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Ireland’s prime minister to work as doctor during coronavirus epidemic

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(DUBLIN) -- Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar will be returning to medical practice to work as a doctor for one session a week to help out during the coronavirus epidemic, his office has said.

Varadkar, a former   ... Read More

In the slums of Rio, communities have to choose between hunger and coronavirus

f11photo/iStock(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Many of the 1.5 million people living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro have been forced into making heartbreaking decisions as the novel coronavirus threatens their very survival.

According to the Data Favela research   ... Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms

Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized with “persistent symptoms” of coronavirus on Sunday night as a “precautionary step,” Downing Street said.

Johnson was admitted to the hospital to undergo tests on   ... Read More

Queen Elizabeth makes rare speech to address UK amid coronavirus crisis

iStock(LONDON) -- In a rare televised speech from Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II urged citizens of the U.K. to "remain united and resolute" in the face of the challenges resulting from the coronavirus crisis.

Speaking to a nation under   ... Read More

2 dead, 5 wounded in suspected terrorist knife attack in France

???? ?????/iStock(PARIS) -- A knife attack which resulted in two dead and five wounded Saturday morning in the town of Romans-sur-Isere, an hour drive South of Lyon, is being treated as a terrorist attack by French authorities. Two of   ... Read More

South Korea’s coronavirus test makers in high demand

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- South Korea has received requests from 121 countries to export or donate coronavirus testing supplies, according to one government official.To meet the sudden surge of demands from foreign countries, Seoul has set up a task force with online updates and   ... Read More

Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi dies at 84

inga/iStock(CESENA, Italy) -- Famed Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi, 84, has died.

"Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream," CEO Sergio Rossi Group Riccardo Sciutto said in an   ... Read More

Mexico, Central America urge action to stop coronavirus spreading from US

ElFlacodelNorte/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As the United States increasingly becomes the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, its neighbors in Mexico and Central America are urging new steps to prevent the virus' spread to their populations, including a halt to   ... Read More

Section of Berlin Wall torn down to build condos

iStock/Panama7(BERLIN) -- In the Berlin neighborhood of Pankow, a 196-foot stretch of the Berlin wall has been torn down to make way for condominiums, sparking the ire of historians.

"The partial demolition of the continuous piece of the hinterland   ... Read More

Terrorist groups spin COVID-19 as God’s ‘smallest soldier’ attacking West

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While much of the United States and Europe has been staying home to avoid COVID-19 as it kills thousands, terrorist groups are blasting online propaganda messages toward followers and potential recruits which hail the calamity of   ... Read More

Taiwan to donate 10 million masks to countries hit hardest by coronavirus

holgs/iStock(TAIPEI, Taiwan) -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the coronavirus.

On the heels of an estimated $35 billion stimulus package intended to bolster   ... Read More

In coronavirus pandemic, authoritarians around the world see opportunity to crack down

oonal/iStock(LONDON) -- Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by   ... Read More

Brazilian governors reject president’s calls to end coronavirus quarantine

narvikk/iStock(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- Governors responsible for more than 200 million Brazilian citizens have refused to relax social distances measures despite the insistence of the country’s president amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Rejecting the recommendations of international organizations and   ... Read More

Turkmenistan bans the word ‘coronavirus’: report

PeterHermesFurian/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news agenda across the globe since the start of this year, but in one secretive Central Asian country you won’t even hear the word ‘coronavirus’ mentioned -- and its putting   ... Read More

Life under lockdown is brutal for India’s female day laborers

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- India's first week of a nationwide 21-day lockdown in response to the coronavirus has shined a brutal spotlight on the plight of the country's most vulnerable citizens.

Mirai Chatterjee, who is based in densely populated Ahmedabad,   ... Read More

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Ireland’s prime minister to work as doctor during coronavirus epidemic

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(DUBLIN) -- Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar will be returning to medical practice to work as a doctor for one session a week to help out during the coronavirus epidemic, his office has said.

Varadkar, a former   ... Read More

In the slums of Rio, communities have to choose between hunger and coronavirus

f11photo/iStock(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Many of the 1.5 million people living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro have been forced into making heartbreaking decisions as the novel coronavirus threatens their very survival.

According to the Data Favela research   ... Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms

Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized with “persistent symptoms” of coronavirus on Sunday night as a “precautionary step,” Downing Street said.

Johnson was admitted to the hospital to undergo tests on   ... Read More

Queen Elizabeth makes rare speech to address UK amid coronavirus crisis

iStock(LONDON) -- In a rare televised speech from Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II urged citizens of the U.K. to "remain united and resolute" in the face of the challenges resulting from the coronavirus crisis.

Speaking to a nation under   ... Read More

2 dead, 5 wounded in suspected terrorist knife attack in France

???? ?????/iStock(PARIS) -- A knife attack which resulted in two dead and five wounded Saturday morning in the town of Romans-sur-Isere, an hour drive South of Lyon, is being treated as a terrorist attack by French authorities. Two of   ... Read More

South Korea’s coronavirus test makers in high demand

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- South Korea has received requests from 121 countries to export or donate coronavirus testing supplies, according to one government official.To meet the sudden surge of demands from foreign countries, Seoul has set up a task force with online updates and   ... Read More

Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi dies at 84

inga/iStock(CESENA, Italy) -- Famed Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi, 84, has died.

"Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream," CEO Sergio Rossi Group Riccardo Sciutto said in an   ... Read More

Mexico, Central America urge action to stop coronavirus spreading from US

ElFlacodelNorte/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As the United States increasingly becomes the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, its neighbors in Mexico and Central America are urging new steps to prevent the virus' spread to their populations, including a halt to   ... Read More

Section of Berlin Wall torn down to build condos

iStock/Panama7(BERLIN) -- In the Berlin neighborhood of Pankow, a 196-foot stretch of the Berlin wall has been torn down to make way for condominiums, sparking the ire of historians.

"The partial demolition of the continuous piece of the hinterland   ... Read More

Terrorist groups spin COVID-19 as God’s ‘smallest soldier’ attacking West

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While much of the United States and Europe has been staying home to avoid COVID-19 as it kills thousands, terrorist groups are blasting online propaganda messages toward followers and potential recruits which hail the calamity of   ... Read More

Taiwan to donate 10 million masks to countries hit hardest by coronavirus

holgs/iStock(TAIPEI, Taiwan) -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the coronavirus.

On the heels of an estimated $35 billion stimulus package intended to bolster   ... Read More

In coronavirus pandemic, authoritarians around the world see opportunity to crack down

oonal/iStock(LONDON) -- Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by   ... Read More

Brazilian governors reject president’s calls to end coronavirus quarantine

narvikk/iStock(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- Governors responsible for more than 200 million Brazilian citizens have refused to relax social distances measures despite the insistence of the country’s president amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Rejecting the recommendations of international organizations and   ... Read More

Turkmenistan bans the word ‘coronavirus’: report

PeterHermesFurian/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news agenda across the globe since the start of this year, but in one secretive Central Asian country you won’t even hear the word ‘coronavirus’ mentioned -- and its putting   ... Read More

Life under lockdown is brutal for India’s female day laborers

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- India's first week of a nationwide 21-day lockdown in response to the coronavirus has shined a brutal spotlight on the plight of the country's most vulnerable citizens.

Mirai Chatterjee, who is based in densely populated Ahmedabad,   ... Read More

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