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World Oct 19Facing terror charges, Basque separatist group ETA’s last boss apologizes for deaths
Josu Urrutikoetxea, the last known chief of now-extinct Basque separatist militant group ETA, is going on trial in Paris for terrorism charges, which he deems “absurd" because of his role in ending its long-standing conflict.
World May 06Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown
Spain’s left-wing coalition government has averted — for now — a political crisis on top of the enormous challenge the country already faces from its devastating coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed more than 25,000 lives and severely damaged the economy.
World Apr 17Nations struggle to count virus toll
China has announced that the coronavirus death toll Wuhan was nearly 50% higher than previously reported. The revision highlights just how seriously current figures may be understating the true toll of the pandemic around the globe.
World Apr 13WATCH: Cuomo calls virus ‘a killer’ as NY death toll surpasses 10,000
Governments are struggling with the delicate balance between keeping people safe from a highly contagious disease and making sure they can still make a living or have enough to eat.
World Apr 10Economic devastation looms on a Good Friday like no other
As Christians around the world observed a Good Friday like no other, at home watching livestreams instead of at church, pressure mounted on governments to restart some industries and fend off further economic devastation from the coronavirus.
Health Apr 03Cuomo to sign order allowing for ventilators to be taken from private companies
With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them.
Economy Apr 03Novel coronavirus ends 50-year-low jobless rate in U.S.
The U.S. government figures do not include the last two weeks, when nearly 10 million thrown-out-of-work Americans applied for unemployment benefits.
Health Mar 31Global virus infections top 800,000 as Spain sees record deaths
Spain's coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country's medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients and the world total climbed to more than 800,000 case.
Health Mar 30WATCH: New York’s Cuomo pleads for relief as virus death toll rises
New York's governor put out an urgent plea for medical volunteers and a Navy hospital ship pulled into port Monday as coronavirus deaths in the city mounted and hospitals buckled in what authorities say could be a preview of what…
World Mar 30Spain’s COVID-19 cases surpass China, U.S. cities brace for uptick
Three-quarters of a million people around the world have become infected and over 35,000 have died, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University.