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Germany not declaring victory despite low virus death New! 2020-04-07 17:21:10Despite having the world's fifth highest tally of COVID-19 infections, Germany's death rate has remained strikingly low compared to other nations. B

China ends Wuhan coronavirus lockdown New! 2020-04-07 16:36:56WUHAN, China — The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world has ended after 11 weeks: Chinese aut

Lady Gaga raises $35 million for coronavirus fight, New! 2020-04-07 16:26:22NEW YORK — Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special feat

Trump blasts World Health Organization as outrage rises New! 2020-04-07 16:07:54President Trump said Tuesday that the World Health Organization "really blew it" with its response to the novel coronavirus, indicating that his adm

Boris Johnson, British P.M., in stable condition after New! 2020-04-07 13:05:41British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in a stable condition while in the intensive care unit at St. Thomas' Hospital in London after his coron

Julian Assange case: Judge denies request to postpone New! 2020-04-07 11:55:16A lawyer for Julian Assange failed Tuesday to convince a British judge to postpone the jailed WikiLeaks publisher's extradition trial due to the ongo

Taliban calls off 'fruitless' peace talks with Afghan New! 2020-04-07 11:05:07The Taliban claims it has broken off peace talks with the Afghan government after disputes over an expected prisoner swap. A Taliban spokesperson said

Coronavirus death toll in Iran nearing 4,000, government New! 2020-04-07 10:45:31Iran's health ministry said Tuesday the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has spiked to more than 62,000, while the death toll nears 4,00

China reports no new coronavirus deaths for first New! 2020-04-07 10:23:00For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began late last year, mainland China reported no coronavirus deaths as the virus's epicenter in Wuh

WHO warns against easing coronavirus restrictions prematurely New! 2020-04-07 09:03:49The World Health Organization is warning nations against easing social restrictions and lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as several co

Chad's ex-dictator granted home arrest amid virus threat New! 2020-04-07 06:13:52DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal’s justice ministry because of the

U.K.'s Boris Johnson spends night in ICU; not New! 2020-04-07 05:05:08LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital with the new coronavirus, but

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Fossil teeth yield oldest genetic material from extinct New! 2020-04-07 08:28:41Scientists have extracted from dental enamel the oldest human genetic material ever obtained, helping clarify the pivotal place in the human evolution

Divers recover body of R.F.K.'s granddaughter from Chesapeake New! 2020-04-07 08:16:20The body of Chesapeake Bay, the daughter of former Maryland lieutenant-governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, was found in Chesapeake Bay, authorities sa

Boeing will redo botched test for Starliner crew New! 2020-04-07 07:53:59Boeing said Monday it will repeat a test flight of its astronaut capsule following last year's botched demo, considered a perilous close call by NASA

Global lockdowns might reduce CO2 emissions, but won't New! 2020-04-07 04:00:00The worldwide shutdowns are having a deep economic impact, but it might appear as though there could be a silver lining: reduced CO2 emissions. Scient

Boris Johnson stable overnight, 'in good spirits,' British New! 2020-04-07 03:52:23British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was stable overnight in intensive care after suffering a deterioration of his COVID-19 symptoms and he remains in

Wisconsin primary will go ahead today after court 2020-04-06 20:41:50Wisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in Tuesday's presidentia

Vatican welcomes Cardinal George Pell acquittal by Australian 2020-04-06 20:35:45The Vatican on Tuesday welcomed Cardinal George Pell's acquittal by Australia's highest court on charges of sexual abuse, praising him for having "

Nurses must be protected from abuse during coronavirus 2020-04-06 18:59:00Authorities must protect nurses and other health workers from harassment and attacks as they fight the pandemic virus, officials say.

