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 2020-04-03 17:20 

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Grassy Narrows signs deal with Ottawa on mercury poisoning treatment centre...

OTTAWA — The federal government has signed an agreement with Grassy Narrows First Nation that will see a long-promised treatment centre for residents with mercury poisoning finally built in the community. Chief Rudy Turtle signed the framework agree...

 2020-04-03 17:16 

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Trump, Macron weigh UN leaders' meeting on coronavirus -White House...

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed convening the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss increasing United Nations cooperation on fighting the coronavirus, the Whi...

 2020-04-03 17:15 

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'More Burberry gowns to come': luxury brand turns effort to coronavirus fight...

LONDON — High-end British fashion brand Burberry has turned over its production to make protective gowns for healthcare workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday. Burberry has said its sales in the final ...

 2020-04-03 17:15 

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Ex-White House candidate Buttigieg forms PAC to support 'forward-thinking' Democrats...

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, whose presidential campaign became a top fundraiser in the crowded Democratic primary, is forming a political action committee aimed at creating a new pipeline of leaders for the party, the campaign...

 2020-04-03 17:14 

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No evidence that masks worn by healthy people affect coronavirus spread UK official...

LONDON — Britain does not recommend that healthy citizens wear face masks, a senior health official said on Friday, saying that they are not proven to affect the spread of the coronavirus. "There is no evidence that general wearing of face masks...

 2020-04-03 17:06 

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Canada's Ontario projects 80,000 coronavirus cases by April 30 under current measures...

TORONTO — Ontario health officials on Friday projected 80,000 coronavirus cases in the province, Canada's most heavily populated region, by April 30 under current public health measures and urged people to restrict their movements. The officials...

 2020-04-03 17:04 

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Native Americans fear govt 'attack' on tribal land amid coronavirus...

By Gregory Scruggs SEATTLE, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Native Americans slammed a decision by the U.S. government to revoke a tribe's reservation status, which they warned would leave them without control over their land and place them at in...

 2020-04-03 17:03 

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Clemson coach Swinney: 'Zero doubt' season starts on time...

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney voiced supreme confidence the 2020 college football season would start on time amid rolling uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. So confident is Swinney that his team's current T-I-G-E-R-S acronym is the uber...

 2020-04-03 17:03 

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Coronavirus spotlights risks of swelling slums in Africa's cities...

By Laurie Goering LONDON, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the risks of allowing Africa's swelling ranks of city dwellers to crowd into slums without proper access to water, sewers, transport and other public serv...

 2020-04-03 16:55 

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Merkel signals lockdown in Germany could go beyond Easter...

BERLIN — It is too early for Germany to lift restrictions on people's movement despite signs that the coronavirus may be spreading at a slightly slower pace, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, signaling the lockdown might stretch beyond Ea...

 2020-04-03 16:55 

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Too early to talk of green shoots on coronavirus admissions- senior UK medic...

LONDON — There are green shoots in terms of public behavior in the response to the coronavirus outbreak but it is too early to say the same of hospital admissions, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Friday. "I ab...

 2020-04-03 16:54 

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French doctor apologizes for suggesting COVID-19 treatment be tested in Africa...

DAKAR — A French doctor apologized on Friday for suggesting a possible treatment for COVID-19 should be tested in Africa, after the remarks sparked an outcry on social media. Jean-Paul Mira, the head of the intensive care unit at the Cochin hospital...

 2020-04-03 16:53 

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Results of UK clinical coronavirus trials 'a few months away' -senior medic...

LONDON — Results from clinical trials of possible drugs to treat the coronavirus are likely a few months away, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Friday. Van-Tam said Britain wanted to move on to new medicines in the...

 2020-04-03 16:50 

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Cycling-Tour going ahead would be 'madness', says former minister...

Allowing the Tour de France to go ahead as scheduled despite the COVID-19 pandemic would be "madness" and a "crime against humanity," former French sports minister David Douillet has said. The outbreak has decimated the global sporting cal...

 2020-04-03 16:47 

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Russian church leader tours Moscow with holy icon to halt coronavirus...

MOSCOW — Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia's influential Orthodox Church, drove a holy icon around the streets of Moscow in a procession of cars on Friday, as the country fights to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The icon of the Virgin Ma...

 2020-04-03 16:47 

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Manitoba allows deferral of utility payments without penalty in COVID-19 crisis...

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is letting people hurt by the COVID-19 economic fallout avoid penalties on some utility payments and property taxes. Premier Brian Pallister says there will be a six-month period, until Oct. 1, in which people can ...

 2020-04-03 16:46 

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COVID-19: Queen Elizabeth to make rare address to nation as Britain's coronavirus crisis deepens...

