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Trump denies Maduro's plot claims

06 May 2020

Washington – President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied any involvement by the United States government in what Venezuelan officials have called a failed armed incursion into the South American country that led to the capture of two American “mercenaries”. Read More


New York funeral home under investigation

05 May 2020

NEW YORK – New York State health officials have suspended the licence of a funeral home in Brooklyn after decomposing bodies were found inside two U-Hall trucks outside the home in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. Read More


French study could shed light on virus

05 May 2020

London – A study by French scientists which suggests a man was infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as early as December 27, nearly a month before France confirmed its first cases, could be important in assessing when and where the new coronavirus emerged, experts... Read More


Will warmer weather slow COVID-19?

05 May 2020

The world is looking for signs that the arrival of warmer weather in the northern hemisphere could slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 190 000 people and sent the global economy into a tailspin as countries impose lockdowns and restrict... Read More


U.S. virus cases projected to soar

05 May 2020

New COVID-19 forecasts project nearly 135 000 deaths in the United States through the beginning of August, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said on Monday. Read More


Pompeo: Evidence virus came from lab in China

04 May 2020

Washington – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was “a significant amount of evidence” that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese laboratory, but did not dispute United States intelligence agencies’ conclusion that it was not man-made. Read More


UK ministers reject comparison of death toll

03 May 2020

LONDON – Facing questions over why Britain’s death toll from the new coronavirus was now the second-worst in Europe after Italy, a British minister said on Sunday people should not jump to conclusions and the full picture was not yet clear. Read More


Baby named after doctors who saved PM’s life

03 May 2020

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds have named their newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, partly as a tribute to two of the intensive care doctors who they said had saved the British leader’s life as he battled COVID-19 complications.... Read More


North Korean media says Kim appears in public

02 May 2020

Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, North Korean state media says Read More


FDA gives emergency approval to use Ebola drug

02 May 2020

Washington – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised emergency use of the Ebola drug remdesivir for treating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More


Hundreds contribute to Covid Chronicles

01 May 2020

London – Essays submitted to BBC Radio 4's PM programme detailing its listeners' coronavirus experiences are to be archived by the British Library. Read More


May Day Message: A Spring of Hope

01 May 2020

On this international day of worker solidarity, the Executive Council of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) headed by General Secretary Senator Toni Moore offers a spring of hope for workers in this very trying time as part of her May Day message. Read More


Johnson welcomes baby in midst of crisis

30 April 2020

LONDON – A day after his fiancée gave birth, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leads a meeting of his top ministers on Thursday to discuss how to ease Britain’s lockdown amid a backdrop of rising deaths and questions over the government’s response to the novel... Read More


Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election

30 April 2020

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November. Read More


Poll: Americans losing faith in Trump's COVID-19 remarks

29 April 2020

New York – Americans appear to be losing faith in what President Donald Trump says about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with almost everyone rejecting Trump’s remark that COVID-19 may be treated by injecting infected people with bleach or other disinfectants,... Read More


Deadly blast at market in Syria

28 April 2020

Damascus – At least 40 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the north-western Syrian city of Afrin, Turkey says. Read More


Britain COVID-19 deaths pass 24 000

28 April 2020

LONDON – Britain is on track to record one of the worst coronavirus death tolls in Europe, after data published on Tuesday showed nationwide fatalities topped 24000 nine days ago. Read More


Lockdown eases in New Zealand

28 April 2020

WELLINGTON – New Zealanders queued for burgers, fries and coffee takeaway on Tuesday after they were freed from a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has credited with eliminating domestic transmission of the coronavirus. Read More


France seizes 140 000 masks

27 April 2020

Paris – French police say they have seized 140 000 face masks destined for sale on the black market. Read More


Italy to begin staged opening of economy

27 April 2020

Milan – Italy will allow factories and building sites to reopen from May 4 and permit limited family visits as it prepares a staged end to Europe’s longest coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday. Read More


Deaths from COVID-19 pass 200 000 worldwide

26 April 2020

Washington – More than 200 000 people worldwide have now died with the coronavirus (COVID-19), figures from Johns Hopkins University show. Read More


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