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Image copyright PA Media Daily global emissions of CO2 fell by 17% at the peak of the shutdown because of measures taken by governments in response to Covid-19, say scientists. The most comprehensive account yet published says that almost half the record decrease was due to fewer car journeys. But the authors are worried that, …

WUHAN, China (Reuters) – As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centres expressed concern on Saturday that the very act of getting tested could expose them to the coronavirus. A woman wearing a face mask looks on in front of others …

The Chinese authorities’ actions triggered protests from African governments — an embarrassment for Beijing as it seeks to woo African states with promises of loans and investment — and prompted U.S. diplomats over the weekend to warn African Americans to avoid the Guangzhou area. “People are not happy because they’re being forced out of their …

NEW YORK (Reuters) – After a brutal meltdown, some investors have been wading back into U.S. stocks. But others are wary of another leg down as the coronavirus spreads and its economic impact is difficult to predict. High-profile investors from BlackRock Inc to billionaire William Ackman have turned more bullish on equities in recent days, …

Along Lowest Greenville on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, some businesses are doing what they can with take-out orders to try and keep revenue coming in. “I feel like every 24 hours you kind of wake up and it’s still a dream almost,” owner of Greenville Avenue Pizza Company Sammy Mandell said. “It’s just very surreal …

They once preached to pews full of people, now they’re tinkering with Zoom, learning to e-blast and livestreaming to online groups of invisible worshippers. Pastors, priests and religious leaders have taken to social media and other modes of electronic communication to tend to the spiritual needs of their flocks in this new age of COVID-19. “We’ve been …

It took Benny Gantz less than a week to renege on one of his central campaign promises. Before Election Day, Gantz and his Kahol Lavan colleagues consistently and collectively rebuffed Likud allegations that they would collaborate in any way, shape or form with the largely Arab Joint List. Five days later, that is exactly what …

(Reuters) – As coronavirus cases exploded across the world, federal medical workers tasked with screening incoming passengers at U.S. airports grew alarmed: Many were working without the most effective masks to protect them from getting sick themselves. FILE PHOTO: People load personal protective equipment and other supplies into a back side entrance of the Life …

Students excited to go on their spring break trips are being told it could be dangerous amid the coronavirus outbreak and should consider canceling their trips, if they have not yet been canceled. Sylvia Goodman found out at 7 a.m. Tuesday that her trip to Israel with Northwestern’s journalism department is now cancelled due to …

The old saw used to be that when the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold. Now, a more apropos adage for market bears may be that when an outbreak of coronavirus grinds the world’s second-largest economy to a halt, the rest of the world catches a recession. Indeed, recession fears resurfaced …