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300,000 Made Homeless By Beirut Explosion, ‘Catastrophic’ Food Shortages Predicted


Emergency workers and residents in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital city, are searching for survivors after Tuesday’s massive explosion that killed at least 100 and wounded thousands more, amid the city’s struggles with coronavirus,…


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Barcelona

Spain’s Coronavirus Cases Rise To Worrying Levels After Weeks Of Staying Low


Spain is reimposing new safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus after seeing an uptick in new infections, while France and Germany are also recording a rising number of new cases, weeks after the European nations lifted some of…


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Olympics Apologizes For Tweet About 1936 Games In Nazi Berlin

Olympics Apologizes For Tweet About 1936 Games In Nazi Berlin


A year out from the rescheduled Tokyo games, the International Olympic Committee has apologized after tweeting a seemingly celebratory clip from the infamous 1936 Berlin games, which occurred when Germany was under Nazi rule and the games were…


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Zuckerberg Says He Has ‘No Deal Of Any Kind’ With Trump

As mounting criticism and a growing advertiser boycott forces Facebook to confront its relationship with the Trump administration, CEO Mark Zuckberg is becoming increasingly outspoken about denouncing President Donald Trump, telling Axios in…


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Coronavirus

Young People Most Likely To Spread Coronavirus At Home, Large Study Finds

Younger people aged 10 to 19 years old are more likely than other age groups to spread the coronavirus in their household, according to a large contact tracing study in South Korea soon to be published by the Centers for Disease Control,…


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U.S. Will Impose Visa Restrictions On Some Employees Of Huawei, Other Chinese Tech Firms For Human Rights Violations

U.S. Will Impose Visa Restrictions On Some Employees Of Huawei, Other Chinese Tech Firms For Human Rights Violations

The U.S. government will impose visa restrictions on certain employees of Chinese technology companies, including Huawei, alleging they’ve supported regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses globally, Secretary of State Mike…


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Queen Elizabeth Knights ‘Captain Tom’ After WWII Vet Raises $40 Million For NHS

Queen Elizabeth Knights ‘Captain Tom’ After WWII Vet Raises $40 Million For NHS

Queen Elizabeth II made one of her first public appearances in months since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.K. to knight Captain Tom Moore, a 100-year-old veteran who raised more than $40 million for the country’s…


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European Top Court Strikes Down Key EU-U.S. Data Transfer Treaty In Ruling That May Affect U.S. Tech Giants

European Top Court Strikes Down Key EU-U.S. Data Transfer Treaty In Ruling That May Affect U.S. Tech Giants

Europe’s top court invalidated a transatlantic data transfer deal between the European Union and the United States Thursday, citing concerns about U.S. surveillance, in a decision that could impact how major tech companies like…


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India Orders Local Coronavirus Lockdowns As It Becomes Third Country To Count 1 Million Cases

India Orders Local Coronavirus Lockdowns As It Becomes Third Country To Count 1 Million Cases

As India became the third nation to hit seven-figures for total coronavirus cases Friday, parts of the country are ordering residents to return to lockdowns and restrictions to try and slow the virus’ spread and relieve pressure on the…


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Kremlin

U.K. And U.S. Spies Blame Russian Hackers For Targeting Covid-19 Vaccine Research

Hackers believed to be employed by the Russian government have been blamed for trying to steal information from the West’s various Covid-19 vaccine research projects. That’s according to an analysis by the NSA and National…


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Moderna

Moderna’s Covid Vaccine Candidate Elicits ‘Robust’ Antibody Response In All Participants In First Trial

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate produced a robust immune response in all 45 individuals who participated in an early-stage human trial, raising hopes that the vaccine may offer some protection against the coronavirus, according to…


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Study: Immunity To Coronavirus May Fade Away Within Weeks

Study: Immunity To Coronavirus May Fade Away Within Weeks

Many patients who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research from scientists at King's College London, which, if proven true, will have wide implications for vaccine…


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Instagram Bans All Content Promoting LGBT Conversion Therapy

