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Health May 13WATCH: As new clusters emerge, WHO warns virus may be here to stay
New coronavirus clusters have appeared as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with preventing a second wave of infections and deaths.
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.
World Apr 28New Zealand tames virus as France, Spain announce lockdown exit plans
France and Spain were laying out separate roadmaps Tuesday for lifting their lockdowns, while signs emerged that the virus has been all but vanquished in New Zealand and Australia.
Health Apr 21UN urges world to quickly scale up medicines, vaccines
The U.N. resolution asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to work with the WHO and make recommendations to ensure that all people have equitable and timely access to testing, medical supplies, drugs and future vaccines, especially in developing countries.
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.
World Mar 03Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
Migrants are trying to cross into Greece after Turkey made good on its threat to open its border.
World Mar 02Child dies as migrants rush to cross Greece-Turkey border
The child's death was the first since thousands of migrants began massing at the frontiers with Greece over the weekend after Turkey eased restrictions on those wishing to cross to Europe.
World Oct 18Fighting continues in Kurdish-held town in Syria despite cease-fire
A spokesman for the Kurdish-led fighters said they were not withdrawing from Ras al-Ayn because Turkish forces are still besieging and shelling it.
World Oct 16Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate border
As Russia and the United States each launched diplomatic forays to end Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday defied pressure for a ceasefire.
World Jul 08New Greek government faces swift test from creditors
Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected on a pledge to cut bailout-era taxes and ease draconian budget targets set by Greece's creditors during the years of financial rescue.