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Prop Gun Fired By Alec Baldwin On Set Of Movie ‘Rust’ Leaves One Dead, One Hospitalized


A crew member working on the movie Rust was killed by a prop gun accident and another was hospitalized Thursday, halting production of the film, which stars Alec Baldwin and Jensen Ackles, due to an investigation, according to the…


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Zuckerberg Loses $5.9 Billion In A Day As Facebook Faces Rare Outage, Whisteblower Testimony

Zuckerberg Loses $5.9 Billion In A Day As Facebook Faces Rare Outage, Whisteblower Testimony


Investor confidence in Facebook weakened a bit on Monday amid continued political pressure and a rare lengthy outage of the company’s apps, sending shares down 4.8% and zapping away billions from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune. …


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Former French President Sarkozy Sentenced To One Year Of House Arrest For Flouting Campaign Spending Rules

Former French President Sarkozy Sentenced To One Year Of House Arrest For Flouting Campaign Spending Rules


Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday was convicted by a Paris court for breaking the country’s campaign spending laws in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid and sentenced to one year of house arrest, a ruling that comes…


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Nerve Disorder Listed As ‘Very Rare’ Side Effect Of AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Nerve Disorder Listed As ‘Very Rare’ Side Effect Of AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday listed Guillain-Barre Syndrome—a neurological disorder that can cause temporary paralysis—as a “very rare” side effect of the AstraZeneca Covid-19, a move that comes just…


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Italy Announces New Covid Restrictions For U.S. Travelers

Italy Announces New Covid Restrictions For U.S. Travelers

Italy became the first European country to announce tougher coronavirus requirements for American tourists entering the country Tuesday since the European Union removed the U.S. from its safe travel list amid a surge of new coronavirus…


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Booster Shot Before You Go? These Countries Have Set A Vaccine ‘Expiry Date’ For Travelers

Booster Shot Before You Go? These Countries Have Set A Vaccine ‘Expiry Date’ For Travelers

Considering an international trip for later this year or into 2022? Depending on where you’re going, it may be necessary to schedule your trip around a Covid booster shot. Amid the rise of the delta variant of the coronavirus and…


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Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony: Japan Says Goodbye To Games With Ska And Fireworks As Paris Takes Over For 2024

Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony: Japan Says Goodbye To Games With Ska And Fireworks As Paris Takes Over For 2024

The Tokyo Olympics officially came to a close Sunday during the Summer Games’ closing ceremony, as the Japanese hosts wrapped up the Games with musical performances and a projection show before handing off the Olympic flag to France for…


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China Will Test All 12 Million Wuhan Residents After Covid-19 Delta Variant Is Reported In City

China Will Test All 12 Million Wuhan Residents After Covid-19 Delta Variant Is Reported In City

Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will administer Covid-19 tests to all 12 million residents in Wuhan, where the first cases of Covid-19 were first reported, after the first local cases of infection by the highly contagious delta variant…


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Israel Will Reportedly ‘Look Into’ Spyware Claims While Macron Wants Investigations

Israel Will Reportedly ‘Look Into’ Spyware Claims While Macron Wants Investigations

Israel’s national security council will “look into” claims that a spyware app developed by an Israeli company was used to spy on journalists and world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, whose administration…


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Britain Is Planning To Allow Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travelers To Enter Without Having To Quarantine

Britain Is Planning To Allow Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travelers To Enter Without Having To Quarantine

The U.K. is working towards dropping mandatory quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from other countries, transport minister Grant Shapps announced on Friday, a move that follows an earlier rule tweak that had extended the…


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Europe Opens Up To American Tourists As Infectious Delta Variant Drives New Covid Surge Across Region

Europe Opens Up To American Tourists As Infectious Delta Variant Drives New Covid Surge Across Region

American travelers will be welcome across the European Union Friday as the bloc lifts its ban on U.S. visitors whether or not they have been vaccinated, though individual EU governments are free to decide on their own regulations…


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G-7 Countries Agree To Infrastructure Project Rivaling China’s ‘Belt And Road’

G-7 Countries Agree To Infrastructure Project Rivaling China’s ‘Belt And Road’

Leaders of the Group of Seven countries will undertake a U.S.-led infrastructure project for developing nations to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative, that country’s multi-trillion series of projects around the world to foster…


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Greece Is The Latest Mediterranean Country To Open Up To Tourists

Greece Is The Latest Mediterranean Country To Open Up To Tourists

Greece officially launched its 2021 tourism season Friday, reopening museums and beaches after a dismal year for the country that relies heavily on tourists, but the nation is implementing its own vaccine and testing requirements for visitors…


