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Japan plunges into recession as US states start opening up

  • May 18, 2020

NEW YORK — Japan’s economy plunged into recession in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic squelched business activity, while leaders in the U.S. and Europe are weighing the risks and rewards of lifting COVID-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop. India, meanw

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If Oxford's coronavirus vaccine works, officials say UK will get it first

  • May 18, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 313,000 people worldwide.

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Jacinda Ardern rejected from cafe at coronavirus capacity

  • May 17, 2020

It’s rare for a country’s leader to just casually drop into a cafe for a snack. Rarer still for them to be turned away. But that is exactly what happened on Saturday when the New Zealand prime minister, 

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Trump ramps up retaliatory purge with firing of State Department inspector general

  • May 17, 2020

President Trump accelerated his retaliatory purge of public servants by firing the State Department’s inspector general, who had played a minor role in the president’s impeachment proceedings and was said to have begun investigating alleged misconduct by Secretary

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'A loaded gun:' Wet markets, wildlife trafficking pose threat for the next pandemic

  • May 17, 2020

In the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese government moved quickly to ban wildlife consumption and crack down on certa

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Rep. Andy Biggs: New House rule allowing proxy votes is outrageous – Increases Pelosi’s power

  • May 16, 2020

Americans should be outraged and frightened by an unprecedented rule change backed by Democrats and approved by the House on a 217-189 vote Friday night allowing for proxy voting and remote committee me

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Now the sun has gone into lockdown! Reduced activity on the solar surface has sparked fears of a doomsday mini ice age. So is it time we saw the light, asks JANE FRYER

  • May 15, 2020

The big news this week about the giant, burning, boiling, spinning thermonuclear reactor which lies 93 million miles away from Earth but is our primary source of life-­giving heat and light.  And one might be forgiven for hoping — after

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Can herd immunity help stop the coronavirus? Experts warn it's not that easy.

  • May 15, 2020

Dr. Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization's emergency director, offered some stern words Wednesday about hopes that herd immunity could stymie the coronavirus. "Humans are not herds," he said.

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