WORLD NEWS

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The USNS hospital ship Comfort is seen docked at Pier 90 on Manhattan's West Side
USNS Comfort crew member infected with coronavirus

'The ship is following protocols and taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all crew members and patients on board.'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/04/2020
Germany allows US sanctioned Iranian 'terror' banks to operate

A number of the banks were sanctioned by the US in a bid to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions are operating within Germany.

A nurse tests a respirator called OxyGEN, which is to be sent to hospitals, during the coronavirus d
Spanish carmaker crafts ventilators from windscreen wipers

"Ninety percent of the materials are the same that we use to make the SEAT Leon," Patricia Such, SEAT's director of health, security and emergencies, said.

By REUTERS
08/04/2020
Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of coronavirus crisis

"I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive nor stupid," Modly said in an apology issued on Monday amid calls for his removal.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
HACKERS AND cybersecurity
US-Israeli cybersecurity firm CyberMDX raises $20 million

The latest investment was led by French insurer Sham, a subsidiary of the Relyens group, a European insurance and risk management provider for healthcare.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Muslim women stand as they pray after eating their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month
Egypt to ban Ramadan gatherings to counter spread of coronavirus

Egypt will ban any gatherings and public iftars, or fast-breaking meals, as well as collective social activities.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Israeli UFC fighter Noad "Neo" Lahat
Coronavirus: UFC's Dana White to secure private island for fights

He admitted part of his motive is to get sports back and give those sheltering in place something to look forward to sooner rather than later.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
R. Kelly's request for prison release due to coronavirus denied by judge

"The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses."

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Bruce Springsteen to livestream concert from home

Springsteen had planned on releasing an album and touring with the E Street Band in 2020, but those plans seem to have been at the very least delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Two pandas finally mate after 10 years, during zoo closure amid coronavirus

Since the park's shutdown, staff began to notice certain behaviors that would indicate the two pandas were entering the breeding season.

Israeli coronavirus mapping technology to assist Indian authorities

The remote screening platform developed by Tel Aviv-based Diagnostic Robotics, has played a key role in Israel's efforts to monitor the spread of the outbreak in recent weeks.

07/04/2020
An employee of German biopharmaceutical company CureVac, demonstrates research workflow on a vaccine
Coronavirus vaccine entering human trials after receiving FDA approval

Inovio has been well ahead of other pharmaceutical companies with regards to getting a working coronavirus vaccine into worldwide circulation.

Britain's supermarkets wrestle with coronavirus demand conundrum

"The problem is, can you feed 60 million people at the rate you can get people through the stores with that social distancing?" one industry executive told Reuters.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy found dead near Chesapeake Bay

The search for her son Gideon will continue Tuesday, though authorities presume that he is dead.

By ZACHARY KEYSER , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/04/2020
Residents line up to collect vegetables purchased through group orders at a residential area in Wuha
China posts drop in coronavirus cases, Wuhan lockdown due to end

Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Vigilance urged as outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York

Governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Mologic Laboratory in the Bedford Technology Park
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson taken to ICU after condition worsens

The prime minister asked for Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him when necessary.

By REUTERS
07/04/2020
Coronavirus: Ventilators bound for Barbados allegedly seized by US

Multiple countries have acused the Trump administration of unfairly acquiring equipment necessary for fighting the ongoing coronavirus outbreak through 'wild west methods.'

06/04/2020
Pope Francis starts fund to help poorer countries fight coronavirus

The funds will be distributed via the Pontifical Missions Societies, which supports the work of more than 1,100 dioceses mostly in Africa, Asia Oceania and part of the Amazon region.

By REUTERS
06/04/2020
Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, that the zoo said on April 5, 2020 has te
Tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Nadia, the 4-year-old Malayan tiger that tested positive, was screened for the COVID-19 disease after developing a dry cough along with three other tigers and three lions.

By REUTERS
06/04/2020
Ireland's Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situa
Irish PM Leo Varadkar re-enlists on medical register to battle coronavirus

Varadkar studied medicine at the Trinity College of Dublin and was listed within Ireland's medical register up until 2013.

Trump voices hope for 'leveling-off' of coronavirus in US hot spots

Most states have ordered residents to stay home except for essential trips to slow the spread of the virus in the United States.

By REUTERS
06/04/2020
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British PM Johnson still in hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms

Johnson, 55, on March 27 became the first leader of a major power to announce that he had tested positive.

By REUTERS
06/04/2020
Shi'ite fighters fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants in Baiji, north of Baghdad, 2015
German spy 'Mr. Hezbollah' urges ongoing pressure on terror networks

The terrorist groups Islamic State and al-Qaeda view the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to attack targets.

