A park in Stockholm on Sunday. (Andres Kudacki/AP)
A park in Stockholm on Sunday. (Andres Kudacki/AP)

Coronavirus? Pandemic? For many in Sweden, life goes on as usual.

The country has declined to implement strict measures to combat the virus. That may soon change.
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Cardinal George Pell wins appeal against sexual-abuse conviction

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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FIFA executives were offered millions to award World Cups to Russia, Qatar, prosecutors say

According to an indictment that federal prosecutors unsealed Monday, one former FIFA executive allegedly received $5 million to vote to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia.
The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the United States has killed more than 10,500 people, nearly half of them in New York. But Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said Monday that the daily death toll fell under 600 for two days in a row, suggesting a “possible flattening of the curve," though the hospital system remains overwhelmed.
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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.
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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“If the Easter Bunny doesn’t make it to your household, we have to understand that it’s a bit difficult at the moment," she said.
A rigid work culture and a technological blind spot leave Japan unprepared for the challenge of remote working.
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Martial rhetoric comes easily to many politicians. But some public health experts argue the wartime narratives obscure the reality of the pandemic.
The prime minister, diagnosed last month with covid-19, has been leading cabinet meetings by teleconference and posting video messages from his flat.
Governments are exploiting epidemic concerns to limit press freedom, especially when official accounts are challenged.
Moscow held back on requiring digital bar codes to leave home, but other regions are pushing ahead with mobile tracking.
The depictions convey the confusion, longing and abandonment many feel after crossing to the other side.
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Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says the captain of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier who was fired last week betrayed his service and may have been “too naive or too stupid” to be commanding officer of the ship
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Manufacturing giant 3M says it has an agreement with the Trump administration that will allow the company to continue to export N95 protective masks to Canada and Latin America amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country’s coronavirus outbreak
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As Colombia continues with a nationwide lockdown, some Venezuelan migrants are deciding they are better off back in their homeland
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A U.N. investigation says it is “highly probable” that the Syrian government or its allies were responsible for attacks on four civilian facilities in the last opposition stronghold in the northwest in 2019 — a school, a health care center, a hospital and a child care facility
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