WORLD NEWS

World news is all repots on stories involving politicians, conflict and revolutions outside of the United States and Israel that affect the world and the Jewish state. 'World news' helps the global environment set the political agenda through journalists situated in conflict regions reporting on the important facts.

'Kick coronavirus' a**': Cuomo praises National Guard's work in New York

New Yorkers sing Beatles songs and cheer for healthcare workers from windows.

By RACHEL WOLF , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/03/2020
Tokyo asks people to stay home amid coronavirus, many venture out

Infections on Friday rose by a daily record 102, said public broadcaster NHK. Tokyo reported 40 new cases on Friday, bringing its total to 299.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
AIDS Ribbon
AIDS, HIV conferences canceled and due to coronavirus

Over 37 million people are currently living with HIV, and 32 million have lost their lives to AIDS, according to the World Health Organization.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/03/2020
Joseph Lowery, American civil rights leader, dies at age 98

Lowery was a key ally of Martin Luther King in the US civil rights movement of the 1960s.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
Bob Dylan drops 17-min song inspired by Kennedy assassination

Dylan announced the release of "Murder Most Foul" on his website and on Twitter, saying it was "an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting."

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
Brazil's Bolsonaro on coronavirus deaths: Sorry, some will die

"I'm sorry, some people will die, they will die, that's life," Bolsonaro said in a television interview on Friday night. "You can't stop a car factory because of traffic deaths."

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
John Kerry says Massie 'tested positive for being an a**hole'

The Kentucky representative attempted to coerce members of the House to take a vote on record as opposed to a voice vote, which would have forced those not in attendance to book it back to DC.

28/03/2020
Haiti hospital chief kidnapped amid coronavirus emergency

The relevant authorities are following the case, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
Tom Hanks returns to LA after bout of coronavirus

The "Forrest Gump" and "Toy Story" actor and Wilson were photographed smiling while driving a vehicle in the city.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks with the media after the game at American Airlines Arena
Almost '100 percent' chance NBA resumes without fans

LeBron James spoke out against the idea that NBA games would be played in empty arenas or without fans again on Thursday.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
Betty White is in 'good health' self-isolating at her home in Los Angeles

"PLEASE quarantine #BettyWhite. I'll send all my sanitizer if it means keeping our national treasure safe #CoronavirusOutbreak," one of her fans said on Twitter.

Four cruise passengers die of coronavirus, guests clamor to leave

There are 1,243 guests and 586 crew on board, as well as four doctors and four nurses, the cruise operator said.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
Pope holds dramatic solitary service for relief from coronavirus

The Vatican called the service "An Extraordinary Prayer in the Time of Pandemic."

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
Afghan government announces "inclusive" team for talks with Taliban

Afghanistan's government announced a 21-member team to negotiate with the Taliban, in a tentative sign of progress for the United States-brokered peace deal.

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
People wearing protective face masks arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, France.
France extends lockdown to April 15 as coronavirus wave swamps Paris

President Emmanuel Macron imposed a lockdown on March 17 until end of the month to slow the spread of the highly infectious respiratory disease.

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
Air pollution plunges in European cities amid coronavirus lockdown

Nitrogen dioxide, a noxious gas emitted by cars, power plants and factories, is blamed for some respiratory and heart conditions.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
A man wearing a protective face mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks past the Duomo Cat
Italy tops 9,000 coronavirus deaths, overtakes China in cases

Italy was the first Western country to introduce swingeing restrictions on movement after uncovering the outbreak five weeks ago.

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
New York to build 8 temporary hospitals, braces for coronavirus surge

"Everybody's entitled to their own opinion, but I don't operate here on opinion," the governor told reporters at a news conference. "I operate on facts and on data and on numbers and on projections."

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He during a signing ceremony
China offers Trump help in coronavirus fight as Wuhan reopens to traffic

The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country, with nearly 85,000 infections.

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
Iranian couple wearing protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus walk in Tehran, Iran
21 Nobel laureates blast Iran for allowing spread of coranavirus, cover-up

“There are various reports that indicate that the clerical dictatorship ruling Iran has engaged in a cover-up, preventing the free flow of crucial information," the letter noted.

Workers construct what is believed to be a makeshift morgue behind a NYC hospital
Struggling NY veterans' hospital asked to also help with coronavirus

"I don't know where the staff to cover all these patients is going to come from, and I don't think they know either."

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British PM Boris Johnson has coronavirus, self-isolates in Downing Street

Johnson is the first leader of a major power to announce a positive test result for coronavirus.

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
Britain's Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi walk outside Abbey Road Studios in London, Britain February
Prince Harry and Bon Jovi release charity single in honor of veterans

Proceeds from the sales of 'Unbroken' will support the Invictus Games Foundation, set up by Prince Harry to support injured and unwell army veterans.

