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Stranded by coronavirus, foreigners overstaying in S. Korea sharply increase

SEOUL: The number of foreigners overstaying in South Korea increased 10 percent on-year in May, as travelers and migrants were stranded by strict border controls around the world due to the novel coronavirus, data showed Wednesday. The number of foreigners

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Atletico Madrid announce two positives for COVID-19 on eve of trip to Lisbon

MADRID: Atletico Madrid confirmed on Sunday evening that two members due to travel to Lisbon on Monday for the quarterfinals of the Champions League had tested positive for coronavirus, reported Xinhua news agency. The club did not confirm whether the

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India posts record fiscal deficit as coronavirus hits economy

NEW DELHI: India’s federal fiscal deficit touched a record $88.5 billion in the April-June quarter, 83.2% of the target for the whole of the current fiscal year, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on tax collections and as the

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Chicago artist fills potholes with coronavirus-themed art

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a bumpy road for many people in Chicago, but they have mosaic artist Jim Bachor to thank for paving the way to some unexpected smiles with four additions to his ‘pothole art’ series installed on

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Malaysia reports 50 new coronavirus cases with no new deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian health authorities on Thursday reported 50 new coronavirus cases, raising the cumulative total to 7,059 cases. The health ministry also reported no new deaths, keeping total fatalities at 11. Reuters

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Coronavirus deadliest in New York City’s black and Latino neighborhoods, data shows

NEW YORK: Some New York City neighborhoods have seen death rates from the novel coronavirus nearly 15 times higher than others, according to data released by New York City’s health department on Monday, showing the disproportionate toll taken on poor

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White House directs staff to wear masks after officials contract coronavirus

WASHINGTON: The White House on Monday directed all people entering the West Wing, where the daily operations of President Donald Trump’s administration are carried out, to wear masks after two aides tested positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said. The

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Coronavirus inflicts huge U.S. job losses; Pence aide infected

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK : The coronavirus pandemic triggered the steepest monthly loss of U.S. jobs since the Great Depression, data showed on Friday, as a second White House aide was diagnosed with the respiratory infection, raising doubt that the highest levels

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Ousted U.S. whistleblower says Trump health official played down coronavirus threat

WASHINGTON: The ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for developing drugs to fight the coronavirus pandemic filed a whistleblower’s complaint on Tuesday accusing President Donald Trump’s administration of retaliating when he raised concerns. Rick Bright says in the complaint

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Japan’s coronavirus lockdown strips exotic dancer of her savings

TOKYO: Exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been living off her savings since March waiting for the bars and clubs in Tokyo where she performs in burlesque shows to reopen. But a decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week to

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