31 Mar 2020

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

The Trump administration will allegedly be lifting sanctions on Venezuela under the terms of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies of both Nicolas Maduro and his enemy, opposition leader Juan Guaido. US Officials stated that the plan will be announced on Tuesday amid the growing coronavirus

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31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon workers strike over virus protection

Amazon and other delivery firms are being pressured to improve employee protection as they continue to work despite the global pandemic, playing a critical role in food and goods delivery. Some workers at the US food delivery service Instacart and US and Italian workers at Amazon have participated in walkouts

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31 Mar 2020

Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in one Indian state

Uttar Pradesh, a state in India, has drawn criticism for spraying migrant workers with bleach disinfectant that is used to sanitize buses after the migrant workers were returning home. India is currently under a countrywide lockdown. A video of the incident that surfaced showed three people dressed in head to

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30 Mar 2020

China Gets Back to Work While U.S. Extends Coronavirus Shutdowns

After China lifted tight coronavirus restrictions, almost all of the country’s major industrial companies have resumed production according to the government. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the US confirmed that measures to prevent the spread of the virus will remain in place until April 30. Many businesses are

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30 Mar 2020

Spain minister sees hope as infection rate falls

Spain has now reported a total of 7,340 deaths after the weekend brought an additional 812 deaths. However, the country has reported that the rise in cases appears to be plateauing, giving the country hope for a light at the end of the tunnel. Prince Charles has been released from

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27 Mar 2020

Nicolás Maduro: US charges Venezuelan president with ‘narco-terrorism’

The US has recently charger several senior officials in Venezuela, including its President Nicolas Maduro, with flooding the US with cocaine and other drugs, using them as a weapon to damage American health. The charges were announced by Attorney General William Barr, who also stated that a $15 million reward

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26 Mar 2020

Governments Clamp Down as Coronavirus Infections Surge

Today, the number of COVID-19 infections has surpassed 480,000 globally, which is nearly double last week’s total. Governments around the world have been preparing for restrictive measures that punish individuals who violate lockdown and social distancing rules. More than 22,000 have died as a result of the virus, according to

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26 Mar 2020

The Latest: 3.3M US jobless claims tops record set in 1982

Last week, 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits as a result of their place of employment closing amid the pandemic, which is more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982. China has also expressed discontent with the “Wuhan virus” name for the COVID-19 virus, and the Health Minister

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26 Mar 2020

Jordan eases lockdown after total curfew leads to chaos

On Wednesday, Jordan eased restrictions on the public after the lockdown rules were met with chaos in the country. A few days after the curfew went into effect in Jordan, people fought to receive bread distributions from government aid trucks and the emergency hotline set up by the country became

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25 Mar 2020

India’s Leader Declares Nationwide Lockdown

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has ordered all nonessential government offices and private businesses to shut down in an attempt to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the country. The lockdown, which affects 1.3 billion people, will last for at least three weeks. Although the country only

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