Instagram Bans All Content Promoting LGBT Conversion Therapy

Instagram banned ads for LGBT conversion therapy earlier this year and, starting Friday, they are taking it one step further by banning all content about conversion therapy — the decision comes as concerns about parent company Facebook’s…


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Leaving Airplane Middle Seats Empty Could Cut Coronavirus Risk Almost In Half, A Study Says

Leaving Airplane Middle Seats Empty Could Cut Coronavirus Risk Almost In Half, A Study Says

A new research paper from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology estimates that blocking out the middle seat on airplanes could cause the likelihood of passengers being infected with coronavirus to drop by nearly half, just as some airlines…


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Coronavirus vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Now Open To Volunteers In U.S.

Volunteers can now sign up to participate in Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, with the new operating center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, saying Wednesday…


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Brazilian President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Covid-19

 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for  Covid-19, after repeatedly downplaying the disease as a “little flu” and pushing to reopen Brazil’s economy as the…


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Kim Kardashian

Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian Endorse Kanye West Running For President

After years of hints, Kanye West formally announced he is running for president this year in a challenge to Trump, who he once supported, and Democratic rival Joe Biden, winning support from his friend and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. KEY FACTS - Rounding…


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Biden Campaign Deploys 600 Lawyers So Trump Can’t ‘Steal This Election’

Biden Campaign Deploys 600 Lawyers So Trump Can’t ‘Steal This Election’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Wednesday night that his campaign has gathered a group of 600 lawyers and more than 10,000 volunteers to fight against possible “chicanery” in the November election, as…


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Italy Seizes Record-Breaking $1 Billion Worth Drugs They Say Were ‘ISIS-Made’

Italy Seizes Record-Breaking $1 Billion Worth Drugs They Say Were ‘ISIS-Made’

Police in Italy found a record-breaking 15 tons of amphetamines worth $1.12 billion at an Italian port Wednesday they say were produced by terror group ISIS and were likely bound for distribution across Europe by organized crime groups. KEY…


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European Union Freezes Out U.S. As It Lifts Coronavirus Travel Ban For 15 Nations

European Union Freezes Out U.S. As It Lifts Coronavirus Travel Ban For 15 Nations

European Union member states decided Tuesday to open external borders starting Wednesday to 15 nations that it deems as having controlled the spread of the coronavirus, excluding, among other countries, the United States, days after…


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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus

Global Death Toll From Coronavirus Tops 500,000

The death toll from the pandemic has hit 500,000 as some regions face an uptick in cases, while some countries like the United States are still struggling to contain the first wave. KEY FACTS - Johns Hopkins University data shows…


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Banksy

Six Reportedly Arrested In France In Connection With Stolen Banksy Painting

Six people have been arrested in France in connection the theft of a mural by British street artist Banksy that was stolen from Paris’ Bataclan concert hall in 2019 and later recovered in Italy earlier this month, sources told Reuters and AFP Saturday.…


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Prince Harry And Meghan

Harry And Meghan Reportedly Sign With A-List Agency In Latest Career Move

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are reportedly eyeing lucrative speaking engagements and have signed with New York-based Harry Walker Agency as the now Los Angeles-based couple looks ahead after their split with the British Royal Family. KEY…


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Chinese Citizens Are Faking Coronavirus Tests To Leave Russia

Chinese Citizens Are Faking Coronavirus Tests To Leave Russia

To get home to China, Chinese citizens have used falsified Covid-19 test results to board flights, reports South China Morning Post. KEY FACTS - The passengers provided fake negative nucleic acid test results, a requirement for people…


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World Health Organization

World Sets Daily Record For New Coronavirus Cases, WHO Says

The world set a single-day record for new cases of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said Sunday—more than six months into a pandemic the top official there warns is “accelerating”—reporting over 183,000…


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Milan Italy

When Did The Coronavirus Outbreak Start? Italy Is Latest To Say Earlier Than Previously Thought

Scientists in Italy say they have found evidence of the virus that causes Covid-19 in sewage water dating from December, two months before the country's first reported infection and before China confirmed what are believed to be the first…