81,000 people could die of coronavirus in the US, subside in June – report

The virus's duration means there may be a need for social distancing for longer than expected, but the country may eventually be able relax restrictions if it can more effectively test and quarantine

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
A handful of coffee beans
Nespresso finds child labor at three Guatemalan coffee farms

The news report prompted Nespresso to conduct its own investigation, the company said.

By REUTERS
27/03/2020
Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the "Venus" erotic fair in Berlin
Porn site's free service during coronavirus raises sex trafficking fears

An online petition to shut the site - which had over 42 billion visits in 2019 - now has over half a million signatures.

By REUTERS
26/03/2020
One World Trade is seen behind a sign that flashes an emergency alert, as the coronavirus disease (C
US surpasses China, Italy with the most coronavirus cases in the world

The US is now seeing a few “hot spots” of the outbreak in New York, New Jersey, California, Washington and Florida.

JDC develops aid programs worldwide to help those affected by coronavirus

In the former Soviet Union, in Israel, in Latin America and even in Ethiopia, the JDC continues to help the most vulnerable, including the poor and elderly.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/03/2020
Coronavirus heavily impacts French Jewish community, ZAKA buries victims

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Peretz, head of ZAKA France, alerted the Jewish community, saying that "we are counting bodies, and you are still debating the quarantine measures."

By DEBORAH DAHAN
26/03/2020
Why do some Christians believe coronavirus is an apocalyptic prophecy?

According to some on social media, the coronavirus is part of the biblical prophecy of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

By OMRI RON
26/03/2020
Ambassador to China talks about life under quarantine in Beijing

As of this week, China has reported that it is ahead of the curve, meaning that it has gotten past the mass contagion stage with no new community transmission of COVID-19.

Foreman wearing a face mask works as a cargo ship docks at a container terminal of Qingdao port
Coronavirus is causing insecurity in the world's food supply chain

Some governments may move to restrict the flow of food staples to ensure their own populations have enough while supply chains get disrupted by the pandemic.

By REUTERS
26/03/2020
Intentionally infecting others with coronavirus may be terrorism

'Because coronavirus appears to meet the statutory definition of a 'biological agent'...such acts potentially could implicate the nation's terrorism-related statutes'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/03/2020
Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE), Tim Scott (R-SC), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Lidnsey Graham (R-SC) walk onsta
US Senate approves $2-trln coronavirus economic, medical aid bill

President Donald Trump, whose top aides helped negotiate the bipartisan measure, promised to sign it into law as soon as it reaches his desk. "I will sign it immediately," Trump told reporters.

By REUTERS
26/03/2020
Workers construct what is believed to be a makeshift morgue behind a NYC hospital
'It's like a third-world country': US hospitals struggle with coronavirus

'Is that person going to die because we don’t have the equipment to keep them alive? What if it goes on for months and dozens of people die because we don’t have the ventilators?'

26/03/2020
Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during hi
NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty to 51 charges of murder

Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act.

By REUTERS
26/03/2020
CHINA PIONEERED the struggle against the virus.
Second day of no new local coronavirus infections in China

The commission reported a total of 3,287 deaths at the end of Wednesday, up six from the previous day.

By REUTERS
26/03/2020
A medical employee presents a smear taken at a special corona test center for public service employe
UK will have antibody tests ready in days, official says

ritain will have test kits available within days to be sent to households to establish whether people have contracted the new coronavirus and developed immunity

By REUTERS
25/03/2020
One World Trade is seen behind a sign that flashes an emergency alert, as the coronavirus disease (C
New York takes new steps against coronavirus as impact spreads across US

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said more than 30,800 people had tested positive for the virus in his state

By REUTERS
25/03/2020
Italian nurse with coronavirus commits suicide fearing to infect others

According to the federation, this is not an isolated incident, with a similar case occurring last week in Venice for the same reason.

26/03/2020
Decathlon turns scuba gear into ventilators to help fight coronavirus

The conversion of their line of Easybreath scuba masks was done alongside the Rome-based 3D-printing start-up Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (Isinnova)

25/03/2020
German court sentences Iranian regime agent to prison for treason

German authorities have conducted criminal investigations into Iran for 22 cases of espionage, second only to Russia.

A WORKER packs completed orders at an Amazon fulfilment center. These simple brown boxes have ignite
Amazon employees in NY, FL, KY, TX, MI and OK test positive for COVID-19

Fulfillment centers in New York, Florida, Kentucky, Texas, Michigan and Oklahoma have been closed down.

Vehicle Maintenance Utility Service Worker Thiphavanh 'Loui' Thepvongsa wipes down an off-duty bus i
US Senate reaches agreement on massive coronavirus response bill

"We're going to pass this legislation later today," Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

By REUTERS
25/03/2020
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in St Louis, Missouri, U
Bernie Sanders wins Democrats Abroad primary

Nearly 40,000 Americans living in 180 countries outside of the United States cast ballots either in person or by email, fax and regular mail.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
25/03/2020
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situation wit
UK should widen coronavirus wage guarantee to self-employed - think tank

Last week Britain's government promised to pay 80% of companies' wage bills for staff who they put on leave due to the coronavirus shutdown.

