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Today โ€” April 7th 2020NPR World

South Koreans Will Vote In Election In Masks And Gloves, Have Temperature Checked

By Se Eun Gong
South Korean election officials put posters of candidates in Seoul, South Korea, on April 2. The country will hold April 15 legislative elections on schedule, and the government

On April 15, legislative elections will go as planned but with new coronavirus safety features, and the government's handling of the virus is a top issue.

(Image credit: Ahn Young-joon/AP)

  • April 7th 2020 at 13:56

Are We Firing Too Many People?

By Greg Rosalsky
An employee mounts a wheel on a Mercedes Benz A Class on the assembly line at the Daimler AG factory in Rastatt, southwestern Germany.

Instead of mass layoffs, Germany tries to safeguard employment.

(Image credit: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images)

  • April 7th 2020 at 12:31

Trump Urges Saudi Arabia And Russia To End Oil War

By Jackie Northam

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin are at the center of the devastating oil price war. President Trump has inserted himself into the fray.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:02

News Brief: Wisconsin Primary, Boris Johnson's Condition, Japan Declaration

By Noel King

Voters in Wisconsin head to the polls for a primary election. British Prime Minister Johnson is moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital. And, Japan is declaring a state of emergency.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:02

In Southern Italy, Charity Is Now A Major Means Of Sustenance

By Sylvia Poggioli

With church soup kitchens closed because of the coronavirus, an Italian couple in Naples are feeding the homeless and hungry by lowering baskets of food from apartment balconies.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:02

Britain's Boris Johnson Is In Intensive Care Unit Due To COVID-19

By Frank Langfitt

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved into intensive care at a London hospital after experiencing days of persistent symptoms, including a fever and cough. He tested positive for COVID-19 last month.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:02

Japan To Declare A COVID-19 State Of Emergency But Not A Lockdown

By Anthony Kuhn

Japan's Prime Minister will announce a state of emergency Tuesday, in Tokyo and six other regions. It's largely symbolic since most people are following government advice already.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:02

Australia's High Court Overturns Cardinal Pell's Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

By Barbara Campbell
Cardinal George Pell makes his way through members of the media outside the court in Melbourne in February 2019. Australia

The former Vatican treasurer, who had been the highest-ranking Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of sexual abuse, was ordered released from prison, where he was serving a six-year sentence.

(Image credit: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/AFP via Getty Images)

  • April 7th 2020 at 03:16

Acting Navy Secretary Lashes Out On Virus-Plagued Ship At Commander He Fired

By David Welna
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly testifies at a Senate hearing on Dec. 3.

During an unannounced visit to the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly tried justifying to its catcalling crew members his sacking of their skipper.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

  • April 7th 2020 at 00:18
Yesterday โ€” April 6th 2020NPR World

Economic Response To Coronavirus Again Exposes North-South Divide In EU

By Rob Schmitz

A north-south divide is again dividing Europe, this time in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:30

For Mexican Street Vendors, Coronavirus Means A Huge Loss Of Income

By Carrie Kahn

Mexico's president promises to expand support for the nation's poor and aged, but those who work in the informal economy, like street vendors, say they won't be able to survive without working.

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:30

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Suffering From COVID-19, Moved To ICU

By Frank Langfitt

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital. Johnson was recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:30

This Quebec Health Official Has Become A Sensation With His Coronavirus Tips

By Emma Jacobs
Horacio Arruda is Quebec

Horacio Arruda was a little-known bureaucrat. Now his face is on T-shirts, loaves of bread, and memes and videos all over social media. Quebec's deputy health minister has become a local celebrity.

(Image credit: Quebec's Health Ministry)

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:19

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson In Intensive Care Unit Due To COVID-19

By Vanessa Romo
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, shown here in a handout photo from earlier this month, has reportedly been moved to intensive care at a London hospital.

Johnson, 55, was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19 on March 26. But Downing Street officials said on Monday that the U.K. leader's condition has worsened.

(Image credit: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AP)

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:03

Irish Leader Returns To Medicine To Help Battle COVID-19 Pandemic

By Vanessa Romo
Acting Prime Minister Leo Varadkar worked as a doctor for seven years before going into politics.

Acting Prime Minister Leo Varadkar reregistered as a medical practitioner with the country's Health Service Executive in March and will begin to work one shift a week.

(Image credit: Donall Farmer/Getty Images)

  • April 6th 2020 at 21:52

Moscow Has Most Of Russia's COVID-19 Cases, But Work Stoppages Are Nationwide

By Charles Maynes
Municipal tankers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus in Moscow on Sunday. Most of Russia

Moscow's spike in COVID-19 infections has forced an economic shutdown in far-flung territories where the coronavirus has so far shown minimal bite.

(Image credit: Aleksandr Avilov/AP)

  • April 6th 2020 at 21:30

Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Fear Deportation For Seeking Coronavirus Test Or Care

By Alice Fordham
A Syrian refugee camp in the town of Bar Elias, in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, in January 2019. Now, people fleeing war and calamity have an added worry with the coronavirus pandemic.

Although people fleeing war or humanitarian crises know about the dangers of COVID-19, many are also worried about being persecuted if the disease spreads in their communities.

(Image credit: Bilal Hussein/AP)

  • April 6th 2020 at 21:13

Opinion: The Coronavirus Crisis Presents An Opportunity To End War In Ukraine

By William B. Taylor
Ukrainian border guards wear protective face masks at a checkpoint with the territories controlled by Russia-backed separatists in the Donetsk region.

"Especially during a pandemic, it is insanity for Russian-led forces and Ukrainians to be killing each other," write former U.S. envoys to Ukraine William B. Taylor, Steven Pifer and John E. Herbst.

(Image credit: Evgeniya Maksymova/AFP via Getty Images)

  • April 6th 2020 at 19:53

After Outcry Over Navy Captain Relieved Of Command, Assurances He Won't Be Expelled

By David Welna
U.S. Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who was relieved of command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after sending a letter critical of the handling of a shipboard outbreak.

A highly critical letter from Capt. Brett Crozier that was leaked to the media cost him his command of the coronavirus-infected USS Roosevelt. Now the man who fired him says he's not being discharged.

(Image credit: U.S. Navy)

  • April 6th 2020 at 17:27

Japan's Shinzo Abe Will Declare State Of Emergency As Coronavirus Cases Surge

By Scott Neuman
Japan

The prime minister confirmed Monday that he would issue the declaration that allows governors of hard-hit prefectures to issue stay-at-home directives.

(Image credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • April 6th 2020 at 11:31
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