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President Donald Trump

Trump Suggests China May Have Intentionally Allowed Coronavirus To Spread

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump said he believes that China may have intentionally allowed the coronavirus to spread beyond its borders in order to damage other global economies.  KEY FACTS…


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foggy weather

Pilot In Kobe Bryant Crash Thought He Was Climbing When Descending, Report Suggests

In the final seconds before the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, the pilot of the helicopter radioed air traffic control and said he was climbing when the Sikorsky S-76 was actually descending, according…


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Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s Letter About His Brothel Visit Sells For $236,000 At Auction

A letter written by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, two of the 19th century’s greatest post-impressionist artists, about their visit to a brothel, sold at a Paris auction to the tune of about $236,000 and will be put on display in…


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Facebook Ads

Facebook Will Let Users Turn Off Political Ads

As the U.S. prepares for the 2020 election, Facebook announced Tuesday that users will be able to block seeing all political ads—months after the company drew criticism for allowing politicians to lie in them. KEY FACTS - Facebook and…


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Boris Johnson

2,500 Posts, 300 Platforms, 6 Years: A Huge But Mysterious Pro-Russia Disinformation Campaign Is Exposed

Some disinformation groups go for low volume, high impact. Others go for the opposite.  The latter is the case with Russian-linked operators who, in late 2019, infamously leaked documents on trade discussions between the U.S. and the UK,…


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Researchers: ‘Major Breakthrough’ Drug Reduces Coronavirus Deaths By One-Third

Researchers: ‘Major Breakthrough’ Drug Reduces Coronavirus Deaths By One-Third

A steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one-third in severely ill hospitalized patients, according to researchers in England, who announced results from a clinical trial on Tuesday. KEY FACTS - According to the study,…


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Paul Whelan

Ex-US Marine Paul Whelan Jailed In Russia For 16 Years On Spying Charges

Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who was arrested 18 months ago on spying charges in Russia, was on Monday found guilty in a Moscow court of receiving classified information, prompting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to call for his immediate…


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London Black Lives Matter Protest

Boris Johnson Slams Far-Right Protests In London As ‘Racist Thuggery’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned violence that erupted during protests Saturday in London as “racist thuggery,” after run-ins between reported right-wing protesters and police were posted on social media. KEY FACTS…


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Coronavirus China second wave

New Coronavirus Cases In Beijing Stoke Fears Of A Second Wave In China

Concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections in China heightened on Sunday after capital Beijing reported a further 36 cases, all linked to the city’s largest wholesale food market, despite the country appearing to have got…


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Banksy Bataclan

Banksy Painting Stolen From Paris’ Bataclan Concert Hall Found In Italy

Police in Italy recovered a stolen mural painted by elusive street artist Banksy on the doors of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris—believed to be the artist’s tribute to the victims of the 2015 massacre—in a small Italian…


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Brussel

Belgium Removes Burnt-Out Statue Of Colonial King Leopold II, As Statue Takedown Goes Global

A statue of Belgium’s King Leopold II, who became ultra wealthy from the enslavement of Congolese people in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was removed by the city of Antwerp in Belgium as the movement to remove monuments of racist…


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Vatican City

Pope Warns: ‘Don’t Cry Victory Too Soon’ Over Coronavirus

Pope Francis has urged Italians not to lower their guard too soon over coronavirus even as infection rates fall, during his Sunday address to hundreds of socially distanced onlookers at the Vatican. KEY FACTS - “Be careful. Don’t…


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George Floyd protest

British Protesters Throw Slave Trader Statue Into River—And Other Stunning Global Protest Moments

As protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing enter their 12th day, stunning images and video have emerged over the past 24 hours from around the world, including a group of U.K. protesters throwing the statue of a slave trader into…


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Black Tuesday

#BlackOutTuesday Brings Music Industry To A Pause, But Some Artists Warn Against Obscuring Black Lives Matter Posts

Black tiles flooded social media on Tuesday alongside the hashtags #blackouttuesday and #theshowmustbepaused as the music industry paused to remember the killings of black people at the hands of police, but some artists are warning that #blacklivesmatter…


