Rooftop movie entertains violent Venezuelan barrio during quarantine

CARACAS (Reuters) – The sprawling working-class area of Petare on the east side of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas has made headlines recently for brutal gang battles that raged for days despite a nationwide quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Monday night, residents itching for activity after more than two months of lockdown placed chairs on their

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High risk of widespread wildfires across Europe this year, EU says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects dry weather to cause unusually widespread wildfires in Europe over the coming months, including in the central and northern regions that tend to be less at risk, the EU’s crisis management commissioner said on Tuesday. After above-average European spring temperatures, forest fires have already broken out in recent days in Sweden and northern

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Bird strike may have caused deadly Canadian Snowbirds jet crash, ministry says

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A preliminary investigation into the crash of a Canadian Snowbirds aerobatics team jet that killed one crew member and seriously injured another may have been caused by a bird strike, Canada’s defense ministry said on Monday. In a joint statement, Canada’s department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces said a detailed analysis of video footage

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Taiwan recall vote stirs acrimony, brings new problems for KMT

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A recall vote for a high-profile mayor is stirring political acrimony in Taiwan, with accusations of voter intimidation and official interference, and could bring new problems for the main opposition party, already reeling from losing January elections. The Kuomintang (KMT) soundly lost the presidential and parliamentary polls. Since then, under a youthful new leader, Johnny Chiang, it

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Irish PM says good chance social distancing rule can be relaxed

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar raised the prospect on Friday of halving social distancing rules from two metres to one if the rate of coronavirus infections comes down further in a potential boost to still shuttered restaurants and pubs. Facing one of the longest shutdowns in Europe, Ireland’s hospitality sector has called for the guidelines to be

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World War 3 fears: Russia lashes out at US over Iran sanction waivers

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US would cancel the sanction waivers after a 60-day notice period which would allow foreign companies involved in the Iran nuclear projects to cease operations. Pompeo

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Crashed Pakistan plane hit runway three times on first approach, minister says

ISLAMABAD/PARIS (Reuters) – The captain of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, killing 97 people on board, approached Karachi airport without announcing he couldn’t open his landing gear and hit the runway three times, a government minister said on Thursday. Search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 that crashed

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Merkel: German states taking more responsibility for coronavirus steps

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s federal government is monitoring the coronavirus closely but practical responsibility lies increasingly with the 16 states, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, warning care must be taken to avoid the virus spreading fast again. As the number of new coronavirus cases has fallen, Germany has eased strict measures introduced in mid-March to slow the spread of

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Antibody drug tech firm AbCellera raises $105 million as it works on COVID-19

(Reuters) – Canadian drug discovery technology company AbCellera, which analyzes and identifies antibodies for pharmaceutical companies working on a coronavirus treatment and other medicines, said on Wednesday it had raised $105 million in funds. AbCellera has been working with pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Co (LLY.N) which is developing a coronavirus drug based on antibodies from patients that have recovered

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