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Moscow Cuts U.S. Embassy Staff Marking Latest Decline In U.S.-Russia Relationship

Moscow Cuts U.S. Embassy Staff Marking Latest Decline In U.S.-Russia Relationship

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow cut 75% of its staff Wednesday after the Kremlin banned the embassy from employing Russians, marking the latest deterioration in the U.S.-Russia relationship and reducing the embassy’s  services…


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Bill And Melinda Gates Announce Divorce

Bill And Melinda Gates Announce Divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates, who jointly run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private philanthropic foundation, announced on Monday they will divorce after 27 years of marriage.  KEY FACTS - The Microsoft co-founder tweeted that…


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Rome, Italy

Vaccinated Americans Will Reportedly Be Allowed Back In Europe This Summer

American holidaymakers who have received a coronavirus vaccine will be permitted to enter the European Union in time for summer vacation thanks to the success of the U.S. vaccine rollout, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told…


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Paris, France

France Will Reopen To Vaccinated Americans This Summer, Macron Says

Americans will soon be permitted to enter France for the first time in more than a year with vaccine passports, French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday, as France prepares to scale down its coronavirus lockdown next month and welcome international…


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U.K. Regulator Recommends Continued Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Despite 7 Deaths Linked To Blood Clots

U.K. Regulator Recommends Continued Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Despite 7 Deaths Linked To Blood Clots

Britain's medicines regulator confirmed late Friday that seven people have died from blood clots after receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, but noted there is not yet substantiated proof the extremely rare blood-clotting…


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Chinese Hackers Used Facebook To Target Uyghurs With Powerful iPhone And Android Spyware

Chinese Hackers Used Facebook To Target Uyghurs With Powerful iPhone And Android Spyware

Facebook is trying to fight back against attacks on Uyghur activists, allegedly carried out by Chinese hackers who are wielding potent Android and iPhone malware, the social networking giant announced Wednesday. Using Facebook, the group, previously…


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Prince William Says Royals Are ‘Very Much Not A Racist Family’

Prince William Says Royals Are ‘Very Much Not A Racist Family’

In his first public comments on the claims of racism recently made by his brother Prince Harry and sister-in-law Meghan Markle, the Duke of Cambridge said the British monarchy are "very much not a racist family." KEY FACTS…


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These European Countries Are Launching Vaccine Passports

These European Countries Are Launching Vaccine Passports

It’s becoming clearer that in the not-too-distant future, international travelers will require some sort of vaccine passport or vaccine certificate, as a growing number of countries get behind the idea. The appeal is that these documents…


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Fauci: Covid Vaccines Are Less Effective Against New Strains — But Still Worth Taking

Fauci: Covid Vaccines Are Less Effective Against New Strains — But Still Worth Taking

Even though new strains of the coronavirus have dented some vaccines’ effectiveness, existing vaccines can still prevent serious illness and slow the virus’ spread, White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday, responding…


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AstraZeneca

EU-AstraZeneca Row Escalates As Belgian Regulators Launch Probe Into Vaccine Production Site

Belgium’s federal medicines agency has launched an investigation into AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine production site near Brussels following a request from the European Commission, in a move that could escalate the row between the…


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AstraZeneca Battles Supply Chain Issues, Denies Claims Its Covid-19 Vaccine Is Largely Ineffective In Seniors

AstraZeneca Battles Supply Chain Issues, Denies Claims Its Covid-19 Vaccine Is Largely Ineffective In Seniors

Pharma giant AstraZeneca could face strict new export rules from the European Union that could restrict supply of its Covid-19 vaccine outside the bloc, as officials pressure the company to explain production shortfalls, while the company denies…


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Portugal

France, Spain And Portugal Struggle To Contain New Coronavirus Infections

While many European countries have seen declines in new daily coronavirus cases, Spain, France and Portugal after relaxing crackdowns in December are fighting off a new surge of infections that have leaders mulling over new lockdowns and stricter…


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WHO Says Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe For The Elderly After Norway Questioned Its Role In Numerous Deaths

WHO Says Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe For The Elderly After Norway Questioned Its Role In Numerous Deaths

The World Health Organization said Friday that it still recommends the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 shot  with an expert panel it convened finding no evidence implicating it in the deaths of elderly people, after Norway’s…


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From ‘Tyrant’ To ‘Friend’ — World Leaders Welcome Biden After ‘Four Long Years’ Of Trump

From ‘Tyrant’ To ‘Friend’ — World Leaders Welcome Biden After ‘Four Long Years’ Of Trump

