Friday, April 3, 2020

Indian-origin Singaporean jailed for shouting ‘corona, corona’, spitting on hotel floor

This is the first conviction of its kind related to the current coronavirus outbreak (Representational Image) An Indian-origin Singaporean was sentenced to two...

A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

We know that the nature and incidence of unemployment, for example, differs from state to state. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) More than 6.6...

Russian plane lands in US with medical supplies to combat coronavirus

The move to buy medical equipment from Russia comes after a telephonic conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir...

Trump’s contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

There are calls in Congress to hold China accountable for initially covering up the outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) President Donald Trump has held...

Extremists see global chaos from coronavirus as an opportunity

Al-Qaida suggested in a statement Tuesday that non-Muslims use their time in quarantine to learn about Islam. Both the Islamic State group and...

‘Shoot them dead’: Philippine’ Duterte says won’t tolerate lockdown violators

In a televised address, Duterte said it was vital everyone cooperates and follows home quarantine measures, as authorities try to slow the contagion...

Halting China’s economy was hard. Restarting it is harder

Written by Keith Bradsher China is starting to get back to work. More than six weeks after its leaders virtually shut down the world’s...

One of Europe’s most polluted towns stages a noisy revolt

Residents of Fos-sur-Mer accepted a trade-off for decades: good jobs for foul air, but when the health costs became impossible to ignore, they...

Why the global recession could last a long time

A pedestrian in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn on March 28, 2020. Fears are growing that the worldwide economic downturn delivered by the...

Alarm, denial, blame: The pro-Trump media’s coronavirus distortion

President Donald Trump addresses a news conference with members of the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, Tuesday. (Erin Schaff/The...

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