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  4m ago Improvements in hard-hit Italy and Spain as U.K.’s COVID-19-postitive leader hospitalized for tests Conditions appear to be improving in the two hardest-hit European countries, with Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll declining for two weeks and Spain reporting fewer deaths on each of the last three days. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was …

Red Cross medics measure the temperature of participants of the 178th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on March 5, 2020. Alex Halada | Getty Images Brent crude futures could plunge to “single-digit lows” if major oil producers fail to reach a deal to cut output at a time when demand …

Oil storage tanks stand at the RN-Tuapsinsky refinery, operated by Rosneft Oil Co., in Tuapse, Russia, on Monday, March 23, 2020. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images The oil price bust may not be over.  A historic demand shock sparked by the coronavirus pandemic is set to worsen in the current quarter, undermining any …

For people without heart problems, Trump recommended combining hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin, a common antibiotic. He said azithromycin “will kill certain things that you don’t want living within your body.” Yet there is little reliable evidence that the drugs — either alone or in combination — are effective at treating the novel coronavirus. Without evidence, Trump …

“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement, adding that the tests were part of a “precautionary step” due to Johnson’s lingering symptoms. He is expected to stay in the hospital overnight, a Downing Street source told CNN. …

A worker walks near a 747-8 airplane at the Boeing factory in Everett, Wash. David Ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images Boeing is extending production shut down at its Seattle-area airplane factories “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Sunday. The manufacturer last month said it would pause production for two weeks …

The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was officially announced on Saturday, with Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Tamika Catchings headlining a deep group of players, coaches and contributors. This is undoubtedly one of the best basketball Hall of Fame classes we’ve seen, which made us wonder about the last time …

The number of people who have been killed by the coronavirus is now at least 8,503, a stark increase that comes as the country braces for what is likely to be the deadliest week of the pandemic in the U.S. thus far. There have been at least 312,245 confirmed cases in the U.S., according to …

Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant attends a promotional event organized by the sports brand Nike, for the inauguration of the infrastructure improvements of a local basketball playground at the Jean-Jaures sports hall “Le Quartier”, in Paris on October 21, 2017. Philippe Lopez | AFP | Getty Images It wasn’t much a surprise, but this …

NASA has released a report detailing how it intends to set up a base on the moon, and from there send astronauts to explore Mars as part of its Artemis program. Having a long-term lunar presence would allow more efficient travel to distant parts of the solar system as well as the potential for more …