Japan's state of emergency is no lockdown. What's…

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a month-long state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit prefectures to step up the fight against the coronavirus outbreak

Ecuador's Ex-President Sentenced to 8 Years

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa moved to Belgium after leaving office in 2017—and a court judgment Tuesday makes it unlikely that he will soon return to his homeland, let alone return to politics. A court found Correa, first elected in 2007, guilty of corruption and sentenced him to eight...

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Is In Stable…

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the PM is "receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance."

Rio samba schools start sewing scrubs in…

Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools usually spend the year furiously sewing costumes for the city’s blowout Carnival celebration

Parisians Now Have to Exercise at Night

Parisians who want to get some exercise outside will now have to do it at night or early in the morning. After a weekend that saw large groups of people jogging in the city's parks, authorities have banned outdoor exercise between 10am and 7pm, reports the BBC . Mayor Anne Hidalgo...

Irish Prime Minister Returns To Medicine To Help…

Prime Minister Varadkar's office said he will work one shift a week and will help ​assess suspected COVID-19 patients over the phone.

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China investigates party member critical of Xi…

A prominent Communist party member who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak is being investigated on suspicion of a “severe violation of discipline and law.”

At Least Someone's Getting Busy During Quarantine

The story is a little more involved than the headline implies, but the New York Times neatly wraps up what just went down in Hong Kong: "Some Giant Pandas Had Sex." Per CNN , the Ocean Park zoo in Hong Kong has been shut down for a coronavirus quarantine since late...

Japan's Prime Minister Declares State Of…

The month-long order applies to seven prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka.

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread…

An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years

Trump: I Sent Help to Boris Johnson

President Trump said Monday that he'd offered "help" in treating British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care battling COVID-19. Trump said he'd asked two "leading companies" with experience treating "ebola, AIDS, others" to "contact London immediately," per Politico . As for the treatment offered, "it's a very complex...

Cardinal George Pell To Be Freed After Court…

In 2018, a jury found Pell guilty of child sexual abuse. But Australia's high court says the evidence didn't sufficiently show Pell was guilty.

Trump blasts world health group, defends early…

President Donald Trump is threatening to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group “missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic

After 4 Days of Declining Numbers, Spain Sees a…

Declining or at least flattening coronavirus numbers in world hot spots ( including New York ) have buoyed hope in recent days, but Spain just recorded at least a temporary reversal of that. The nation registered 743 new deaths from Monday to Tuesday, up about 100 from the previous 24-hour...

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson In ICU With…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 in late March.

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Europe's nursing homes in spotlight for uncounted…

Italy’s health ministry says it's investigating the country’s biggest nursing home where 70 residents died last month

Beauty Queen Trades Crown for Stethoscope

Bhasha Mukherjee was crowned Miss England last year—but with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the UK, she has now returned from the overseas charity work she was doing so that she can work as a doctor in her home country. Mukherjee was a junior doctor, but took a break from...

Taliban Says U.S., Afghan Government Violated…

The Taliban says the U.S. and Afghan government have violated the peace deal, but the U.S. military has called the claims "baseless."

Mexico urges end to harassment of health workers…

While tributes to courageous medical personnel putting themselves in the virus' path circle the globe, Mexico and some other places have seen disturbing aggression born of fear

PM Says Easter Bunny Is an 'Essential Worker'

New Zealand's prime minister has reassured worried children that the country's coronavirus lockdown will not apply to the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. She said Monday that they have joined workers like health care personnel on the list of "essential workers," the Washington Post reports. "You’ll be pleased to...

Australia Launches Criminal Probe Into Ruby…

Authorities are looking into whether cruise ship staff misled Australian health officials about a coronavirus outbreak on board the ship.

With prime minister in ICU, Britain asks: Who's…

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, the people of his country are wishing him well and also wondering who’s in charge

Boris Johnson Is Now in the ICU

Monday morning brought the news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had entered the hospital Sunday night as a precautionary measure for more tests because he continued to show symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the coronavirus. Now, an apparent worsening. Bloomberg reports the 55-year-old has been taken to...

Man in France Kills 2 In Knife Attack…

The man attacked passersby in a shopping center in the French town of Romans-sur-Isere.

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Most people on Antarctica cruise ship have the…

Nearly 60 percent of 217 people _ many from Australia, Europe and the United States _ on board a cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay have tested positive for the new coronavirus

Virus Lockdown Has an Awful Side Effect

The leader of the UN has made a worldwide appeal related to the coronavirus outbreak, but it has nothing to do with equipment shortages or best practices while out in public. Instead, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is worried about "a horrifying global surge in domestic violence," reports the AP . He didn't...

China's virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends…

The last restrictions on movement have been lifted in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began