Russian oil giant pulls out of Venezuela amid U.S. squeeze on Maduro

Rosneft said it was selling its business in Venezuela to a company completely owned by the Russian government.

Men are getting sicker, dying more often of covid-19, Spain data shows

Pneumonia cases, hospitalizations, ICU visits, deaths and even basic symptoms were more frequent in males.
A doctor walks near health equipment during a guided visit to the new covid-19 ward of the Tor Vergata Hospital in Rome. (EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
A doctor walks near health equipment during a guided visit to the new covid-19 ward of the Tor Vergata Hospital in Rome. (EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Retired doctors in Italy are returning to work to treat coronavirus patients

It’s part of a global cry for help as the pandemic grows.
After announcing that he was considering a federally enforced quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, President Trump backed off the idea but said he had asked for a “strong Travel Advisory.”
From a restricted Italy, an artist’s eye on the deadly coronavirus outbreak
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Instead of encouraging social distancing, police detained hundreds in close quarters.
U.S. officials say they get reports almost every day about ‘imminent’ attacks on military and diplomatic targets.
Observations from Dublin, Moscow, Sweden and Germany.
The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases after surpassing China’s reported total.
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.
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New Jersey is second only to New York in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, underscoring how easily the disease leaps and spreads across state lines.
The U.S. move against the Venezuelan leader has clouded talk of a truce in Caracas, where political calculations also are being upended by the coronavirus outbreak.
The nationwide restrictions have vaporized incomes, compelling laborers to leave cities on foot.
Some of the world’s most sacred sites are closed by the coronavirus.
Initial message on the website was “not as clear as it might have been,” a State Department spokesman acknowledges.
Johnson said he has mild symptoms and would continue to lead his government’s response.
South Africa has tested widely, found the most cases and taken the strictest measures in Africa
Neighbors are alarmed as Belarus’s authoritarian leader Lukashenko dismisses covid-19 as a collective “psychosis”
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At 20, Malak el-Kashif is perhaps Egypt’s most outspoken transgender woman activist
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A strong inland and shallow earthquake has hit parts of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, sending people fleeing despite appeals by officials to keep distance to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
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Saudi Arabia’s Air Defense Forces say they have intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over the capital
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A strong inland and shallow earthquake hit late Saturday night causing people to panic in parts of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island and run to higher ground despite health officials asking for social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus
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Another member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet says he has developed symptoms of COVID-19, as the number of people with the coronovrius to die in the U.K. passed the 1,000 mark
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