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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced Friday, becoming the world’s highest-profile political leader to reveal an infection.

 

China’s hidden symptom-free virus cases may mean epidemic not over

China’s exclusion of people without symptoms from its official count of confirmed coronavirus cases is renewing concerns

 

WHO warns ‘pandemic is accelerating’ as number of coronavirus cases soar

The world’s top health authority warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is picking up pace

 

‘A mess in America’: Why Asia now looks safer than the U.S. in the coronavirus crisis

“It feels very strange to say that I feel safer here than in my home country,” Grant said.

Italy reports nearly 800 virus deaths, setting new daily record

In its daily bulletin, the Civil Protection Authority in Rome said 4,825 people had died, an increase of 793

Haiti’s recurring fuel shortage has country’s professional and working class on edge

Fuel crisis turned streets into obstacle courses of flaming barricades, parked cars, shuttered shops

Global Climate Strike: How Amazon workers forced Jeff Bezos’ hand

Bezos announced Amazon would step up effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels

Amazon countries seal pact against destruction of rainforest

The seven countries that met in Colombia will increase cooperation against causes of deforestation

Lawmakers reject Johnson’s election call, block no-deal Brexit

The main opposition Labour Party ordered its 247 lawmakers to abstain.

Some migrants have found jobs, settled into Tijuana

“The majority of migrants want to work and we have work here,” said Jesus Alejandro Ruiz Uribe.

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as protests turn violent, disrupting flights for second day in a row

HONG KONG — Chaos consumed Hong Kong’s international airport Tuesday as formerly…

Trump imposes new 10 percent tariff on Chinese goods

Nearly 70 percent of footwear that Americans buy is imported from China.

San Francisco teens confess to fatal stabbing of Italian policeman

Two 19-year-old US citizens have confessed to a fatal knife attack on…

US imposes more sanctions on Venezuela’s military intelligence agency

The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on members of Venezuela’s military intelligence agency.

WHO declares Ebola in Congo an international health emergency

The World Health Organization, or WHO, has declared the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”

Has Hong Kong already lost its battle against Chinese authority?

BEIJING —They are calling it Hong Kong’s “last battle” — a David vs. Goliath struggle to prevent China from encroaching on the city’s freedoms and autonomy.

Johnson woos hard Brexiters as Gove eclipsed by cocaine ‘regret’

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to succeed Theresa May as U.K. prime minister, pledged a hard line on Brexit — including the option of leaving without a deal.

D-Day still calls to them, 75 years later

They’re invading Normandy again, 75 years after D-Day. So much has changed. One thing hasn’t.

Israel’s new elections thrust Netanyahu’s future into turmoil

Reports of Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory last month turned out to be premature as he failed to form a government and engineered new elections instead.