Many world leaders are heralding the arrival of seasoned diplomat President-elect Joe Biden to the White House as an opportunity to begin anew and repair relationships—after a trying four years of President Trump’s unconventional…


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Moderna Vaccin

CDC, FDA Investigating California Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Lot With ‘Higher Than Usual’ Allergic Reactions

California’s state epidemiologist urged Covid-19 vaccine providers Sunday to pause distribution of one Moderna vaccine lot while the manufacturer and federal government investigate a “higher than usual” number of…


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Alexey Navalny

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Detained After Returning To Russia

Alexei Navalny, one of Russia’s most outspoken Kremlin critics, was detained at a Moscow airport Sunday after returning to his home country for the first time since he nearly died after being poisoned by a Soviet-era nerve agent last…


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Trump Becomes First President Impeached Twice After Fomenting Capitol Riot

Donald J. Trump on Wednesday became the only U.S. president to be impeached twice as House Democrats, joined by ten Republicans, charged Trump with inciting the violent insurrection on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol that eventually led to…


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‘Problematic’ And ‘Perplexing’: European Leaders Side With Trump Over Twitter Ban

‘Problematic’ And ‘Perplexing’: European Leaders Side With Trump Over Twitter Ban

While resolutely condemning last week’s violence in Washington, D.C., several high-profile European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have objected to social media companies like Facebook and Twitter banning the…


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China Finally Green Lights WHO Investigation Into Coronavirus Origins As Daily Covid-19 Cases Spike To Five-Month High

China Finally Green Lights WHO Investigation Into Coronavirus Origins As Daily Covid-19 Cases Spike To Five-Month High

The World Health Organization team investigating the origins of Covid-19 will finally be allowed access to China to work alongside a local team of scientists, the country’s health authority announced Monday as the mainland recorded its…


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England Will Go Into National Lockdown Amid Covid-19 Surge

England Will Go Into National Lockdown Amid Covid-19 Surge

In a bid to contain a more contagious strain of coronavirus that is spreading rapidly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a new lockdown on England on Monday that will last until at least mid-February. KEY FACTS - Coronavirus is again surging…


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New Coronavirus Strain Detected In More Countries

New Coronavirus Strain Detected In More Countries

Spain is the latest country to confirm cases of a new coronavirus strain first detected in the U.K. that early studies suggest is far more contagious, sparking worries that it could worsen the pandemic. KEY FACTS - Four people in Madrid who…


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President-Elect Biden Will Get Coronavirus Vaccine Monday

President-Elect Biden Will Get Coronavirus Vaccine Monday

President-elect Joe Biden and first lady-elect Dr. Jill Biden will receive the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine on Monday, incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a press briefing Friday, noting he is taking the…


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French President Macron Tests Positive For Covid-19

French President Macron Tests Positive For Covid-19

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, joining the likes of U.S. President Donald Trump, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other world leaders who have been infected with the disease. KEY FACTS - Macron's…


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A New Strain Of Covid-19 Has Emerged In England - Here Is What It Could Mean For The Pandemic And Vaccines

A New Strain Of Covid-19 Has Emerged In England - Here Is What It Could Mean For The Pandemic And Vaccines

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock told politicians Monday that a “new variant” of Covid-19 had been discovered in England where it had infected over a 1,000 people in the south of the country where cases have been rising…


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Biden Secures Electoral College Victory After Unprecedented Attempt By Trump To Invalidate Vote

Biden Secures Electoral College Victory After Unprecedented Attempt By Trump To Invalidate Vote

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was ratified by the Electoral College on Monday, bucking President Donald Trump’s longshot effort to overturn the results of the election through an unprecedented pressure campaign on…


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Sanofi-GSK Covid-19 Vaccine Delayed After Trials Show Poor Immune Response In Elderly

Sanofi-GSK Covid-19 Vaccine Delayed After Trials Show Poor Immune Response In Elderly

European pharma heavyweights Sanofi and GSK announced Friday that their experimental Covid-19 vaccine will be delayed until late 2021, following a disappointing set of results from early stage clinical trials that showed a poor immune response…


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Here Are All The World Leaders Who Say They’ll Get Vaccinated For Covid-19 Publicly To Boost Confidence

Here Are All The World Leaders Who Say They’ll Get Vaccinated For Covid-19 Publicly To Boost Confidence

World leaders are stepping forward to receive their Covid-19 immunizations on-camera in a bid to boost shaky public confidence in the vaccines’ safety, which has been undermined by their speedy development and approval after months of…


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European Rail Companies Will Bring Back Night Trains To Fight Climate Change

