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World Jun 23German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak
German authorities on Tuesday slapped new lockdown measures on a western region that has had a surge of coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse.
World Jun 14Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians
Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love their summer vacations, it's not clear how many are ready…
World May 23Zero cases in China as virus surges in Latin America, India
New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but surged in India. And they overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America, both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement.
World Apr 26Kids in Spain relish outdoor hour as virus lockdowns ease
Shrieks of joy rang out Sunday in the streets of Spain as children were allowed to leave their homes for the first time in six weeks, while people in Italy and France were eager to hear their leaders' plans for…
World Apr 15Germany outlines first steps to reopen after coronavirus restrictions
Germany plans to let smaller shops reopen next week and to start reopening schools in early May, but Europe’s biggest economy is keeping strict social distancing rules in place for now.
Health Apr 1120,000: U.S. death toll overtakes Italy’s as Midwest braces
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy's for the highest in the world Saturday at about 20,000, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering…
World Mar 29Germany’s Merkel shines in virus crisis even as power wanes
With the coronavirus outbreak, Merkel is reasserting her traditional strengths and putting her stamp firmly on domestic policy after two years in which her star seemed to be fading, with attention focused on constant bickering in her governing coalition and…
Health Mar 14Spain to follow Italy into lockdown as virus cases soar
Spain is set to follow Italy on Saturday in declaring a far-reaching nationwide lockdown to slow the accelerating spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Spain's decision Saturday came as European countries took ever more severe, though widely varying, measures to reduce…
World Feb 15Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria’s Idlib
A Turkish delegation will travel to Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there, Turkey's foreign minister said.
Politics Feb 14Nancy Pelosi urges countries to steer clear of Huawei for 5G
Pelosi's remarks underlined bipartisan suspicion of Huawei in the United States.