On Friday the death toll among those who had tested positive for the virus had risen by 684 to 3,605, up 23 per cent on the previous day...

 2020-04-03 16:45 

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UK nowhere near running out of ventilators senior medic...

LONDON — Britain is not "anywhere close" to the scenario of running out of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients at the peak of the spread of the virus, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Friday. Asked durin...

 2020-04-03 16:45 

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Turkey's coronavirus death toll rises to 425, total cases 20,921 health minister...

ISTANBUL — Turkey's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak increased by 69 to 425 on Friday, while the number of confirmed cases from the disease rose by 2,786 to 20,921, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Koca said 16,160 tests had been car...

 2020-04-03 16:23 

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UK has 2,000 critical care beds free for coronavirus minister...

LONDON — Britain has more than 2,000 critical care beds still free for use in the fight against the new coronavirus, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday. The Nightingale Hospital, a new hospital in London erected in a conference center to pr...

 2020-04-03 16:23 

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With no fries sold, Dutch farmers face billion kilo potato pile...

BEEMSTER — It's potato planting season, but many Dutch farmers are facing a mountain of a problem, with a million tons of potatoes left over from last season due to the coronavirus outbreak. Restaurants in the Netherlands, many serving popular d...

 2020-04-03 16:23 

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Northern residents embrace plan for unique beaded pin honouring COVID-19 workers...

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — A made-in-Yukon initiative to celebrate front-line workers fighting COVID-19 is gaining momentum across the North. An administrative assistant at a health centre in Dawson City has launched the Fireweed Heroes project. Kyla Popa...

 2020-04-03 16:21 

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Italy's daily tally of coronavirus deaths and cases steady, with 766 new deaths...

ROME — The death toll from an outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy has climbed by 766 to 14,681, the Civil Protection Agency said on Friday, marginally higher than the daily tally of 760 fatalities registered a day earlier. The number of new cases w...

 2020-04-03 16:17 

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Merkel says too early to ease lockdown in Germany despite signs of slowdown in virus spread...

BERLIN — It is too early for Germany to lift its restrictions on people's movement despite initial signs that the coronavirus is spreading at a slightly slower pace, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a recorded speech on Friday. "The governme...

 2020-04-03 16:15 

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U.S. judge throws out Major League Baseball sign-stealing lawsuit...

NEW YORK — A U.S. judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit seeking to hold Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox liable to DraftKings fantasy baseball bettors for the sport's sign-stealing scandal. Although both teams "...

 2020-04-03 16:14 

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U.S. expected to cover hospital costs of uninsured coronavirus patients -WSJ...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to use coronavirus relief funds to pay hospitals that treat uninsured patients with the novel coronavirus as long as they do not bill them or issue unexpected charges, the Wall Street Journal reporte...

 2020-04-03 16:14 

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WNBA postpones start to season...

The WNBA season will be postponed indefinitely, the latest pro sports league to alter its schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. The season was set to start May 15, but WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said Friday that the extension of social dist...

 2020-04-03 16:14 

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GST credit payments to low-income earners to arrive one month earlier...

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government will deliver more aid to low-income Canadians through the GST credit a month sooner than planned. The government initially announced the money would be available in May, but Trudeau now says...

 2020-04-03 15:51 

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Boxing-Joshua-Pulev heavyweight title fight postponed promoters...

The world heavyweight title fight between Briton Anthony Joshua and the IBF's mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria originally scheduled for June 20 has been postponed, promoters Matchroom Boxing said on Friday. Joshua's defense of his IBF...

 2020-04-03 15:48 

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Basketball-WNBA postpones start of season due to coronavirus...

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) has postponed the start of its 2020 regular season and training camps because of the coronavirus outbreak, the league said on Friday. The WNBA, whose regular season was originally scheduled to run fro...

 2020-04-03 15:47 

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Birdsong and clear views: coronavirus lockdown clears Paris pollution...

PARIS — Parisians confined to their flats by a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus can at least now open their windows and breathe in fresh air, listen to the birds and enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. That's because air pollut...

 2020-04-03 15:47 

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Retired Gattis: '17 Astros 'cheated baseball, fans'...

Evan Gattis fought to win a World Series ring with the Houston Astros and got one in 2017. Looking back, it feels like he lost. Gattis was with the Astros for their historic run, which since has been disgraced by revelations of a sign-stealing scheme that...

 2020-04-03 15:42 

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Swiss double size of coronavirus company loan scheme to $41 bln...

ZURICH — The Swiss government said on Friday it was doubling the size of its coronavirus emergency loan scheme to 40 billion Swiss francs ($41 billion) after being flooded with requests for help from businesses. The government said it would expanded...

