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G20 leaders to convene remotely, discuss coronavirus pandemic, economic impacts

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Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies will speak by video link on Thursday about combating the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts. Global infections top 471,000 with more than 21,000 dead, according to Reuters.
G20 finance ministers and central bankers agreed this week to develop an “action plan” to respond to the outbreak, which the International Monetary Fund expects will trigger a global recession. Few details, however, have been offered so far.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will address the leaders to seek support for ramping up...
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‘None of Us Saw It Ending This Way': Peace Corps Volunteers Evacuate Abruptly

‘None of Us Saw It Ending This Way': Peace Corps Volunteers Evacuate Abruptly

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When the agency suspended all operations for the first time in its history, more than 7,000 volunteers in about 60 countries packed their bags, said their goodbyes and rushed to get home.
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U.S. deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved

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NEW YORK - U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped 1,000 in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and the established routines of ordinary life.
In a recognition of the scale of the threat, the U.S. Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems.
The unanimous vote came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far or not far enough and capped days of difficult negotiations as Washington confronted a national...
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Spain's coronavirus death toll surpasses 4,000

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MADRID - Spain registered 655 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours - down from over 700 on Wednesday, the health ministry reported on Thursday as the total death toll from the epidemic in the country rose to over 4,000.
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Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 2,234 with 157 new fatalities

Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 2,234 with 157 new fatalities

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Covid-19 has now killed 2,234 people in Iran, with 29,406 infected, the health authorities said, as the country remains the worst-hit by the disease in the Middle East.
The numbers announced by Hossein Zolfaghari from Iran's national headquarters for fighting the coronavirus show that 157 people have died of Covid-19 in the country in the last 24 hours.
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News Brief: Coronavirus' Economic Effects, Testing For COVID-19

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New unemployment claims are expected to shatter records. A $2 trillion emergency relief package passes in the Senate and heads to the House. And, the mixed message about testing for the coronavirus.
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News Brief: Coronavirus' Economic Effects, Testing For COVID-19

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New unemployment claims are expected to shatter records. A $2 trillion emergency relief package passes in the Senate and heads to the House. And, the mixed message about testing for the coronavirus.
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Deaths in U.S. linked to COVID-19 surpass 1,000

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Deaths continued to rise in New York, which has been called the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., and in states all over the country.
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News Brief: Coronavirus' Economic Effects, Testing For COVID-19

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New unemployment claims are expected to shatter records. A $2 trillion emergency relief package passes in the Senate and heads to the House. And, the mixed message about testing for the coronavirus.
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Iran's death toll from coronavirus climbs to 2,234 - ministry

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DUBAI - Iran reported 157 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state TV on Thursday, taking the death toll to 2,234 in the Islamic Republic with 29,406 infected people.
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Two more weeks of lockdown as Spain's coronavirus crisis worsens

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MADRID - Spain's coronavirus lockdown was extended on Thursday to last until at least April 12 as Europe's second-worst hit country struggled to tackle a fast increase in the death toll.
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Winners and losers in Congress's $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package

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Days of negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress - and fierce lobbying by industries eager for assistance dealing with the coronavirus outbreak - has yielded a rescue package worth more than $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks. It was passed by the U.S. Senate late Wednesday night.
Here are some of the winners and losers:
More aid for companies, strings attached
The plan would include about $500 billion in loans and assistance for larger companies, as well as states and cities, according to the latest drafts being circulated. But the aid comes with strings attached...
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European markets open lower on expected negative US jobs data

European markets open lower on expected negative US jobs data

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The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 1.5 percent in early trade on Thursday, with basic resources tumbling 2.7 percent to lead losses as all sectors and major bourses plunged into negative territory.
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The world's largest coronavirus lockdown is off to a rocky start

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India's 1.3 billion citizens, who make up nearly one-fifth of the world's total population, are now entering Day 2 of a 21-day coronavirus lockdown.
“The entire country will be in lockdown, total lockdown,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a Tuesday address to the nation that's so far reported 519 coronavirus cases and nine deaths. “To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family... every street, every neighborhood is being put under lockdown.”
Modi gave the world's second-most populous country a four-hour heads up; police started enforcing the measure on Wednesday by...
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US coronavirus deaths top 1,000 as the country waits for $2.2 trillion economic rescue package

US coronavirus deaths top 1,000 as the country waits for $2.2 trillion economic rescue package

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Deaths from Covid-19 have surpassed 1,000, according to a widely-cited tally, a worrying benchmark in the ongoing health crisis as Washington rushes to provide economic relief to the country's battered economy.
The United States saw its 1,000th fatality on Wednesday night, according to Johns Hopkins University. Confirmed cases have also continued to grow, reaching more than 69,000 by Thursday. The US reported its first case of the virus at the end of February.
The milestone coincided with a unanimous vote in the Senate to pass a $2.2 trillion bill designed to provide badly-needed economic...
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