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George Floyd’s Death Ruled A Homicide By Medical Examiner

George Floyd’s Death Ruled A Homicide By Medical Examiner

George Floyd’s death was a homicide, the county medical examiner has ruled, saying in a report released Monday that the 46-year-old died as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest caused by “law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck…


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Vaccine Coronavirus

China Says A Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Ready This Year

A Chinese Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of the year, a government body has announced as nations race to be the first to come up with a defense against the virus that has infected nearly 6 million people and wrecked the…


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Santorini Greece

Greece Will Welcome Tourists Back, But Not Americans

Greece will welcome international tourists from nearly 30 countries back in June, but will retain a ban on holidaymakers from countries with high Covid-19 infection rates like the United States, the Greek government announced. KEY FACTS - Visitors…


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Chinese Virologist Warns Coronavirus Is 'Just Tip Of The Iceberg'

Chinese Virologist Warns Coronavirus Is 'Just Tip Of The Iceberg'

Shi Zhengli, the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, said in an interview Monday on China Global Television Network that new viruses being discovered, such as Covid-19, are "just the tip of the iceberg,"…


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Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Cocaine Trade: Nearly $32 Million Bust Reported In Hong Kong

Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Cocaine Trade: Nearly $32 Million Bust Reported In Hong Kong

Hong Kong customs agents discovered $31.7 million of cocaine stashed inside an aircraft engine shipped from Ecuador, making the weekend coke bust the biggest of its kind this year. KEY FACTS - The engine, which arrived in March in a shipping…


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Donald Trump

All The Times Trump Has Promoted Hydroxychloroquine

 Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has embraced unproven treatments for coronavirus, especially anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which a new study found is linked to an increased risk of death in patients.…


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National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona

Spain Will Welcome Foreign Tourists In July

Spain’s tourism sector will reopen to foreign visitors in July, just in time for summer holidays, as the country gradually lifts one of the world’s most strict lockdowns after being battered by the Covid-19 pandemic that has killed…


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David Malpass World Bank

World Bank Estimates 60 Million People May Fall Into Extreme Poverty Due To Coronavirus

The World Bank Group announced in a statement Tuesday that 60 million people could fall into extreme poverty due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, which would erase three years of progress globally. KEY FACTS - In 2015, there…


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EasyJet

EasyJet Hacked: 9 Million Customers And 2,000 Credit Cards Hit

Budget airline EasyJet has announced it suffered a “highly sophisticated” hack that led to the leak of personal information on 9 million customers and details of 2,000 credit cards. Email addresses and travel details of…


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Italy Venise

Tourists Can Travel To Italy Again In June

 In a bid to revive the country’s hard-hit tourism industry before the summer holidays, Italy announced Saturday it will allow travel in and out of the country starting June 3. KEY FACTS - The move lifts one of Europe’s earliest…


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Coronavirus children

CDC Warns Of Coronavirus-Related Inflammatory Syndrome Found In Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alert Thursday on a rare, mysterious, coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome increasingly being found in children and sometimes leading to death. KEY FACTS - Multisystem…


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China coronavirus

China Hasn’t Reported Any New Coronavirus Deaths For A Month

China has gone four weeks without reporting any new deaths linked to coronavirus, according to an analysis of data from Chinese health authorities. KEY FACTS - The National Health Commission, which keeps a daily tally of infection numbers and…


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President Donald Trump

Death Toll Conspiracy: Why Conservative Media—And Soon, Possibly Trump—Are Doubting Coronavirus Mortality Figures

A growing number of conservatives (especially fringe sites like Alex Jones’ Infowars) are embracing a conspiracy that government-approved death tolls are inflated for various political reasons—and some reports suggest President…


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Here’s Why Experts Expect A Second Coronavirus Wave

Here’s Why Experts Expect A Second Coronavirus Wave

As U.S. states and countries across the world begin to gradually lift coronavirus lockdowns, experts and officials are ramping up warnings about the possibility of a second—and more deadly—wave of the pandemic.…


