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 2020-04-03 07:08 

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Kuwait backs OPEC+ meeting, resumes Neutral Zone shipments with Saudi...

DUBAI — Kuwait supports Saudi Arabia's invitation for a meeting between meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers, an informal grouping known as OPEC+, to curb global oil supply and halt the oil price rout, oil minister Khaled al-Fadhel said on...

 2020-04-03 06:59 

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China advises foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing...

BEIJING — China's foreign ministry is advising foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing, after the country temporarily banned most foreigners from entering to prevent a resurgence of a coronavirus epidemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday. Forei...

 2020-04-03 06:58 

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Live practice games a 'beam of light' for baseball-starved Korean fans...

SEOUL — For student Kim Jin-won, watching his favorite baseball team's practice games live on YouTube is a rare slice of happiness while stuck at home during South Korea's social distancing campaign aimed at curbing the spread of the coronav...

 2020-04-03 06:55 

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now...

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Coronavirus cases pass the million mark There are now over a million cases of coronavirus, and more than 53,000 deaths as of 0200 GMT on Friday, according to a Reuters tally. It took 76 day...

 2020-04-03 06:43 

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Polish govt will not go to Russia to commemorate plane crash on Apr 10...

WARSAW — Poland's top officials will not go to Smolensk in Russia on April 10 to commemorate the anniversary of the plane crash that killed 96 people including Polish president 10 years ago, Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Michal Dworczyk sa...

 2020-04-03 06:38 

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U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy relieved the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt's captain of his command on Thursday, punishing him for the leak of a scathing letter he sent to superiors that sought stronger measures for curbing a coronavirus outbre...

 2020-04-03 06:36 

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EU's von der Leyen: talks underway over possible border closure extension...

PARIS — European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday that talks were underway among European Union member states over whether or not to extend border closures beyond Easter in order to tackle the coronavirus crisis. "We are ...

 2020-04-03 06:19 

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British supermarket Sainsbury's to remove most customer purchasing limits...

LONDON — British supermarket group Sainsbury's said on Friday it would start to remove the customer purchasing limits it imposed as a response to increased demand during the coronavirus emergency. "As stock continues to build, we have been r...

 2020-04-03 06:10 

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Poland's national airline LOT will need state aid minister...

WARSAW — Polish national airline LOT is working on a rescue plan and will likely need state aid as air traffic has been suspended due to coronavirus, Jacek Sasin, Minister of State Assets said on Friday. "I am constantly in touch with LOT chief ...

 2020-04-03 06:08 

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Germany: ESM aid should be disbursed without lengthy visits from officials...

BERLIN — Euro zone states that need aid from the bloc's bailout fund to tackle the coronavirus should get it quickly and be first subjected to visits from officials proposing policies like during the euro zone crisis, Germany's finance minis...

 2020-04-03 06:08 

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Hungary to unveil pandemic fund on Saturday, detailed plans on Tuesday -PM...

BUDAPEST — Hungary will introduce a new pandemic fund on Saturday and work out the details of the country's biggest economic stimulus package by Tuesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday, adding that the plans focus primari...

 2020-04-03 05:53 

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Kazakhstan to call up reservists to fight coronavirus, unemployment...

ALMATY — Kazakhstan may call up thousands of reservists for up to three months to help combat the coronavirus outbreak and also provide temporary employment to those who have lost jobs in lockdowns and business closures, the government said on Frida...

 2020-04-03 05:24 

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Coronavirus outbreak to delay Romania's June election -PM...

BUCHAREST — Romania's centrist minority government will almost certainly postpone a June local election as the coronavirus outbreak ruled out the best conditions for such an exercise, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said late on Thursday. The Europ...

 2020-04-03 05:09 

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Australia closes internal borders to capitalize on fall in new coronavirus cases...

SYDNEY — Australian officials closed internal borders on Friday and warned people to stay home over the upcoming Easter holiday as the country seeks to capitalize on a further fall in the rate of new coronavirus cases. Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

 2020-04-03 05:06 

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Saudi Arabia advances curfew in three areas over coronavirus fears...

CAIRO — Saudi Arabia has advanced to 3 p.m. (1200 GMT) its curfew in three areas, starting from Friday until further notice, state news agency SPA said, citing a senior official of the interior ministry. The measure in the city of Dammam, and the go...

 2020-04-03 05:04 

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Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the ...

 2020-04-03 05:02 

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Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two...

LONDON/WASHINGTON — Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark e...

 2020-04-03 05:02 

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Boxing-Russian coach diagnosed with coronavirus after Olympic qualifiers...

