Abe says Japan to host 2020 Olympics as planned

Trump on coronavirus disrupting olympics: I wish Prime Minister Abe luck President Trump discusses how the olympics could be disrupted by the coronavirus and what possibilities lie ahead. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned. Continue Reading Below Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling […]

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Jet2 to bring home Brits from coronavirus hit Spain as PM shuts down country

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has put the country under an Italy-style lockdown as part of its state of emergency measures designed to combat the virus. According to a draft decree, Spaniards will be ordered to stay at home unless they’re buying food, medicine, go to the hospital, work or other emergencies. It comes as Jet2 cancelled all flights to […]

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Trump says he's attending meetings on COVID-19 at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said that he is attending White House meetings on Saturday on the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the coronavirus and would issue a “full report later.” Trump issued his statement on Twitter and in a second tweet called for “SOCIAL DISTANCING.” Source: Read Full Article

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Coronavirus lockdown to be debated in Parliament as 100,000 sign online petition

Parliament will debate a nationwide UK coronavirus lockdown after more than 100,000 people signed a petition. The petition, titled “Implement UK lockdown for preventing spread of COVID 19", was created by Beamari Alarva Suerte on 12th March 2020 on the Government and Parliament website. It has since amassed over 101,000 signatures from Brits who believe the UK should follow containment […]

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Release of Taliban prisoners stalls over guarantees

KABUL (Reuters) – Plans for the Afghan government to begin releasing Taliban prisoners were stalled on Saturday over disagreements on the number of detainees to be released and guarantees that they will not return to fighting, a government security spokesman said. The Taliban promised to open talks with the Afghan government as part of an accord reached with the United […]

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Self-isolate if you're returning from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany says

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Saturday urged people returning from Italy, Switzerland and Austria to self-isolate for up to two weeks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. “Especially travelers and skiers returning from Switzerland, Italy and Austria should stay at home as far as possible for up to two weeks, even without symptoms,” Health Minister Jens Spahn tweeted. […]

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Athletics: I'm supernatural, says Semenya, as she pursues Olympics 200m slot

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Double Olympics 800m champion Caster Semenya called herself “supernatural” on Saturday (March 14) after saying she hoped to compete in the 200m at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 29-year-old South African cannot defend her 800m title as she refuses to abide by World Athletics testosterone-reducing regulations covering races between 400m and the mile. “I call myself supernatural,” […]

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Two Western hostages kidnapped in Burkina Faso have been freed, U.N. says

BAMAKO (Reuters) – A Canadian woman and an Italian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso 15 months ago have been freed and appear to be in good health, the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in neighboring Mali said on Saturday. Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto went missing while traveling through Burkina Faso in December 2018. Jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda […]

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Coronavirus fight widens worldwide as China sees cases dwindle

As the rest of the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, China continued to ease up lockdown measures in its hardest-hit region, where the number of new cases has dwindled. The virus that first emerged in central China late last year has in recent weeks spread exponentially in the Middle East, Europe and North America, leading […]

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China's imported coronavirus cases rise as local infections drop again

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of new coronavirus cases imported into mainland China from overseas surpassed the number of locally transmitted new infections for the first time on Friday, according to data released by the National Health Commission. Mainland China had 11 new confirmed cases on Friday, up from eight cases a day earlier, but only four of those – […]

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