03 Apr 2020

Bank says virus could cost world $4.1 trillion

The Asian Development Bank has predicted that the COVID-29 international pandemic will end up costing the world economy as much as $4.1 trillion as countries struggle to combat the outbreak of the virus as well as shortages in medical equipment. The Asian Development Bank, headquartered in Manila, Phillippines, has stated

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02 Apr 2020

Global Cases Approach One Million, U.S. Weighs Grounding Domestic Flights

The global number of COVID-19 cases is approaching one million as the last border crossing points are closing to combat the virus’s spread. The US, which has roughly 216,700 cases, has reportedly considered grounding domestic flights to and from cities that have a large number of cases. The US accounts

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02 Apr 2020

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

Although both the Islamic State (IS) group and al-Qaeda acknowledge the health risk presented by coronavirus, some of their members see the global upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to hit countries at a time where they are already hurting and recruit more fighters. Recent messages from the groups

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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

Boris Johnson Tests Positive as Global Virus Cases Surpass 500,000

On Friday, Britain announced that its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is currently leading the country from self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The Prime Minister is experiencing mild symptoms according to the government. The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the government if Mr. Johnson is unable to under British

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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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24 Mar 2020

New Coronavirus Cases in the U.S. Rise Sharply; Wuhan to Get Lockdown Relief

Beginning April 8, healthy people will be able to leave Wuhan as China has reported very few new domestic infections over the past week. The decision marked a turn around for the city where the virus originated where at least 50,000 have been infected and the entire city has been

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23 Mar 2020

Pompeo Arrives in Kabul on a Diplomatic Rescue Mission

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, arrived in Kabul on Monday for an unannounced diplomatic rescue mission to Afghanistan. Pompeo visited Afghanistan for one day, to bridge a political impasse that has interfered with US efforts to withdraw all of its troops from the country. Pompeo also looks to promote

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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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