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.
It took a month for the United States to record its first 1,000 coronavirus-related fatalities. The next 1,000 took just two days.
Doctors and health experts say the restrictions impact efforts to prevent viral spread and save lives.
More than 600,000 people have been infected and at least 28,000 killed worldwide. The United States leads the world in infections; Italy has recorded the most deaths.
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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
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Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa’s people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent’s 1.3 billion people
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U.S.-led coalition forces pulled out of an Iraqi military base that nearly brought Washington into an open war with Tehran
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Nearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia
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Iran’s president has lashed out at criticism of its lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying he had to weigh protecting the economy while tackling the pandemic
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apologized for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but “needed to win” the battle against the coronavirus
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