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Russia and Saudis hint at oil price cooperation

Russia and Saudis hint at oil price cooperation

Saudi Arabia and Russia signalled yesterday they were ready to cooperate to help stabilize the oil market after calls with United States President Donald Trump to discuss the slump in prices triggered...

April 3, 2020, Friday


Record 6.65 million seek jobless benefits as American layoffs soar

Record 6.65 million seek jobless benefits as American layoffs soar

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits shot to a record high of more than 6 million last week as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the novel coronavirus...

April 3, 2020, Friday


US puts all federal inmates in lockdown

US puts all federal inmates in lockdown

The United States confined all its federal inmates, nearly 170,000 people, to their cells and wards on Wednesday for at least two weeks to prevent an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, an especially dire...

April 3, 2020, Friday


Captain of US carrier appeals for virus help

Captain of US carrier appeals for virus help

THE captain of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt told the Pentagon that coronavirus is spreading uncontrollably through his ship and called for immediate help to quarantine its ...

April 2, 2020, Thursday


At-home Australians turn to adopting pet animals

At-home Australians turn to adopting pet animals

Demand for rescue animals has soared in Australia as people stuck at home because of the coronavirus seek out cats and dogs to help them through the pandemic, officials said yesterday....

April 2, 2020, Thursday


Edinburgh festivals fall victim to COVID-19

Edinburgh festivals fall victim to COVID-19

Edinburgh’s international festivals were cancelled for the first time in 70 years due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said yesterday....

April 2, 2020, Thursday


Pandemic prank pain as nations warn against April Fools’ jokes

Pandemic prank pain as nations warn against April Fools’ jokes

It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments yesterday were warning against virus-themed April Fools’ jokes — some even threatening...

April 2, 2020, Thursday


Global lockdown tightened as Spain suffers its deadliest day

Global lockdown tightened as Spain suffers its deadliest day

Tightened lockdowns across the world saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiralling coronavirus pandemic, as Spain recorded its deadliest day yesterday and the United...

April 1, 2020, Wednesday


Virus-free island holds on in hope

Virus-free island holds on in hope

A CORONAVIRUS-FREE tropical island nestled in the northern Pacific may seem the perfect place to ride out a pandemic — but residents on Palau say life right now is far from idyllic....

April 1, 2020, Wednesday


Dubai backs proposal to postpone Expo

Dubai backs proposal to postpone Expo

ORGANIZERS of Expo 2020 Dubai yesterday backed a proposal to postpone the event for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came after a meeting between officials from the United Arab ...

March 31, 2020, Tuesday




 

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