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 2020-04-03 10:53 

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

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

 2020-04-03 10:52 

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The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada...

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 6:30 a.m. A regional government near Toronto has apologized after revealing it accidentally mailed letters to 16 people saying their COVID-19 tests were negative when they were actually ...

 2020-04-03 10:46 

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Santander saves 1.6 bln euros in capital after scrapping final 2019 dividend...

MADRID — Santander saved 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) by scrapping its final 2019 dividend, allowing it to offer 30 billion euros more in loans to households to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, chairman Ana Botin told investors o...

 2020-04-03 10:45 

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Coronavirus claims more Spanish lives, but death rate slows...

MADRID — Spain reported more deaths from the coronavirus tearing around the world on Friday, but the number who succumbed overnight was lower than the previous day. Adding to the world's worst death toll from the disease after European neighbor ...

 2020-04-03 10:37 

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East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides...

NAIROBI — Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. The curbs have delayed deliveries of pestici...

 2020-04-03 10:33 

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NBA Standings...

Apr 3 (OPTA) Standings from the NBA on Friday EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 46 18 .719 2. Boston 43 21 .672 3 3. Philadelphia 39 26 .600 7 1/2 4. Brooklyn 30 34 .469 16 5. New York 21 45 .318 26 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT [...]...

 2020-04-03 10:23 

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Chris Selley: They're outlawing walks in the park over COVID-19 now. This cannot stand...

As cities clamp down more and more on their citizens' freedoms, we're in danger of underestimating just what's being asked of many Canadians...

 2020-04-03 10:18 

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Russian ban on Western food bears fruit in coronavirus era...

MOSCOW — A Russian decision to ban most Western food imports, taken in anger six years ago, is helping Moscow navigate the coronavirus crisis, giving it enough homegrown stocks to withstand panic buying and greater leeway on its agricultural export ...

 2020-04-03 10:13 

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U.S. Embassy in Japan urges citizens against potential surge in coronavirus...

TOKYO — The United States on Friday urged its citizens in Japan to take action against a potential imminent surge in coronavirus cases there, saying they should either return home now or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. "If...

 2020-04-03 10:11 

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Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 3,294 Health Ministry...

DUBAI — Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus rose on Friday to 3,294 as it claimed 134 lives in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur. The total number of people confirmed to be infected is 53,183, he ...

 2020-04-03 10:09 

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Money or liberty? No win for carers, cleaners in coronavirus crisis...

By Oscar Lopez and Ellen Wulfhorst MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, April 3, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A n army of maids, child carers and cleaners who work in private homes risk losing their wages or their liberty in what they say is a lose-lose situation in the...

 2020-04-03 10:05 

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Hoping to defuse rows, Britain's Labour elects new leader...

LONDON — Britain's Labour Party will elect a new leader on Saturday, with Brexit policy chief Keir Starmer the frontrunner to take over a deeply divided party that, under veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn, suffered a crushing defeat in a December ...

 2020-04-03 10:03 

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3D printers forge face shields for fight against the coronavirus...

SUNNYVALE — Oscar Valera likes to use 3D printers to build an assortment of crafts, but he is now turning his hobby toward the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In just four days, the New Jersey high school teacher has printed and distributed ...

 2020-04-03 10:03 

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Federal Reserve Events...

***Denotes a new entry. —————————————————— FOMC MEETING DATES: 2020 April 28-29 (second day: statement released 1400 EDT/1800 GMT; news conference ...

 2020-04-03 10:00 

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Raiyan Chowdhury on COVID-19: Wearing masks can save lives — public health officials must be clear about this...

When it comes to wearing masks, it's really a matter of common sense...

 2020-04-03 09:59 

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Kidnapped Mali opposition staff freed but leader still missing...

BAMAKO — Five people kidnapped last week with Mali's main opposition leader Soumaila Cisse were freed overnight, but Cisse and three others are still missing, his party said on Friday. Cisse and members of his delegation were ambushed by unident...

 2020-04-03 09:49 

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Spain's daily coronavirus death toll falls for first time since March 26...

MADRID — Spain's coronavirus death toll rose to a total of 10,935 from 10,003 on the previous day, the Health Ministry said on Friday, but showed the first fall in a daily death toll since March 26. A total of 932 people died from the disease in...

 2020-04-03 09:46 

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UK opens new hospital erected in conference center to fight coronavirus...

LONDON — A new hospital, built in under two weeks in a conference center in London to provide thousands of extra beds to treat those who have contracted coronavirus, will open its doors on Friday. The Nightingale Hospital, which will initially provi...

 2020-04-03 09:33 

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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, faster test for the novel coronavirus that that causes the COVID-19 disease, reducing the time of results delivery to about two hours. The test was developed by subsidiary Fujifilm Wako Pur...

 2020-04-03 09:31 

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Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic...

DAKAR/BANGUI — Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theater this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuter...

 2020-04-03 09:25 

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China scrambles to plug border gaps as thousands flood home...

BEIJING/SINGAPORE — Regions along China's porous borders with southeast Asia are working hard to improve surveillance and curb illegal immigration, authorities said, as thousands flood into a country seen as a safe haven in the global war agains...

 2020-04-03 09:24 

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Coronavirus has cost 2 million jobs in Turkey, opposition says...

ANKARA — More than two million workers in Turkey have lost their jobs due to measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak and the government needs to do more to support them, the main opposition party said on Friday. President Tayyip Erdogan&#...

 2020-04-03 09:24 

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Singapore closing workplaces, schools as coronavirus cases jump...

