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 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...

 2020-04-03 14:45 

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Dismissed U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe -acting Navy secretary...

WASHINGTON — The fired commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier that suffered a coronavirus outbreak will not be thrown out of the Navy but rather reassigned, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday, adding that an investigation w...

 2020-04-03 14:43 

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Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows...

MADRID — Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. With a total 117,710 confirmed cases, Spain is now ...

 2020-04-03 14:38 

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COVID-19 lockdown: Thousands tune in to watch Briton run marathon in his tiny backyard...

His Wednesday stunt was 'literally the most stupid thing I could think of to do' on his 32nd birthday, he said...

 2020-04-03 14:21 

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3M pushes back on Trump administration call to stop sending N95 masks to Canada...

WASHINGTON — One of the world's largest U.S.-based makers of consumer products says it has been told by the White House to stop exporting medical-grade face masks to the Canadian market. Minnesota-based 3M says the Trump administration has asked...

 2020-04-03 14:18 

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B.C. business groups warn revenues down 50- to 75 per cent during COVID-19...

VANCOUVER — Business organizations across British Columbia say revenues have plunged among their members and that paints an "ominous picture" for the economy. The BC Chamber of Commerce, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and Business Council ...

 2020-04-03 14:14 

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Police get tough on French holidaymakers trying to break virus lockdown...

PARIS — French police ramped up checks at train stations and motorways on Friday to stop people breaking a national lockdown ahead of school holidays this weekend, as doctors said they hoped to see a plateau in coronavirus cases in the coming days. ...

 2020-04-03 14:13 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth to make rare address to nation over coronavirus...

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth will make an extremely rare address to the nation on Sunday as Britain grapples with the increasingly deadly coronavirus outbreak. The government has put Britain into a virtual lockdown, closing pubs, restaurants and nearly ...

 2020-04-03 14:12 

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OPEC+ debates biggest-ever oil cut as virus destroys demand...

DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW — OPEC and its allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented oil production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said after the U.S. president called on producers to stop the market rout caused by the...

 2020-04-03 14:10 

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Pelosi wants more for small business and individuals in next U.S. coronavirus legislation...

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that $350 billion in already-passed coronavirus legislation was not enough for small businesses, and she wants more money in next bill being developed now in the Democratic-run House. "I d...

 2020-04-03 14:08 

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Alta Mesa creditors accept reduced price for failed shale producer...

HOUSTON — Failed Oklahoma shale producer Alta Mesa Resources agreed to be purchased for $220 million, nearly a third below a deal struck earlier this year, according to filings in a U.S. bankruptcy court in Houston. Creditors in January reached a $3...

 2020-04-03 14:08 

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NBA Fixtures...

Apr 3 (OPTA) NBA schedules for this weekend Friday, April 3 schedules (EST/GMT) Miami at Detroit (1900/2300)-postponed Brooklyn at Indiana (1900/2300)-postponed Philadelphia at Washington (1900/2300)-postponed Charlotte at Atlanta (1930/2330)-postponed Or...

 2020-04-03 14:08 

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MLB Fixtures...

Apr 3 (OPTA) MLB schedules for this weekend Friday, April 3 schedules (EST/GMT) LA Dodgers at San Francisco (1635/2035) Cleveland at Detroit (1310/1710) Arizona at Chicago Cubs (1420/1820) San Diego at Colorado (1610/2010) Miami at Atlanta (1920/2320) Tam...

 2020-04-03 14:08 

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NHL Fixtures...

Apr 3 (OPTA) NHL schedules for this weekend Friday, April 3 schedules (EST/GMT) Columbus at Carolina (1930/2330)-postponed Los Angeles at Anaheim (2200/0200)-postponed Saturday, April 4 schedules (EST/GMT) Chicago at NY Rangers (1300/1700)-postponed St. L...

 2020-04-03 13:51 

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Russian ventilators shipped to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions RBC...

MOSCOW — Ventilators delivered by Russia to the United States to help treat patients of the new coronavirus were manufactured by a Russian company that is under U.S. sanctions, Russia's RBC business daily reported on Friday. A Russian military p...

 2020-04-03 13:49 

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Sweden's liberal pandemic strategy questioned as Stockholm death toll mounts...

STOCKHOLM — A spike in novel coronavirus infections and deaths in Stockholm has raised questions about Sweden's decision to fight the outbreak without resorting to the lockdowns that have left much of Europe at a standstill. Governments across E...

 2020-04-03 13:42 

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Ireland sees four-fold rise in nursing home coronavirus clusters...

DUBLIN — Ireland has seen a more than four-fold increase in coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes in the space of a week, suggesting there is a need for more measures to protect vulnerable elderly residents, officials said on Friday. Across the who...

 2020-04-03 13:40 

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Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus...

OSLO — Norway called on Friday for more money to help the Palestinian Territories get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there has only been one death and 161 reported cases of the coronavirus in the Palestinian Territories, the outbreak is exp...

 2020-04-03 13:40 

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UK car sector warns on coronavirus: '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 13:34 

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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 3,605, up 23% in a day...

LONDON — The United Kingdom death toll from the coronavirus rose by 684 to 3,605 as of 1600 GMT on April 2, up 23% on the previous day. As of 9am 3 April, a total of 173,784 people have been tested of which 38,168 were positive. Stephen Powis, the n...

 2020-04-03 13:34 

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Americans should cover faces and also keep distance -Dr. Fauci...

WASHINGTON — Americans should cover their face if they have to go in public, but they should still stay isolated as much as possible, the nation's top infectious disease official said on Friday as the Trump administration readies its recommendat...

 2020-04-03 13:34 

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UK retailer Debenhams preparing to file for administration Sky...

LONDON — Britain's Debenhams, once the country's biggest department store group, could file for administration as soon as next week in a bid to protect its business from creditors during the pandemic, Sky News reported. Debenhams' lender...

 2020-04-03 13:32 

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COVID-19: In Laredo, Texas, it's now mandatory to wear a mask or bandanna in public...

'I know some people feel that we're infringing on their liberty, but safety and lives are first and foremost'...

 2020-04-03 13:22 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth to make rare address to nation over coronavirus...

LONDON — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will make an extremely rare nationwide address to the nation on Sunday as it grapples with an increasingly deadly coronavirus outbreak. "Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the Unit...

 2020-04-03 13:22 

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How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health...

NEW YORK — It's the most dramatic government intervention into our lives since World War II. To fight the coronavirus outbreak, governments across the globe have closed schools, travel and businesses big and small. Many observers have fretted ab...

 2020-04-03 13:15 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth to address the nation over coronavirus...

LONDON — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will address the nation on Sunday over coronavirus, Buckingham Palace said. "Her Majesty The Queen has recorded a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the Coronavir...

 2020-04-03 13:15 

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COVID-19: Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential during coronavirus crisis...

The Mexican government this week declared a health emergency and ordered the suspension of non-essential activities...

 2020-04-03 13:11 

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UK death toll rises to 3,605, up 23% in a day...

LONDON — The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose by 684 to 3,605 as of 1600 GMT on April 2, up 23 percent on the previous day. As of 9am 3 April, a total of 173,784 people have been tested of which 38,168 tested positive. (Repo...

 2020-04-03 13:07 

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U.S. small banks have processed more than 700 small business relief loans for $2.5 mln -Mnuchin...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that community banks have processed hundreds of small business loans aimed at shoring up the economy amid the global coronavirus pandemic, and sounded a positive note about a new pro...

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