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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department charged two people with federal terrorism offences on Wednesday for allegedly claiming they were intentionally trying to spread the coronavirus. The charges, in cases in Texas and Florida, come about...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico announced Wednesday that it will broaden its classification of COVID-19 deaths to include suspected cases that were never confirmed —addressing a problem of under-counting also seen around the...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union’s top science organization has quit at the height of the coronavirus crisis, a move he attributed to disappointment with the EU’s response to the pandemic and an EU spokesman said...

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has sought to assure the country that there is no shortage of food and has called on Grenadians to stop behaving as “if every shopping day is the last day for food to be available”. “From the...

HAMILTON (CMC): Premier David Burt says Bermuda will be “significantly ramping up” its testing after reporting the island’s first two deaths from the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Speaking during a news conference on Monday, the premier...

BELMOPAN (CMC): A 54-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday in Belize has died. Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in a message late Monday, in extending sympathies to the family of Hubert Pipersburgh, said that he died on Sunday in an...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will “put a hold” on US funding to the World Health Organization, saying “they missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic. Trump made the announcement at a White House...

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied R&B singer R. Kelly’s request for release from jail in Chicago because he was concerned he could contract the coronavirus while behind bars. “The defendant is...

Barbados has recorded a third death from COVID-19. Head of Infectious Diseases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Corey Forde, said the 95-year-old male died at 3:00 a.m. today, as the total number of cases increased to 63. He is the third man to...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed the number of those killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, health officials said Tuesday. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care with...
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