European Rail Companies Will Bring Back Night Trains To Fight Climate Change

A handful of train operators in Europe said Tuesday they will restore nighttime routes, aiming to connect more than a dozen European cities by sleeper trains within a few years in an initiative that is being hailed as a win for sustainable…


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‘V-Day’: U.K. Kicks Off Western World’s First Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

‘V-Day’: U.K. Kicks Off Western World’s First Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

A 90-year-old woman has become the first person to receive an approved Covid-19 vaccine in the western world—the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approved last week for emergency use in the U.K.—as the nation’s National Health Service…


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Covid Vaccine Candidates Have No Known Serious Side Effects, Says Operation Warp Speed Head

Covid Vaccine Candidates Have No Known Serious Side Effects, Says Operation Warp Speed Head

With polling showing some Americans lack of confidence in the safety of coronavirus vaccines that are on the verge of being approved, the head of the White House’s program to accelerate vaccine development, Operation Warp Speed, said…


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Police Raid Maradona’s Doctor In Investigation Of Soccer Star’s Death

Police Raid Maradona’s Doctor In Investigation Of Soccer Star’s Death

Police in Argentina raided the home and office of soccer legend Diego Maradona’s doctor over the weekend, less than a week after the star died of a heart attack and amid an investigation into his death at age 60. KEY FACTS -…


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AstraZeneca May Conduct Additional Trial For Covid-19 Vaccine After Acknowledging Errors In Initial Trial

AstraZeneca May Conduct Additional Trial For Covid-19 Vaccine After Acknowledging Errors In Initial Trial

AstraZeneca will likely conduct an additional global trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, according to a Bloomberg report, after questions were raised about its trial results — where the company claimed up to 90% efficacy…


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Qantas Becomes First Airline To Require Passengers To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Before Flying Internationally

Qantas Becomes First Airline To Require Passengers To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Before Flying Internationally

Getting a Covid-19 vaccine could soon be a requirement to travel internationally, with one major airline already saying that vaccination will become a “necessity” to set foot on its aircraft in the future, while a project led by…


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WHO Warns Europe Against Lifting Lockdowns Too Early Amid Slight Decline In Coronavirus Cases

WHO Warns Europe Against Lifting Lockdowns Too Early Amid Slight Decline In Coronavirus Cases

While Europe is starting to see the first early signs that the coronavirus spike across the continent is beginning to ease, World Health Organization officials warn that European countries need to take care to not lift lockdowns too early…


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Coronavirus Immunity May Last For At Least Six Months, Oxford Study Finds

Coronavirus Immunity May Last For At Least Six Months, Oxford Study Finds

People who contract coronavirus are “highly unlikely” to get the virus again for at least six months, according to a new study from the University of Oxford, pointing to a potential breakthrough in research on Covid-19…


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Pfizer, BioNTech To Seek Emergency Approval For Covid-19 Vaccine On Friday

Pfizer, BioNTech To Seek Emergency Approval For Covid-19 Vaccine On Friday

Pfizer and BioNTech will apply for emergency regulatory approval in the U.S. Friday for their Covid-19 vaccine—as the companies announced they would earlier this week—days after a clinical trial showed the vaccine…


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Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is More Than 94% Effective, Preliminary Data Shows

Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is More Than 94% Effective, Preliminary Data Shows

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing the disease, preliminary data from large-scale phase three trials shows, the company announced in a press release on Monday. KEY FACTS - The preliminary data is based…


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Boris Johnson In Self-Isolation After Contact Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Boris Johnson In Self-Isolation After Contact Tests Positive For Coronavirus

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson went into self-isolation Sunday after the country’s tracing program notified him he had come into contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus, nearly eight months after the prime minister…


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In New Interview, Trump Explains How He Still Hopes To Win Reelection

In New Interview, Trump Explains How He Still Hopes To Win Reelection

President Donald Trump is still convinced he won reelection, he told the Washington Examiner Friday in his first interview in more than a week, but the strategy he laid out to claw back victory from President-elect Joe Biden is underpinned…


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United Kingdom Reports Highest Covid Death Toll In 6 Months

United Kingdom Reports Highest Covid Death Toll In 6 Months

The United Kingdom reported 532 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the largest daily spike since May, as the country grapples with a severe Covid-19 resurgence that has led to thousands of deaths and sparked a second round of lockdown…


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Pfizer Says Covid-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective, Although Trials Are Ongoing

Pfizer Says Covid-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective, Although Trials Are Ongoing

The race to develop a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine may be nearing the finish line, according to an announcement from Pfizer and BioNTech Monday morning, with early data from their promising vaccine candidate showing that it…


