TSX and Dow close higher Monday on tentative signs of progress in COVID-19 battle

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Stocks jumped in markets around the world Monday after some of the hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon.

Ukraine battles forest fire near Chornobyl amid elevated radiation levels

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Emergency teams in Ukraine on Monday continued battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chornobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears.

Oil prices pull back after OPEC and Russia delay discussions on cutting output

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Oil prices fell on Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia delayed a meeting to discuss output cuts that could help to reduce global oversupply as the coronavirus pandemic pummels demand.

China reports rise in asymptomatic coronavirus cases, vows tighter border controls

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Imported cases and asymptomatic patients, who show no symptoms but may still be able to pass the virus on, have become China's chief concern after draconian containment measures succeeded in slashing the overall infection rate.

Japan preparing to declare state of emergency to COVID-19 fight

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus, but that there will be no...

Ex-soldier sentenced to prison for ‘cold-blooded’ killings that rocked Slovakia

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A Slovak court on Monday sentenced former soldier Miroslav Marcek to 23 years in prison for shooting and killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova in February 2018.

U.K. PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as COVID-19 symptoms worsen

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition has worsened since being hospitalized with persistent COVID-19 symptoms and he has been moved into intensive care, his Downing Street office said in a statement on Monday.

Lady Gaga announces $35M raised to fight COVID-19 ‘catastrophe’

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Lady Gaga appeared via video link at Monday's World Health Organization media briefing to announce that $35 million US has been raised to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. She also unveiled an upcoming TV and online special to...

Swedes’ trust in government put to test as coronavirus deaths spike

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Sweden’s days as a European outlier in the fight against coronavirus may be ending. As deaths rise, many are questioning measures that appear relaxed compared with the rest of the world.

U.S. deaths from COVID-19 climb to over 10,000: Johns Hopkins

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The death toll in New York, the state hardest hit by COVID-19, was "effectively flat" for the second day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his daily news conference on Monday, but the U.S. as...

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Adversity of postponements caused by COVID-19 a familiar feeling for athletes

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