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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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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25 Mar 2020

Spain’s coronavirus deaths leap; Prince Charles now infected

Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive for COVID-19, and is now in self-isolation in Scotland and experiencing mild symptoms. Meanwhile, in Spain, the death toll from the virus increased by more than 700 on Wednesday alone while India imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. Spain

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23 Mar 2020

New York quiets to slow virus as pressure grows on Olympics

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered all nonessential businesses to close and nonessential workers to stay home, further tightening previously implemented restrictions. The pandemic has killed more than 14,000 worldwide and infected over 335,000, threatening to make New York one of the biggest hotspots. Leaders have warned of

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20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 10,000 Globally

The number of COVID-19 cases has reached 245,000, while the number of deaths due to infection doubled ina week to more than 10,000 as of today. Italy, Iran, and Spain have all experienced large increases in virus deaths, causing governments all over the world to take preemptive measures to contain

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20 Mar 2020

In Madrid, 80% of people expected to get Covid-19, official says

According to the president of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, experts predict that over 80% of people in Madrid will get COVID-19, presenting a great risk to the vulnerable population. 15% of Spain’s population is considered at risk for serious complications should they contract the virus. These predictions have pushed Madrid

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05 Nov 2019

Ransomware hits Spanish companies sparking WannaCry panic

On Tuesday, two Spanish companies suffered ransomware attacks forcing them to shut down their networks. IT consultancy firm Everis was hit by the BitPaymer ransomware strain, which infected multiple branches because it was able to spread via the company’s internal network. The other victim was Cadena SER, Spain’s largest radio

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04 Feb 2019

EU countries recognise Juan Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

The UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark have officially recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, pushing the Maduro regime further into diplomatic isolation. The countries promised to recognize the opposition government if the Maduro regime did not call for elections within 8 days. The past few

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30 Jan 2019

Migrant crisis continues: UN says six die every day in Mediterranean crossings

A new UN report estimates that an average of six migrants per day die attempting the Mediterranean crossing to Europe. While the overall number of deaths has declined along with the number of people making crossing attempts, the death rate has spiked dramatically from 1 death out of every 38

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