Coronavirus: Why current crisis could be just as deadly as Spanish Flu

Since the initial coronavirus cases were reported in Wuhan, China, last November, the deadly outbreak has spread rapidly across the globe. Today, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is edging ever closer to half a million and has led to the deaths of more than 19,000 people. Self-isolation measures have been enforced by world leaders in attempts to […]

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Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland. Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, is displaying what Clarence House said were mild symptoms but remains in good health and has been working from his home on the Balmoral Estate […]

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UPDATE 1-Eurozone yields steady as U.S. fiscal boost soothes nerves

* Italy/Germany bond yield gap well off highs * U.S., European fiscal stimulus give heart to investors * But lock downs could severely hurt global economy * Eurozone periphery bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Adds Coronabond comments from ECB’s Lagarde, quote, updates prices) By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Eurozone government bonds steadied on Wednesday after policymakers in Europe and […]

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Russia lifts tsunami warning after M7.5 quake off Kuril Islands

(Reuters) – Russian authorities lifted a tsunami warning in the Pacific far east on Wednesday after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Kuril Islands, the RIA news agency reported, citing a representative of the Sakhalin Tsunami Centre. Residents in the town of Severo-Kurilsk in Russia’s Sakhalin region had earlier been evacuated to a safe zone on […]

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Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Former deputy head of Saudi Arabia’s general intelligence and former royal court adviser also accused in indictment. The Istanbul prosecutor’s office said it had prepared an indictment against 20 suspects over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including the former deputy head of Saudi Arabia’s general intelligence and a former royal adviser. Khashoggi’s killing in the Saudi consulate in […]

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Coronavirus: Parliament to shut down tonight over COVID-19 spread fears

Parliament is shutting down a week early because of fears over the spread of coronavirus. MPs will be sent back to their constituencies for Easter recess tonight, as soon as new laws handing emergency lockdown powers to the government are passed. Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg thanked them for “coming together” to unanimously back the Coronavirus Bill, which now only needs […]

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Death toll in Peru hits seven as coronavirus spreads

LIMA (Reuters) – The death toll from coronavirus in Peru hit 7 on Tuesday after a 38-year-old man died after he contracted the disease while on a trip to Canada, the country’s Ministry of Health said. The ministry said the man, who recently returned to Peru, died after being admitted to a Lima hospital on Monday for respiratory failure. He […]

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