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Coronavirus China

New Study Suggests Coronavirus Began Spreading In Late 2019

Researchers from London have published a study that supports the idea that coronavirus began spreading between humans late last year and transmitted rapidly—and though researchers identified nearly 200 recurrent genetic…


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Chinese students after lockdown

Wuhan Welcomes 57,000 Students Back To School For The First Time Since Lockdown Ended

Some 57,000 students in Wuhan, the Chinese city where COVID-19 was first reported, are returning to school today for the first time since a strict 76-day lockdown in the city was lifted. KEY FACTS - Not all students are back in the classroom—just…


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Don Shula Miami Dolphins

The Biggest Non-Coronavirus Stories You Missed Today: Miami Dolphins Legend Don Shula Dies, Andy Lack Out At NBC News

The coronavirus pandemic is upending life around the world, straining the global economy and disrupting the way Americans work, learn and socialize, but it’s not the only story; here are five news events you may have missed Monay: - Andy…


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Xiaomi mobile

Exclusive: Warning Over Chinese Mobile Giant Xiaomi Recording Millions Of People’s ‘Private’ Web And Phone Use

“It’s a backdoor with phone functionality,” quips Gabi Cirlig about his new Xiaomi phone. He’s only half-joking. Cirlig is speaking with Forbes after discovering that his Redmi Note 8 smartphone…


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Iphones

Some Coronavirus Victims Are Dying Alone. Donating A Phone Charger Could Help

When Stephen Hefler was admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 symptoms in late March, his kidneys were on the brink of failure. From his bed in the ICU, the 77-year-old retired physician initially remained in contact with his family. “We…


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Donald Trump

Trump May Skip Daily Briefings As Polls Show Low Public Trust In White House COVID-19 Response

Axios reported Friday that President Trump may “stop appearing daily and make shorter appearances” at the White House’s daily coronavirus briefings, with staffers believing them to be the catalyst for poor public trust…


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Iran Forbes Monaco

The Biggest Non-Coronavirus Stories You Missed Today: Tensions With Iran Escalate Over War Ships, Environmentalists Win Big With Clean Water Act Ruling

The coronavirus pandemic is upending life around the world, straining the global economy and disrupting the way Americans work, learn and socialize, but it’s not the only story; here are five news events you may have missed Thursday.…


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London Big Ben

Britain Builds Extra 30,000 Mortuary Places In Preparation For Worst Possible Coronavirus Outcome

The U.K. government is to provide an extra 30,000 mortuary spaces as a precaution in preparation for the worst possible outcome, amid growing warnings that Britain could face the most coronavirus deaths in Europe. KEY FACTS - The additional…


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Monaco Lockdown Extended

Monaco Lockdown Extended

UPDATE: Monaco now has 90 coronavirus cases after six more people were confirmed Covid-19 positive on Good Friday. Monaco has just extended the March 17 confinement until May 3. This comes ahead of a similiar announement expected from…


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Coronavirus Monaco

Another Three Coronavirus Cases In Monaco For A Total of 52

Three more samples tested positive for Covid-19 in Monaco on Tuesday, bringing the number of people affected to 52. However, not all cases are Monaco residents. This figures includes two people who have recovered, Prince Albert and…


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Coronavirus Monaco mask

Coronavirus Continues To Climb In Monaco, Assembly Seeks Monthly Bonus For Medical Staff

There were 3 new cononavirus cases confirmed in Monaco on Sunday, March 29, bringing the total number to 46 . While this is a high number for a population of 38,700, not all infected patients are residents. The country’s first Covid-19…


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Another Coronavirus Case In Monaco, One Patient Dies

Another Coronavirus Case In Monaco, One Patient Dies

One new coronavirus case was confirmed on Saturday, bringing the total number people affected to 43, including one recovery. Sadly, a man in his eighties ,who tested Covid-19 positive and was admitted to ICU at Princes Grace Hospital…


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Coronavirus Monaco mask

Nine New Coronavirus Cases In Monaco, Monaco And France Extend Lockdown

UPDATE: Monaco has announced that the 2-week confinement period will be extended until April 15. Rules and curfew, as previously defined, remain as is for the moment. Health authorities in Monaco confirmed on Friday, March 27, that nine new…