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‘Welcome Back America!’ World Leaders Rejoice After Biden Wins Presidential Election

‘Welcome Back America!’ World Leaders Rejoice After Biden Wins Presidential Election

World leaders are congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, with many calling their defeat of President Donald Trump a historic moment, and one they hope will lead to strengthened relations with the United…


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World Coronavirus Tally Passes 50 Million Confirmed Cases

World Coronavirus Tally Passes 50 Million Confirmed Cases

Less than a year after China reported the first detected coronavirus cases, more than 50 million people across the globe have tested positive, according to a tally by Reuters, while trackers like those from Johns Hopkins University look…


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Joe Biden Wins Presidency After Recapturing Rust Belt States

Joe Biden Wins Presidency After Recapturing Rust Belt States

TOPLINE Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is projected to be the next president of the United States based on election analysis by the Associated Press, defeating incumbent President Donald Trump in what proved to be one of…


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France, Italy And Germany Post New Coronavirus Case Records As Europe Calls For New Crackdowns

France, Italy And Germany Post New Coronavirus Case Records As Europe Calls For New Crackdowns

As countries across Europe hunker down for their second lockdowns after an autumn resurgence of coronavirus outbreaks, France, Italy and Germany have all detected record-breaking numbers of new infections, following a handful of neighboring…


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Here’s When We Can Expect Results From States That Could Determine The Election

Here’s When We Can Expect Results From States That Could Determine The Election

With the presidential race still too close to call two days after Election Day, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden just six electoral votes away from clinching the presidency, four states are expected to deliver results Thursday that could…


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U.S. Formally Exits Paris Climate Agreement As Election Rumbles On, Biden Promises To Rejoin If Elected

U.S. Formally Exits Paris Climate Agreement As Election Rumbles On, Biden Promises To Rejoin If Elected

On Wednesday, as he waits to see whether he will serve a second term as president, Donald Trump made good on his long-standing promise to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, making it the only country to withdraw from the international…


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Italy Announces Curfews And Closures As Europe Faces New Lockdowns

Italy Announces Curfews And Closures As Europe Faces New Lockdowns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday announced new coronavirus restrictions, the Associated Press reported, becoming the latest European country to institute new measures because of a sharp increase in coronavirus cases. KEY…


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England Will Go On New Lockdown After Coronavirus Spike

England Will Go On New Lockdown After Coronavirus Spike

England is set to go into its second lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday, telling residents “you must stay at home.” KEY FACTS - People will only be able to meet with one person…


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Report: Sean Connery Dead At The Age Of 90

Report: Sean Connery Dead At The Age Of 90

Legendary Scottish Actor Sean Connery, best known for his iconic portrayal of James Bond, died overnight Friday in the Bahamas at the age of 90, with his family telling the BBC that Connery died peacefully after having been "unwell for…


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Stave Off An ‘Era Of Pandemics’ By Saving Nature

Stave Off An ‘Era Of Pandemics’ By Saving Nature

We are in an “era of pandemics” that will get worse and worse unless action is taken to protect the environment, a group of top international scientists have said in a new report, which highlights the need to focus on preventing…


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Terrorist Beheading In Nice, Two Others Killed, President Expected To Visit This Morning

Terrorist Beheading In Nice, Two Others Killed, President Expected To Visit This Morning

Today, the birth date of the Prophet Muhammad, at around 9 a.m., a man attacked several people with a knife inside and outside of the Cathedral Notre-Dame in Nice, France. According to reports, a man and a woman were killed in the Notre-Dame…


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Covid-19 Spike In Europe Leads To Resurrecting Restrictions

Covid-19 Spike In Europe Leads To Resurrecting Restrictions

With Covid-19 cases spiking across the continent, many European countries are reimposing restrictions, including travel warnings, mask mandates and partial lockdowns, in hopes of curbing coronavirus outbreaks that are leading to increased hospitalizations…


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Obama Calls Trump Behavior ‘Not Normal’ As He Pitches ‘Normal President’ Biden

Obama Calls Trump Behavior ‘Not Normal’ As He Pitches ‘Normal President’ Biden

Former President Barack Obama took to the campaign trail once again on Saturday to offer a harsh assessment of his successor, particularly taking aim at his halted 60 Minutes interview and casting his behavior as “not normal”…


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After Spain, France Surpasses 1 Million Covid Cases As Europe’s Outbreak Worsens

After Spain, France Surpasses 1 Million Covid Cases As Europe’s Outbreak Worsens

France on Thursday surpassed 1 million confirmed Covid-19 cases, a worrying landmark that came just over a week after French President Emmanuel Macron declared a national health emergency and a month-long curfew in France’s major cities…


