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French orchestra play 'together' in coronavirus lockdown – video

The National Orchestra of France has been posting its performances to YouTube while players are confined to their homes under lockdown measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. Using video and audio technology, the musicians recorded themselves playing Bolero alone at home but together onlineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Classical Music, Coronavirus outbreak


Two killed and several injured in French knife attack

Man arrested after stabbings in centre of Romans-sur-Isere in south-east FranceA man has killed two people and injured seven others, four of them seriously, in a knife attack in a town in south-east France.The man was arrested by police at around 11am after attacking customers in a shop and passersby at Romans-sur-Isere in the Drome, 20km north of Valence. Continue reading...
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Sanctions should not impede coronavirus fight, EU diplomat says

Josep Borrell backs UN call for global ceasefire to allow the world to focus on pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Sanctions should not stop the delivery of medical equipment and supplies to countries battling outbreaks of coronavirus, the EU’s top diplomat has said.Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, made the comments in a declaration on Friday backing the UN’s call for an immediate global ceasefire to allow the world to focus on t...
Tags: Europe, Americas, Eu, European Union, World news, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, European Commission, Un, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Josep Borrell, Coronavirus outbreak


'Migrants never disappeared': the lone rescue ship braving a pandemic

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, the plight of people crossing the Mediterranean to escape conflict has been all but forgotten. A crew of German rescuers is intent on bucking that trendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAfter a two-month break, the Alan Kurdi migrant rescue boat is heading back out into the central Mediterranean, as asylum seekers continue to attempt the desperate journey to reach Europe despite coronavirus fears.The boat, operated by the German NGO Se...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Global development, Libya, Mediterranean, Migration And Development, Alan Kurdi, Castellon de la Plana, Conflict and arms, Coronavirus outbreak


The hilltop fortress town that cut itself off from the world -- and coronavirus

The town of Zahara de la Sierra in southern Spain is used to fending off enemies, and now it's taking on coronavirus. The Moors and Christians fought over it in medieval times, and it was sacked by the French in 1812. Its formidable position high above the Andalusian countrysidemakes it an invaluable asset.
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Coronavirus sparks a 'war for masks' as accusations fly

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across Europe and the United States, a global scramble for protective equipment such as masks and gloves is underway. In France they are calling it the "guerre des masques" -- the war of the masks.
Tags: Europe, News, France, United States


Indian doctors say the country must prepare for an 'onslaught' of coronavirus cases

One of Asia's biggest slums has reported its first coronavirus death as top Indian doctors warn that the country must prepare to face an "onslaught" of cases that could cripple the health system to levels far beyond what Europe and the United States are experiencing.
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April 3 coronavirus news

The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact countries worldwide, particularly in Europe and the US.
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Doctors say India must prepare for an 'onslaught' as one of Asia's biggest slums reports first coronavirus death

One of Asia's biggest slums has reported its first coronavirus death as top Indian doctors warn that the country must prepare to face an "onslaught" of cases that could cripple the health system to levels far beyond what Europe and the United States are experiencing.
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France Has Deadliest Virus Day as Infection Rate Slows in Spain

(Bloomberg) -- France reported its deadliest day from the coronavirus amid tentative signs that the pandemic may be easing in Spain and Italy.The health ministry in Paris reported 588 hospital deaths, the most yet, bringing the figure to 5,091 since the beginning of the outbreak. In contrast, new infections slowed and fatalities declined in Spain for the first time in four days, as infections stabilized in Italy. Together, the three countries account for more than half the deaths worldwide in th...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Spain, Bloomberg, Rome, Austria, Vienna, Paris, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Merkel, Mario Centeno


Swift Aid Payments Keep Berlin’s Self-Employed Afloat Despite Shutdown

Within days, Germany’s capital distributed money to 150,000 artists, shop owners, hairdressers and other small-business owners and freelancers to cover basic expenses.
Tags: Freelancing, Europe, News, Small Business, Germany, Berlin, Income, Labor and Jobs, Self-Employment and Independent Contracting, Berlin (Germany, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


State governors are taking to smuggling PPE to get around the feds

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is technically a Republican, in as much as calling himself a "Republican" helped him to garner votes in the western part of the state, which is less Deep Blue than the Metro Boston Area. But as far as I've ever been able to tell, Baker has never demonstrated any capacity for principles or beliefs beyond "being governor." I often like to say that he makes Mitt Romney look like he has a spine. In perhaps the most painfully Boston sentence of my life, I once met...
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French reality show seeks to turn around lives of 'dunce' pupils

Les Cancres (The Dunces) features pupils coached by celebrities who also struggled at schoolFrench schoolchildren learn an early lesson that failure in the classroom is likely to mean failure in life.Pupils are encouraged to compete for the best marks and grades that will allow them to study at prestigious grandes écoles and subsequently become part of France’s professional or political elite. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Television, Education, France, World news, Schools


US accused of 'modern piracy' after diversion of masks meant for Europe

German politician adds to chorus of complaints about American tactics to source protective gearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has been accused of “modern piracy” after reportedly diverting a shipment of masks intended for the German police, and outbidding other countries in the increasingly fraught global market for protective equipment.About 200,000 N95 masks made by the manufacturer GM were diverted to the US as they were being transferred between planes in ...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, Berlin, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Gm, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus sparks a 'war for masks' as accusations fly

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across Europe and the United States, a global scramble for protective equipment such as masks and gloves is underway. In France they are calling it the "guerre des masques" -- the war of the masks.
Tags: Europe, France, Cnn, United States


Unemployment in US and UK 'may be worse than in Great Depression'

Coronavirus fuelling faster collapse than 1930s, warns ex-Bank of England rate-setterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnemployment in Britain and the US could surpass the levels reached during the 1930s Great Depression within months as the coronavirus crisis crushes the global economy, a former Bank of England official has warned.In a stark forecast as job losses mount around the world, David Blanchflower, professor of economics at Dartmouth College in the US and a me...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, US, International Trade, Economics, Bank Of England, Society, UK News, Britain, Unemployment, Global Economy, US economic growth and recession, Economic policy, Economic recovery


Unemployment in US and UK may 'rise above Great Depression'

Coronavirus fuelling faster collapse than 1930s, warns ex-Bank of England rate-setterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnemployment in Britain and the US could surpass the levels reached during the 1930s Great Depression within months as the coronavirus crisis crushes the global economy, a former Bank of England official has warned.In a stark forecast as job losses mount around the world, David Blanchflower, professor of economics at Dartmouth College in the US and a me...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, US, International Trade, Economics, Bank Of England, Society, UK News, Britain, Unemployment, Global Economy, US economic growth and recession, Economic policy, Economic recovery


Europe’s Hospitals Buckle Under The Crush Of Coronavirus

MADRID (AP) — Setting up makeshift ICU wards in libraries and conference centers, embattled European medical workers strained Friday to save thousands of desperately ill coronavirus patients as stocks of medicine, protective equipment and breathing machines grew shorter by the hour. A maelstrom of coronavirus deaths and job losses slammed the United States and Europe. Some 10 million Americans have been thrown out of work in just two weeks, the most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has e...
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What 'Peaks,' 'Lockdowns' and 'Testing' Mean When Talking About Coronavirus

Officials often use similar words when describing the pandemic, but they are not always talking about the same thing, making global comparisons less useful.
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'Mask wars': US faces more accusations of Covid-19 outbidding as demand soars

French regional president says Americans offered three times’ price and payment upfrontCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA third French official has accused US buyers in China of outbidding the country for vital supplies of masks, as a global scramble to source protective equipment heats up.Valérie Pecresse, the influential president of the Île-de-France region, which includes Paris, described the race to get hold of masks as a “treasure hunt”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Ile de France, Valérie Pécresse, Coronavirus outbreak


Can you use apps to track coronavirus and protect privacy? Europe's going to try

Countries across Europe are looking to launch apps to help trace the spread of the coronavirus, without raising the kinds of privacy concerns that surround technology used in China.
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Coronavirus cases top 1 million globally

The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact countries worldwide, particularly in Europe and the US. Follow here for live updates.
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Italian shoe designer, Sergio Rossi, dies aged 84

One of world’s most respected cordwainers may have died from coronavirus in CesenaThe Italian footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84. Having been admitted to hospital a few days ago in Cesena, a city in Emilia-Romagna, one of the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, it is being reported that he may have died from the disease.Announcing news of the designer’s death on Friday morning, the brand’s chief executive, Riccardo Sciutto, told the fashion website Women’s Wear...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Life and style, World news, Italy, Women's Shoes, Emilia Romagna, Cesena, Sergio Rossi, Riccardo Sciutto


Rakuten TV to Stream ‘Trolls World Tour’ in Europe Ahead of U.S.

Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” will launch on Rakuten TV across Europe on April 6, days ahead of the studio’s planned VOD launch in the U.S. The sequel to the 2016 DreamWorks Animation hit, which was among the first features announced to receive the VOD treatment in light of theatrical shutdowns, will be available to rent […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Dreamworks Animation, Box Office, Universal, Rakuten, Entertainment Industry, Rakuten TV, Trolls World Tour


Coronavirus: Europe's care homes struggle as deaths rise

France reveals 884 deaths linked to coronavirus and more cases emerge in Spain and Italy.
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Sweden's liberal pandemic strategy questioned as Stockholm death toll mounts

A spike in novel coronavirus infections and deaths in Stockholm has raised questions about Sweden's decision to fight the outbreak without resorting to the lockdowns that have left much of Europe at a standstill. Governments across Europe have closed schools and taken draconian measures to limit exposure to possible carriers with Germany for example enforcing bans on more than two people meeting in public. Among Sweden's Nordic neighbours, Denmark has closed its borders and shut its schools, a...
Tags: Europe, News, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Stockholm


China Wants to Use the Coronavirus to Take Over the World

What started as a catastrophe for China is shaping up to be a moment of strategic opportunity, a rare turning point in the flow of history. Suddenly, the protests in Hong Kong, carrying a mortal threat to political stability in the mainland, became a physical impossibility. More important, the pandemic set in motion a global competition, to contain the virus, for which China and the Chinese Communist Party seem uniquely prepared.As the virus spread to the whole world, it became apparent that Wes...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, News, China, Russia, America, Spain, Turkey, Beijing, Canada, United States, Netherlands, Chinese communist party, Fiat Chrysler, Mao, General Motors Ford


'Coronavirus is not on holiday': France warns citizens against Easter travel

160,000 police and gendarmes deployed across country to prevent traditional grand départCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of extra police and gendarmes are being posted across France to ensure people respect the coronavirus lockdown during what would traditionally be the grand départ for the Easter holidays on Friday.Checkpoints are being set up on all major roads and motorways out of towns and cities with orders to turn back those attempting to break ...
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Masks, meals and Skype: self-isolating in Sicily - a photo essay

World Press Photo-winning Italian journalist Alessio Mamo talks about his experience of living in isolation in Sicily with his partner Marta, who tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19 has been living in my apartment for the past 15 days. It falls asleep inches from my head and wakes up beside me. I breathe its breath. I’ve always been reluctant to call my apartment “home” here in Catania. Over the past 10 years I’ve traversed the Middle East, photographing cities, their inhabitants and the co...
Tags: Europe, Iraq, World news, Syria, Italy, Middle East, Tehran, Skype, Catania, Sicily, Sinjar, MartA, Alessio Mamo, Coronavirus outbreak, Baghdad Mosul Kabul Amman Khartoum


Edible insects set to be approved by EU in 'breakthrough moment'

Food safety agency’s decision could put mealworms, locusts and baby crickets on menus It is being billed as the long-awaited breakthrough moment in European gastronomy for mealworm burgers, locust aperitifs and cricket granola.In the next few weeks the EU’s European Food Safety Authority is expected by the insect industry to endorse mealworms, lesser mealworms, locusts, baby crickets and adult crickets as being safe for human consumption. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Animals, Eu, European Union, World news, Wildlife, Food & drink industry, Insects, European Food Safety Authority



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