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Princess Grace Hospital Center Monaco

4 More Coronavirus Cases, Monaco National Council Wants Answers

Health authorities have confirmed another four new positive coronavirus cases in Monaco since yesterday. This brings the total to 30 active cases (plus one case of recovery), 19 of which have been reported since last Friday. READ: €1,000…


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Prince Charles

Prince Charles Has Coronavirus 2 Weeks After Meeting Prince Albert

Buckingham Palace has just confirmed Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus. The 71-year-old Prince of Wales, who is self-isolating at Balmoral, reportedly sat opposite of Prince Albert at a WaterAid event in London on March 10.…


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Princess Grace Hospital Center Monaco

4 New Coronavirus Cases In Monaco Since Sunday

Minister of social affairs and health, Didier Gamerdinger, has confirmed four new positive coronavirus cases in Monaco over the past two days. This brings the total to 26 active cases. “Ten of them are hospitalized, the others are being…


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Walking dog

1 Kilometer From Home, 1 Hour Max, says French Prime Minister

French prime minister Edouard Philippe announced new restrictions Monday night to fight against the spread of the coronavirus. All movement outside the home is now limited to one kilometer (instead of two) for a maximum of one hour. And residents…


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Monaco Port

Coronavirus On The Rise In Monaco: Five New Cases

Another five confirmed cases of coronavirus were announced by the Monaco health authorities on Sunday, March 22. No details of gender or age were provided. This is 11 new cases since Friday. The number of people in the Principality now…


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Port Monaco night

Monaco Introduces Curfew, Fines Up To €200

Effective Sunday, March 22 and until further notice, the government has announced “a restriction on night travel,” between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m in the Principality. Individual physical activity, or taking out or walking the…


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Police France

Public Health Emergency Declared In France Sunday

As the number of coronavirus deaths in France top 500, French parliament passed an emergency bill Sunday morning bestowing the government special powers during the health crisis. The National Assembly in a select committee has voted for legislation…


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Coronavirus mask

Coronavirus Cases In PACA Passes 1,000

Last night, Monaco health officials confirmed a 50% hike in coronavirus cases in the Principality, with six new cases. There have been a total of 18 cases reported, although only 17 are now active. Today, France’s Regional Health Agency…


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Monaco Princess Grace Hospital

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% In Monaco In 24 Hours

Monaco health authorities have announced six new positive coronavirus cases on Saturday, March 21. This brings the number of people affected by Covid-19 to 18 in the Principality, including one who has now recovered. No further details…


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Alpes-Maritimes Risk Zone, Curfews, Drones

Alpes-Maritimes Risk Zone, Curfews, Drones

UPDATE 7 p.m. The entire department of the Alpes-Maritimes is now under curfew from 10 p.m. to 5. a.m. effective from Saturday, March 21. UPDATE 2 p.m.: Nice (11 p.m to 6 a.m.), Vallauris (10 p.m.), Menton and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin…


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Port Hercule Monaco

New Case Of Coronavirus In Monaco, Public Areas And Coast Banned

The total number of coronavirus cases in Monaco hit 12, the government confirmed Friday night. Another person tested positive for COVID-19 and an epidemiological investigation is underway. While the sex of the person has not been confirmed,…


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Prince Albert II of Monaco

Prince Alberts Health 'No Need For Concern,' Says Palace

Following yesterday’s confirmation that Prince Albert has tested positive for coronavirus, the palace has issued a letter this afternoon stating that the Prince’s “health, monitored several times a day by his doctors, does…


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Hotel Hermitage Monaco SBM

Hermitage To Close From Monday 

Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) announced this afternoon via a press release that Hermitage Monte-Carlo Hotel will be closed from Monday, March 23 until April 30 tentatively. "An extremely limited number of guests"…


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Prince Albert Monaco

Prince Albert Tests Positive For Coronavirus

UPDATE: Prince Albert was one of two additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Monaco today, bringing the total to 11 since February 28. No details were provided about the other patient. Prince Albert’s cabinet confirmed earlier…


