Passover in isolation dampens holiday mood in…

Israeli Jews have been forced to scale back or cancel beloved traditions and rituals marking the start of Passover, the holiday celebrating the Israelites’ freedom from Egyptian bondage

Ecuador's Ex-President Sentenced to 8 Years

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa moved to Belgium after leaving office in 2017—and a court judgment Tuesday makes it unlikely that he will soon return to his homeland, let alone return to politics. A court found Correa, first elected in 2007, guilty of corruption and sentenced him to eight...

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Is In Stable…

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the PM is "receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance."

UK govt tries to advance virus response with…

Boris Johnson's spokesman says the British prime minister is “responding to treatment” but remains in intensive care with the new coronavirus

Parisians Now Have to Exercise at Night

Parisians who want to get some exercise outside will now have to do it at night or early in the morning. After a weekend that saw large groups of people jogging in the city's parks, authorities have banned outdoor exercise between 10am and 7pm, reports the BBC . Mayor Anne Hidalgo...

Irish Prime Minister Returns To Medicine To Help…

Prime Minister Varadkar's office said he will work one shift a week and will help ​assess suspected COVID-19 patients over the phone.

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Italy, Spain ICU pressures decline, but emotional…

The pressures on intensive care units in Italy and Spain may have eased in recent days as new coronavirus cases decline

At Least Someone's Getting Busy During Quarantine

The story is a little more involved than the headline implies, but the New York Times neatly wraps up what just went down in Hong Kong: "Some Giant Pandas Had Sex." Per CNN , the Ocean Park zoo in Hong Kong has been shut down for a coronavirus quarantine since late...

Japan's Prime Minister Declares State Of…

The month-long order applies to seven prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka.

The Latest: India's confirmed coronavirus cases…

The number of confirmed cases in India has crossed the 5,000 mark, with 149 deaths

Trump: I Sent Help to Boris Johnson

President Trump said Monday that he'd offered "help" in treating British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care battling COVID-19. Trump said he'd asked two "leading companies" with experience treating "ebola, AIDS, others" to "contact London immediately," per Politico . As for the treatment offered, "it's a very complex...

Cardinal George Pell To Be Freed After Court…

In 2018, a jury found Pell guilty of child sexual abuse. But Australia's high court says the evidence didn't sufficiently show Pell was guilty.

Masked crowds fill Wuhan's streets, trains as…

The streets of Wuhan are clogged with traffic and long lines formed for mass transit as people left the central Chinese city for homes and jobs elsewhere

After 4 Days of Declining Numbers, Spain Sees a…

Declining or at least flattening coronavirus numbers in world hot spots ( including New York ) have buoyed hope in recent days, but Spain just recorded at least a temporary reversal of that. The nation registered 743 new deaths from Monday to Tuesday, up about 100 from the previous 24-hour...

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson In ICU With…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 in late March.

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Japan's state of emergency is no lockdown. What's…

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a monthlong state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit prefectures to step up the fight against the coronavirus outbreak

Beauty Queen Trades Crown for Stethoscope

Bhasha Mukherjee was crowned Miss England last year—but with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the UK, she has now returned from the overseas charity work she was doing so that she can work as a doctor in her home country. Mukherjee was a junior doctor, but took a break from...

Taliban Says U.S., Afghan Government Violated…

The Taliban says the U.S. and Afghan government have violated the peace deal, but the U.S. military has called the claims "baseless."

Rio samba schools start sewing scrubs in…

Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools usually spend the year furiously sewing costumes for the city’s blowout Carnival celebration

PM Says Easter Bunny Is an 'Essential Worker'

New Zealand's prime minister has reassured worried children that the country's coronavirus lockdown will not apply to the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. She said Monday that they have joined workers like health care personnel on the list of "essential workers," the Washington Post reports. "You’ll be pleased to...

Australia Launches Criminal Probe Into Ruby…

Authorities are looking into whether cruise ship staff misled Australian health officials about a coronavirus outbreak on board the ship.

China investigates party member critical of Xi…

A prominent Communist party member who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak is being investigated on suspicion of a “severe violation of discipline and law.”

Boris Johnson Is Now in the ICU

Monday morning brought the news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had entered the hospital Sunday night as a precautionary measure for more tests because he continued to show symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the coronavirus. Now, an apparent worsening. Bloomberg reports the 55-year-old has been taken to...

Man in France Kills 2 In Knife Attack…

The man attacked passersby in a shopping center in the French town of Romans-sur-Isere.

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Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread…

An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years

Virus Lockdown Has an Awful Side Effect

The leader of the UN has made a worldwide appeal related to the coronavirus outbreak, but it has nothing to do with equipment shortages or best practices while out in public. Instead, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is worried about "a horrifying global surge in domestic violence," reports the AP . He didn't...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Returns To Work…

Her spokesman said the leader returned to work at her Berlin office on Friday after she "tested negative for the coronavirus several times."