Friday, April 10, 2020

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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.…

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…

Saudi Arabian Officials Announce Stop-Hearth in Yemen Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

CAIRO — The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Wednesday that its forces would begin a cease-fire starting Thursday, a step that could pave the way for the first direct peace talks between the two sides that have been at war for more than five years. In a statement carried by…

U.S. did not coordinate, notify EU about travel ban – European diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States did not coordinate on a sweeping restriction on European travel aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus with European officials before U.S. President Donald Trump announced it late on Wednesday, a European diplomat said. Trump, in a televised address, said his government had been in frequent contact with…

Elections, Ties with China Formed Iran’s Coronavirus Reaction

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities ignored warnings by doctors in late December and January of an increasing number of patients with high fevers and lung infections in the historic city of Qom, which turned out to be the epicentre of Iran’s coronavirus outbreak, said two health ministry officials, a former ministry official and three doctors. A…

Spain reports 683 coronavirus deaths in one day: Live updates – Al Jazeera English

The United Kingdom reported 881 coronavirus deaths as of 1600 GMT on April 8, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 7,978. The British foreign minister warned that the country hadn't "yet reached the peak of the virus". Meanwhile, Spain reported 683 daily coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours -…

Israel’s prime minister reportedly shared a pretend video clip from the Hallmark collection ‘Pandemic’ and claimed it as proof that Iran was covering up...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly claimed to have seen a clip of Iranian soldiers dumping dead coronavirus patients into trash piles to conceal the country's actual death toll.According to Axios reporter Barak Ravid, the clip was from the 2007 Hallmark mini-series "Pandemic," which depicts the spread of a fictional flu pandemic around the world. According to…

U.S. to Iran: Coronavirus won’t save you from sanctions

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States sent Iran a blunt message this week: the spread of the coronavirus will not save it from U.S. sanctions that are choking off its oil revenues and isolating its economy. Iran is the Middle Eastern nation worst hit by coronavirus, with its death toll climbing to 1,284 and one…

To sluggish coronavirus distribute, EU nations and Russia be a part of the listing of nations officially closing their borders to all but critical...

One of the defining characteristics of the European Union has been its strong policy of taking an open approach when it comes to borders in the region: the EU may be a collection of individual countries, but it works as one, and so when you travel from one to the other as an EU citizen,…
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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…