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July 03, 2019
3M, Trump spar over N95 face masks

3M, Trump spar over N95 face masks

3M said it would increase production and import more of the N95 face masks to the United States after President Trump invoked a law to help ease a shortage of the crucial equipment needed by medical staff. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Britain's Prince Charles opens new field hospital to fight virus

Britain's Prince Charles opens new field hospital to fight virus

Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday (April 3), erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with coronavirus. Edward Baran reports.

Carbon emissions falling - but for the wrong reasons

Carbon emissions falling - but for the wrong reasons

Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year with global economies at a virtual standstill.

U.S. Navy relieves commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

U.S. Navy relieves commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday it had relieved the commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking Navy leadership for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is "the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War," said the United Nations chief on Tuesday. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

How Europe sleepwalked into the COVID-19 crisis

How Europe sleepwalked into the COVID-19 crisis

Before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks, ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus, governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks, EU documents seen by Reuters show. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

U.N. chief says COVID-19 is ‘most challenging’ crisis since World War II

U.N. chief says COVID-19 is ‘most challenging’ crisis since World War II

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned late Tuesday that the world faces the "most challenging crisis" since World War II with the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight

Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight

President Donald Trump and his top healthcare advisers urged Americans on Tuesday to follow strict social distancing measures, displaying charts demonstrating data and modeling that showed an enormous jump in deaths to 100,000 to 200,000 people from the coronavirus in the coming two weeks in the...

Trump tells Americans: "Use a scarf"

Trump tells Americans: "Use a scarf"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed his task force's mitigation measures to 'slow the spread' coronavirus, but stopped short of calling on Americans to wear face masks pending CDC guidance. Trump told those concerned to "use a scarf." Gavino Garay has more.

Stocks get body-slammed in worst Q1 ever

Stocks get body-slammed in worst Q1 ever

Wall Street suffered its biggest first-quarter plunge in history as worries the coronavirus pandemic could send the global economy into a deep dive took its toll. Conway G. Gittens has the Wall Street recap.

Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder

Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder

The main accused in the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is likely to walk free in the coming days, after a Pakistani court commuted his death sentence. Lucy Fielder reports.

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