Ex-soldier sentenced to prison for 'cold-blooded' killings that 2020-04-06 14:33:43A Slovak court on Monday sentenced former soldier Miroslav Marcek to 23 years in prison for shooting and killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak a

Lady Gaga announces $35M raised to fight COVID-19 2020-04-06 13:55:21Lady Gaga appeared via video link at Monday's World Health Organization media briefing to announce that $35 million US has been raised to fight the C

U.S. deaths from COVID-19 climb to over 10,000: 2020-04-06 13:18:47The death toll in New York, the state hardest hit by COVID-19, was "effectively flat" for the second day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his dai

Swedes' trust in government put to test as 2020-04-06 11:36:21Sweden’s days as a European outlier in the fight against coronavirus may be ending. As deaths rise, many are questioning measures that appear re


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Jobless Americans to see extra payments as soon New! 2020-04-07 17:17:59Americans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week as states deploy

Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion of his Square New! 2020-04-07 17:15:46Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Tuesday pledged $1 billion of his stake in Square Inc , the payments processor that he co-founded

Oil drops on growing crude glut, doubts over New! 2020-04-07 17:11:15Oil slumped on Tuesday in the face of swelling crude supplies and weak fuel demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, while investors also grew cautious

White House looks to bolster small business lending New! 2020-04-07 16:51:43The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week, as some of the na

Trump administration seeks $250 billion more in aid New! 2020-04-07 16:51:43The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional $250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from the

Oil drop saps gains as Wall Street fades New! 2020-04-07 16:51:40Wall Street fell on Tuesday, as a drop in oil prices steepened in the latter stages of the session and erased early gains built on tentative signs tha

Amazon piloting disinfectant fog at New York warehouse New! 2020-04-07 16:49:17Amazon.com Inc told Reuters it is piloting the use of disinfectant fog starting on Tuesday at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, within days of

U.S. Treasury liquidity on the mend, but without New! 2020-04-07 16:47:22Some measures of liquidity in the $17 trillion U.S. Treasury market are almost back to normal, thanks to the Federal Reserve's giant purchases, after

U.S. SEC issues compliance focus areas for brokers New! 2020-04-07 16:29:47The head of the examination office at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday published details about the expected scope and cont

Exxon could delay third Guyana project as government New! 2020-04-07 16:15:50Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday that production at the Payara project, its third development in Guyana, could be postponed due to delays in governme

Exxon lops 30% off 2020 spending, deeper and New! 2020-04-07 16:15:50Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday throttled back investment in shale, natural gas and deep water production, cutting planned capital spending by 30% this y

BlackRock's Aladdin investment management platform to be hosted New! 2020-04-07 16:03:23BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, has partnered with Microsoft Corp to have its Aladdin investment and risk management system hosted

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NMC Health lender applies to court for administration 2020-04-05 14:17:08The FTSE 100 firm has been under scrutiny for alleged unauthorised financial activities.

Coronavirus: ExCel U-turns on charging NHS for hospital 2020-04-05 08:36:44The owner of the centre will now cover costs for the NHS Nightingale Hospital.

Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over 'crackpot' 5G conspiracies 2020-04-05 05:54:40Government will tell social media firms to take down posts more quickly after attacks on masts.

Coronavirus: 'I don't want a flight voucher, where's 2020-04-03 17:05:58The airlines' trade body wants to give vouchers for cancelled flights but passengers are unhappy.

My Money: 'People have started leaving their houses 2020-04-03 17:04:41As part of a BBC blog series, Jen Smith talks us through one week as pandemic restrictions ease in Shenzhen.

Small businesses worry coronavirus loans ‘too risky’ 2020-04-03 14:30:16Owners of small businesses tell the BBC they still have concerns about the government’s loan scheme.

Coronavirus halts a decade of US jobs growth 2020-04-03 12:07:01American employers shed 701,000 jobs in March amid expectations there is worse to come.

Coronavirus: New Look delays supplier payments 'indefinitely' 2020-04-03 12:04:02The clothing retailer cancels new orders and tells firms they can pick up their stock.

Coronavirus: UK among economies risking record slump 2020-04-03 12:02:50Record falls in manufacturing and services activity point to recession, says a closely watched survey.

What does it mean to declare insolvency? 2020-04-03 10:06:41What does it mean when firms declare themselves insolvent?

China's Luckin Coffee slumps on 'fake' data news 2020-04-03 03:22:55The company said its chief operating officer and other employees had fabricated financial information.

Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic 2020-04-03 02:18:07It will regularly provide updates as to what types of places people are going to during the outbreak.