Pope opens Holy Week amid coronavirus pandemic; 'now is the time to serve'

The symbolic procession was only several meters long and a few potted olive trees were brought in.

By REUTERS
05/04/2020
Kobe Bryant elected into Basketball Hall of Fame alongside Garnett, Duncan

The 18-time NBA All Star, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, is part of a nine-member class that includes multiple All-Star selections Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.

By REUTERS
05/04/2020
Louis C.K. 2019
Louis C.K. releases stand-up special for those on coronavirus lockdown

The special titled Sincerely C.K., available for download to stream for $7.99, was recorded in Washington, DC last year and discusses the comedian's fall from grace amidst sexual assault allegations.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/04/2020
The first direct train between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (December 21, 2019).
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway extended to Savidor Central station

Direct trains between Tel Aviv's Hahagana Station and Jerusalem's Yitzhak Navon Station commenced in late December, more than a decade later than first planned.

05/04/2020
Newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus att
Petition calling for resignation of WHO Director-General nears 720k signatures

The main point of contention was Tedros's failure to designate the coronavirus outbreak in China a global health emergency in late January.

Rule of thumb in Florida: Stay at least one alligator away from another

The rule of thumb in Leon County is that residents should keep themselves at least one "large alligator" away from their peers during the coronavirus lockdowns, to impede the spread of the disease.

UFC's Dana White named as extortion victim in lawsuit

In a statement on Saturday, White denied the claims of the suit, which also named UFC's parent company, Zuffa.

By REUTERS
05/04/2020
A 2,500-year old coffin that may contain a mummy lies at the University of Sydney in Australia
Conservators discover paintings in sarcophagus of 3,000-year-old mummy

The paintings depicted the goddess Amentet, also known as Imentet, a minor fertility goddess as well as goddess of the dead.

05/04/2020
Sweden flag
Coronavirus: 9 Jews die in Sweden, Europe's laxest containment policy

The fatalities, almost all of them older than 80 and many of them Holocaust survivors, account for 2.7% of the 333 people who have died in Sweden of the virus.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
05/04/2020
Trump hopeful for a full NFL season despite coronavirus

Trump held a conference call with a variety of commissioners from major American sports leagues, including the NFL's Roger Goodell, NBA's Adam Silver, NHL's Gary Bettman and MLB's Rob Manfred.

By REUTERS
04/04/2020
Emergency Medical Technicians wearing protective gear wheel a sick patient to a waiting ambulance du
Coronavirus wreaks grimmest toll yet in New York state: 630 dead in a day

The novel coronavirus has now killed 3,565 people in the state and the situation is particularly worrying on Long Island, east of New York City.

By GABRIELLA BORTER/REUTERS
04/04/2020
Emergency services arrive on a scene of a knife attack in Romans-sur-Isere near Lyon
Two killed in knife attack in southeastern France

A man armed with a knife attacked people out shopping in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isère on Saturday, killing two and wounding five.

By REUTERS , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
04/04/2020
Britain's opposition Labour Party new leader Keir Starmer
New UK Labour Party leader Starmer apologizes for party’s antisemitism

Keir Starmer won with 56.2% of the vote by party members and supporters.

04/04/2020
Kobe Bryant, 7 others elected to Basketball Hall of Fame - report

Bryant, Duncan, Garnett and Catchings all are first-time finalists. Nominees needed to received at least 18 votes from the 24 electors to be enshrined.

By REUTERS
04/04/2020
China observes national day of mourning for COVID-19 victims

In Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and the epicentre of the outbreak, all traffic lights in urban areas turned red at 10 a.m. and all road traffic ceased for three minutes.

By REUTERS
04/04/2020
Trump advises mask use against coronavirus but won't wear one himself

"With the masks, it's going to be really a voluntary thing. You can do it, you don't have to do it. I'm choosing not to do it, but some people may want to do it and that's OK," Trump said.

By REUTERS
04/04/2020
ISN invites cyclists to ride out coronavirus lockdown at home

For each participant that takes part in Sunday's cycling series, a KN95 protective mask will be donated in their name via ISN minority co-owner Dr. Kevin Ham.

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT Jair Bolsonaro receives the Friends of Zion Award in Jerusalem
Brazilians scorn Bolsonaro's coronavirus efforts, back health officials

Bolsonaro has shocked many around the world by persistently playing down the gravity of the pandemic, calling COVID-19 "a little cold" exaggerated by the media and his opponents.

By REUTERS
04/04/2020
New York in 'race against time' as death tolls jump in US virus hot spots

The figures show that a wave of deaths predicted to overwhelm hospitals even in rich cities like New York is beginning to crash down on the United States.

