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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — France health minister wants limits on use of malaria drug to treat virus. — …

European stocks whipsawed on Tuesday morning, halting the positive trend set at the start of the week as hopes rise for a coronavirus vaccine. The pan-European Stoxx 600 reversed earlier progress to slide 0.4% below the flatline, with construction stocks falling 1.4% to lead losses while the travel and leisure sector held onto 0.6% gains. European …

France’s latest Coronavirus figures BREAKING NEWS: France Release the Latest Coronavirus Figures FRANCE’S health ministry announced the death toll from the coronavirus rose by 96 to 27,625 in the last 24 hours. 19,432 people remain hospitalised for a coronavirus infection, including 2,132 serious cases in intensive care. In detail, the DGS counts 17,412 deaths in …

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU states should guarantee vouchers for travel cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic and start lifting internal border restrictions in a bid to salvage some of the summer tourism season, the bloc’s executive will say next week. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 19, …

Gathering at Eavor Technologies project site in Alberta, Canada (source: Eavor) Having raised additional CAD 11.4 million in funding, Eavor Technologies, Inc. will be pushing a technology development program in Canada, France, Norway and the United States. In a release, Eavor announced the receipt of CAD $11.4 million in aggregate gross proceeds from the exercise …

LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares struggled on Wednesday as mixed earnings, doubts about the easing of coronavirus lockdowns and simmering U.S.-China tensions cast a pall over markets. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Oil prices ended an extended winning streak …

France, Italy and Spain are preparing to loosen coronavirus restrictions, with other countries watching closely to see how some of the first and hardest-hit countries in Europe might safely emerge from their crippling lockdowns. After the US, where the number of infections is heading towards the 1m mark, with more than 53,000 deaths, the three …

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has chosen a home-grown technology for smartphone-based tracing of coronavirus infections, putting it at odds with Apple which has refused on privacy grounds to support the necessary short-range communication on iPhones. FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in Kiev, Ukraine …

Donald Trump has warned that China should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus pandemic, as deaths in Europe from Covid-19 approached 100,000 “It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t, and the whole world is suffering because of it,” Trump said in his daily White House …

Germany’s infection rate falls, a sign that it is getting the virus under control. As Germany moves to ease restrictions under the pandemic, its public health institute said the country’s rate of coronavirus spread had dropped below a crucial threshold, a sign that the contagion was coming under control. On average, each infected person is …