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Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix Postponed

The FIA has just confirmed that the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix 2020, Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix 2020 and Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2020 will be postponed. The FIA and Formula 1, who are regularly monitoring the evolving COVID-19 epidemic,…


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Cycling France

‘Cycling temporarily prohibited,’ says French Cycling Federation

The French Cycling Federation (FCF) has finally weighed in on the outdoor physical activity argument as residents in France enter Day 3 of a 2-week home confinement. The federation has taken the following position: “The practice of cycling…


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Monaco Port

Monaco Under Coronavirus Confinement “Until Further Notice”

UPDATE: Further details about Monaco's confinement measures will made live on the Gouvernement Monaco Facebook page on Wednesday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. Prince Albert made a televised address to Monegasques and residents of Monaco…


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Monaco promenade chien

France On Lockdown, What You Can Do, What’s Closed In Monaco

French president Emmanuel Macron declared a 2-week lockdown in France during a nationwide televised addresst at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The “confinement” period begins from noon on Tuesday. During a follow-up press conference,…


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Serge Telle Minister of State

Monaco Minister Of State Tests Positive For Coronavirus

As Europe becomes the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, and global cases now outpace those in China, it has been reported this morning that Monaco's minister of state, Serge Telle, was one of two additional cases reported Covid-19…


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Monaco Fontvieille

Coronavirus Cases In Monaco Reach 7, No Need To Panic Shop Says Government

Monaco health authorities have just confirmed that four more people have tested positive for Covid-19 to date, bringing the total number infected to 7. Most of the patients, who had mild symptoms, have returned home where they will receive…


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Port Monaco Yachts

Monaco Avoids Lockdown: Non-Essentials Closed Until Further Notice

From midnight on Saturday, March 14, all public places “not essential to the life of the country” in Monaco have been closed until further notice. “Faced with the progression of the Covid-19 epidemic in the countries bordering…


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 Monaco

Coronavirus: Third Case In Monaco Confirmed

A third person in Monaco has been confirmed positive for COVID 19. The patient, a male who experienced few symptoms of the coronavirus, was in the care of Princess Grace Hospital but sent home as part of a new medical monitoring protocol adopted…


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serge telle monaco coronavirus

Coronavirus: Monaco Bans Gatherings Of More Than 100 People

At a press point on Friday afternoon, minister of state Serge Telle stated, “The Principality is banning any gathering of more than 100 people.” He added, “With this measure, we intend to fight against the spread of the Covid…


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Princess Grace Hospital Center

Coronavirus: Second Positive Case In Monaco

Monaco health authorities have just been informed that a Monaco resident under care at Princess Grace Hospital Center has tested positive for COVID 19. The patient had been placed in quarantine awaiting test results and will now remain in the…


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President Donald Trump

Coronavirus: 30-Day Travel Suspension From Europe To U.S.

On Wednesday, March 11, President Donald Trump announced a 30-day travel ban from most European countries to the U.S. in a bid to contain the "foreign virus." Addressing the nation on prime time TV, the President suspended "all…


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Coronavirus Monaco

First Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Monaco

At 11 p.m. Friday February 28, Monaco’s communication department released a statement from health authorities confirming that one person at Princess Grace Hospital Center has tested positive for the coronavirus. The patient, reportedly…


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Two Suspected Coronavirus Case Hit Monaco

Two Suspected Coronavirus Case Hit Monaco

According to French media Monaco-Matin, a woman with symptoms of coronavirus was hospitalized at Princess Grace Hospital Center (CHPG) in Monaco Monday afternoon. And a second person, an Italian, was also admitted. Tests have been carried out…


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Ferrari Up In Flames In Monaco

Ferrari Up In Flames In Monaco

Shortly before rush hour on Tuesday, around 4 pm, a Ferrari F40 caught fire on Avenue Princess Grace, one of the Top Ten Most Expensive Streets in the World with an average property costing €75,000 per square meter. According to French…


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Opera Gallery Monaco