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Paris Back Under Curfew Amid Spike In Covid-19 Cases In Europe

Paris Back Under Curfew Amid Spike In Covid-19 Cases In Europe

French President Emanuel Macron on Tuesday declared a national health emergency and announced a month-long curfew in Paris and eight other major cities as coronavirus infections spike across Europe. KEY FACTS - The curfew, which begins…


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French Authorities Arrest 11 After History Teacher Beheading

French Authorities Arrest 11 After History Teacher Beheading

French authorities have arrested 11 people in connection to the gruesome beheading of a teacher who showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in his class, which has sparked sweeping freedom of speech protests across the country reminiscent…


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Get Ready For No-Deal Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tells Country

Get Ready For No-Deal Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tells Country

British Prime Minister has asked U.K. citizens to prepare for a no-deal Brexit unless the European Union decides to make a fundamental change in its approach to trade and security negotiations which are currently at an impasse. KEY FACTS -…


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China To Test 9 Million People For Covid-19 This Week As New Outbreak Emerges

China To Test 9 Million People For Covid-19 This Week As New Outbreak Emerges

Some 9 million people will be tested for Covid-19 in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao over a five-day period, Chinese authorities announced on Monday following an outbreak of the virus at the city’s Municipal Chest Hospital that spread to…


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World Health Organization Reports Record Daily Number Of Covid-19 Infections

World Health Organization Reports Record Daily Number Of Covid-19 Infections

There was a record high 350,766 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the World Health Organization on Friday, with numerous countries seeing worrying resurgence of the virus, especially with influenza season on the horizon.…


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EU Secures Up To 500,000 Remdesivir Treatment Courses Amid Global Shortages

EU Secures Up To 500,000 Remdesivir Treatment Courses Amid Global Shortages

The European Union’s executive arm has signed a deal with Gilead Sciences for up to 500,000 treatment courses of its antiviral drug remdesivir, one of just two drugs approved to treat Covid-19 in Europe — the drug had been in short…


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EU Lawmakers Write To Amazon CEO Asking If His Company ‘Spies’ On Politicians, Unions

EU Lawmakers Write To Amazon CEO Asking If His Company ‘Spies’ On Politicians, Unions

European legislators have written a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding to know if his company monitors politicians and trade union activists in the European Union, days after the online retailer deleted two job postings for “intelligence…


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Instagram Will Hide Some User Comments As Part Of New ‘Anti-Bullying’ Features

Instagram Will Hide Some User Comments As Part Of New ‘Anti-Bullying’ Features

Instagram announced Tuesday the launch of  two new anti-bullying features, one that will hide potentially offensive comments from view and another to expand warning messages to users who repeatedly post comments that are reported by others,…


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Poll: Most Americans Don’t Trust White House On Trump’s Health

Poll: Most Americans Don’t Trust White House On Trump’s Health

Almost seven in 10 Americans do not trust most of the information supplied by the White House on President Donald Trump’s coronavirus infection, according to a poll released Monday that shows skepticism about Trump’s medical status…


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Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To Trio Of Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C Virus

Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To Trio Of Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C Virus

American researchers Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British scientist Michael Houghton were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough which “made possible blood…


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These Four Presidents Hid Their Health Problems From The American Public

These Four Presidents Hid Their Health Problems From The American Public

Conflicting statements about President Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis—including when he knew about it and how serious it is—have led critics to accuse the White House of deliberately obscuring his condition from the public,…


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Trump, First Lady Test Positive For Covid-19

Trump, First Lady Test Positive For Covid-19

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump announced in a tweet, with a little over a month to go until Election Day. KEY FACTS - Trump announced the test results on Twitter just hours…


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Serena Williams Pulls Out Of French Open Due To Achilles Injury

Serena Williams Pulls Out Of French Open Due To Achilles Injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the 2020 French Open on Wednesday because of a lingering left Achilles injury she originally suffered while competing in the U.S. Open earlier this month, making the announcement before her scheduled second-round…


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Netherlands Sets New Covid-19 Record For 5 Days In A Row

Netherlands Sets New Covid-19 Record For 5 Days In A Row

The Netherlands has posted record figures for new coronavirus infections every day since Monday, a surge that Dutch officials are calling “downright terrible” as the country joins much of Europe in grappling with a second Covid-19…


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Coronavirus May Have Mutated To Become More Contagious, Study Finds

Coronavirus May Have Mutated To Become More Contagious, Study Finds

When Houston was gripped by a severe Covid-19 wave in June, a mutated form of coronavirus that developed elsewhere in the world and which is known to be especially contagious grew to eventually dominate the city’s infected patients, according…


