U.S., global markets plunge as coronavirus cases spike outside China

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are in steep decline as the deadly outbreak expands in South Korea, Italy, and Iran. Financial markets sounded the alarm Monday about the relentless spread and widening economic impact of the coronavirus, which after … Read More

Series of earthquakes at Turkey, Iran border leaves at least 9 dead

Nine deaths have been reported after strong earthquakes struck near the border between Turkey and Iran on Sunday. The first earthquake was reported to be a 5.7 on the Richter scale by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter was … Read More

One in three Venezuelans not getting enough to eat, UN finds

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World Food Programme says 9.3m people are food insecure People struggling for minimum nutrition amid economic crisis Dugleidi Salcedo complains to a neighbor about the high price of food as she prepares arepas for her three sons in her kitchen … Read More

WHO Calls Iran Coronavirus Deaths ‘Very Concerning’

In just two days, Iran has reported 18 cases of coronavirus and four deaths. A member of a medical team takes the temperature of Iraqi travelers returning from Iran at the Najaf International Airport, Feb. 21, 2020, after Iran announced … Read More

Germany’s Merkel Won’t Interfere in Choice of Party Leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she won’t try to interfere with her center-right party’s choice of a new leader and its candidate to succeed her at the helm of the government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media as part … Read More

Angela Merkel’s conservatives, far-right AfD punished in German state vote

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A poster depicting Bjoern Hoecke of Alternative for Germany (AfD) and reading “Never again” is pictured outside the Midnight Shisha bar in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany, February 22, 2020. Projected results indicated that AfD would be ejected from the Hamburg … Read More

South Korea as virus kills at least 8 in Iran

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Italy and South Korea leaped upward on Sunday, spurring authorities to take new steps in an effort to fight a soaring viral outbreak now blamed for at least eight deaths in Iran. Italian authorities announced they were shutting down carnival events in … Read More

Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran

A medical worker takes a look outside a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, where people suspected of having contracted the novel strain of coronavirus are being tested. –Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The number of … Read More

Coronavirus: Russia denies spreading US conspiracy on social media

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Claims circulating online allege the virus is an attempt to wage an “economic war on China” Russia has flatly denied allegations that it is spreading disinformation about the new coronavirus outbreak on social media. US officials said Russian-linked accounts were … Read More

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