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Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi dies at 84

(CESENA, Italy) -- Famed Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi, 84, has died."Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream," CEO Sergio Rossi Group Riccardo Sciutto said in an Instagram post."Sergio Rossi was a master, and it is my great honor…... Read More

Taiwan to donate 10 million masks to countries hit hardest by coronavirus

(TAIPEI, Taiwan) -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the coronavirus.On the heels of an estimated $35 billion stimulus package intended to bolster the island nation's economy, Taiwan pledges to donate masks and medical supplies…... Read More

In coronavirus pandemic, authoritarians around the world see opportunity to crack down

(LONDON) -- Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by decree to combat the coronavirus pandemic, for as long as the…... Read More

Brazilian governors reject president's calls to end coronavirus quarantine

(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- Governors responsible for more than 200 million Brazilian citizens have refused to relax social distances measures despite the insistence of the country’s president amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus.Rejecting the recommendations of international organizations and his own health ministry, President Jair Bolsonaro urged his nation to end…... Read More

Turkmenistan bans the word 'coronavirus': report

(NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news agenda across the globe since the start of this year, but in one secretive Central Asian country you won’t even hear the word ‘coronavirus’ mentioned -- and its putting its citizens in danger, according to a new report.In Turkmenistan, which…... Read More

Life under lockdown is brutal for India's female day laborers

(NEW YORK) -- India's first week of a nationwide 21-day lockdown in response to the coronavirus has shined a brutal spotlight on the plight of the country's most vulnerable citizens.Mirai Chatterjee, who is based in densely populated Ahmedabad, a northern city of more than five million, knows this better than…... Read More

Wuhan is claiming a coronavirus turnaround, but doubts linger

(WUHAN, China) -- As "Wuhan is Back!" banners hang over reopened shopping districts and the head of China’s National Health Commission declaring Tuesday that Wuhan is no longer a COVID-19 battleground, China announced that it will once again start including asymptomatic coronavirus cases in daily tallies beginning on Wednesday.There have…... Read More

Van Gogh painting stolen in raid from museum closed due to coronavirus

(NEW YORK) -- A painting by Vincent Van Gogh has been stolen after burglars broke into a Dutch museum that is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.Van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring,” painted in 1884, was taken from the Singer Laren Museum, which lies…... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan share update before last day as working royals: 'While you may not see us here, the work continues'

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shared one last update for their 11 million Instagram followers."As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile," Harry and Meghan wrote in a post on their Sussex Royal account Monday. "Yet we are…... Read More

'Once a nurse, always a nurse': 20,000 former UK medics return to battle coronavirus

(LONDON) -- After a long and successful 39-year career as a nurse working for Britain’s National Health Service, Bev Vaughan never thought that she would be dusting off her uniform after she retired in 2016. The coronavirus pandemic changed all of that. “My uniform is clean, my shoes are polished…... Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and health minister test positive for coronavirus

(LONDON) -- The prime minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, and the most senior lawmaker in charge of the country's health service have tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms.In a video posted on his official Twitter page, the prime minister said he was tested for the illness after…... Read More