New Zealand nears coronavirus eradication, but virus has grim global hold

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New Zealand has all but eradicated the coronavirus with just one person in the nation of five million known to be infected. But developments were grim in other nations, with India reporting a record increase in cases,...

U.S. court rejects request to revive Keystone XL pipeline permit program

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A U.S. appeals court on Thursday turned down the Trump administration's request to revive a permit program for new oil and gas pipelines, an outcome that industry representatives said could delay more than 70 projects across the...

Russia expands stats on coronavirus-related deaths after criticism

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The Russian government on Friday presented more detailed mortality figures for last month that include more deaths linked with the coronavirus, in a bid to dispel suspicions from some Russian and Western experts that authorities were trying...

Trump says U.S. terminating relationship with WHO as rift with China grows

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U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government....

Brazil overtakes Spain for 5th most COVID-19 deaths, reports nearly 27,000 new cases

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Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reached 27,878, the Health Ministry said on Friday, surpassing Spain to become the fifth-ranking nation in the number of dead.

Germany, a global leader on COVID-19 response, cautiously comes out of lockdown

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Germany’s robust response to the coronavirus crisis early on has been widely praised — a high number of infections, yes, but a much lower death rate compared to other Western countries. As it emerges from its phased-in lockdown,...

Russia’s COVID dissenters: Underground bars, gyms and hair salons flout tough quarantine rules

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In Russia, restrictions on movement and business openings could be loosened over the coming days, but many people aren't waiting. A crew from CBC News discovered a thriving subculture of bars, gyms and other services that have...

UN adopts new voting procedure during COVID-19 pandemic

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The United Nations General Assembly adopted a new voting procedure Friday for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed at preventing a large gathering and ensuring social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What we can learn from China and Sweden about post-lockdown traffic and travel

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Data on travel from China and Sweden is painting an early picture of how different a post-lockdown world could look.

NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX rocket

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A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the U.S. back in the business of launching...