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Brazil political crisis deepens as COVID-19 cases rise

BOGOTA, Colombia  As coronavirus cases in Brazil steadily increases, the country remains in the grip of a deep political crisis.   Health Minister Nelson Teich resigned Friday after less than a month...

COVID-19: France reports sharp uptick in infections

PARIS As parks and public spaces opened across France on Saturday, different figures related to the novel coronavirus rose and fell. The latest statistics were reported by France's Ministry of...

France: Coronavirus cases rise, fatalities remain low

PARIS The weekend brought a rise in cases of the the novel coronavirus in France, according to statistics from the country’s Health Minsitry. Since the start of the outbreak, the death...

Turkish president opens giant city hospital in Istanbul

ANKARA The Turkish president inaugurated Monday a giant city hospital in Istanbul as the country intensifies fight against the coronavirus outbreak. "Turkey, standing on its own two feet, is demonstrating its...

South Korea to ease coronavirus restrictions

ISTANBUL South Korea will ease its strict social distancing rules this week as cases from the novel coronavirus stay low, state-run media said on Sunday. “South Korea said it will move...

Spain sees rise in new COVID-19 deaths, infections

OVIEDO, Spain After days of steadily improving figures on the novel coronavirus pandemic, Spain on Saturday reported a slight increase in both daily deaths and infections. The Ministry of Health confirmed...

Bangladesh: Virus cases top 32,000 after highest spike

DHAKA, Bangladesh The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh crossed 32,000 on Saturday after the country’s highest single-day spike to date. Over the past 24 hours, 1,873 more people tested positive...

Turkey: Recoveries rise, number of ICU patients drops

ANKARA Turkey's number of ICU and ventilator patients drop, and a total of 73,285 people have recovered so far from the novel coronavirus in Turkey, including 5,119 registered on Tuesday,...

Philippines: Typhoon victims battle COVID-19 in camps

JAKARTA, Indonesia Tens of thousands of people displaced from Typhoon Vongfong in Philippines are battling to follow social distance protocols in crowded evacuation centers amid the fear of COVID-19 pandemic. Heavy...

Lebanon: Education to resume on May 28

BEIRUT, Lebanon  Lebanese education minister on Friday said classes in schools and universities will resume on May 28 after two months of suspension as part of the efforts to fight...

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Turkey, EU share ‘strategic interests, goals’

ANKARA Turkey shares many of the European Union's strategic interests and goals, the Turkish foreign minister said. "As a candidate for EU membership, Turkey shares many...

'50,000 S. Africans could die of COVID-19 this year'

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's president has advised the public to follow COVID-19 measures seriously as scientists predict the virus could kill up to 50,000 people in...

Iran says no ‘operational restrictions’ on nuke program

TEHRAN Iran does not face any “operational restrictions” on its nuclear program, the country’s foreign ministry said on Monday on the 5th anniversary of a...

Turkish charity sends 37 truckloads of aid to N.Syria

HATAY, Turkey A Turkish charity sent 37 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, northwestern Syria, during the last week, an official said on Monday. Selim Tosun,...

Russia: Daily virus cases above 6,000 for 3rd week

MOSCOW Daily cases of coronavirus infection in Russia has remained above 6,000 for the third week in a row, an official report revealed on Monday. Another...

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