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U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis

U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for ‘strange and evil’ coronavirus crisis

March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment. After bitter negotiations, the deeply divided Senate came together and passed the bill by a 96-0…

The Sultan's Trail was good practice for lockdown | Adrian Chiles

The Sultan’s Trail was good practice for lockdown | Adrian Chiles

March 26, 2020

  Opinion Religion Why a pilgrimage was good practice for lockdown   Adrian Chiles My experience on the Sultan’s trail found that two Christians, two Muslims, a Jew and two atheists could live peaceably together, although the mountain scenery seems a lifetime away now   Courtesy of the Reuters Markets

Spain extends state of emergency until April 12 as coronavirus crisis worsens

Spain extends state of emergency until April 12 as coronavirus crisis worsens

March 26, 2020

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain extended its coronavirus lockdown on Thursday and said it was fighting a “real war” over medical supplies to contain the world’s second-highest virus death toll, turning to China for many critical products, where officials reported fraud and massive price increases. A further 655 people died overnight, pushing Spain’s toll from the…

Asian tiger sends virus economic impact signal

Asian tiger sends virus economic impact signal

March 26, 2020

  The world has been given an indication of the economic impact of coronavirus as Singapore released its initial growth figures for this quarter. The trade-reliant city state now looks to be heading for its first full-year recession in about two decades. The figures suggest that the global economy is also set for a sharp…

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

March 26, 2020

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event – the third in just five years. Warmer sea temperatures – particularly in February – are feared to have caused huge coral loss across the world’s largest reef system. Scientists say they have detected widespread bleaching, including extensive patches of severe damage. But they have…

Coronavirus row helps topple Kosovo government

Coronavirus row helps topple Kosovo government

March 26, 2020

The government of Kosovo has collapsed after a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Albin Kurti was backed by a majority of MPs. The vote was brought by a junior coalition partner, on the pretext that Mr Kurti had broken an agreement by sacking the interior minister without consultation. It comes only two months…

Why orange juice prices are soaring on global markets

Why orange juice prices are soaring on global markets

March 26, 2020

  The future price of orange juice has spiked by more than 20% this month as consumers look for healthy products during the coronavirus pandemic. While demand has risen, supply has been hit as producers struggle to export goods due to transport restrictions. This has caused a rise in the so-called “futures” price of orange…

Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 murders

Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 murders

March 25, 2020

A man accused of deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch a year ago has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder. Brenton Tarrant, 29, also admitted the attempted murder of another 40 people, and one terrorism charge. He had previously denied the charges and was due to go on trial…

Jacinda Ardern hosts coronavirus Q&A from home after putting child to bed - video

Jacinda Ardern hosts coronavirus Q&A from home after putting child to bed – video

March 25, 2020

        Play Video 2:11 After putting her daughter to bed, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern hosted a Facebook live Q&A focused on coronavirus. Ardern implored New Zealanders to remain in self-isolation, while explaining the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country will go up, but not to be discouraged  …

Turkey sends secret arms shipments into Libya

Turkey sends secret arms shipments into Libya

March 25, 2020

  On January 24, a ship called the Bana set sail from Turkey. Four days later the ship vanished from the radar. Where did it go? What was it carrying? And why does it matter? BBC Africa Eye investigates secret arms shipments into Libya, and shows how foreign powers – in violation of UN resolutions…