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Coronavirus crisis in Latin America made worse by poverty, inequality, U.N. agency says

By Fabian Cambero SANTIAGO, March 4 (Reuters) – Latin America and the Caribbean countries in the throes of the coronavirus crisis will only see their problems made worse by festering inequality, poverty and an ailing social safety net, a United Nations agency said on Thursday. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) … Read more

Pope Francis to go ahead with Iraq visit amid spike in terror attacks and coronavirus

A worker hangs a poster welcoming Pope Francis outside the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad – SABAH ARAR /AFP The Pope has said he will go ahead with a historic visit to Iraq this week as “the people cannot be let down for a second time”, despite concerns over a spate of recent terrorist … Read more

EU unity in face of coronavirus under pressure over vaccines supplies

Sebastian Kurz said the approach of negotiating as a bloc has been right in principle but was just too slow. – AP Austria and Denmark have become the latest EU countries to break away from Brussels’ vaccines strategy, raising fears that the bloc’s unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic was crumbling. Chancellor Sebastian … Read more

UPDATE 1-Germany to extend coronavirus lockdown until March 28

The Daily Beast How ‘Putin’s Chef’ Prigozhin Is Now Targeting Europe Sergei Ilnitsky/APHe’s sent Wagner mercenaries to Ukraine, Syria, and Libya; faced U.S. indictments for assigning his “troll farm” to interfere in the 2016 presidential election; and even dispatched white supremacists and neo-Nazis to sow anti-Western sentiment in African nations. Now Yevgeny Prigozhin, the catering … Read more

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

NEW YORK (AP) — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern. The new variant first appeared in the New York area in late November, and has since cropped up in neighboring states, according to researchers … Read more

2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

The New York Times New Findings on 2 Ways Children Become Seriously Ill from the Coronavirus A large nationwide study has found important differences in the two major ways in which children have become seriously ill from the coronavirus, findings that may help doctors and parents better recognize the conditions and understand more about the … Read more

France v Scotland: Six Nations match postponed after coronavirus outbreak in France squad

France are favourites to win the Six Nations after victories against Italy and Ireland Scotland’s Six Nations match in Paris on Sunday has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak in the France squad. Organisers say a new date for the game will be announced “in due course”. The France Rugby Federation announced that an … Read more

It’s been 1 year since Trump infamously tweeted the ‘coronavirus is very much under control’ in the U.S.

The Daily Beast Biden’s Nominee for CIA Director Says China Is Top Priority REUTERSBill Burns, the career diplomat tapped by President Biden to run the CIA, told a Senate panel Wednesday that his utmost priority as director will be to combat the technological and economic might of China.In a remarkably amicable exchange with the Senate … Read more