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Germany classifies Hezbollah as terrorist organisation, conducts raids{ksm} “Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has banned the Shia terrorist organisation Hezbollah in Germany,” tweeted a ministry spokesman.
Activist Thunberg helps launch effort protecting children from COVID-19{ksm} Proceeds from the campaign will be used to provide children with soap, masks, gloves and hygiene supplies, according to UNICEF.
U.S. in talks with India, other ‘friends’ to restructure global supply chains: Pompeo{ksm} Over the last few weeks, Mr. Pompeo has spoken over phone – at least four times – with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
Maldives reports first COVID-19 death {ksm} Maldives has reported its first death to the COVID-19 with the total number of positive cases standing at 280.Health Minister Abdulla Ameen said Thurs
Maradona pleads for 'Hand of God' to end coronavirus pandemic{ksm} The Argentine football legend refers to his hand-assisted infamous goal in the 1986 World Cup against England
Trump says brushes off polls showing Biden leading presidential race{ksm} Mr. Trump has criticised Mr. Biden's decades-long record as a U.S. senator and as President Barack Obama's vice president.
Trump says he won’t extend social distancing guidelines, hopes to hold mass campaign rallies{ksm} To underscore his confidence, Mr. Trump said he plans to resume out-of-state travel after spending more than a month mostly cooped up in the White House, starting with a trip to Arizona next week.
Gulf evacuations — the devil is in the detail{ksm} It will test New Delhi’s capacity to mobilise sufficient number of ships and planes and other essentials, including food, water and medicines to bring citizens home
South Korea: no new domestic coronavirus cases, no transmission from election{ksm} KCDC reported four new infections, all imported cases, taking the national tally to 10,765. The death toll rose by one to 247, while 9,059 have been discharged
Remdesivir drug shows 'clear-cut' effect in treating coronavirus, says U.S.{ksm} President Trump, terms the news as a “positive event.”
John Bolton book again delayed, this time to June 23 {ksm} Bolton’s book about his time as national security adviser was originally scheduled to come out in March, but was postponed to May, pending a government security review. Meanwhile, The Room Where It Happened has apparently grown longer. It was originally listed as 528 pages, but is now 576 pages, according to the retailer and publisher web sites.
FOX BIZ NEWS: Tesla's Elon Musk rails against government coronavirus mandates
FOX BIZ NEWS: Investors looking to flip IHOP pancake house toasted by proxy firms
‘So what?’: President Bolsonaro asks as Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll soars{ksm} Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro came under new criticism for his remarks on the soaring deaths.
Indian-Americans have been extraordinary source of strength during pandemic: Ambassador Sandhu {ksm} Applauding them for their sense of community service and duty, Mr. Sandhu said they have gone above and beyond in extending a helping hand to those who need.
Morning Digest: Only 30 lakh found work under rural jobs scheme in April; inter-State movement of stranded people cleared, and more {ksm} A select list of stories to read before you start your day
China cancels annual Boao forum due to coronavirus{ksm} The annual conference, initially scheduled for March 24-27, was postponed in early March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which first emerged late last year in China.
Nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods due to COVID: ILO {ksm} More than 430 million enterprises in hard-hit sectors such as retail and manufacturing risk “serious disruption”, the UN agency added.
Indian-American Congressman seeks refugee status for Afghan Sikhs, Hindus {ksm} According to USCIRF, both the communities experience systemic religious discrimination.
Coronavirus | 35 U.S. states release formal opening plans {ksm} More than 61,000 Americans have lost their lives due to coronavirus and over 10 lakhs have tested positive with COVID 19; the highest for any country in the world.
FOX BIZ NEWS: SoftBank sees $8B loss on WeWork writedown, company says
White House briefly follows Twitter accounts of host country during presidential visit, says official on ‘unfollowing’ PM Modi{ksm} The official was responding to a question on the reasons for the White House ‘following’ and then ‘unfollowing’ the Twitter handles of President Kovind, PM Modi, the PMO and other Indian officials.
FOX BIZ NEWS: Hilton, Wynn have phased approach to reopening their hotel doors
As COVID-19 infections dwindle, Hong Kong protests gain steam {ksm} More than 100 protesters gathered at lunchtime in the Landmark Atrium mall in Central, a prestigious business and retail district, despite social dist
As virus infections dwindle, Hong Kong protests gain steam {ksm} More than 100 protesters gathered at lunchtime in the Landmark Atrium mall in Central, a prestigious business and retail district, despite social dist
Airbus says virus aviation crisis still at 'early stage' {ksm} Airbus reported 481 million euros ($515 million) in losses in the first quarter, put thousands of workers on furlough and sought billions in loans to
Novel COVID-19 test can give results in just 45 minutes {ksm} Much like the diagnostic kits currently in use, the new test can detect the novel coronavirus in samples obtained from respiratory swabs.
