Four more African nations confirm coronavirus, new controls put in place

03/14/2020

KIGALI (Reuters) – Mauritania, Rwanda, Seychelles and Central African Republic confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing to 23 the number of African countries that have reported positive tests for the virus. Moving swiftly to contain its spread, Rwanda, Senegal, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco and […]

MLA may face salary garnishment for owing money

03/14/2020

A Manitoba legislature member praised for his business experience may be seeing some of his salary garnisheed because of unpaid debts. Ian Bushie was found by the Court of Queen’s Bench to owe about $79,000 dollars to a wholesale fuel company that supplied a gas […]

Coronavirus deadlier than flu, but containable: WHO

03/14/2020

COVID-19 kills 3.4 percent of cases, a figure far above the seasonal flu’s fatality rate of below 1 percent, says WHO. COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has killed about 3.4 percent of confirmed cases, globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Tunisia: Suicide attack targets US embassy

03/14/2020

One policeman killed and others wounded in capital Tunis, interior ministry says, as bombers blow themselves up. Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up outside the United States embassy in the Tunisian capital, killing a policeman and injuring six other people, authorities said, in the […]

Libya's Haftar meets Macron in Paris, says ready for ceasefire

03/14/2020

Libyan military commander tells French president he will abide by a ceasefire if UN-recognised GNA also pledges to it. Eastern Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar has told French President Emmanuel Macron he will sign a ceasefire and stick to it if militias loyal to the UN-recognised government […]

Observers question Guyana vote, urge Granger not to claim victory

03/14/2020

Incumbent David Granger claims victory, as opposition alleges fraud and foreign diplomats question poll’s credibility. Diplomats and foreign observers have questioned preliminary results of Guyana’s presidential election and urged incumbent David Granger not to claim victory as the opposition alleged fraud, setting up a showdown […]

Italians defy coronavirus with mass singing, applause for doctors

03/14/2020

MILAN (Reuters) – Italians came out on Saturday to sing together from windows and balconies and applaud their hard-pressed doctors and nurses as the death toll from Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak kept climbing. The government has imposed an unprecedented series of controls since the virus […]

Turkey threatens 'heavy' retaliation if Idlib ceasefire is broken

03/14/2020

Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in Syria’s war, agreed on a ceasefire to stop escalating clashes in Idlib. Turkey is expecting Russia to take measures over “small violations” of a week-long ceasefire by its allied Syrian government forces in Idlib province, President Recep Tayyip […]

Amid erratic response, EU eases fiscal policies to curb COVID-19

03/14/2020

European Commission announces measures to support members states in the fight against the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Geneva, Switzerland – The European Union has taken extraordinary measures to help member states address the COVID-19 emergency as the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Europe has become the […]