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Japan’s Abe Set to Declare State of Emergency, Media Say

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to declare a state of emergency within days, after coronavirus cases in Tokyo jumped over the weekend to top 1,000 for the first time and raised worries of a more explosive surge, media reports said. Abe will announce the plan as soon as Monday, with the formal declaration for the Tokyo area coming […]

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FDA commissioner calls for redundancy in health manufacturing

Surgeon General Jerome Adams on US response to COVID-19 crisis Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general, joins Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Continue Reading Below The U.S. "must absolutely make an effort" to increase domestic drug manufacturing as it combats the coronavirus […]

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Governors Across the Curve Speak Out on Coronavirus Response

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. Governors from across the U.S. whose states are at various points in the coronavirus pandemic response spoke out on Sunday, with some critical of the absence of a sweeping federal policy and many in the […]

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U.K. to Release Up to 4,000 Inmates as Virus Cases Grow

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. As many as 4,000 low-risk prisoners will be freed in England and Wales as coronavirus cases inside prisons climb and the U.K. government looks for new ways to curb the spread of the pandemic. […]

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Coronavirus Is Upending Many Of The World’s Biggest Religious Holidays

Members of Congregation Shomrei Emunah, a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue in northern New Jersey, are preparing for a Passover that will be different from any other in recent memory. There’s no minyan, the quorum of 10 men needed for communal prayer, so congregants won’t be able to hear special scriptures recited for Passover, the synagogue’s Rabbi Menachem Genack told HuffPost. […]

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U.K.’s Labour Names Keir Starmer Leader as Party Trails in Polls

Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast. Britain’s opposition Labour Party, still reeling from its worst electoral defeat in 85 years, elected Keir Starmer as leader, putting a moderate lawyer with an eye for detail in charge as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus comes under fire. Starmer, who served as Labour’s Brexit spokesman under […]

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Keir Starmer wife: Who is new Labour leader’s wife Victoria Starmer?

The Labour leadership contest has concluded today (Saturday, April 4) and Sir Keir Starmer has been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party. Mr Starmer faced competition from fellow leadership hopefuls Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy. In a recorded video message, Sir Keir has said it is the “honour and privilege of [his] life” to take on the […]

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Trump Fires Inspector General Who Sounded Alarm On Ukraine Call

President Donald Trump has notified the Senate Intelligence Committee that he is firing Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who was the first to alert Congress to an urgent whistleblower complaint about Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president last year. In a July 25 phone call, Trump pressured President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into unfounded accusations […]

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Pandemic Sends Families on 1,000-Mile Trek to Maduro’s Venezuela

Venezuelan families made destitute by Colombia’s coronavirus lockdown are walking a thousand miles or more across the Andes to get home. Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela might be undergoing one of the deepest economic slumps in modern history, but it’s still preferable to sleeping in a park in Medellin, or under a bridge in Bogota, which are now the alternatives for many […]

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