China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief{ksm} China has been keen to exploit Africa’s vast natural resources in countries such as war-ravaged South Sudan, where Chinese firms dominate the oil sector.
Suicide bomber kills three civilians in Kabul: Afghan officials{ksm} The government blamed the Taliban for the attack, which took place a day after the country’s defence minister and the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan visited the facility
GDP report to show a damaged U.S. economy sliding into recession {ksm} There is fear that the coronavirus could flare up again after the economy is re-opened, forcing reopened businesses to shut down again.
COVID-19 cases in U.S. crosses 1 million-mark; death toll exceeds American fatalities in Vietnam War{ksm} According to the U.S. National Archives, 58,220 American soldiers died in the Vietnam conflict, which began in 1955 and ended in 1975.
UN council mum on Venezuela, EU members warn of coronavirus risks {ksm} A statement by France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia and former council member Poland reiterated EU concerns about the sharply deteriorating crisis in Venezuela
Concerns raised over Malaysia lockdown penalties {ksm} Malaysia, which has confirmed 5,851 cases and 100 deaths from COVID-19, has arrested more than 21,000 people since a partial lockdown began on March 8.
FOX BIZ NEWS: Boeing eyes major bond issue to raise funds
FOX BIZ NEWS: During coronavirus, small businesses face new challenges even as states reopen
FOX BIZ NEWS: Trump orders meat processing plants to stay open as coronavirus ravages supply
COVID-19 could lead to 7 million unintended pregnancies as access to contraceptives disrupted: UN study {ksm} These delayed programmes, on top of growing economic hardships globally, could result in an estimated 13 million more child marriages over 10 years
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rises to 14,885; death toll 327 {ksm} According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 3,425 people have recovered from the contagion while 129 were still in critical condition
With spurt in U.S. COVID-19 cases, many Americans opt to stay on in India{ksm} Those who had enlisted for repatriation from India were not responding to offers, says U.S. official
FOX BIZ NEWS: Ford delays autonomous vehicle service to 2022
FOX BIZ NEWS: Uber loses top tech officer as company reportedly considers laying off 20 percent of workforce
Morning Digest: Centre promises India-made RT-PCR testing kits by May-end; Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden's Presidential bid and more{ksm} A select list of stories to read before you start your day
China to hold its annual Parliament session from May 22 {ksm} It was to be held in early March wea postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
Failure to stop coronavirus at source led to 184 countries ‘going through hell,’says Trump {ksm} The total number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 have reached 58,351
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U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses American deaths from the Vietnam War{ksm} On Tuesday the U.S. recorded its one millionth case of the novel coronavirus, about one-third of the entire world's case load, according to Johns Hopkins data
Coronavirus | Death toll crosses 5,000 in Brazil{ksm} The overall death toll from the pandemic in Brazil has exceeded China
Brazil's Bolsonaro names Mendonśa as justice minister{ksm} Andrş Mendonśa previously served as Brazil's attorney general.
FOX BIZ NEWS: Far-UVC light could be 'game changer' in coronavirus fight, researchers say
Coronavirus tamed in New Zealand, while Brazil emerges as hot spot {ksm} Brazil has reported 4,600 deaths and 67,000 confirmed infections
FOX BIZ NEWS: BP hikes debt, keeps dividend as coronavirus hammers profits
FOX BIZ NEWS: Stock futures trade higher as oil decline continues
A look at past disappearances of North Korean leaders, officials {ksm} Kim Jong Un is not the first member of North Korean’s ruling elite to disappear from public view
Tokyo Olympics 2021 | Japan would ‘scrap’ Games if not held next year, says Mori{ksm} The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government last month postponed the Games until July 2021 because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Biden already working with team on transition planning {ksm} Former Vice President Joe Biden is already working with a team to plan for his transition in preparation for winning the White House in November, he
China’s netizen population hits record 904 million: Report {ksm} The number of internet connections in China reached a whopping 904 million by March this year, up by 75.08 million from 2018, according to an officia
Indian national is first case in U.S. border protection custody to test positive for COVID-19 {ksm} He was apprehended on April 23 for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near California
FOX BIZ NEWS: Questions swirl as Fed meets amid deepening economic crisis
FOX BIZ NEWS: Oil decline continues on demand drop, oversupply
COVID-19: Rishi Sunak unveils ‘Bounce Back Loan Scheme’ for UK’s small businesses {ksm} Under the scheme, qualifying small businesses can apply online to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 as interest-free loans for the first 12 months.