By REUTERS
04/04/2020
Russian ventilators sent to US made by firm under US sanctions

UPZ is part of a holding company called Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), which itself is a unit of Russian state conglomerate Rostec.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
Mexico without Corona: Brewers suspend production during pandemic

Grupo Modelo, producer of the Corona, Modelo and Pacifico brands, on Thursday announced similar measures.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
White House: Anyone near Trump or Pence must be checked for coronavirus

The test is expected to be the same quick-action test that Trump took on Thursday. He took the Abbott Laboratories test, which provides results in 15 minutes or less.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
Russia arrests doctor for giving out masks against coronavirus

Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva argued publicly that the true figures of Russian citizens infected with the virus are much higher than the official numbers.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/04/2020
New York state's coronavirus death toll nears 9/11 level

The 24-hour death toll was 562, raising the New York state total to 2,935 fatalities, Cuomo said. He called it the "highest single increase in the number of deaths since we started."

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
A patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mas
Russian ventilators shipped to US made by firm under American sanctions

"Aren't ventilators needed in the United States?," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova asked, saying Russia could take them back if they were not wanted.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
3M to increase production of face masks after Trump order

The company said it will work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prioritize orders for the masks.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
Italian luxury shoemaker Sergio Rossi dies from coronavirus

Italy has recorded more deaths from coronavirus than any other country in the world, with 13,915 fatalities as of Thursday.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
A patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wears a full-face Easybreath snorkelling mas
As medical shortages loom, rabbis and medics may differ on the solution

As hospitals develop triage protocols to address what happens if medical supplies run short, rabbis are grappling with the halachic answers to those same questions.

By IRA BEDZOW / JTA
03/04/2020
Downtown Los Angeles.
Neiman Marcus advances bankruptcy preparations -sources

Neiman Marcus Group is stepping up preparations to seek bankruptcy protection, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the debt-laden US luxury department store chain to close its stores.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
Peru, Panama limit men and women to alternate days out to stall virus

Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
A police officer wears protective gloves, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (C
Pakistan court set to free four accused in Daniel Pearl killing

Pearl, 38, was investigating Islamist militants in Karachi after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States when he was kidnapped in January 2002.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
Americans urged to wear masks outside as coronavirus pandemic worsens

The Trump administration appeared to join local officials on Thursday in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic.

By REUTERS
03/04/2020
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Commu
How an old tuberculosis vaccine might help fight the new coronavirus

Here is what scientists know, and what they are trying to find out.

By REUTERS
02/04/2020
Venezuelan warship shoots, rams into German cruise vessel before sinking

US indicted socialist Venezuelan president for narcotics operation with terrorists

Turkey’s future

Is it too late for Ankara to move back into the Western orbit?

By ERIC R MANDEL
06/04/2020
Coronavirus: What do new questions about WHO and China cases mean?

The question about infection rates has plagued analysts of the data that the WHO and China have presented since January.

Computer hacking
Iran-linked hackers target WHO staff during coronavirus outbreak

It is not clear if any accounts were compromised, but the attacks show how the WHO and other organizations at the center of a global effort to contain the coronavirus have come under attack.

By REUTERS
02/04/2020
Hundreds die in nursing homes in France since the coronavirus outbreak

Officials have held back on directly linking the deaths to the coronavirus given the age and health condition of many who have died.

By REUTERS
02/04/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic durin
Trump says China's coronavirus numbers seem 'on the light side'

"The numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side - and I am being nice when I say that - relative to what we witnessed and what was reported."

By REUTERS
02/04/2020
BURNING BRIGHT. Fewer than 300 of the magnificent
Joe Exotic from Netflix's Tiger King contracted coronavirus in prison

He was placed in isolation after several other inmates tested positive for the virus.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/04/2020
Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns

NASA, one of SpaceX's biggest customers, also prohibits its employees from using Zoom.

By REUTERS
02/04/2020
Shoot coronavirus lockdown violators dead, says Philippine president

"My orders to the police and military ... if there is trouble and there's an occasion that they fight back and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead."

By REUTERS
02/04/2020
Brooklyn man arrested after coughing on FBI agents

The suspect allegedly sold N95 respirators "and other assorted materials" for $12,000, a 700% markup from their normal prices.

By LEON SVERDLOV
04/04/2020
The impact of the coronavirus crisis on education

80% of the classes that were previously offered during the regular school day are now being held online, in addition to workshops on other subjects such as cooking and exercise.

Family living during the coronavirus pandemic

From a yoga-inspired workout routine to how to speak with your kids about the virus

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
02/04/2020
$30 million in drugs seized in tunnel under US-Mexico border

The nearly three-story-deep tunnel stretches for more than 2,000 feet (610 meters).

