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World Feb 15Pro-separatist win in Catalonia elections ripple throughout Spain
The separatist movement in Spain's northeast Catalonia has increased its power in a regional election despite years of frustrated ambitions to create a new Mediterranean nation.
World Jun 21WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases
The UN health agency said Brazil led the way with 54,771 cases tallied and the U.S. next at 36,617. Over 15,400 came in in India.
Health Jun 07World reaches 400,000 virus deaths as pope urges caution
Worldwide, at least 6.9 million people have been infected by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, whose aggregated tally has become the main worldwide reference for monitoring the disease. Its running counter says United States leads the world with…
World May 23Spain’s far-right holds car protest against virus lockdown
Vox called for protesters to attend the protests in their vehicles and thus skirt the current prohibition on social gatherings in effect under the nation’s two-month long state of emergency designed to reduce contagion risks.
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 May 02Western Europe relaxes virus measures, Russia numbers spike
Countries in Western Europe are moving ahead with the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. But Russia and Pakistan on Saturday reported their biggest one-day spikes in new infections, a sign the pandemic is far from over.
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 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 Mar 29Up to 200K deaths foreseen in U.S. as Spain, Italy demand help
As the U.S. tops the world in reported infections from the new coronavirus, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicts 100,000-200,000 deaths from the outbreak in the U.S.
Health Mar 25‘We are collapsing’: Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy
In Spain, doctors and nurses complain of shortages of the equipment necessary to shield them from contagion and tests for the new virus. There and in Italy, many medical professionals are falling ill.