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Cases of novel coronavirus in Russia surge past 10,000 after record daily rise

Russia on Thursday reported a record one-day rise in cases of novel coronavirus, pushing the official tally to more than 10,000, a day after President Vladimir Putin said the coming weeks would prove decisive in the fight against the virus.


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Posted 2020/04/09 11:16:07

France rules Google must pay news firms for content

France's competition authority ruled on Thursday that Google must pay French publishing companies and news agencies for re-using their content.


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Posted 2020/04/09 11:06:16

Pass the salt: The minute details that helped Germany build virus defences

One January lunchtime in a car parts company, a worker turned to a colleague and asked to borrow the salt.


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Posted 2020/04/09 11:01:14

Exclusive: Wall Street firm dangled up to 175% returns to investors using U.S. aid programs

A New York investment firm pitched wealthy investors in recent days on a way to make returns of 22% to 175% using U.S. government programs designed to help Americans keep their jobs and boost the coronavirus-stricken economy, according to a marketing document seen by Reuters.


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Posted 2020/04/09 10:44:41

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:


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Posted 2020/04/09 10:18:43

Democrats tread carefully in attacking Trump on coronavirus

For weeks, President Donald Trump has dominated television coverage with daily White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, declaring himself a "wartime president" and touting his administration's response.


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Posted 2020/04/09 10:04:54

Kremlin calls for coordinated joint action on global oil markets

Russia wants coordinated joint action to stabilise global oil markets, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday ahead of a meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC producers.


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Posted 2020/04/09 09:59:37

Chaotic Wisconsin election signals virus-related voting battles ahead

Shavonda Sisson said she requested a mail ballot to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary election in Wisconsin well ahead of the election.


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Posted 2020/04/09 00:19:54

Speed of coronavirus deaths shocks doctors as New York toll hits new high

New York, the hardest-hit state in America, on Wednesday reported its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in a single day with even veteran doctors and nurses expressing shock at the speed with which patients were declining and dying.


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Posted 2020/04/09 00:09:10

From fine to flailing - rapid health declines in COVID-19 patients jar doctors, nurses

One medical worker called it "insane," another said it induces paranoia - the speed with which patients are declining and dying from the novel coronavirus is shocking even veteran doctors and nurses as they scramble to determine how to stop such sudden deterioration.


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Posted 2020/04/09 00:01:12

Coming next from the Fed: How much for Main Street?

The U.S. Federal Reserve responded fast to the coronavirus crisis with open-ended programs to keep financial markets running and ensure major companies could raise cash as they usually do through large capital markets.


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Posted 2020/04/08 23:49:44

After pandemic, Fed policymakers see slow U.S. recovery

The U.S. economy is set for a deep slide in coming months with the coronavirus forcing businesses to shut and putting millions out of work, but Federal Reserve policymakers are also warning of a slugging recovery once the pandemic subsides.


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Posted 2020/04/08 23:49:44

Zoom sued for overstating, not disclosing privacy, security flaws

Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of overstating its privacy standards and failing to disclose that its service was not end-to-end encrypted.


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Posted 2020/04/08 23:20:40

German foreign ministry restricts use of Zoom over security concerns

The German foreign ministry has restricted use of the video conferencing service Zoom to fixed-connection computers due to concerns about security issues, two German government sources said.


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Posted 2020/04/08 23:20:40

Zoom hires ex-Facebook security chief as Google bans desktop app

Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser as safety and privacy concerns about its fast-growing video-conferencing app drive a global backlash against the company.


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Posted 2020/04/08 23:20:40

Speed of coronavirus deaths shocks doctors as New York toll hits new high

New York, the hardest hit state in America, on Wednesday reported its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in a single day with even veteran doctors and nurses expressing shock at the speed with which patients were declining and dying.


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Posted 2020/04/08 22:35:02

From deliveries in Arizona to fish markets in California, coronavirus changes how we buy our food

Eric Cohn used to wear a respirator mask, goggles and gloves only to protect against mold and asbestos as he restored homes in Tucson, Arizona. Now he dons the same gear in his new job - shopping for quarantined customers.


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Posted 2020/04/08 22:34:07

Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1.41 million globally and the death toll crossed 83,400, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT.


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Posted 2020/04/08 22:25:59

Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in five-year Yemen war

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said on Wednesday it was halting military operations nationwide in support of U.N. efforts to end a five-year war that has killed over 100,000 people and spread hunger and disease.


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Posted 2020/04/08 22:25:28

Sanders quits U.S. presidential race, setting up Biden battle with Trump

Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist whose progressive agenda pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, ended his White House campaign on Wednesday, clearing the way for a Nov. 3 election battle between former Vice President Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump.


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Posted 2020/04/08 22:08:18