By LEON SVERDLOV
02/04/2020
Protecting your loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic

From what needs deep cleaning to what to stock in your medicine cabinet

By SHARON FEIEREISEN
02/04/2020
The case against lifting sanctions on Iran's clerical regime - analysis

Zarif: Economic sanctions the US has in force amid coronavirus pandemic are ‘medical terrorism’

Ellen Page's documentary examines 'environmental racism'

The film gives a platform to women of color on the front lines of resistance to these disastrous environmental impacts.

By MICHAEL ORDONA/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS
02/04/2020
Amazon warehouse workers protest near Detroit, days after NYC walkout

"I feel it's going to take someone to die for them to finally take action," protest co-organizer Mario Crippen, 26, said.

By REUTERS
01/04/2020
A medical worker wearing a protective mask and glasses, who treats patients suffering from coronavir
Tommy the robot nurse helps keep Italy doctors safe from coronavirus

More than 4,000 Italian health workers have contracted the virus treating victims in Italy and 66 doctors have died.

By REUTERS
01/04/2020
Italy sees fewer coronavirus deaths on Wednesday but new cases grow

Italy has registered more deaths than anywhere else in the world and accounts for around 30% of all global fatalities from the virus.

By REUTERS
01/04/2020
Elon Musk: Tesla to supply FDA-approved ventilators free to hospitals

In America, states hit hard by the pandemic have pleaded with the Trump administration and manufacturers to speed up production of ventilators to cope with a surge in patients.

01/04/2020
Retired doctors, medics abroad answer coronavirus calls

Another 20,000 health professionals who had either retired or left the industry have return following the passing of emergency legislation.

By REUTERS
01/04/2020
Larry David addresses 'idiots' avoiding caution during coronavirus lockdown

While the delivery was lighthearted, the message was clear. David, 72, wanted to remind those not taking these precautions seriously that they are inadvertently hurting the elderly.

A man wears a face mask for fear of the coronavirus as he takes the train to Haifa, on March 17, 202
Experts do an about-face, begin recommending masks to fight coronavirus

'If, in fact, a person who may or may not be infected wants to prevent infecting somebody else, the best way to do that is with a mask. Perhaps that's the way to go.'

01/04/2020
A resident pays for groceries by standing on a tree stump to peer over barriers set up to ring fence
Shoppers shout across the wall in Wuhan, eager to return to normal life

Shoppers stood on chairs on Wednesday to get a glimpse of the goods on sale on the other side, shouting down to vendors to check on prices.

By REUTERS
01/04/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic durin
US predicts between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from coronavirus

The task force's leading infectious disease expert, estimating that 100,000 people who could die from the virus, said: "As sobering as that number is, we should be prepared for it."

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a news conference in the Press Briefing Room at the St
Will the US ease its sanctions on Iran due to coronavirus?

“We are constantly re-evaluating all of our policies, including our sanctions policy,” says Pompeo.

Members of the "Psalm 100" evangelical church, dressed as angels and holding placards making referen
Over half of Americans pray for COVID-19's end

The figure included 15% of people who usually never prayed, and a quarter of those who said they weren't normally religious.

Emergency Medical Technicians wearing protective gear wheel a sick patient to a waiting ambulance du
Amid US 2020 election, coronavirus becomes a matter of political dispute

With the 2020 presidential elections at the horizon, even a pandemic becomes a matter of right and left.

Andrew Cuomo is a pro-Israel alternative for the Democratic nomination

As Governor of New York, Cuomo has shown plenty of solidarity with the Jewish state.

31/03/2020
Coronavirus: Besides food, are people stocking up on cannabis?

In many countries in lockdown around the world the authorities are reporting a number of cases of people breaking the regulations to contain the outbreak to buy cannabis.

Members of the city commission to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vote during a
Zoom is being sued for sharing data with Facebook without consent

On Monday, Robert Cullen of Sacramento filed a suit against Zoom for alleged contravention of California's new data privacy laws.

Bird sacrifices and chants, Cuba's Santeria seek coronavirus protection

"We are calling these blessings upon her to keep her healthy," said Henry Rodriguez, 40, leader of the ceremony. "But this ceremony isn't just for us; it's also for global health."

By REUTERS
31/03/2020
THE GATES of heaven have parted, revealing a blessed new IKEA near Beit Shemesh.
IKEA starts producing protective gear for health care workers

Demand for its office furniture is holding up well as many work from home due to the coronavirus.

By REUTERS
31/03/2020
Peyton Manning drops in on UT online lecture to greet students on lockdown

"It’s been at least since 1996, ’97 since I’ve been in a class. These are unique circumstances,” Manning said to his former teacher.

Germany, France, UK circumvent sanctions to send medical goods to Iran

The German Foreign Office said that Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges is a way to allow for trade between Europe and Iran and preserve the JCPOA nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

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