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Euro countries agree half trillion euros in support

European finance ministers have agreed on more than a half-trillion euros, or $550 billion, of support programs to cushion the recession caused by the...

UN agency says 280 migrants stranded in unsafe port in Libya

The U.N. migration agency says the Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea and diverted them to the shores...

With Africa’s most cases, South Africa extends lockdown

South Africa's president has extended the country’s strict lockdown to combat the coronavirus until the end of April By ANDREW MELDRUM and MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated Press April...

Pope hails priests, health workers as ‘the saints next door’

Pope Francis has described priests and medical personnel who tend to the needs of COVID-19 patients as “the saints next door.” By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press April...

Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis

Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with...

Africa must not be ‘neglected’ in virus fight, officials say

African officials are pushing back against the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus By CARA ANNA Associated Press April 9, 2020, 2:40 PM 4...

Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measures

Two planeloads of Eastern European farmhands have arrived in Berlin and Duesseldorf amid strict precautions to protect the country from the new coronavirus, as...

Saudi cease-fire takes effect in Yemen, no word from Houthis

A cease-fire proposed by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone into effect, potentially paving the way for an end...

Fire at a Moscow retirement home kills 4, leaves 16 injured

A fire in a retirement home in Moscow has killed four people and injured 16 others but emergency officials say firefighters managed to rescue...

Half billion more people face poverty due to virus – report

A report by aid group Oxfam says that around half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as a result of the economic...