IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recovery in 2021. But she said this would only occur if nations succeed in containing the coronavirus and limiting the economic damage.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead leaves “all of us fragile and disoriented.”…
By Mogomotsi Magome, Nqobile Ntshangase, Jerome Delay, Associated Press
Security forces screamed at people on the streets after midnight in downtown Johannesburg, and homeless people scattered. But people later gathered in crowded townships, with some drinking and children playing.
By Nicole Winfield, Colleen Barry, Trisha Thomas, Associated Press
Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south two weeks into the West's most extreme nationwide shutdown.
By Nasser Karimi, Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears…
By Bernard Condon, David Rising, Jill Lawless, Associated Press
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the most in the world and Spain announced a record number of virus deaths overnight.
In our news wrap Thursday, the Justice Department announced indictments of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his top allies on charges of narco-terrorism. Attorney General William Barr said they conspired to flood the U.S. with cocaine. Also, Israel’s year-long political…
By Jean Guerrero, KPBS
President Trump recently announced strict new border controls, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Officials will now turn away most migrants entering the country from the U.S.-Mexico border -- including people coming legally and fleeing violence. Jean Guerrero of KPBS…
By Mauricio Savarese, David Biller, Associated Press
Bolsonaro contends that the clampdown already ordered by many governors will deeply wound Brazil's already beleaguered economy and spark social unrest.
By Baba Ahmed, Associated Press
The leader of Mali's political opposition, Soumaila Cissé, and members of his campaign team have been taken hostage by unidentified gunmen in the north.
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