By REUTERS
25/03/2020
Medical workers in protective suits treat patients suffering with coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Italian coronavirus deaths surge, dashing hopes of ease in outbreak

The death toll rose by 743 on Tuesday, the second highest daily tally since the outbreak emerged in northern regions on Feb. 21, and up steeply from the 602 recorded on Monday.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
'Wonder Woman 1984' Release Pushed Until August due to coronavirus

Warner Bros. also indefinitely pulled "In the Heights" and "Scoob."

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Pastor Matt Hagee to 'Post': 'Community of faith is not about structures'

“We're broadcasting [the services] online utilizing Facebook live, Roku, Apple TV and every other form of digital communication that the world is currently engaged in,” he told the 'Post'.

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo gives Portugal hospitals equipment to fight coronavirus

Though Portugal has only reported 2,362 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths, far fewer than in Italy and Spain, the country's health system is already under pressure.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Coronavirus: Moscow says outbreak in Russia 'much worse' than it seems

Putin has previously said the situation is under control, but some doctors have questioned how far official data reflects reality,

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Greta Thurnberg: Coronavirus shows action against climate change possible

"Though it must be in a different way to how we have acted in this case, we can act fast and change our habits and treat a crisis like a crisis."

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
A child poses for photographs with the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo ,
Japan to hold Olympics by summer 2021, will call it 'Tokyo 2020'

Abe was speaking to reporters after a phone call with IOC President Thomas Bach on postponing the Games amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Vehicle Maintenance Utility Service Worker Thiphavanh 'Loui' Thepvongsa wipes down an off-duty bus i
US could become 'coronavirus epicenter', UK locks down

Over the past 24 hours, 85 percent of new cases were from Europe and the United States, she told reporters. Of those, 40 percent were from the United States.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
First hearse arrives at Spain's makeshift ice-rink coronavirus morgue

Around 14% of infections are among health workers.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Amazon suspends shipments of non-essential items to US by one month

Amazon considers baby products, health and household items, beauty and personal care, groceries, industrial, scientific and pet supplies as essential products.

A cleric man wears a protective mask amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, at Najaf
Former Italian FM slams gov’t for permitting Iran Air flights to land

Says that instead of keeping contagion from Iran and China away, Italian authorities authorize Iran Air flights from Tehran to stop over in our airports.

A man wearing a protective face mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks past the Duomo Cat
Italian coronavirus cases likely '10 times higher than reported'

However, testing for the disease has often been limited to people seeking hospital care, meaning that thousands of cases have certainly gone undetected.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
British supermarkets limit customers to enforce social distancing

“Shop managers will use their judgment on customer numbers and when the shop is at capacity to manage social distancing will operate a one in, one out policy,” Waitrose said.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
'Friend of coronavirus': Police in India shame those defying lockdown

Most of India, which had 482 infections and nine deaths by Tuesday, is under lockdown to curb the spread of the virus, including Meerut, in the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
A child poses for photographs with the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo ,
Experts warn Japanese growing complacent of coronavirus risk

Over the three-day holiday this past weekend, Tokyo's public parks were full of people at cherry blossom-viewing parties while the K-1 kickboxing organization held matches before 6,500 fans.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Tourists wear protective masks in Saint Mark's Square in Venice as Italy battles a coronavirus outbr
Italian leaders fiercely reprimand residents defying lockdown protocols

“I’m getting news that some would like to throw graduation parties," De Luca said. "We will send the police over – with flamethrowers.”

US newspapers call on China to reverse expulsion of journalists

The decision "uniquely damaging and reckless" as the world is fighting a global coronavirus pandemic, they said.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
A roll of Amazon Prime packing tape is seen at the Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland,
Amazon opens up free streaming access to collection of children's titles

The free service is dedicated entirely to keeping kids busy while they are stuck indoors during their time off from school, as school closures and coronavirus lockdowns increase worldwide.

Cruise ship responsible for jump in Australia coronavirus cases

The ship, Carnival Corp's Ruby Princess, became the country's largest source of coronavirus infections as one of its passengers also became the eighth fatality nationally.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
MIGAL researchers working vigorously to find a new coronavirus vaccine
Japanese pharma firms to begin testing coronavirus vaccine on animals

Takara Bio Co is in charge of production of the vaccine and Daicel Corp's gene-transfer technology is also being utilized, the statement said.

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
Mnuchin hopes deal on US coronavirus aid package is 'very close'

"There are still a couple of open issues," Mnuchin said, just before midnight. "I think we are very hopeful that this can be closed out tomorrow."

