A technician holds a tray of patient swabs during the testing process for coronavirus infection at a lab in Berlin last week. (Getty Images)
A technician holds a tray of patient swabs during the testing process for coronavirus infection at a lab in Berlin last week. (Getty Images)

European politicians are making big promises about antibody passports. The science is still catching up.

Germany has begun antibody lab tests, but scientists urge caution.

Lockdowns send Venezuelan migrants back to their broken homeland

Years after fleeing the collapsed socialist state, thousands are returning.
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The pandemic calls some of the signature initiatives of Trump’s "American First" foreign policy into question.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
Ren Zhiqiang, who disappeared a month ago, had assailed the Communist Party’s ‘crisis of governance’ and its inflexible culture.
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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The Taliban and the Afghan government were negotiating the release of more than 100 prisoners, a step intended to pave the way for formal peace talks.
Struggling to breathe, the British prime minister has been receiving “oxygen treatment,” an official said.
Experts warn it may already be too late, with the virus rampant in Tokyo and elsewhere.
The number of new coronavirus cases is starting to decline as the country pursues a policy of elimination rather than containment.
The High Court of Australia acquitted the former Vatican finance chief, who had been serving a six-year sentence, ruling there was sufficient doubt.
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His skepticism over the virus fits into a broader narrative of his far-right nationalist rule.
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general says U.S. hospitals face "severe" and widespread shortages of personal protective equipment, testing supplies, ventilators and staff.
At 600 deaths a day in New York, officials hope they are now seeing the worst of the crisis.
Restrictions would be lifted in stages, starting in mid-April.
Billions of dollars could vanish, disrupting lives across the developing world.
He has deputized Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as a stand-in.
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Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools usually spend the year furiously sewing costumes for the city’s blowout Carnival celebration
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The U.N. Security Council is urging the government of Mali and armed groups to accelerate implementation of a 2015 peace agreement
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While tributes to courageous medical personnel putting themselves in the virus’ path circle the globe, Mexico and some other places have seen disturbing aggression born of fear
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President Donald Trump is shaking up his communications team
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Cardinal George Pell has welcomed Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes and says his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis
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