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March 23, 2020 - 4:49 pm
(MOSCOW) The trial of Paul Whelan, the former United States Marine held on espionage charges in Russia, formally opened on Monday, more than a year after he was first seized by Russian security services. Whelan, a security director for the American auto parts manufacturer BorgWarner, was detained...
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March 23, 2020 - 12:51 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- After weeks of political in-fighting have paralyzed the Afghan government and frozen the peace process between it and the Taliban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise trip to the country Monday to prod its leaders to end their dispute and form a government. That peace...
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March 21, 2020 - 1:19 pm
(NEW YORK) -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, there are growing questions in Russia about the official number of cases that have been declared. According to the count released by its health ministry, Russia currently has only 253 confirmed cases of the virus. That...
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March 20, 2020 - 8:31 am
(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus death toll in Italy surpassed China’s for the first time, becoming the first country to do so, as the prime minister announced that a task force of 300 volunteer doctors will be despatched to the worst affected areas of the country. As of Thursday, the total number of...
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March 20, 2020 - 5:53 am
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. has arranged chartered flights to evacuate Americans out of Morocco, according to an alert sent by the embassy and obtained by ABC News. Hundreds of Americans have been stuck in the North Africa country for days after the government announced Sunday it would shut down all...
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March 19, 2020 - 2:29 pm
(LONDON) -- Prime Minister Bori Johnson said the U.K. could "turn the tide" of the coronavirus outbreak in the next 12 weeks if the public follows government guidance on social distancing and isolation. But he has stopped short of closing down restaurants, bars and cafes in London despite school...
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March 19, 2020 - 1:48 pm
(NEW YORK) – Iran has granted medical furlough to a former U.S. Navy veteran who had been detained for over 600 days on trumped up charges, according to his family and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . The family of Michael White had been expressing increased concern about his health, saying his...
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March 19, 2020 - 7:03 am
(NEW YORK) -- Art Goldberg and Sarajane Johnson toured the streets of Marrakesh Wednesday, but not exactly as planned. Confined to a bus to keep their distance, they drove through streets of closed tea shops and spice vendors, palaces and museums -- even as Morocco's government moves to seal its...
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The twin spans of the Blue Water Bridge loom over the St. Clair River in Port Huron, Mich., looking to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic in both directions "by mutual consent," the leaders of both countries confirmed Wednesday as efforts across the continent to contain COVID-19. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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March 18, 2020 - 9:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump invoked emergency authority to marshal industry to fight the coronavirus, as the economic fallout from the pandemic mounted Wednesday with major U.S. auto manufacturers saying they are shutting down their North American factories. The announcements came...
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March 18, 2020 - 3:12 pm
(LONDON) -- Britain's royal family is being affected by the coronavirus pandemic as cases of COVID-19, as it is officially known, continue to grow in the United Kingdom. Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the two oldest children of Prince William and Kate, will be homeschooled starting Friday...
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