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Eiffel Tower Reopens After Brief Shutdown Following Bomb Hoax

Eiffel Tower Reopens After Brief Shutdown Following Bomb Hoax

The Eiffel Tower in Paris reopened to visitors after being evacuated and blockaded by police for serveral hours on Wednesday following a phone-in bomb threat, Reuters reported. KEY FACTS - The monument was searched and no explosives were…


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UK Considers Another Lockdown As Cases Projected To Hit 50,000 Per Day

UK Considers Another Lockdown As Cases Projected To Hit 50,000 Per Day

England’s chief medical official warned the country is currently on track to hit 50,000 Covid-19 cases per day by mid-October if the spread of coronavirus continues at its current pace, as countries across Europe reckon with an alarming…


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Provocative Art Basel Banana Gifted To Guggenheim Museum

Provocative Art Basel Banana Gifted To Guggenheim Museum

New York City’s Guggenheim Museum was gifted the buzzy banana taped to a wall that was the talk of a 2019 Florida art fair according to the New York Times, in a show of support for the work’s artistic merit after the fruit…


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France Sets New Daily Coronavirus Record—13,000 Cases—As Other Countries Lock Down

France Sets New Daily Coronavirus Record—13,000 Cases—As Other Countries Lock Down

France has stumbled over a menacing new hurdle in their battle to beat coronavirus as the country counted upwards of 13,000 new coronavirus cases Friday, an all-time daily high including even before the French lockdown in spring, as other countries…


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WHO Warns Of ‘Alarming’ Coronavirus Growth Rate In Europe

WHO Warns Of ‘Alarming’ Coronavirus Growth Rate In Europe

The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Europe Thursday warned of “alarming rates” of coronavirus transmission across the region with the greatest proportion of new cases coming among young and middle-aged adults,…


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Russia Accuses U.S. Of Plotting Coup In Belarus

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Plotting Coup In Belarus

Russia’s top intelligence official claimed Wednesday the United States is funding protests in Belarus and attempting to stage a coup, a statement unsupported by evidence that could signal that weeks of unrest in the Eastern European country…


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As Barbados Drops Queen Elizabeth II, Here’s Where Else The Monarch Is Head Of State

As Barbados Drops Queen Elizabeth II, Here’s Where Else The Monarch Is Head Of State

Barbados has announced that it will remove Queen Elizabeth II as the country’s head of state and transition to a republic by November 2021, becoming the first country since 1992 to remove the Queen—but the monarch will still continue…


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Huge Chunk Of Greenland's Ice Cap Breaks Off

Huge Chunk Of Greenland's Ice Cap Breaks Off

An enormous chunk of Greenland's ice cap measuring approximately 42.3 square miles (roughly the size of Ohio)  has broken off in the far northeastern Arctic, the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said Monday,…


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68% Of Americans Do Not Trust What Trump Says About Coronavirus Pandemic, Survey Says

68% Of Americans Do Not Trust What Trump Says About Coronavirus Pandemic, Survey Says

Amid damaging reports of the president publicly downplaying the deadliness of Covid-19, two-thirds of Americans say that Trump acted too slowly when dealing with the pandemic, and 68% say they don't trust what he says about the coronavirus,…


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AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Back On In U.K. After Abrupt Halt

AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Back On In U.K. After Abrupt Halt

AstraZeneca has resumed its phase three clinical trials in the United Kingdom for the company’s coronavirus vaccine candidate after abruptly halting the program earlier this week over fears that a study participant living in…


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Portugal Reports Highest Covid Count In Over 4 Months

Portugal Reports Highest Covid Count In Over 4 Months

Portugal saw its largest daily increase in Covid-19 infections since April on Wednesday, part of a recent uptick in coronavirus cases across Western Europe that has led some public health officials to warn of a resurgence. KEY FACTS - Portugal…


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Trump Says It Would Be An ‘Insult’ For Kamala Harris To Be First Female President

Trump Says It Would Be An ‘Insult’ For Kamala Harris To Be First Female President

President Trump launched an all-out assault on his Democratic opponents at a packed rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with particular vitriol directed at vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, who he has frequently disparaged with…


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Uber Commits $800 Million For Drivers To Buy EVs To Meet Zero-Emissions Mobility Goal

Uber Commits $800 Million For Drivers To Buy EVs To Meet Zero-Emissions Mobility Goal

Rideshare giant Uber is committing $800 million over the next five years to help its drivers switch from gasoline to electric vehicles by 2025 and promises to become a zero-emissions mobility platform in the decades to come. In addition…


