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Christian Relief Comes to Central Park

Samaritan’s Purse has sent medical teams to Haiti, Bangladesh, Iraq—and now to New York’s Central Park, where it has set up a field hospital across Fifth Avenue from the affluent Upper East Side. The nonprofit relief organization is providing and funding 68 beds and several dozen personnel to …

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‘Trump,’ ‘chaos,’ ‘money:’ What Mexico and Canada said when asked for one word to describe US

The United States and what it means to be American represent different things to different people, but for Canadians and Mexicans – themselves continental Americans – the very first words that come to mind when thinking about the U.S. relate to the current occupier of the White House and economics, according …

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Ireland’s prime minister to work as doctor amid coronavirus pandemic

Ireland’s prime minister plans to work one day a week as a doctor to help amid the coronavirus pandemic.Leo Varadkar studied medicine and trained to be a doctor at King’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. He worked as a doctor for seven years before entering politics, according to …

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U.S. Is Nowhere Close to Reopening the Economy, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — How long can we keep this up?It is still very early in the U.S. effort to snuff a lethal pandemic by shutting down much of the economy. But there is a growing question — from workers, the White House, corporate boardrooms and small businesses on the brink — that …

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Australia upbeat over slowing coronavirus spread, urges vigilance

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian health officials said on Sunday they were cautiously optimistic about the slowing spread of the coronavirus in the country but warned social distancing restrictions are to stay in place for months. FILE PHOTO: A man waiting to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waits at …

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Lisbon court seizes NOS shares held by Angola’s dos Santos

FILE PHOTO: Isabel dos Santos, Chairwoman of Sonangol, speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in London, Britain, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoLISBON (Reuters) – Sonaecom, sub-holding of Portugal’s Sonae, said on Saturday evening a Lisbon court seized shares in telecommunications firm NOS of a holding company it co-owned …

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Guatemala bans internal travel for Easter to curb coronavirus spread

FILE PHOTO: Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei looks on during a news conference with Michael Kozak (not pictured), acting assistant secretary for U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in Guatemala City, Guatemala February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Luis EcheverriaGUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the …

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Ecuador stores coronavirus victims in giant fridges as morgues fill up

A body covered by a sheet lies outside of a health center of Ecuador’s Public Health Ministry amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guayaquil, Ecuador April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) – Ecuador’s government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus …

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A coronavirus travel nightmare: A blur of canceled flights, border closures, and martial law

WASHINGTON – Before sunrise on Tuesday, Candace Kaiser and her friends hurried out of their Airbnb and crammed into a van destined for the Cusco airport. It was 5:15 a.m., and Peru’s curfew – imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic – had just lifted. The group of American travelers had a special government permit …

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