Category Archives: World News

Travel Ban Likely to Be Extended to UK, Ireland

The White House is expected to announce the U.S. will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list.

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CHINA TRACES CORONAVIRUS TO FIRST CONFIRMED CASE, NEARLY IDENTIFYING ‘PATIENT ZERO’

The first confirmed case of someone suffering from COVID-19 in China can be traced back as far as November 17 last year. The South China Morning Post reported it had seen government data showing that a 55-year-old from Hubei may have had the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus on November 17, but did not make the data public. The newspaper also said that it was possible there were cases reported before the November date set out in the government data, adding that Chinese officials had identified 266 cases of COVID-19 last year.

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WHO director faces calls for resignation over handling of coronavirus, China

Because of the  persistent criticism that his organization failed to properly oversee China’s coronavirus response and worked to downplay the communist nation’s responsibility for the pandemic, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is facing growing calls for his resignation from American politicians and others around the world.

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American troops wounded in new Iraqi rocket attack

Dozens of rockets slammed into an Iraqi base north of Baghdad Saturday wounding 3 American and 2 Iraqi troops.

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Denmark mulling plan to reopen country following coronavirus shutdown, acknowledges difficulties

Denmark will soon take steps to end its coronavirus shutdown, reports suggest. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is expected to make the announcement at a press conference on Monday. The plan is to begin reopening the country after Easter, and it will only proceed if the number of cases and deaths remains stable, according to reports.

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Greece’s Lesbos island migrant center set ablaze, thousands of Syrian refugees arrive after Turkey opens borders

A fire broke out at a refugee center on the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday night amid tensions with Turkey over the flow of tens of thousands of mostly Syrian migrants who’ve tried to cross into Greece by land and sea last week.

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Coronavirus: Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people

Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Anyone living in Lombardy and 14 other central and northern provinces will need special permission to travel. Milan and Venice are both affected.

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100,000 Indians Greet President in ‘Namaste Trump’ Rally

Donald Trump was cheered by more than 100,000 Indians at the opening of the world’s biggest cricket stadium on Monday, promising “an incredible trade deal” and “the most feared military equipment on the planet” at his biggest rally abroad. Indians wore cardboard Trump masks and “Namaste Trump” hats to welcome the U.S. president at the huge new Motera stadium in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own political homeland, the western city of Ahmedabad.

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Croatia earthquake shakes capital Zagreb, damaging buildings

A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. A 15-year-old was reported in critical condition and others were injured, news outlets reported.

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Marc Short: Trump Not Warned of ’20 Russian Interests in Intel Briefing

Sunday, Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, declared there wasn’t intelligence about Russia favoring President Donald Trump in the 2020 election at a briefing given to the president himself.

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