiers safe and, more importantly, persuading governments not…

Bernie Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Joe Biden as likely nominee

Associated Press 04/09/2020

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the…

Masked crowds fill streets, trains after Wuhan lockdown ends

04/08/2020

WUHAN, China (AP) — After more than two months indoors, Wuhan resident Tong Zhengkun was one of millions of people enjoying a renewed sense of freedom when the Chinese city’s 76-day coronavirus lockdown was lifted Wednesday. “I…

S. Korea to host online seminar to share anti-virus know-how with foreign countries

04/08/2020

SEOUL — South Korea will host an online seminar this week to share its coronavirus containment measures and know-how with foreign countries, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday. The video presentation, slated for late Thursday, comes as…

Trump threatens to cut WHO funding, China lifts Wuhan travel ban

Agence France Presse 04/08/2020

  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to cut US funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half-month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that…

Untouchable: The baby born to a mom with coronavirus

Agence France Presse 04/03/2020

Madrid, Spain — For 10 days after giving birth to her first child, the mother was not allowed near him after she tested positive for coronavirus, for fear of infecting her newborn. And even though she has…

Corona beer producer halts brewing over virus

Agence France Presse 04/03/2020

Mexico City, Mexico — The Mexican brewer of Corona beer said Thursday it was suspending production because of the health emergency in the country over the COVID-19 pandemic. Grupo Modelo – whose brands also include Pacifico and…

Africa faces an ‘existential threat’ as virus cases spread

04/03/2020

JOHANNESBURG  — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an “enormous gap” in the number…

World Bank to roll out $160-billion emergency aid over 15 months

04/03/2020

UNITED States — The World Bank on Thursday approved the first steps in a plan to roll out $160 billion in emergency aid over 15 months to help countries deal with the impact of the global coronavirus…

Wuhan’s favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recovers

Associated Press 04/02/2020

WUHAN, China  — The noodles smothered in peanut sauce are as much a trademark of Wuhan as deep-dish pizza in Chicago or spaghetti in Rome.   Zhou Guoqiong still isn’t allowed to serve customers inside her shop,…

New York governor begs for help amid ‘staggering’ death toll

Associated Press 04/01/2020

NEW YORK — New York’s governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City…

As world is on edge over COVID-19, it’s ‘business as usual’ for China in West Philippine Sea

Frances Mangosing 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A Chinese military transport plane has been spotted on Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef, a Philippine-claimed territory but now being occupied by China in the West Philippine Sea. Analysts said the sighting of the Chinese…

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