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World MarketsWaver After Two-day Gains

WASHINGTON - U.S. markets stumbled in the final hour of trade Tuesday after two days of steady gain.The Dow Jones ...


Kyrgyzstan: Government promises help, but warns of limited options

Kyrgyzstan's government has unveiled measures intended to soften the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the business community, but it ...


New book shows how corruption took root in democratic South Africa

In evidence before a commission of inquiry investigating corruption, South Africans have been treated to shocking revelations about brazen looting ...


Mideastern Burial Traditions Clash With Fears of Contagion

BAGHDAD - Mohammed al-Dulfi's 67-year-old father died on March 21 after a brief struggle against the new coronavirus, but it ...


International

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France records highest daily virus death toll of 833, reaches 10,328

PanARMENIAN.Net - France has reported 833 new coronavirus deaths in the past day, the highest daily toll since its outbreak ...

Head of U.S. Navy jumps ship after furore over commander

WASHINGTON, DC - WASHINGTON - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is to step down after creating a furore which has ...

Wuhan re-opens after more than two months in lockdown

WUHAN, China - Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday ...

Acting Secretary of U.S. Navy retracts abusive remarks

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Navy's acting secretary has been forced to apologize after a profanity-laden broadside in which he ...

Tajik teenager reportedly beaten into confession of twin murders

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - A 16-year-old teenager has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison in Tajikistan in a ...

Acquittal for Cardinal George Pell, unanimous decision of High Court

BRISBANE, Australia - All seven judges on the High Court of Australia have universally approved the quashing of the conviction ...

Asia Editorials

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Bhilwaras ruthless containment model - HTEditorial

The Rajasthan district shows a way out lockdown, screen, test, isolate, treat ...

Cooperate on health supplies - HTEditorial

No country can afford to be insular. India has done the right thing ...

Isolation changes everything for status seekers

COVID-19 is upending all the usual ways for people to win the approval of their peers. ...

How to embrace the spirit of altruism

Success in life or work is determined by attitude multiplied by effort and ability. ...

Its still hard to predict who will die from virus

The new coronavirus interacts with human immune systems in complicated ways. ...

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Minor losses on U.S. markets, dollar sold off

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks gave up early gains to finish slightly in the red on Tuesday.Potentially good ...


McConnell wants more funds beyond $2.2 trillion, for small business

WASHINGTON, DC - In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Republican majority leader says he will attempt to ...


Share markets in Asia rise, greenback slips

SYDNEY, Australia - Optimism that the coronavirus may have peaked may be misguided, but investors and traders continued to bid ...


Insurance companies in India commit to coronavirus payouts

MUMBAI, India - The Life Insurance Council in India has announced that all life insurers, both public and private, are ...


Fruit and vegetable markets in Europe left scrambling for business

Picture a traditional English summer. For many, Wimbledon and strawberries come to mind.Since 1877, the lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, ...


Coronavirus exposed how U.S. companies undermined competitiveness

When the wealthiest country in the world is unable to produce basic medical gear to cope with a rampaging pandemic, ...


Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...