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France: Easter Sunday sees virus fatalities again drop

PARIS As the faithful this weekend celebrated Easter and Passover, France on Sunday reported 315 additional deaths from coronavirus in the hospital, along with 246 people in nursing homes, both...

France: Deaths down, fewer in intensive care

PARIS In a welcome development in efforts against coronavirus, French officials Saturday reported fewer deaths in the last 24 hours than the previous day, as well as fewer people in...

Netherlands: Total coronavirus cases near 25,000

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands The number of coronavirus cases in the Netherlands has risen to more than 24,400, while the death toll now stands at over 2,600, authorities announced on Saturday. A...

UK coronavirus death toll 9,875, up 917 in 24 hours

LONDON The U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose 917 in the last 24 hours, British health authorities announced on Saturday. The Department of Health reported: “269,598 people have been tested of...

Coronavirus kills 327 more people in Belgium

BRUSSELS In Belgium, 1,351 new coronavirus infections and 327 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, health authorities announced on Saturday. According to the latest data published by the Federal...

Pope leads empty Good Friday ceremony amid COVID-19

ROME Pope Francis presided over a traditional ceremony at a near-empty Saint Peter’s Square on Good Friday as Italy struggles to get a hand on the coronavirus pandemic, according to...

UK: Premier Boris Johnson goes into intensive care

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted into intensive care on Monday, Downing Street confirmed. "Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at...

France: Lockdown permission form now available online

Previously only on paper, displacement certificate is required for those leaving homes amid coronavirus pandemic

UK premier admitted to hospital as 'precautionary step'

LONDON  U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital Sunday after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last week, with the symptoms failing to disappear. A Downing Street spokesperson said:...

Queen Elizabeth II addresses UK amid COVID-19 pandemic

LONDON  Queen Elizabeth II addressed the U.K. and Commonwealth on Sunday amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Together we are tackling this disease and I want to reassure you that if we remain...

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Turkey, UK 'very close' to free trade deal

LONDON  Turkey and the UK are “very close” to signing a free trade agreement for the post-Brexit era, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. An...

Torrential rains hit China, many killed

ANKARA  Torrential rains have washed over several parts of China, resulting in deaths of many people and disrupting services to the affected regions, local media...

Families recall last moments with Srebrenica victims

BELGRADE, Serbia  The families of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide are preparing to bury their loved ones, 25 years after they were...

Virus cases hit record high in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG South Africa reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Thursday night, as over 13,500 more infections took the country’s total past 238,000. Health...

Japan: Tokyo reports 2nd day of record-high infections

South Korea makes negative COVID-19 test mandatory for inbound travelers as imported cases rise

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