Nokia clinches $1 billion deal with Airtel{ksm} The deal will see Nokia deploy 300,000 new radio units across the country by 2022,
Beijing to shut coronavirus special hospital, clears all cases {ksm} Xiaotangshan Hospital in Beijing, which was used in 2003 to quarantine SARS patients, cleared all COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and is scheduled to cease operation on Wednesday
Coronavirus | People caught without masks forced to sweep streets in Madagascar{ksm} Images of the embarrassed-looking offenders were widely circulated on social media
Arab doctor leads Israeli hospital's anti-virus fight{ksm} Each morning since February, Israeli Arab doctor Khitam Hussein has woken up before dawn to rush to a job on the frontline of the country's fight aga
BRICS Foreign Ministers expected to brainstorm joint response to COVID-19 today{ksm} The session will be followed by preparations for an economic recovery of the emerging economies and the Global South
Trump rules out changing date of November presidential election {ksm} “Why would I do that? November 3, it’s a good number,” says the U.S. President
Morning Digest: ICMR says no payment made for Chinese test kits; govt. ensures smooth movement of essential goods and more{ksm} A select list of stories to read before you start your day
FOX BIZ NEWS: Coronavirus could be contained using UV light solution: Former NASA scientist
Trump faults China for coronavirus' spread, says U.S. investigating{ksm} Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States “strongly believed” Beijing failed to report the outbreak in a timely manner
FOX BIZ NEWS: CVS Health boosts coronavirus self-swab testing as White House eyes economic restart
FOX BIZ NEWS: IRS enhances ‘Get My Payment’ tool; Father-son financial literacy video goes viral
We’ll cooperate, reconvene Parliament: Sri Lankan Opposition {ksm} Obtaining sanction to utilisation of funds to fight the pandemic is important and urgent, they tell Rajapaksa
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president{ksm} Ms. Pelosi cited Mr. Biden's experience in government, including his role in passing the Affordable Care Act, as an evidence of his leadership qualities
FOX BIZ NEWS: Oil prices tank as storage capacity concerns mount
FOX BIZ NEWS: Coronavirus forces Adidas to miss forecasts with 93% profit plunge, warn on sales
Boris Johnson back at work, says tide being turned on COVID-19 {ksm} The U.K. Prime Minister resumed work amid growing pressure from within his own Conservative Party backbenchers as well the Opposition parties to set out a clear exit strategy to begin lifting the strict lockdown measures in place.
Where is Kim Jong-un? {ksm} Is he unwell? Is he staying away from the public during the time of the novel coronavirus crisis? Or is his retreat part of some tactical plan?
Pak’s anti-graft body issues arrest warrant against Nawaz Sharif in land related corruption case {ksm} The 70-year-old supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, is currently in London for medical treatment.
FOX BIZ NEWS: Average US gas price drops to $1.93
FOX BIZ NEWS: Business economists' outlook darkens since coronavirus hit
FOX BIZ NEWS: Investors to challenge Neiman Marcus bankruptcy loan, push for sale
FOX BIZ NEWS: Stock futures rise with coronavirus small business funding and 3M, Apple and Amazon earnings in focus
FOX BIZ NEWS: SBA: Emergency coronavirus program amount from banks will be capped
FOX BIZ NEWS: Offshore oil driller Diamond files for bankruptcy after OPEC-Russia price war, coronavirus outbreak
China’s Wuhan city discharges last COVID-19 patient from hospital{ksm} After more than three months of fight against the deadly virus, Wuhan, where coronavirus first emerged, cleared all COVID-19 cases in hospitals on Sunday.
South Korean officials call for caution amid reports that Kim Jong Un is ill{ksm} Rumours and speculation over the North Korean leader's health began after he made no public appearance at a key state holiday on April 15.
If North Korea faces succession, who might replace Kim Jong Un?{ksm} Here are the key figures in the North Korean leadership circle and the role they may play in any transition.
