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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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April Supermoon to be Biggest, Brightest in 2020 New! 2020-04-06 23:37:46'Pink' supermoon promises to offer some diversion to housebound people

Every US Hospital Could Soon be Treating COVID, New! 2020-04-06 23:26:34HHS report says 75% of hospitals now have coronavirus patients, doctors and nurses are burned out and worried about their own safety

Australian Court Dismisses Cardinal's Sex Abuse Convictions New! 2020-04-06 22:07:07Pope Francis' former finance minister was convicted by a Victoria state jury in 2018 of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys

Some Justice for Sudan Officers Executed in 1990 New! 2020-04-06 21:58:19The Sudanese military has said it will return the remains of 29 officers who were executed three decades ago to their families

Human Rights Watch Urges US to Ease Sanctions New! 2020-04-06 21:09:45Human Rights Watch urges the U.S. to ease economic sanctions on Iran due to the negative impacts they are having on Iran’s ability to control an

Trump Disputes Documented Shortage of Hospital Supplies, Coronavirus New! 2020-04-06 20:43:31The president questions the finding of a government watchdog report that details a lack of protective equipment for healthcare workers and testing kit

Calls Grow for Release of Political Prisoners in New! 2020-04-06 20:25:28UN officials believe Syria is one of the countries where the potential spread of the deadly virus in prisons is extremely high

Globe Commemorates World Health Day Amidst Pandemic New! 2020-04-06 19:50:09WHO pays tribute to the contributions of health care workers

Calls for Lockdown in Turkey Grow as Coronavirus New! 2020-04-06 19:22:29Calls are mounting in Turkey for a lockdown as the coronavirus infection spreads, especially in the country’s largest city, Istanbul.  But

Wuhan Residents Mourn and Breathe Sigh of Relief New! 2020-04-06 19:18:24Restrictions are gradually being lifted in the original epicenter of the coronavirus

US State Calls Off Tuesday Election in Face of Coronavirus New! 2020-04-06 16:57:36Wisconsin’s Democratic governor issues executive order postponing the election until June 9 

Unusually Empty LA Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic New! 2020-04-06 16:29:02Hundreds of coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Los Angeles, California, and as more tests are being done, this number continues to gro

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UN Security Council expected to hold first coronavirus New! 2020-04-06 23:14:34The UN Security Council will on Thursday hold its first meeting on the coronavirus pandemic -- by videoconference -- after weeks of divisions among it

US death toll from coronavirus surpasses 10,000 New! 2020-04-06 19:25:56Americans were put on notice Monday not to let up in the fight against the coronavirus, as a grim milestone of 10,000 deaths cast a pall over the firs

‘You can’t escape the smell’: Ecuador city struggles New! 2020-04-06 12:13:33Bodies kept in homes, buried in fields or stored in refrigerated containers: With morgues and funeral homes overloaded, the city of Guayaquil in Ecuad

In hard-hit New York City, even a tiger New! 2020-04-06 04:49:12A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or

US braces for 'Pearl Harbor moment' as coronavirus 2020-04-05 21:43:46US governors on Sunday appealed to the White House for a national strategy against the fast-spreading coronavirus, as deaths surged and health authori

Guayaquil, city in centre of Ecuador’s coronavirus outbreak, 2020-04-05 21:12:57Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of

Coronavirus deaths top 65,000 worldwide as registered cases 2020-04-05 13:17:27The worldwide number of fatalities from the novel coronavirus rose to 65,272 on Sunday, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT from official

Coronavirus: Trump warns Americans to expect a spike 2020-04-05 01:12:11President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the t

In New York state, total coronavirus deaths surpass 2020-04-04 15:18:10Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the bleakest 24 hours ye

Trump fires intelligence watchdog who triggered impeachment process 2020-04-04 01:41:58U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in

Coronavirus: U-turn on face masks in France and 2020-04-04 00:55:41Faced with changing official opinion and growing confusion among the general public about whether or not masks help to protect you from the coronaviru

Pumas in Santiago: Wildlife takes to cities amid 2020-04-03 12:14:04For the second time in a little over a week, a wild puma was spotted roaming the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Wednesday night. With the

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