Cyclone Idai: One year on, Zimbabwe survivors losing hope

Communities displaced by devastating storm still living in dire conditions amid funding gaps for key reconstruction. Chimanimani, Zimbabwe –¬†Clusters of white tarpaulin tents dot the green forest slopes of Zimbabwe’s northeastern town of Chimanimani, home to hundreds of people who have been displaced since Cyclone Idai struck these mountainous highlands on March 15 and 16 last year. Since then, Kelvin […]

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EU finance ministers to hold video call on virus on Monday

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union finance ministers will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus and measures to restart their economies, but by video call rather than in person. Mario Centeno, the chair of the “Eurogroup” of euro zone finance ministers, said in a tweet late on Saturday that the sense of urgency and coordinated effort was […]

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Prince Andrew sex accuser to ‘expose truth in tell all Netflix show’ on Epstein

Prince Andrew sex accuser Virginia Roberts Guiffre has vowed to tell all about dead billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein in a Netflix documentary. Epstein killed himself in a New York City prison while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. One of his accusers, Virginia, claims the billionaire pimped her out as a sex slave and, on three occasions, was forced to have […]

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Australia to impose 14-day self-isolation on international travelers

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will impose 14-day self-isolation on international travelers arriving from midnight Sunday and ban cruise ships from foreign ports for 30 days, mirroring restrictions in nearby New Zealand aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the new measures after a meeting with a newly formed national cabinet, dubbed the coronavirus […]

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Aramco's 2019 profit falls 21%, plans to adjust capital spending

DUBAI (Reuters) – Oil giant Saudi Aramco 2222.SE on Sunday posted a 21% decline in 2019 net profit due to a drop in oil prices and production, and said it plans to “rationalize” capital spending in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. This was Aramco’s first earnings announcement after it listed in December in a record $29.4 billion initial public […]

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Lockdowns, self-isolation and entry bans imposed to fight global coronavirus spread

(Reuters) – France and Spain joined Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of people, Australia ordered self-isolation of arriving foreigners, and Argentina and El Salvador extended entry bans as the world sought to contain the spreading coronavirus. Panic buying in Australia, the United States and Britain saw leaders appeal for calm over the virus that has infected over […]

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ISIS warns its terrorists to AVOID Europe over coronavirus fears as infection spreads

Europe is now the epicentre of the worldwide epidemic according to the World Health Organisations (WHO). Italy, France and Spain have all banned public gathering and instructed many bars and shops to close. A number of European countries, including Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic, have all but closed their borders to foreign nationals. The latest edition of ISIS’s al-Naba […]

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Central American countries up fight against coronavirus

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Central American countries took further and tougher steps to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus on Saturday with measures ranging from bans on large gatherings to travel restrictions. El Salvador’s Congress approved a series of emergency measures sought by President Nayib Bukele to prevent the spread of the virus and to fend off the risk of a […]

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