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Health Jun 25U.S. virus cases near an all-time high and governors impose new restrictions
The daily U.S. count of new coronavirus cases stood near an all-time high Thursday. It's hovering close to the late-April peak that marked some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis so far.
World Jun 04Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump
The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a "people's vaccine" to protect everyone against the coronavirus.
World May 26WHO warns 1st wave of pandemic is not over
As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.
World May 21European plans to use apps in virus tracking face setbacks
Doubts were growing on Thursday over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented with any real effectiveness soon.
Economy May 01Around the world, virus worries haunt workers demanding rights on May Day
Millions of workers worldwide are marking international labor day trapped between hunger and fear because of the virus pandemic, either with no job at all or a job without enough health protections.
Economy Mar 13Global stock markets recover after turbulent trading
Shares rose in Paris and London but fell 6.1% in Japan following Wall Street's and Europe's biggest drop since the 1987 Black Monday crash.
Health Jan 26China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak
Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators.
World Jan 11Taiwan’s leader reelected as voters back tough China stance
Tsai Ing-wen was reelected as Taiwan's president by a landslide Saturday in a victory that signaled strong support for her tough stance against China among voters determined to defend their democratic way of life.
World Jan 10Taiwan president urges voters to turn out to the polls in Saturday’s election
Taiwan elections are lively events that generally revolve around economic, public welfare and social justice issues, though China's threat to annex the self-governing island by force always looms large in the background.
World Nov 22Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, but willing to ‘fight back’
“As we always said we don’t want to start the trade war, but we are not afraid,” Xi said.