MOSCOW — A Russian national boxing team coach has tested positive for the coronavirus after returning home from Olympic qualifiers cut short in London last month. Anton Kadushin, who works with Gleb Bakshi, the 2019 world champion in the middleweigh...

 2020-04-03 04:42 

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WNBA players eliminated in NBA 2K League Three For All...

The two teams with WNBA players lost second-round matches Thursday in the NBA 2K League Three For All Showdown. Watch Us Work, consisting of Atlanta Dream guard Alexis Jones, Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray and Washington Mystics forward Aerial Powers, dr...

 2020-04-03 04:32 

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Nissan Vietnam to close plant due to coronavirus containment measures...

HANOI — Nissan Vietnam will shut down its plant for two weeks amid a nationwide social distancing campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the company said on Friday. "Our plant in central province Danang will close from April 5 for 15 da...

 2020-04-03 04:29 

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Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the ...

 2020-04-03 04:23 

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Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the ...

 2020-04-03 04:05 

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Malaysia's indigenous people flee into forests to escape coronavirus...

KUALA LUMPUR — After blocking the entrance to their village with logs, half the people of Jemeri fled into the surrounding forest in fear as the coronavirus spread in Malaysia, infecting the first indigenous 'Orang Asli' person. "We are ...

 2020-04-03 04:02 

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Coronavirus forces San Francisco to put homeless into hotels...

SAN FRANCISCO — The coronavirus crisis is beginning to do something the city of San Francisco has been unable to accomplish for years move homeless people off the streets and into shelters, including some of the city's now-empty hotels. Faced wi...

 2020-04-03 03:51 

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Mexico's Grupo Modelo to suspend beer production amid coronavirus...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday that it will temporarily suspend the production of its beer brands after the country's government declared a health emergency over coronavirus and ordered the suspension of non-essential a...

 2020-04-03 03:46 

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Kyrgyzstan reports first coronavirus death...

BISHKEK — A 61-year-old coronavirus victim has died in Kyrgyzstan, the government said on Friday, the first virus fatality in the central Asian nation. The patient, treated in a hospital in the southern province of Osh, had suffered from other serio...

 2020-04-03 03:30 

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Horse trainers Servis, Navarro plead not guilty in doping case...

Trainers Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro were among 19 defendants who pleaded not guilty Thursday to accusation of illegally doping racehorses. The arraignment before United States District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil in New York was done via teleconference be...

 2020-04-03 03:28 

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Australia's health system capable of managing coronavirus pandemic prime minister...

SYDNEY — Australia's healthcare system should be able to cope with the coronavirus pandemic based on its current trajectory, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday. Australia has more than 5,200 cases of coronavirus, though the growth in n...

 2020-04-03 03:27 

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Vietnam's Dung Quat oil refinery cuts output on virus-hit demand...

HANOI — Vietnam's Dung Quat oil refinery plans to cut output because of weaker domestic fuel demand caused by the coronavirus oubreak, the facility's operator said on Friday. Domestic demand for refined fuels has fallen 30% to 40% since Febr...

 2020-04-03 03:27 

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Report: NFL zeros in on draft structure...

As the NFL maintains its plan to hold the draft April 23-25, the originally scheduled dates, the league reportedly issued a memo Thursday outlining two options it is considering as to how teams would participate in the event. According to a report by NFL....

 2020-04-03 03:09 

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Singapore reports fifth person has died from coronavirus...

SINGAPORE — Singapore reported another coronavirus-related death on Friday, raising the city-state's total fatalities from the disease to five. The latest death was of an 86-year-old female Singapore citizen, the health ministry said in a statem...

 2020-04-03 03:01 

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Two cruise ships dock in Florida after coronavirus ordeal...

MIAMI — An ocean liner forced by a deadly onboard coronavirus outbreak to languish at sea since mid-March pulled into a South Florida port on Thursday, after authorities settled plans for the vessel and its sister ship to dock and most passengers to...

 2020-04-03 02:54 

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Soccer-US NWSL Commissioner Baird targets season opener in June...

Lisa Baird, commissioner of the U.S. National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), says they are targeting a return to action in late June and trying to hammer out a new schedule after the season was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The NWSL's ...

 2020-04-03 02:48 

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NFL medical chief: Plenty of hurdles before league can reopen...

Though the NFL has yet to push back any major events because of the coronavirus pandemic, its chief medical officer on Thursday cautioned many steps remain before the league might be able to resume on-field activities. Dr. Allen Sills told NFL.com that wi...

