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WHO chief promises review of coronavirus response, China defends its performance

GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China backed such a review. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his promise during a virtual meeting of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly, at […]

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Israeli convicted of fatal West Bank arson attack

An Israeli court has convicted a Jewish settler of murdering three members of a Palestinian family in a 2015 arson attack in the occupied West Bank. Judges found Amiram Ben Uliel threw a firebomb into a home in the village of Duma, killing Saad and Riham Dawabsha and their 18-month-old son Ali. Ali’s brother Ahmed, […]

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Trump claims about WHO fact-checked

US President Donald Trump says the World Health Organization (WHO) has mismanaged and helped to cover up the spread of the coronavirus after it emerged in China. But the WHO has defended its handling of the early stages of the pandemic. We’ve been looking at some of the charges President Trump has levelled against the […]

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China second wave: Beijing on alert as city of 4.4m people faces Wuhan-style lockdown

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Chinese city Jilin announced new Wuhan-style lockdown measures would be put in place amid the second wave of COVID-19. The former Chinese capital put the Fengman District on high alert on Sunday […]

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Nigeria impounds British plane caught breaking coronavirus flight ban rules

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Passenger flights into the country are currently banned, with the exception of ones to evacuate people or repatriate Nigerian citizens.The ban has been in place for weeks and will remain in place […]

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A month after negative oil prices, U.S. crude contract expiry looms

(Reuters) – A month after sellers had to pay nearly $40 a barrel to get rid of U.S. oil futures, the next watershed moment looms with the expiry of the June contract on Tuesday – and so far there is little sign of a repeat of the historic plunge. The extent of the damage that […]

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Coronavirus fury: WHO faces major pressure as China fights coronavirus inquiry

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The WHO have been under fire throughput the outbreak for its supposed failures to hold China accountable and warn about the spread of the virus. The World Health Assembly meeting, to be […]

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Canada Snowbirds team jet crashes in British Columbia, report says one crew member dead

(Reuters) – A jet from the Canadian air force’s Snowbirds team that was on a national tour to lift spirits during the coronavirus outbreak crashed into a neighborhood in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Sunday and Global News reported that one crew member was killed. Witnesses and officials said earlier that at least one person was […]

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And then there were 4: Colorado’s last coronavirus-free counties want to stay that way

EADS — Distances are big and wide in Kiowa County, while amenities are few and far between. The remoteness and stillness of this wedge of high plains Colorado, flush up against the Kansas border, has undoubtedly played a major role in making it one of the last few counties in the state without a single […]

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Beaches, parks busy as Europe heat wave and U.S. spring test new coronavirus rules

(Reuters) – Summer weather is enticing much of the world to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns as centers of the outbreak from New York to Italy and Spain gradually lift restrictions that have kept millions indoors for months. People are streaming back to beaches, parks and streets just as a heat wave hits southern Europe and […]