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French Open Will Allow Spectators This Month Despite Coronavirus Resurgence

French Open Will Allow Spectators This Month Despite Coronavirus Resurgence

The French Open will allow a limited number of spectators at Roland Garros in Paris when it begins at the end of September, the French Tennis Federation announced on Monday, despite a surge in cases across the country that reached new heights…


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Tokyo Olympics Will Take Place Next Year ‘With Or Without Covid,’ Says IOC VP

Tokyo Olympics Will Take Place Next Year ‘With Or Without Covid,’ Says IOC VP

The Tokyo Summer Olympics will go forward despite the coronavirus, International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates told Agence France-Presse Monday, as Olympics officials still scramble to figure out what the postponed…


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Coronavirus Crisis Has Led To ‘Bleak’ Perception Of The Economy, Study Says

Coronavirus Crisis Has Led To ‘Bleak’ Perception Of The Economy, Study Says

As the coronavirus crisis wears on, new research from the Pew Research Center shows that public perception of the economy has “turned bleak” in large parts of the world. KEY FACTS - A median of 68% of people considered their country’s…


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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Sign Exclusive Netflix Deal

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Sign Exclusive Netflix Deal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a multi-year agreement to produce content exclusively at Netflix, one of their first projects since stepping back from their royal duties in January and moving to California. KEY FACTS -…


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France Logs Second-Highest Number Of Daily Coronavirus Cases Amid Signs Of Resurgence In Europe

France Logs Second-Highest Number Of Daily Coronavirus Cases Amid Signs Of Resurgence In Europe

France on Thursday reported its second-highest tally of new daily coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic and the most since the country’s strict lockdown ended, the latest signal that Western Europe is seeing a resurgence…


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Davos Postponed Until Summer 2021

Davos Postponed Until Summer 2021

 Davos—the World Economic Forum’s gathering of the world’s most powerful people held every year in a Swiss mountain resort—will be delayed until early summer 2021 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. …


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South Korea Closes Schools, Imposes Mask Mandate Amid ‘Severe Emergency’

South Korea Closes Schools, Imposes Mask Mandate Amid ‘Severe Emergency’

South Korea, a country hailed throughout the pandemic for its response to Covid-19, imposed new social distancing measures Monday and warned a stricter lockdown could be coming, as a new outbreak tied to a far-right church has spurred…


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Spain And Italy Post New Coronavirus Records Since Lockdown

Spain And Italy Post New Coronavirus Records Since Lockdown

Both Spain and Italy reported new highs of daily recorded coronavirus cases Wednesday after ending their strict lockdowns months ago, as more and more viral cases are detected throughout Europe in a worrying trend. KEY FACTS - On Wednesday,…


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

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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Cannes

France, Spain, Germany Suddenly Facing New Coronavirus Surge

Countries across the world are mulling second lockdowns as they see local resurgences of the coronavirus after easing out from social distancing restrictions, disappointing news for the residents of those countries and for the national economies.…


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Tyson

Report: Mike Tyson Agrees To Fight Roy Jones Jr. In September

In addition to the pending return of MLB, NBA and NHL action, it appears sports fans will have even more to look forward to this summer, as boxing legend Mike Tyson has reportedly agreed to fight Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12 in an 8-round…


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Twitter

Twitter Says Hackers Accessed Direct Messages From 36 Users, Including One Dutch Elected Official

Twitter said Wednesday that hackers responsible for a high-profile beach last week had access to the direct messages of 36 users, including one elected official in the Netherlands, offering a concerning look into how much information was accessed…


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Trump Reportedly Told Diplomat To Push U.K. Government To Steer Golf Tournament To His Resort

Trump Reportedly Told Diplomat To Push U.K. Government To Steer Golf Tournament To His Resort

U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert “Woody” Johnson told colleagues that President Trump pressured him in 2018 to entreat the British government to move the British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in…


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Facebook

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 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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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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Biden And Macron To Speak In ‘Coming Days’ As Australian Submarine Deal Threatens U.S.-France Alliance

Biden And Macron To Speak In ‘Coming Days’ As Australian Submarine Deal Threatens U.S.-France Alliance

Unseen Van Gogh Drawing To Make Its Public Debut

Unseen Van Gogh Drawing To Make Its Public Debut

SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission Launches Four Space Tourists On Orbital Tour Of Earth

SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission Launches Four Space Tourists On Orbital Tour Of Earth

European Union Plans U.S.-Inspired Agency To Fight Future Pandemics

European Union Plans U.S.-Inspired Agency To Fight Future Pandemics