 2020-04-03 02:43 

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Dodgers' Turner: Settle games with HR derby after 10th inning...

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has a radical plan for keeping games from running too long. Speaking Thursday with Spectrum SportsNet, Turner proposed having games be decided by a home run derby should the score still be level after the 10...

 2020-04-03 02:40 

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Fujifilm says new coronavirus test can produce results in two hours...

TOKYO — Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it has developed a new test for the novel coronavirus that reduces the results time to about two hours. The test was developed by subsidiary Fujifilm Wako Pure Chemical Corp and will be released on April 15, the c...

 2020-04-03 02:32 

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Mistrustful of state, Brazil slum hires own doctors to fight virus...

SAO PAULO — Emerson Barata draws a circular map of Sao Paulo's largest slum, Paraisopolis, and begins to mark confirmed coronavirus cases in blue ink. At the center of the favela of around 120,000 people, which crowds between luxury apartment bl...

 2020-04-03 02:25 

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U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy on Thursday relieved the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard his warship. The r...

 2020-04-03 02:21 

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Do social distancing better, White House doctor tells Americans. Trump objects...

WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on the coronavirus, had a message for Americans on Thursday: do better at social distancing. President Donald Trump didn't like the message. At what has become a daily ...

 2020-04-03 02:20 

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Biden: Trump administration showed 'poor judgment' in removing warship commander...

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed "poor judgment" in relieving the commander of an aircraft carrier who sought stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard. "Donald...

 2020-04-03 02:18 

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Former Wake Forest basketball coach Tacy dies at 87...

Carl Tacy, who led the Wake Forest men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament four times, died Thursday at age 87 in Winston-Salem, N.C. His son, Carl Tacy Jr., told the Winston-Salem Journal that the elder Tacy had battled leukemia for weeks before...

 2020-04-03 02:18 

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Australia closes internal borders as unsourced coronavirus cases rise...

SYDNEY — Australian authorities expressed concern on Friday about a rise in the number of coronavirus cases without a known source, even as the country's rate of new infections dropped sharply and internal border controls were tightened. Several...

 2020-04-03 02:02 

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Trans people in legal limbo under Latin American lockdowns rights groups...

By Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY, April 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) C oronavirus lockdowns in Latin America that divide men and women in public put transgender people in legal limbo, human rights groups said on Thursday, citing the case of a trans woman in P...

 2020-04-03 01:53 

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Basketball-Australia's NBL denies Hawks sold to NBA prospect Ball...

MELBOURNE — Australia's National Basketball League (NBL) has denied the struggling Illawarra Hawks club have been sold to teenage NBA prospect LaMelo Ball after the player's manager said it was a "done deal." Ball, seen as a potentia...

 2020-04-03 01:49 

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Mexican official says no plans for border closures, as death toll rises...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's deputy health minister said on Thursday there are no plans for border closures even as the country's death toll from the coronavirus jumped to 50 from 37 a day earlier. "There's no plan, because there's no ...

 2020-04-03 01:48 

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Ex-All Pro OT Boselli out of hospital after bout with COVID-19...

Former NFL offensive tackle Tony Boselli is out of the hospital after a harrowing battle with the coronavirus. The former Jaguars All-Pro was hospitalized for five days and spent time in the intensive care unit at Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic before bei...

 2020-04-03 01:46 

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Volunteer disinfectant sprayers help Wuhan prepare for a return to work...

WUHAN — Volunteers in hazmat suits have been spraying Wuhan with disinfectant to help the Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold get back to work as the number of new cases in China drops. Wuhan, where 11 million people live, had been pa...

 2020-04-03 01:43 

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Lima Group extols U.S plan to lift Venezuela sanctions in exchange for power-sharing deal...

LIMA — The Lima Group regional bloc said on Thursday it "appreciated"; a new U.S. plan to begin lifting sanctions on Venezuela if the opposition and members of President Nicolas Maduro's party form an interim government without him. The d...

 2020-04-03 01:29 

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During COVID-19 crisis, Alberta's head health official gets top marks for reassuring province...

'In this pandemic, the experts are winning. The experts are maintaining their dominance as the place to go to get sound advice'...

 2020-04-03 01:16 

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Mexico registers 1,510 coronavirus cases, 50 deaths health official...

MEXICO CITY — The death toll in Mexico from coronavirus jumped to 50 on Thursday from 37 a day earlier, the health ministry said. The number of coronavirus cases was 1,510, up by 132 cases. (Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Sandra Male...

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