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#COVID-19 fears give rise to new threats facing Europe

The new Franco-German initiative to mobilize €500 billion in funding for EU regions and industries isn’t just “a great step towards a fiscal union and a properly functioning currency union,” as Eurogroup head Mario Centeno put it; it is also one of the most coherent efforts to push back against unprecedented blows to European solidarity …

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Coronavirus Australia live update: more freedom as NSW and Victoria ease Covid-19 restrictions – latest news | Australia news

1.55am BST01:55 Eleanor Ainge Roy Some news from the other side of the bubble: New Zealand’s new opposition leader Todd Muller is calling on the government to explain to Kiwis why the country remains at level 2 alert, after nine days of no new cases. “Kiwis have made enormous sacrifices to flatten the curve, but …

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Negotiating to ease struggle of keeping COVID-19 out of long-term care

Article content VICTORIA — From the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, B.C. had to struggle to keep the virus out of long-term care facilities, Health Minister Adrian Dix reflected this week. He recalled how he and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepared for a daily media briefing in early March, knowing the virus had …

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Scheer presses for more House of Commons powers as coronavirus crisis stretches on – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2020 11:45 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says more parliamentary powers must be restored to properly scrutinize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the existing …

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Over 400 civil society groups from across the world unite to demand world leaders act together to fight #COVID-19 and deliver a plan to build back better

In response to the global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, community volunteers, local civil society groups, and major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have joined forces to demand a 12-point plan from world leaders. Ahead of the World Health Assembly and as governments consider key steps towards recovery, the group is calling for a joined up …

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Coronavirus live Australia: 1m tests conducted nationally as restrictions eased in NSW, Queensland and Victoria – latest news | Australia news

8.28am BST08:28 Sydney will host the resumption of the coronavirus-affected Supercars calendar, with racing planned to return next month. Supercars have not held a complete race meet since the season-opening Adelaide 500 in February. The Supercars website revealed Sydney Motorsport Park will be the venue of the long-awaited two-day second round on 27-28 June, albeit …

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We Will Not Enforce Order Violates Constitutional Rights

The sheriff’s office of Pennsylvania’s Cumberland County said on Friday that it will not enforce Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) shutdown orders, vowing to continue to “honor our solemn oath to Support, Obey and Defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth.” “The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will honor our solemn …

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Greek PM says EU must decide on health protocols for tourism to restart

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday that the EU needs to decide on health protocols to allow the tourism sector to restart soon, as the countries of the south are struggling to salvage their economies from the Coronavirus crisis aftermath. “Best-case scenario is Greece is open for business July 1, and we’re working …

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Arthritis patients become collateral damage in war against COVID-19

Article content Some arthritis patients in Quebec are emerging as collateral damage of the province’s war on COVID-19. Quebec health officials decided last month — with some exceptions — to temporarily suspend sales of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Quebec cited the …

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