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Virus-battered Italy faces worst recession since WWII

Facing its deepest recession since World War II and with business confidence collapsing, the coronavirus pandemic is hitting Italy’s economy...

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Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested...

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Coronavirus hopes and fears centre on 'immunity'

Could exposure to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold help protect against COVID-19? Is herd immunity closer than previously...

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Trump cuts ties with WHO as pandemic grips Latin America

US President Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus...

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Bad tempered post-Brexit talks enter crucial phase

Britain and the EU will attempt to revive their imperiled trade talks on Tuesday, entering a crucial week of negotiations...

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Officer charged with murder of black American as violent protests sweep US

Violent protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody,...

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Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia

False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of...

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Flames engulf US police station as black rights unrest spreads

Flames ripped through a Minnesota police station and seven protesters were shot in Kentucky as unrest spread across the United...

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EasyJet axes almost third of staff on virus fallout

EasyJet will axe up to 4,500 jobs, or almost one third of its staff, the British no-frills airline said Thursday,...

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US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official said on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump...

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German choirs silenced as singing branded virus risk

When the Berlin Cathedral Choir gathered for a rehearsal on March 9, the new coronavirus was still a distant concern,...

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After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

An eerie silence has fallen over Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest, largest and most visited markets, where...

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Singapore warns of worst economic contraction since independence

Singapore’s embattled economy could shrink by as much as seven percent this year, which would be the worst reading since...

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Latin America's largest airline LATAM files for bankruptcy in US

Latin America’s largest airline LATAM filed for bankruptcy in the US on Tuesday, the company said in a statement, following...

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