A woman lowers a basket where people can donate or take free food in Milan on April 9. (Reuters)
A woman lowers a basket where people can donate or take free food in Milan on April 9. (Reuters)

E.U. strikes deal to help hardest-hit countries, as strain of coronavirus threatens to fracture the bloc

Italy, Spain and other member nations had complained that stronger counterparts were slow to respond.

Among the most vulnerable to coronavirus: The tens of millions who carry HIV and tuberculosis

Covid-19 will affect carriers of HIV and tuberculosis disproportionately, and border closures and crowded hospitals may make getting treatment harder.
Facing widespread unemployment and volatile markets, the Trump administration is pushing to reopen the U.S. economy as early as next month, despite a rising death toll and warnings from experts that mass testing and social distancing measures are still needed.
At this moment, the polarizing prime minister is also just a middle-aged bloke struggling to get out of the coronavirus ward alive.
Passengers have described lax screening procedures and inadequate precautions. At least 15 have died of coronavirus; the vessel is now the subject of a police investigation.
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Officials around the world and in the United States expressed cautious optimism of progress against the pandemic, though some reports predicted dire economic consequences.
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 island’s government, locked out of the U.N. agency by the “one China” policy, says Tedros faces legitimate criticism for his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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For China's few independent-minded outlets, aggressive coronavirus coverage could come at a price.
In the United States, signs of optimism that the virus's spread was flattening contrasted with rising death tolls, opposing messages about social-distancing orders, and political frustration.
Yemen’s health system, devastated by more than five years of civil war, would be overwhelmed by the spread of the virus, aid workers say.
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Britain hasn’t seen such a surge of volunteers since World War II.
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Pakistan has asked neighbor Afghanistan to extradite a leader of the local Islamic State affiliate, who was arrested in an Afghan intelligence operation earlier this month
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