US overtakes China, Italy in total confirmed coronavirus cases, researchers say

The United States on Thursday overtook China and Italy in confirmed coronavirus cases with over 82,000 in all, a grim milestone reported by Johns Hopkins University researchers. As the U.S. surged up to 82,404 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, it took the number-one spot from … Read More

Russian Army sending hard-hit Italy coronavirus aid after Putin phone call

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his nation’s army to deliver medical aid to Italy – the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic – after offering help during a Saturday phone call with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Preparations for the aid mission were underway Sunday at … Read More

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 10,000

A concourse at Sky Harbor Airport is unusually empty as airlines cut flights due to the coronavirus outbreak, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix. THE LATEST: Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 10,000 Trump Touts Two Drugs for Coronavirus Treatment South Korea’s … Read More

Italy coronavirus death toll passes China’s for first time

The number of people to have died from coronavirus in Italy has now surpassed that of China, where the disease originated, according to figures released Thursday. The death toll in Italy over the past 24 hours rose by 427 to 3,405, officials said. Some … Read More

Italian Prime Minister orders nationwide lockdown as coronavirus spreads

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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that he is extending restrictions already in place in the north. “All the measure of the red zones are now extended to all of the national territory,” Conte said at a press conference on Monday … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge

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The South Korean city of Daegu has seen the biggest increase in infections – AFP South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the “highest level” as confirmed case numbers keep rising. President Moon Jae-in said the country faced “a … 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

The UK, German and Italian economies are all tanking at the same time

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| Business Insider –Three of Europe’s largest economies are under threat of recession, which could spell a crisis across Europe. –Dozens of companies in Germany have turned to “short-time” work — cutting employee hours — a canary in the coal … Read More

Salvini to France: Italy will no longer accept all mogrants arriving in Europe

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Italian populist interior minister Matter Salvini has declared his country will no longer take in all migrants arriving in Europe in a letter to French interior minister Christophe Castaner. “The choices made only in Paris and Berlin are … Read More

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