SINGAPORE — Singapore will close schools and most workplaces, except for essential services like supermarkets and banks, for a month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday, as part of stricter measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. ...

 2020-04-03 09:21 

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Saudi Arabia brings forward coronavirus curfew start in three areas...

CAIRO — Saudi Arabia has brought forward its nightly curfew by four hours in three areas to combat the coronavirus epidemic, state news agency SPA said. From Friday, the curfew will begin at 3 p.m. (1200 GMT) instead of 7 p.m. in the city of Dammam ...

 2020-04-03 09:20 

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France to re-format 2020 high-school 'Bac' exam on coronavirus concerns...

PARIS — France will change the format of this year's high-school 'Bac' exam as a result of concerns over the coronavirus, said the country's Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on Friday. Blanquer said in a televised address that...

 2020-04-03 09:09 

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Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case...

KARACHI — Pakistani authorities ordered on Friday four men, including a British militant, convicted of the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, to be detained for three months despite a lower court's ruling to overturn their convictions....

 2020-04-03 09:06 

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OPEC+ producers debate possible oil cuts of 10 mln bpd -OPEC source...

The OPEC+ crude oil exporter group is debating cutting global supply by 10 million barrels per day (bpd), an OPEC source said on Friday, adding that any further cuts must include producers from outside the alliance. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday...

 2020-04-03 09:01 

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Russian army to send coronavirus help to Serbia...

MOSCOW — Russia will send 11 military planes carrying medical equipment to Serbia to help it fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Friday. Russia, which has so far recorded more than 3,500 cases of the virus, has al...

 2020-04-03 09:01 

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Tennis-With Wimbledon lost, Federer and Williams running out of Grand Slam opportunities...

MUMBAI — The cancellation of Wimbledon this week has not only fanned the possibility of a total tennis wipeout for the rest of the season but may also have put an end to the Grand Slam title chase for both Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Wimbledo...

 2020-04-03 08:47 

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OPEC+ producers debating possible oil cuts of 10 mln bpd -OPEC source...

LONDON — The OPEC+ crude oil exporter group is debating cutting global supply by 10 million barrels per day, an OPEC source said on Friday, adding any further cuts must include producers from outside the alliance. U.S. President Donald Trump said on...

 2020-04-03 08:27 

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Taiwan talks WHO role with US, China denounces 'manipulation'...

TAIPEI/BEIJING — Taiwan and the United States this week discussed how to get "closer coordination" between the island and the World Health Organization (WHO) during the coronavirus outbreak, drawing a rebuke from China for "political man...

 2020-04-03 08:21 

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Swedish c.bank ready to do more to fight coronavirus crisis Ingves...

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's central bank is prepared to take further measures if needed to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy, Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves said in a speech on Friday. "We may need to do even more if ...

 2020-04-03 08:16 

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Cruise passengers to land soon and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' streamable; In The News for April 3...

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 3 ... COVID-19 in Canada ... Canadians should brace for some grim numbers today as Ontario ...

 2020-04-03 08:05 

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Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19...

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick. Ottawa has put ...

 2020-04-03 08:04 

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada...

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on April 3, 2020: There are 11,283 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. — Quebec: 5,518 confirmed (including 36 deaths, 224 resolved) — Ontario: 2,793 ...

 2020-04-03 08:04 

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Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses...

The ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic could get a boost if Canadians paid more attention to the relative humidity levels in public and private spaces, according to a growing body of international research. Doctors, scientists and engineers agree...

 2020-04-03 08:04 

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Ontario's move puts pressure on feds to reveal national COVID-19 projections...

OTTAWA — Canadians should brace for some grim numbers today as Ontario reveals its projections for how bad the COVID-19 pandemic could get in the country's most populous province and how long it could last. Premier Doug Ford's decision to le...

 2020-04-03 08:03 

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Ontario returns to table with last teachers' union as backdrop for talks changes...

TORONTO — The Ontario government is attempting to close an ugly round of bargaining as it restarts talks with the only remaining teachers' union without a contract, and an expert says the COVID-19 pandemic may create a path to labour peace. Univ...

 2020-04-03 08:03 

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Sex workers stranded in Germany as coronavirus shuts brothels...

BERLIN — Thousands of foreign prostitutes working in Germany have been made homeless after brothels closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and borders snapped shut, making it difficult for them to return home. Authorities in the country, where prost...

 2020-04-03 08:02 

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How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens...

When there's only one ventilator but two patients who need it, how should a doctor decide who gets the chance to survive? Medical ethicists across the country are working to help frontline workers answer weighty questions should the COVID-19 pandemic ...

 2020-04-03 08:02 

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Crimes and policing change amid COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario forces say...

COVID-19 has changed both criminal behaviour and policing in Ontario. Some of the crime trends, such as a surge in domestic violence, have been predictable. Others, such as a significant rise in car thefts, have perplexed officers. Both trends have been s...

 2020-04-03 07:49 

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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 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 Friday. Th...

 2020-04-03 07:45 

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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 to prevent coronavirus stockpiling as customers start to buy just what they need. "As stock continues to build, ...

 2020-04-03 07:40 

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Kazakhstan extends business shutdown in major cities...

ALMATY — Non-essential businesses in Kazakhstan's biggest cities will remain closed until April 13, the Central Asian nation'a government said on Friday, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdown which began on March 30...

 2020-04-03 07:17 

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Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike...

ISLAMABAD/DHAKA — Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent large congregations last week. Hea...

 2020-04-03 07:17 

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

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 said, adding that the plans focus primarily on employment. Heal...

 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...

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