18 Mar 2020

China Banishes U.S. Journalists from Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post

Escalating tensions between China and the US, China stated on Wednesday that all US nationals working for several major US news publications will be banned from the country. This is the biggest expulsion of foreign journalists since the Mao era, proving that the battle with the Trump administration over media

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18 Mar 2020

World virus infections hit 200,000; Borders jammed in Europe

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 200,000 people and killed more than 8,000, causing a huge disruption at European border crossings on Wednesday after countries implemented strict travel rules in an attempt to slow the outbreak. Johns Hopkins University stated that 82,000 people have recovered from the

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17 Mar 2020

Iran warns virus could kill ‘millions’ in Islamic Republic

On Tuesday, Iran issued its strongest warning to data about the pandemic, suggesting that if the Islamic Republic continues to keep traveling and ignoring health guidance, “millions” of the Islamic Republic residents could die. Iran’s supreme leader also issued a ban on unnecessary domestic travel. Approximately 9/10 of the confirmed

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17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Stock markets continue to slide

The coronavirus has been wreaking havoc on the stock market, and European shares have fallen even further. London’s FTSE 100 opened higher on Tuesday, however, it eventually suffered an index fall of 1%, while other major European markets reported the same. UK’s Chancellor is expected to announce its plan to

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17 Mar 2020

African countries shut doors against Europe, America to combat coronavirus

Compared to the rest of the world, Africa has recorded relatively few cases of the novel coronavirus. However, even mostly unaffected countries have taken measures to prevent the virus from spreading within their countries before it is too late. Several African countries have announced new precautions, including Sudan, who has

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16 Mar 2020

Iran’s Coronavirus Strategy Favored Economy Over Public Health, Leaving Both Exposed

When faced with the difficult choice of choosing to close the country down to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 or to keep the economy running and risk disastrous infection rates, Iran chose the economy, which proved to be incredibly detrimental to the country’s overall wellbeing. Within three weeks of announcing

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16 Mar 2020

Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact

Ten years after the Syrian war started, the conflict in Syria still has a global impact as Turkish and Syrian troops clash in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. As the news is taken over by pandemic reports and news updates, it is important to remember the instability that persists

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16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: New York City shuts down schools, restaurants and theatres

As the number of novel coronavirus cases in the US rapidly increases, several cities and states have been taking measures to ensure that the outbreak is contained and to halt the spread of the infectious disease. Among these jurisdictions is New York City, as Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that

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13 Mar 2020

US conducts airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq

The US initiated airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq one day after determining they were responsible for a fatal rocket attack. The Iranian rocket attack killed two American service members and one British service member. The Defense Department stated that the purpose of the airstrikes was to harm

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13 Mar 2020

EU to give migrants in Greece €2,000 to go home

Greece’s overcrowded camps among the Greek islands have called for extreme measures. EU is now willing to offer €2,000 ($2,225) to 5,000 migrants who are willing to return home to safe eligible residencies. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced that the Greek Government was willing to open this offer

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