As virus cases surge, Brazil starts to worry its neighbors

April 30, 2020

Brazil’s surge of coronavirus cases and lack of social distancing measures is raising concerns that construction workers, truck drivers and tourists from Latin America’s largest nation could spread the disease to neighboring countries…

Vietnam offers tough lessons for U.S. on coronavirus

April 30, 2020

The country is succeeding in the fight against the coronavirus where the United States is failing.…

Reopening of America: More than half of states will lift coronavirus restrictions by the end of the week

April 30, 2020

More grim unemployment news was released amid a tense debate about when to reopen certain parts of the economy.…

Britain celebrates inspirational veteran’s 100th birthday

April 30, 2020

A British army veteran shuffled the length of his garden 100 times — and walked away with the hearts of a nation…

Bullets, virus: Fears multiply for Colombia’s ex-rebels

April 30, 2020

Lockdowns prompted by the pandemic may have slashed overall crime in Colombia, but the killings of ex-combatants like Astrid Conde have continued, and the COVID-19 crisis itself is putting yet more strain on the already fragile implementation of the 2016 accord that ended a half-century of conflict…

Capt. Tom’s 100th birthday: 150,000 cards, a promotion and a fundraiser worth $39 million

April 30, 2020

Tributes flooded in to honor the veteran who has raised more than $39 million for Britain’s NHS.…

U.S. court filing ties the Honduran president, a Trump ally, to narco-trafficking

April 30, 2020

Juan Orlando Hernández was not charged in the indictment against a former national police chief. But prosecutors said he was involved in illegal activities.…

Guatemala says US testing deportees for virus before sending

April 30, 2020

Guatemala says a planeload of 89 Guatemalan deportees that arrived Thursday all tested negative for the coronavirus before boarding their flight from Texas…

UN chief: World should follow South Korea on COVID-19 fight

April 30, 2020

The United Nations chief says he hopes many countries in the world will follow the “remarkable example” of South Korea which he says has been “extremely successful” in addressing the coronavirus pandemic and is planning to tackle climate change in its recovery from COVID-19…

Criminals quick to exploit COVID-19 crisis in Europe

April 30, 2020

Criminals have been quick to increase their activities during the coronavirus pandemic…

Philippines rejects China’s territorial label on island

April 30, 2020

The Philippines has protested China’s designation of a disputed South China Sea island base as a Chinese “administrative center.”…

Outsiders consider possibility of chaos in North Korea

April 30, 2020

North Korea’s collapse has been predicted — wrongly — for decades…

UN chief:16 armed groups have responded to cease-fire appeal

April 30, 2020

The United Nations chief says 16 armed groups have responded positively to his appeal for a global cease-fire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic…

Hitler shot himself 75 years ago, ending an era of war, genocide and destruction

April 30, 2020

Defiant and drug addled, the “Fuhrer” ended his life with his poisoned wife at his side.…

Suspect in custody in Cuban Embassy shooting, police say

April 30, 2020

Multiple shots were fired at the building, although police say there were no injuries.…

UK admits it could miss 100,000 daily virus tests target

April 30, 2020

The British government has acknowledged that it may miss its self-imposed goal of conducting 100,000 tests for coronavirus a day by the end of Thursday…

South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg dies

April 30, 2020

South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg has died at his home near Cape Town, aged 87…

Field hospitals meant for combat injuries now battle the coronavirus

April 30, 2020

The State Department has authorized the use of medical equipment meant for peacekeeping and counterterrorism operations to be reprogrammed for civilian use in a dozen countries.…

Egypt: Sinai bomb causes at least 10 casualties among troops

April 30, 2020

The Egyptian military has reported at least 10 casualties among soldiers from an explosion that struck an armored convoy in the volatile Sinai peninsula, where troops are battling an Islamic insurgency…

Brazilians start defying isolation, egged on by Bolsonaro

April 30, 2020

Egged on by President Jair Bolsonaro, who routinely scoffs at both the coronavirus and stay-at-home policies, Brazilians are heeding his call for revolt…

Under the cover of coronavirus, governments punish adversaries and reward friends

April 30, 2020

Leaders around the world are undermining the rule of law as the pandemic rages.…

Outsiders consider possibility of chaos in North Korea

April 30, 2020

North Korea’s collapse has been predicted — wrongly — for decades…

Sailors become biggest cluster of infections in Sri Lanka

April 30, 2020

Sailors at a Sri Lankan naval base have become the biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in the Indian Ocean island nation with 248 testing positive for the disease…

UN chief: World should follow South Korea on COVID-19 fight

April 30, 2020

The United Nations chief says he hopes many countries in the world will follow the “remarkable example” of South Korea which he says has been “extremely successful” in addressing the coronavirus pandemic and is planning to tackle climate change in its recovery from COVID-19…

US can soon start sending people seeking asylum to Honduras

April 30, 2020

The United States and Honduras have completed an agreement that would allow some people seeking asylum in the U.S. to be sent to the Central American country instead…

Guatemala says US testing deportees for virus before sending

April 30, 2020

Guatemala says a planeload of 92 Guatemalan deportees scheduled to arrive Thursday all tested negative for the coronavirus before boarding their flight from Texas…

Army defends decision to have West Point graduation

April 30, 2020

The Army’s top leaders are defending their decision to bring 1,000 cadets back to the Military Academy at West Point for graduation, where President Donald Trump is slated to speak…

Boris Johnson says Britain ‘past the peak’ of first phase of the pandemic

April 30, 2020

The prime minister said the coming guidelines for reopening the country would not contain specific target dates.…

