Tag Archives: Europe

Coronavirus hurts the poor around the world, with some aid sources cut off

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic across the developed world includes cutting into the financial lifelines for people across the global south. The World Bank estimates that a record $529 billion was transferred to developing countries through official channels in 2018, the latest year for ...

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Madrid to use ice rink as makeshift coronavirus morgue, officials say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Authorities in Spain will use an Olympic-size ice rink as a makeshift morgue for victims of the coronavirus until funeral homes can take them, officials said Monday. The repurposing of the 1,800-square-foot rink at Madrid’s Palacio de Hielo mall will be coordinated between the regional ...

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Albert Einstein coin is the smallest of its kind

Switzerland has minted what it calls the smallest gold coin in the world, and it features famed physicist Albert Einstein with his tongue sticking out. The coin made by state-owned Swissmint is about 0.12 inches in diameter and weighs 1/500th of an ounce. The coin is so small, it comes with a magnifying glass so owners can view the cheeky image of ...

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Bolivia mayor dragged through streets, has hair cut by protesters as election violence swells

The mayor of a small town in Bolivia has become the latest victim of violence in the country that has seen violent street clashes intensifying over the country’s disputed election nearly three weeks ago. Officials said Wednesday that a third person was killed in street clashes between supporters and foes of President Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, who has accused the ...

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Timeline of Brexit and events leading to May's departure

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to make a statement outside at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday May 24, 2019. Theresa May says she’ll quit as UK Conservative leader on June 7, sparking contest for Britain’s next prime minister. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP) LONDON – A timeline of key events in how Brexit unfolded and how the political crisis ...

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France to take in 20 migrants from NGO rescue ship off Malta

Migrants stand on the dock of the Sea-Watch rescue ship after being rescued in the waters off Libya Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch says the ship it operates in the central Mediterranean Sea has rescued 64 migrants in waters off Libya. Sea-Watch wrote Wednesday on Twitter that the people brought to safety from a rubber dinghy ...

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