Morning Digest: India puts its COVID-19 recovery rate at 21.9%, Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors, and more{ksm} A select list of stories to read before you start your day
COVID-19 | Germany testing 450 residents of apartment complex after two infected families break quarantine {ksm} It wasn’t clear whether other residents had been aware the families were supposed to be in quarantine.
Chinese fishing trawlers fined for being in South African waters {ksm} Inspection by South African authorities found no fish on board and the storage of all fishing gear on board was stored as per the Marine Living Resources Act.
Many failures combined to unleash death on Italy's Lombardy{ksm} As Italy prepares to emerge from the West’s first and most extensive coronavirus lockdown, it is increasingly clear that something went terribly wrong
1 officer dead, 1 more wounded in Louisiana shooting, says police{ksm} A shooting in Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge has left one police officer dead and a wounded colleague fighting for life Sunday, authorities s
Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul{ksm} The pandemic has claimed more than 2,700 lives in Turkey
Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors {ksm} Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have long called on the kingdom to abolish the use of the death penalty, particularly for crimes committed by minors
Virus-themed grass graffiti unveiled in Swiss Alps {ksm} A French artist known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air presented his latest piece on Sunday in the Swiss Alps - a corona
Coornavirus | U.K. PM Boris Johnson back in London after virus recovery{ksm} British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to his official London residence after spending more than two weeks recovering from a coronavirus infec
Yemen separatists declare self-rule in south{ksm} STC to take control of Aden port
Coronavirus | Tech-challenged Japanese struggle to work from home{ksm} Due to lack of up-to-date IT systems, offices in the country have not been able to nurture flexible work practices
FOX BIZ NEWS: Businesses reopening amid coronavirus must understand, mitigate risks: Johns Hopkins doctor
Coronavirus | Herat struggles to implement lockdown{ksm} People in Afghan town violating social distancing norms
FOX BIZ NEWS: Flood of coronavirus business bankruptcies likely in coming months
Coronavirus | Iran plans to reopen mosques in select areas, says President{ksm} Activities in each region will be restricted accordingly, so an area that has been consistently free of infections or deaths will be labelled white and mosques could be reopened with Friday prayers resuming.
SAARC nations’ emergency stimulus packages to tackle COVID-19 economic fallout {ksm} The World Bank recently warned that South Asia faces its worst economic performance in 40 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch | Great Barrier Reef suffers third major bleaching event{ksm} A video on the Great Barrier Reef that suffered its worst mass coral bleaching event in the recent years
Coronavirus: Over 400 stranded Pakistanis return from Afghanistan {ksm} The total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 12,644 on Saturday with 256 deaths
Morning Digest: Maharashtra records highest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases, global death toll crosses 2 lakh, and more{ksm} A select list of stories to read before you start your day
Yemen's southern separatists claim sole control of Aden {ksm} The separatists accused Yemen’s government, which is supported by Saudi Arabia, of corruption and mismanagement.
U.S. records 2,494 more coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins{ksm} The United States recorded 2,494 more coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures reported Saturday night by Johns Hopkins Universi
'I want my life back': Germans protest against lockdown{ksm} Germany has put in place strict curbs on public activity, imposing its lockdown on March 17
Kim Jong Un’s train possibly spotted in North Korean resort town, says U.S.-based think tank{ksm} This comes amid conflicting reports about the North Korean leader’s health and whereabouts.
Coronavirus lockdown | Spain to allow outdoor exercise as kids prepare for taste of freedom{ksm} Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez laid out the government's wider plan to loosen the lockdown at different speeds across different regions, depending on whether they meet with criteria established by the World Health Organisation.
