Friday, April 10, 2020

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Amazon says facial area masks offered for workers, but employees deny it – CNET

Amazon employees hold a protest over conditions at the company's Staten Island, New York, fulfillment center last week. Spencer Platt/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Amazon this week has been promoting one of its latest coronavirus safety efforts, saying it's now made millions of…

Fires of U.S. culture wars flare amid coronavirus crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States this week, Republicans in Texas and Mississippi sought to further limit abortion access and New Jersey’s Democratic governor refused to declare gun shops an essential service that would stay open. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a semi-automatic handgun at Frontier Arms & Supply…

Coronavirus updates: Europe proposes ban on incoming travel, New York closes gyms and bars – CNET

Health workers screen a patient for coronavirus on March 18 at a drive-through testing site in Arlington, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has rapidly spread and reached the stage of pandemic. Cities, states and countries mandated quarantines.…

Coronavirus reside updates: ‘Virus decides’ when to reopen US, Fauci says no vacation for Very good Friday, Easter deaths surpass 16,000 – Usa Today

CLOSE Dr. Anthony Fauci says we will never be able to act like "there never was a coronavirus problem." USA TODAYDr. Anthony Fauci said Friday he would "want to see a clear indication" that the U.S. is "very clearly and strongly going in the right direction," before reopening the country."The virus kind of decides whether or not…

India’s MX Player expands to US, United kingdom and other markets in intercontinental drive

MX Player, the on-demand video streaming service owned by India’s conglomerate Times Internet, is expanding to more than half a dozen new international markets including the U.S. and the U.K. to supply more entertainment content to millions of people trapped in their homes. The Singapore-headquartered on-demand video streaming service, which raised $111 million in a…

Iran, France to swap Iranian engineer, French academic

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and France have agreed to swap a French academic held on security charges and an Iranian detained by Paris over alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against Tehran, Iranian state media reported on Friday.France has released Jalal Ruhollahnejad, an Iranian engineer wanted by U.S. authorities over sanctions charges, state broadcaster IRIB said…

Factbox: Most recent on the unfold of the coronavirus around the world

(Reuters) - Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 54,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the world economy nosedived. People queue to pick up fresh food at a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank giveaway…

Russia bought some excellent PR by sending vital health-related gear to the US, even as coronavirus scenarios at residence doubled in very last a...

Russia sent some medical supplies to the US to help fight coronavirus.Moscow called it a "humanitarian" gesture.The US State Department reminded everyone it was not an act of charity — the US had bought the supplies.Some Russians were annoyed that the Kremlin was trying to get good PR in the US when their people are…

Coronavirus live news: international fatalities go 95,000 as Easter starts below lockdown – The Guardian

5.41am EDT05:41 Spain's coronavirus death toll reaches 15,843, number of people dying falls again Spain recorded a 605 increase in the death toll on Friday, another fall on the previous day. The number of people who have died from the disease rose to 15,843 on Friday, up from 15,238 on Thursday. The total number of…

Zoom admits some phone calls have been routed by China by error

Hours after security researchers at Citizen Lab reported that some Zoom calls were routed through China, the video conferencing platform has offered an apology and a partial explanation. To recap, Zoom has faced a barrage of headlines this week over its security policies and privacy practices, as hundreds of millions forced to work from home…
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Food Kashmir: China ignores Pak’s UNSC contact

NEW DELHI: As president of the UN Security Council in March, and in a sharp departure from its position earlier, China ignored a plea by Pakistan for "urgent and appropriate" consideration of what the latter described as grave developments in Jammu and KashmirUNSC presidency has not been lost on India as the two countries look…
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Food US starts troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: US formal

US troops have started to leave Afghanistan for the initial troop withdrawal required in the US-Taliban agreement, a spokesman for US Forces in Afghanistan announced on Monday, amid political chaos in Kabul that threatens the deal. The US will cut the number of forces in the country to 8,600, according to a statement by US Forces Afghanistan…

Almost everything You Can Enjoy on Quibi When It Launches Following Week

Image: QuibiQuibi, a new entertainment platform designed specifically for your phone, is set to officially launch on April 6th. When it does, it will launch with a decent-sized lineup of programming.Programming includes travel series Cup of Joe starring Joe Jonas; Anna Kendrick’s comedy Dummy; Fight Like a Girl from WWE’s Superstars; Agua Donkeys from Funny…

A next prospective COVID-19 vaccine, backed by Monthly bill and Melinda Gates, is coming into human screening

A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate is entering Phase 1 clinical human testing today, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals under the regulator’s Investigational New Drug program. Inovio plans to inject its first volunteer test subject with the INO-4800 DNA vaccine candidate it has developed, following promising results…

U.S. imposes fresh new sanctions on Iranian folks, companies – Treasury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday blacklisted 20 Iran- and Iraq-based companies, officials and individuals, accusing them of supporting terrorist groups and ramping up pressure on Tehran even as the Islamic Republic battles the coronavirus outbreak.The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that the individuals and entities supported Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards…