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Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear lands in U.S. after Trump-Putin call

A Russian military transport plane left an airfield outside Moscow and arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy airport in late afternoon on Wednesday.
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Russia's Planned Coronavirus App is a State-Run Security Nightmare

Like other countries, COVID-19 rocked both Russia and its neighbors, with recent numbers pointing to a collective 4,375 residents across the post-Soviet states being infected by the virus. And while some of these territories are seemingly less than worried about the pandemic, Russia’s spent the bulk of this week…Read more...
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Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear flies to U.S. after Trump-Putin call

Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventilators and personal protective equipment, accepted Putin's offer in a phone call on Monday. A Russian military transport plane left an airfield outside Moscow and was expected to arrive in the United States on Wednesday night.
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Russian Stance Verbs.

Michele A. Berdy of the Moscow Times, occasionally seen around here as mab, writes a column called “The Word’s Worth,” and she’s outdone herself with A Guide to Russian Stance Verbs: Russian stance verbs – стоять (to stand), лежать (to lie), сидеть (to sit) and висеть (to hang) – are particularly problematic for English speakers. At first glance, they don’t seem much different than their English equivalents. Стоять describes a vertical position, лежать – a horizontal position, and сидеть is a ki...
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US Death Toll Eclipses China’s As Reinforcements Head To NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,500 Tuesday, eclipsing China’s official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances and parked refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead. The crisis hit close to home for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who reported teary-eyed that his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, was infected. Elsewhere around the world, hard-hit Italy reported that the infection rate appears t...
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Doctor who showed Putin round hospital tests positive

The doctor seen here giving Vladimir Putin a hospital tour said Tuesday (March 31) he's been diagnosed with COVID-19. Denis Protsenko showed the Russian president around Moscow's main coronavirus hospital a week ago. Neither wore protective gear. The Kremlin said Putin is regularly tested for the virus, and everything is okay, according to Russian media. Putin did don a hazmat suit and respirator when dropping in on patients, but not whe...
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Authoritarian leaders may use Covid-19 crisis to tighten their grip

Hungary’s PM insists extreme measures are only to fight the pandemic, others are not so sureThe coronavirus has already overwhelmed medical services, grounded flights and halted economic growth, but one of its most enduring effects could be to usher in a political age in which soft authoritarians have turned harder, and the surveillance state becomes a way of life even in some democracies.In Hungary, after a set of measures introduced on Monday, it is now a criminal offence to spread misinformat...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Russia, World news, Hungary, Serbia, Moscow, Viktor Orban, Coronavirus outbreak


Spain Sees Record Single-Day Jump In Coronavirus Deaths

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients, and Italy opened a 200-bed field hospital at a fairgrounds in Milan to ease the pressure on overcrowded intensive care units. As worldwide infections soared past the 800,000 mark, New York’s governor begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed. The World Health Organization warned ...
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Russia's top coronavirus doctor who met Putin tests positive

The head of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital who met with President Vladimir Putin a week ago has tested positive, he said Tuesday, as the Kremlin announced the Russian leader's health was fine. Last Tuesday Denis Protsenko met with the Russian leader who inspected the Kommunarka hospital while wearing a bright yellow hazmat suit. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov swiftly told Russian news agencies that Putin took regular tests and there was no reason to worry about his health.
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Russian doctor who met Putin last week has coronavirus, state TV reports

“Everything is okay,” the RIA news agency reports. Seems legit. The doctor who hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin's tour of the main coronavirus hospital in Moscow last week has himself been diagnosed with the virus, the Rossiya 24 state TV channel reported on Tuesday. Putin was wearing quite the PPE outfit when he toured the facility. No word on his viral status. From Reuters: Putin visited the Kommunarka hospital last Tuesday where he chatted to the doctor, Denis Protsenko. Neither of t...
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World virus infections top 800,000; Spain sees record deaths

By ARITZ PARRA, DAVID RISING and NICK PERRY MADRID — Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients and the world total climbed to more than 800,000 case. In the United States, where the spread of the coronavirus has been accelerating, New York’s governor begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed. Spain and Italy are still struggling to avoid ...
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Russian lawmakers back government emergency powers over coronavirus

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday voted to give the government powers to declare a national emergency over the coronavirus, and approved penalties for violations of lockdown rules including, in extreme cases, jail terms of up to seven years. Moscow, the area worst affected by the epidemic, declared a lockdown on Sunday and residents can only leave their homes to buy food or medicine nearby, get urgent medical treatment, walk the dog or empty their bins. Lawmakers in both parliamentary houses voted ...
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Download Classic Works of Plague Fiction: From Daniel Defoe & Mary Shelley, to Edgar Allan Poe

The apotheosis of prestige realist plague film, Steven Soderburgh’s 2011 Contagion, has become one of the most popular features on major streaming platforms, at a time when people have also turned increasingly to books of all kinds about plagues, from fantasy, horror, and science fiction to accounts that show the experience as it was in all its ugliness—or at least as those who experienced it remembered the events. Such a work is Daniel Defoe’s semi-fictional history “A Journal of the Plague Ye...
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Putin’s Economic Isolation Suddenly Doesn’t Look So Bad

(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has the U.S. Treasury Department to thank for helping his country prepare for a global economic crisis.A steady deluge of economic sanctions and the constant threat of more to come has pushed Russia’s authorities to boost reserves and strip back debt over the past five years. As governments across the globe prepare for what’s set to be the worst economic slump since 2008, the fortress approach that had been pushing Russia’s economy into stagnation ...
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Oil prices edge higher as Trump-Putin call raises truce hopes

Producers including Shell affected by price war between Saudi Arabia and RussiaOil prices have rallied after a call between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin raised hopes that tensions between Moscow and Saudi Arabia may start to ease.Brent crude prices rose as much as 3.5% to $23.55 overnight, after hitting an 18-year low of less than $23 per barrel on Monday. The global benchmark for oil prices lost some of its gains later on Tuesday, but was still trading just above the $23 level at $23.01, a r...
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Russia’s COVID-19 Crackdowns Could Get Real Ugly

MOSCOW—“You should find abandoned cells used to punish prisoners, cold ones with no food in them, lock them up there,” Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov declared as the Russian Federation went into a nationwide lockdown. He was telling his security force commanders how to treat those who disobeyed the curfew and quarantine orders. “Throw them in a big hole, bury them, let them die in it."Most Russian officials are not as blunt and brutal as Kadyrov, a protégé of President Vladimir Putin and the p...
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A Doctor Who Met Putin Just Tested Positive, and Russia’s COVID-19 Crackdowns Could Get Real Ugly.

MOSCOW—Amid a growing uproar in newly locked-down Russia, news broke on Tuesday that a doctor President Vladimir Putin met with just a week ago during a highly publicized visit to a coronavirus treatment facility has now tested positive for the infection himself. Widely disseminated photos of the visit showed Putin donning an orange hazmat suit, but he had also talked to Dr. Denis Protsenko extensively without protection and photographs show them together with very little "social distancing."Put...
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Coronavirus live news: World Bank warns of 'unprecedented global shock' as US records its deadliest day

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am BST Good morning, this is Alexandra Topping taking over at the helm of the global coronavirus liveblog from my colleague Helen Sullivan - my thanks to her. As ever, if you have a global coronavirus story you want to draw our att...
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Coronavirus live news: US deaths pass 3,000 as World Bank issues warning over China growth

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am BST Coronavirus testing is expected to increase substantially in coming days in the Philippines, where the high number of deaths relative to confirmed cases reflects lower testing so far, a World Health Organisation official sai...
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Coronavirus live news: US deaths pass 3,000 as study shows higher risk from middle age

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.15am BST In China now, where we understand that today marks a week since a new coronavirus case was reported in Wuhan city, where the outbreak first emerged. There were 48 new confirmed cases in Mainland China on March 30, all of whi...
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Coronavirus live news: US has twice as many cases as China as study shows higher risk from middle age

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock warned the Security Council on Monday that the 10 cases of Covid-19 and one death confirmed in Syria are just the tip of the iceberg, and judging from other cou...
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Satellite images reveal Russia is rapidly building a 500-bed hospital in a field outside Moscow to handle a surge in coronavirus cases

Russia has reported relatively few cases of novel coronavirus infections compared to other countries. However, experts question Russia's claims that the country has been mostly insulated from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. News reports show hundreds of workers constructing a roughly 500-bed hospital about 31 miles (50 kilometers) outside of Moscow. New satellite photos reveal the scale of the facility being built in response to the pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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Trump, Putin discuss oil price plunge, coronavirus

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed plunging oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic Monday, as Trump said Moscow is pressing for an end to US sanctions. The White House said in a separate statement Trump and Putin had "agreed to work closely together through the G20" against the virus and the economic shock resulting from travel bans and social distancing. Both statements reported that the oil market turmoil was discussed, with the White House version s...
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Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same

The Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. A stern-looking President Vladimir Putin warned his envoys in Russia's far-flung regions that they will be personally responsible for the availability of beds, ventilators and other key equipment. “We have managed to win time and slow down an explosive spread of the diseas...
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U.S., Russia agree to oil market talks as Trump calls price war 'crazy' - Reuters

U.S., Russia agree to oil market talks as Trump calls price war 'crazy' - Reuters:U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed during a phone call on Monday to have their top energy officials meet to discuss slumping global oil markets, the Kremlin said, as Trump called Russia’s price war with Saudi Arabia “crazy.”The agreement marks a new twist in global oil diplomacy since a failed deal by OPEC producers and Russia to cut production mingled with the fallout from the ...
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Coronavirus live news: number of global cases passes 750,000 with death toll over 36,000

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study sheds light on infection mechanismHungary passes law that critics say will let Orbán rule by decreeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.24pm BST The British poet Michael Rosen is ill in hospital having suffered from flu-like symptoms. His family says he’s spent the night in intensive care but is now...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy reports 812 new deaths as global toll passes 35,000

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study sheds light on infection mechanismHungary passes law that critics say will let Orbán rule by decreeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.30pm BST Before dawn hundreds of British travellers had gathered outside the Holiday Inn hotel opposite Lima’s shuttered international airport, Dan Collyns reports ...
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Spain’s Hospitals Are At Their Breaking Point As COVID-19 Cases Mount

MADRID (AP) — Spain overtook China on Monday in confirmed coronavirus infections as the pandemic stretched scores of Spanish hospitals to their breaking point. As confirmed virus deaths in New York surpassed 1,000, President Donald Trump extended stay-at-home recommendations for a month in an abrupt turnaround. With a population of only 47 million people to China’s 1.4 billion, Spain’s tally of infections reached 85,195, an 8% rise from the previous day but down from earlier increases that had r...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain reaches 7,340 as Austria makes face masks compulsory for shoppers

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceHungary passes law that critics say will let Orbán rule by decreeGlobal roundup: Moscow and Lagos in lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.15pm BST Who is most at risk from coronavirus, and why? The best thing to do when trying to understand a new virus like Covid-19 is to look at the data. 3.14pm B...
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Trump suggests US should treat Germany as an enemy because of World War II

Donald Trump is suggesting the United States should treat Germany more like an enemy because the two countries were adversaries in World War II as the president again lobbied for closer US-Russian relations.If he turns the off-the-cuff remark into US policy, Mr Trump would try fundamentally overhauling the post-World War II global power dynamic that saw Western countries bring Germany into their sphere while combating Moscow and fighting the spread of communism in the post-war era. But with litt...
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