New York City hires laborers to bury dead in Hart Island potter's field amid coronavirus surge

World News - 2 hours 27 min ago
New York City officials have hired contract laborers to bury the dead in its potter's field on Hart Island as the city's daily death rate from the coronavirus epidemic has reached grim new records in each of the last three days.
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EU ministers seal deal on half a trillion euro coronavirus rescue plan

World News - 2 hours 39 min ago
European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday on half-a-trillion euros worth of support for their coronavirus-battered economies after weeks of wrangling that exposed painful divisions in the bloc headed for a steep recession.
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Austria says EU deal should not be a back door to coronabonds

World News - 2 hours 40 min ago
A deal struck by European Union finance ministers on Thursday evening should not lead to the introduction of coronabonds through the back door, fiscal hawk Austria's Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel said in a statement.
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Key EU states agree coronavirus economic rescue: diplomats

World News - 2 hours 52 min ago
Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands reached an agreement on Thursday evening on an economic support package against coronavirus epidemic, paving the way for a deal among all 27 EU finance ministers, diplomatic sources said.
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Key EU states agree coronavirus economic rescue -text of draft deal

World News - 2 hours 52 min ago
European Union countries on Thursday evening agreed the emergency credit lines from the euro zone's bailout fund "will be available until COVID-19 crisis is over", a draft of their deal read.
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Global stock markets jump on Fed stimulus, oil pulls back from earlier surge

World News - 3 hours 8 min ago
Global equity benchmarks moved higher on Thursday following signs of some success by governments and central banks which have taken additional steps to bolster their economies during the COVID-19 pandemic, while oil prices pulled back from an earlier surge.
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Wall Street rises on latest Fed rescue program

World News - 3 hours 10 min ago
Wall Street closed out the trading week on a high note on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve unleashed another program designed to buoy local governments and businesses crushed by massive closures to stem the coronavirus outbreak.
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Instant View: OPEC+ potential cuts won't be enough to halt oil collapse - analysts

World News - 3 hours 18 min ago
OPEC and other major oil producers on Thursday discussed potential big output cuts in the face of a huge fall in demand due to the coronavirus crisis.
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Saudi, Russia closing in on record oil cut deal

World News - 3 hours 18 min ago
OPEC and it allies held talks on Thursday on record oil output curbs of about 15 million barrels per day (bpd) or more, roughly 15% of global supplies, to support prices hammered by the coronavirus crisis, sources involved in the discussions said.
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Chaotic Wisconsin election signals virus-related voting battles ahead

World News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Shavonda Sisson said she requested a mail ballot to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary election in Wisconsin well ahead of the election.
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UK foreign minister leads nationwide applause for health workers

World News - 3 hours 47 min ago
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab led a nationwide show of appreciation for health service workers on Thursday, standing in for his boss, Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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UK PM Johnson leaves intensive care, remains under observation

World News - 3 hours 47 min ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care on Thursday evening as he continues to recover from COVID-19, but he remains under close observation in hospital, his office said on Thursday.
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England's coronavirus hospital death toll rises 765 to 7,248

World News - 3 hours 47 min ago
The coronavirus death toll in English hospitals rose 765 to 7,248, the health service said on Thursday.
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Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

World News - 3 hours 47 min ago
The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus were reported to have exceeded 1.5 million globally and the death toll rose above 89,400, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT.
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UK PM Johnson leaves intensive care, remains under observation

World News - 3 hours 47 min ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care on Thursday evening as he continues to recover from COVID-19, but he remains under close observation in hospital, his office said on Thursday.
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Oil slumps, investors say OPEC supply cuts won't be enough

World News - 3 hours 55 min ago
Oil prices slumped on Thursday, giving back an earlier 10% surge as investors doubted the emerging supply-cut agreement between members of OPEC and its allies would adequately address the global fuel demand collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK's Raab says he has not spoken to Johnson since taking over

World News - 4 hours 2 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not had any contact with his deputy, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, since he stepped in to fill Johnson's role, Raab said on Thursday, adding that he has enough power to make key decisions without his boss.
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Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace process

World News - 4 hours 17 min ago
The Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group's suspension of talks on a planned prisoner exchange crucial to moving to formal talks to end years of war.
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Exclusive: Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, in solitary confinement

World News - 4 hours 26 min ago
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, has been placed in solitary confinement at a federal prison in New York state where he is serving time for violating campaign finance laws, according to his lawyer and two sources familiar with the matter.
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'You can't relax': Vigilance urged as New York sees signs of coronavirus flattening

World News - 4 hours 37 min ago
Americans must persevere with social distancing now that their efforts are showing signs of slowing the spread of coronavirus, U.S. medical and state officials said on Thursday, as New York hospitalizations ebbed while the state's death toll spiked again.
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