Grounded Thai airline staff, hit by pay cuts, work side gigs

April 30, 2020

Faced with grounded flights and pay cuts, crews of Thailand’s airlines have formed a car and motorbike delivery service, earning vital money and winning fame on the doorstep…

Chalk marks, discipline aid mass protest in virus-era Israel

April 30, 2020

Social distancing doesn’t come naturally in Israel…

Pakistan: Indian fire kills soldier, 2 civilians in Kashmir

April 30, 2020

Pakistani military and government officials say Indian artillery fire in the disputed Kashmir region has hit Pakistani army posts and villages killing a soldier, a woman and a 16-year-old girl…

Coronavirus hits European economies but governments help shield workers

April 30, 2020

Wage subsidy programs in Europe have kept unemployment in check as it explodes in the United States.…

Top European Union diplomat denies bowing to China pressure

April 30, 2020

The European Union’s top diplomat is refuting allegations that pressure from Beijing caused his agency to water down a report on Chinese links to fake news about the coronavirus…

Jordan halts Israeli farmers’ access to border enclave

April 30, 2020

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry has announced that Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to work their fields in an enclave of southern Jordan…

China wasn’t wild about Mike Pompeo before the virus. It’s really gunning for him now.

April 30, 2020

Beijing has unleashed a wave of vitriol against the secretary of state over unsupported claims that the virus could have leaked from a Wuhan lab.…

UN warns that ‘tragedy beckons’ in Syria from virus

April 30, 2020

The U.N. humanitarian chief says more than 40 cases of COVID-19 and at least three deaths have been reported in Syria, signaling that “tragedy beckons” after nine years of war that has left the country’s health care system decimated…

Ghana’s virus cases spike 10 days after lockdown is lifted

April 30, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana has surged above 2,000 — rising 24% in just a matter of days…

If You Read One Article About , Read This One

April 30, 2020

Work and Functions Speaker of the House of Representatives

In simple term, the speaker is an elected member of the house of representatives whose is voted in by the other member of the house of the representatives to preside over the debates and also ensure that that the established rules of behaviors and procedures are followed. A speaker is the main figure in the house of representatives and therefore the election of the g speaker is the first business for a new parliament. Electing the speaker is what on the first sitting immediately after the general elections or when a speaker resigns or dies. The …

If You Read One Article About , Read This One

April 30, 2020

Work and Functions Speaker of the House of Representatives

In simple term, the speaker is an elected member of the house of representatives whose is voted in by the other member of the house of the representatives to preside over the debates and also ensure that that the established rules of behaviors and procedures are followed. A speaker is the main figure in the house of representatives and therefore the election of the g speaker is the first business for a new parliament. Electing the speaker is what on the first sitting immediately after the general elections or when a speaker resigns or dies. The …

Lives Lost: Doctor taught a generation of Italian physicians

April 29, 2020

The March 11 death of Dr. Roberto Stella has come to symbolize the plight of Italy’s family doctors, who were largely left on their own to tend to the first wave of COVID-19 patients at home as hospitals filled up…

Behind London’s shopfronts, lockdown forces tough calculations

April 29, 2020

The British government has offered hundreds of billions of dollars in loans and aid and erased a major business tax. But the merchants of Exmouth Market wonder how long their businesses can last.…

Israel nears a point of no return

April 29, 2020

Israel’s “unity” government, with Trump’s de facto blessing, is weighing annexing portions of the West Bank as soon as this summer.…

Drug trial shows modest benefits in treating coronavirus, Fauci says; White House does not plan to extend social-distancing guidance

April 29, 2020

Officials face pressure to ease restrictions as the economy slows, but the nation’s top infectious disease physician warned “we could be in for a bad fall and a bad winter” without proper countermeasures.…

Asian shares rise on hopes for drug to treat coronavirus

April 29, 2020

Asian shares are rising, riding a wave of optimism about a possible treatment for the coronavirus that set off a rally on Wall Street…

Report: Nicaragua government failing to protect indigenous

April 29, 2020

A new report says Nicaragua’s government has failed to enforce laws that protect its indigenous peoples and their communal lands, and is even actively promoting illegal land grabs and granting concessions to mining and timber companies…

As virus infections dwindle, Hong Kong protests gain steam

April 29, 2020

Demonstrators have gathered in a luxury mall in Hong Kong and chanted pro-democracy slogans in the latest in a string of protests over the past week as the city’s coronavirus outbreak slows…

Puerto Rico officials face outrage over school food crisis

April 29, 2020

Puerto Rico has failed to tap into millions of federal dollars set aside for the island as a growing number of unemployed parents struggle to feed their children in a U.S. territory where nearly 70% of public school students are poor…

VIRUS DIARY: A positive test, then a Mumbai hotel quarantine

April 29, 2020

Covering the Kashmiri conflict, a tsunami in Sri Lanka and the war in Afghanistan didn’t make this photojournalist flinch…

After virus outbreak tied to religious event, Malaysia puts the brakes on Ramadan

April 29, 2020

A coronavirus cluster among Muslim worshipers spiraled rapidly in February, leaving the country’s authorities unwilling to take chances during the holy month.…

The pandemic and rising Islamophobia mar Ramadan in India

April 29, 2020

Ramadan in India, which began April 25 in the country, has been marred by the rising Islamophobia following accusations that a surge in infections was tied to a three-day meeting in March in New Delhi of an Islamic missionary group, the Tablighi Jamaat…

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