 2020-04-03 15:38 

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Mexico president says gang violence persists despite coronavirus...

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that violence among criminal groups has persisted despite the coronavirus outbreak on the country. "It seemed in late March, when the coronavirus had become more widespre...

 2020-04-03 15:38 

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COVID-19: Dismissed U.S. carrier captain gets hero's ovation after speaking out on virus fears...

A clip showed Brett Crozier walking down the gangplank of the Theodore Roosevelt as crew repeatedly chanted 'Captain Crozier!'...

 2020-04-03 15:33 

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Colby Cosh: Viagra, thalidomide, and poop: the dark horses in the race to treat COVID-19...

Viagra and other drugs in its class are sometimes used off-label to dilate blood vessels in the lungs...

 2020-04-03 15:22 

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Military deploying to northern Quebec for COVID-19 help...

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian Forces are being sent to northern Quebec to help communities there prepare to respond to COVID-19 outbreaks. He says the federal government is answering a call from the Quebec government. In h...

 2020-04-03 15:21 

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U.S. Women's Open in December as LPGA adjusts schedule...

The 2020 U.S. Women's Open in Houston has been postponed to December, one of the changes to the schedule impacting the next five tour events. Set for June 4-7 at Champions Golf Club, the U.S. Open will move to Dec. 10-13 in a response to the growing c...

 2020-04-03 15:18 

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U.N. worried about Iran prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak...

DUBAI — A United Nations rights official on Friday voiced concern over prisoners after reports of unrest in facilities prompted by worries over a coronavirus outbreak in countries including Iran, one of the worst-hit in the world. Iranian media have...

 2020-04-03 15:18 

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Love in time of coronavirus: octogenarians picnic at Danish-German border...

AVENTOFT — Two octogenarian lovers, one living in Denmark and the other in Germany, are determined to keep meeting every day for a picnic and a chat on either side of the border, which has been shut to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Inga R...

 2020-04-03 15:17 

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U.N. worried about Iran prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak...

DUBAI — A United Nations rights official on Friday voiced concern over prisoners after reports of unrest in facilities prompted by worries over a coronavirus outbreak in countries including Iran, one of the worst-hit in the world. Iranian media have...

 2020-04-03 15:12 

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Canada coronavirus cases rise to almost 12,000, death toll up by almost 20%...

OTTAWA — Canada has recorded almost 12,000 cases of the new coronavirus and the death toll jumped by almost 20% from Thursday, according to data posted by the country's public health agency on Friday. The agency said on its Web site that cases g...

 2020-04-03 15:12 

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Italy experts say reliable coronavirus antibody test may be ready soon...

ROME — A reliable antibody blood test to find out who has already had the coronavirus would give a better picture of the extent of Italy's epidemic and could possibly be identified within days, scientific advisers to the government said on Frida...

 2020-04-03 15:11 

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Chiefs WR Watkins restructures deal to stay in KC...

Sammy Watkins restructured his contract to receive $7 million of the $16 million he's owed from the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020 as incentives. According to multiple reports, Watkins helped create $5 million in salary-cap space for the Chiefs, who had $...

 2020-04-03 14:54 

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COVID-19: Is Putin playing with the U.S.? His virus aid flight may have carried sanctioned goods...

'While there are no real consequences for the government violating its own sanctions, it looks stupid for them to be breaking their own rules'...

 2020-04-03 14:52 

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Scheer calls for more oversight of government's COVID-19 response...

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling for the Liberals to be more transparent about their response to the COVID-19 crisis. He wants the government to release all of the data on the spread of the novel coronavirus and its implications...

 2020-04-03 14:52 

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3M says Trump officials have told it to stop sending face masks to Canada...

The company was singled out for criticism Thursday by President Donald Trump, who invoked the Defense Production Act to compel 3M to prioritize American needs...

 2020-04-03 14:52 

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UK car sector warns: supply companies need cash immediately...

LONDON — Britain's car sector needs immediate cash and the government should introduce measures to support suppliers, some of which only have enough money to handle the coronavirus crisis for weeks not months, the head of the main trade body tol...

 2020-04-03 14:47 

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Slovenia orders quarantine for most people entering country...

LJUBLJANA — Slovenia will introduce a mandatory 14-day quarantine for most people entering the country from Saturday in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The quarantine applies to both Slovenian citizens and foreign nationals, ...

 2020-04-03 14:46 

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EU to fly home another 250,000 nationals stranded by coronavirus...

BRUSSELS — More than 250,000 European Union citizens are still trying to get home, as the number of people stranded by the coronavirus outbreak remains high even after the EU has repatriated some 350,000 people, its top diplomat said on Friday. Whil...

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