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Iceland has tested more of its population for coronavirus than anywhere else. Here's what it learned

Apr 10, 2020 • 4:12 AM ET World USA TODAY  

No country or scientist or doctor has all the answers about the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the globe. Tiny Iceland may have more than most.     …

New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa

Apr 10, 2020 • 4:01 AM ET World The Washington Post  

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak …

Southeast Asian ministers endorse plans for pandemic fund

Apr 10, 2020 • 4:01 AM ET World The Washington Times  

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Southeast Asian foreign ministers have endorsed the setting up of a regional fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic …

Singapore stops Zoom for online education as hackers strike

Apr 10, 2020 • 3:20 AM ET World The Washington Post  

Singapore has suspended the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijacked a lesson and showed obscene images to …

Rising from sick beds, COVID medics head back to front lines

Apr 10, 2020 • 2:38 AM ET World The Washington Post  

The coronavirus has infected so many doctors, nurses and other health workers that some are now returning from their sick beds and heading back to the …

Live updates: Trump’s push to reopen the economy next month spurs worries over resurgence of coronavirus cases

Apr 10, 2020 • 1:01 AM ET World The Washington Post  

Facing widespread unemployment and volatile markets, the Trump administration is pushing to reopen the U.S. economy as early as next month, despite a …

Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

Apr 10, 2020 • 12:41 AM ET World The Washington Post  

Oil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to strike a global deal to pump less …

The pandemic strengthens the case for universal basic income

Apr 10, 2020 • 12:21 AM ET World The Washington Post  

"What seems to some to be marginal or overambitious is going to become common sense pretty quickly," former presidential candidate Andrew Yang told …

Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

Apr 10, 2020 • 12:21 AM ET World The Washington Post  

Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve’s titanic …

Antonio Guterres, U.N. issues first warning on coronavirus

Apr 9, 2020 • 8:58 PM ET World The Washington Times  

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening …

UN chief warns COVID-19 threatens global peace and security

Apr 9, 2020 • 8:49 PM ET World The Washington Times  

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening …

Saudis, Russians reach deal to ease oil price wars

Apr 9, 2020 • 8:25 PM ET World The Washington Times  

Oil-producing nations, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, agreed Thursday to an unexpectedly large cut in global production, an effort to address a vast …

A 101-year-old British man was infected with coronavirus. He fought it for two weeks — and won, hospital says.

Apr 9, 2020 • 7:56 PM ET World USA TODAY  

Health experts have long warned that coronavirus preys on the elderly, so British health care workers celebrated the man's recovery.              …

WWII 75th anniversary commemorations canceled by coronavirus

Apr 9, 2020 • 6:11 PM ET World The Washington Times  

A group of U.S. Marines, as tough as boot leather and itching for action, were ready to storm the black sand beaches of Iwo Jima last month when the …

News of death should not come by phone. Doctors struggle to adapt to coronavirus reality

Apr 9, 2020 • 4:31 PM ET World Los Angeles Times  

In New York City's overwhelmed emergency rooms, doctors are using FaceTime to tell loved ones that family members have died of COVID-19. …

Author Jason Reynolds offers online projects for kids

Apr 9, 2020 • 4:09 PM ET World The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - Author Jason Reynolds, the country's National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, had expected his work to keep him on the …

An ICU nurse sketches the heroes and fighters inside a coronavirus isolation ward

Apr 9, 2020 • 3:17 PM ET World Los Angeles Times  

In his off time, medical ICU nurse Oh Young-jun sketches scenes from his job within a coronavirus isolation ward in South Korea. …

'A silent explosion': Coronavirus deaths continue to climb

Apr 9, 2020 • 2:13 PM ET World Los Angeles Times  

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. surpass 15,000. In New York, new hospitalizations slow, affirming signs that stay-at-home orders are slowing coronavirus …

Syria denies its air force is behind 2017 chemical attacks

Apr 9, 2020 • 12:55 PM ET World The Washington Post  

Syria has denounced as misleading the first report from the global chemical weapons watchdog blaming its air force for a series of attacks using sarin …

Liz Cheney slams WHO's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Chinese 'puppet,' says he 'absolutely must go'

Apr 9, 2020 • 11:26 AM ET World The Washington Times  

House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney said Thursday that the World Health Organization head "absolutely should go," arguing that having a …