U.S. Senator asks Trump to reverse order on green card, speed up H-1B visas for healthcare workers
Cotton, natural silk, chiffon make best materials for homemade masks against COVID-19: study
Indian-American lawyer Seema Nanda to step down as CEO of Democratic Party
China approves third COVID-19 vaccine for clinical trials
60 new coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship in Japan
FOX BIZ NEWS: Corporate bankruptcies likely to surge as states request federal aid
Thailand reports 53 new coronavirus cases, one new death
COVID-19: Nikki Haley launches ‘Stop Communist China’ campaign
COVID-19 | U.S. accounts for over one fourth of global deaths
FOX BIZ NEWS: Coronavirus decimates energy industry, now US mulls taking stakes in companies: Mnuchin
Brazil becoming coronavirus hot spot as testing falters
COVID-19 | China reports 12 new cases, no new deaths
FOX BIZ NEWS: Dealing with China in a post-coronavirus world
FOX BIZ NEWS: Trump speaks with Apple's Tim Cook about how the economy will recover
FOX BIZ NEWS: Humidity, warm weather could help combat coronavirus: Dr. Oz
Morning Digest: India records largest single-day spike in cases, Trump says he spoke sarcastically about injecting disinfectants, and more
Coronavirus | 72 therapeutics trial underway, 211 in planning stages: FDA
FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 test kit
FOX BIZ NEWS: Trump: Apple's Tim Cook sees coronavirus V-shaped economic recovery
FOX BIZ NEWS: Citadel's Ken Griffin makes big Tesla bet
FOX BIZ NEWS: AutoNation receives millions in coronavirus federal aid via PPP loans
Coronavirus lockdown | At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM
Coronavirus | U.K. to start trials on whether plasma could help COVID-19 patients
Donald Trump suggests injecting disinfectants, bringing UV light ‘inside body’ to kill coronavirus
FOX BIZ NEWS: Texas boutique owner: Shopping process will take more time now
FOX BIZ NEWS: Coronavirus to slash stock dividend payments by 28%
FOX BIZ NEWS: American Express profit sinks 76%
FOX BIZ NEWS: Apple says "no evidence" iPhone mail flaw used against customers
FOX BIZ NEWS: Stock futures gain despite coronavirus worries
FOX BIZ NEWS: Coronavirus impacts Intel's outlook, shares fall
FOX BIZ NEWS: Southwest CEO aims to keep coronavrius from causing first layoffs in its history
FOX BIZ NEWS: Dow rises as S&P, Nasdaq slip in volatile session
FOX BIZ NEWS: Coronavirus concerns close Tyson beef plant in Washington
FOX BIZ NEWS: Possible Gilead coronavirus treatment remdesivir fails in China trial: report
Tom Hanks sends letter, typewriter to bullied boy named Corona
China names its Mars mission Tianwen-1 ahead of its planned launch this year
Adherence to social distancing being done in ration shops,
The poor did not get pulses and gas,
Developing nations’ repayments on public external debt to soar between $2.6 and $3.4 trillion in 2020-21: UN
Towards the end of April month, there was no distribution of pulses and cylinders to the poor,
79% of Pakistan’s coronavirus cases locally transmitted
French coronavirus death toll close to 22,000, says health ministry
FOX BIZ NEWS: Biden enlists ex-Treasury secretary Summers as campaign adviser
FOX BIZ NEWS: Former Treasury Secretary Summers joins Biden campaign as economic advisor
Morning Digest: Clause allowing FIR against firm owners for COVID-19 cases withdrawn; Model shows deaths, cases rising over next three weeks, and more
Georgia Democrat who endorsed Donald Trump not quitting after all
Coronavirus pushes U.S. unemployment toward highest since Depression
Trump thinks report was incorrect on illness of North Korea's Kim Jong Un
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's brother dies after contracting the coronavirus
Coronavirus | Over 1,000 more foreign workers in Singapore test positive
COVID-19 | China announces additional $30 million grant for WHO after Trump halts funding
Coronavirus | Cruise ship ‘Ruby Princess’ leaves Australian port
Watch: Why oil prices plunged, and its impact on India
Daniel Pearl case | Sindh govt. moves Pakistan Supreme Court against acquittals
Theory of 5G spreading COVID-19 ‘a hoax that has no technical basis’: UN ICT agency
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross 10,000
FOX BIZ NEWS: Weekly jobless claims to show increasingly bleak picture
FOX BIZ NEWS: New $310B for small businesses likely already used up
Pompeo: U.S. calls on China to permanently close wildlife wet markets
U.N. chief warns against repressive measures amid coronavirus crisis
Australia says all WHO members should support a proposed coronavirus inquiry
In a volatile market, India needs Middle East as anchor of its energy security, says global energy expert
China’s asymptomatic cases increase to over 980 with 27 new infections
Facebook-Jio deal a reflection of faith in Indian economy, says USISPF
U.S. was attacked, says Trump on coronavirus pandemic
Morning Digest: Trump signs immigration order curbing green cards; India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves to nearly 20%, and more
Lockdown in India has impacted 40 million internal migrants: World Bank
U.S. sees 1,738 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins
FOX BIZ NEWS: Coronavirus prompts additional Tyson Foods plant closures

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