By REUTERS
24/03/2020
Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonj
South Korea's success against the coronavirus could help other countries

The lessons from South Korea are relatively straightforward and focus on swift action, widespread testing and contact tracing and critical support from citizens.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/03/2020
US President Donald Trump holds a news conference in Washington DC
Trump eyeing possible restriction ease: US 'will soon be open to business'

"Our country wasn't built to be shut down," the president said.

Release of ‘Black Widow’ delayed because of coronavirus

The film, which was scheduled to be released on May 1, has been delayed indefinitely because of the coronavirus.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/03/2020
Beachgoers enjoy a sunny day at Bondi Beach despite growing concerns about the coronavirus
People around the world continue to flout coronavirus regulations

Western governments haven't been quick to implement the lockdown measures that were implemented by China when the outbreak began, and instead have issued recommendations and advice to citizens.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/03/2020
A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him
Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio said the identity of the hackers was unclear and the effort was unsuccessful.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
A man watches UK PM Boris Johnson's press conference amid the spread of coronavirus
UK PM Johnson orders Britons: Stay at home to stop coronavirus spread

"If you don’t follow the rules, the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings," he warned.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
Olympics-IOC member Dick Pound: Tokyo 2020 Games will be postponed

Major sporting nations Australia and Canada had already withdrawn on Monday as organizers came under global pressure to postpone the event for the first time in the Olympics' 124-year modern history.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
US President Donald Trump holds a news conference in Washington DC
US axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak

As an American CDC employee, they said, Dr. Linda Quick was in an ideal position to be the eyes and ears on the ground for the United States and other countries on the coronavirus outbreak.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
NBA uses social media reach for informative campaign on coronavirus

The campaign, called 'NBA Together', will share the latest health and safety guidelines while using its digital platforms to help people cope with the pandemic.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the libe
Russia to use mobile phones to track people at risk of coronavirus

The Kremlin said the measure was legal and part of a raft of measures Russia is taking to try to halt spread of the virus.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
Motor racing-Azerbaijan Formula One GP postponed due to coronavirus

Preparation of the street circuit, which requires the installation of extensive safety fencing and barriers as well as the sealing of drain covers and asphalting, would have had to start soon.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress speaking at a ceremony marking the 75th ann
Lauder: National Guard must protect Jews from neo-Nazi coronavirus threat

"Members of extremist groups are encouraging one another to spread the virus, if contracted, through bodily fluids and personal interactions," according to the FBI.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/03/2020
Britain challenges start-ups to support mental health of self-isolators

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said staying at home and avoiding contact with others would ultimately save lives.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
Physical education online: British children join exercise lesson from home

The lesson, hosted by well-known British fitness instructor Joe Wicks and plugged by schools and the media, attracted about 800,000 viewers when he streamed it live on YouTube.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
WHO IS facilitating antisemitism in London.
UK to give religious exemptions for cremation during coronavirus pandemic

Muslim MP and Jewish groups worked together to advance amendment over bill which had caused concern that cremation could be used in contravention of religious beliefs and traditions

Poland launches Minecraft server for children during coronavirus lockdown

The website, Grarantanna.pl, is filled with countless online activities intended to discourage young Polish citizens from venturing outdoors

Britain brings in army to get protective kit to health workers

The authorities have released protective kit from the national stockpile reserved for pandemic influenza, said the joint statement from the department of health and National Health Service on Monday.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
McDonald's to close all UK restaurants amid coronavirus outbreak

In China, the epicenter of the virus, McDonald's has reopened 95% of its restaurants, Chief Executive Officer Chris Kempczinski said on Friday.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
Olympics
Canada withdraws from 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

While the International Olympic Committee weighs delaying the 2020 Summer Olympics, Canada withdrew from the Games on Sunday night in a formal announcement asking for a one-year delay.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
TEST TUBE with coronavirus label is seen at the end of January.
Loss of smell, taste could be symptoms of coronavirus infection

Ear, nose and throat specialists and eye doctors were infected and dying in large numbers in earlier reports from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

23/03/2020
Jewish Brazilian cosmetics magnate donates 1.7 tons of gel alcohol to fight coronavirus

A Brazilian cosmetics giant owned by the billionaire son of Holocaust survivors donated 1.7 tons of gel alcohol to Curitiba’s municipal health department, which can be used as hand sanitizer.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
23/03/2020
A child poses for photographs with the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo ,
Olympics-IOC to start discussions on possible Tokyo 2020 postponement

The International Olympic Committee is stepping up its "scenario planning" for the Tokyo 2020 Games -- including a possible postponement -- as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.

By REUTERS
23/03/2020
European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels
Coronavirus trumps Trump peace plan at EU foreign policy meeting

The EU initially reacted to the Trump plan right after its release in January, calling for a two-state solution based on past UN resolutions.

Holy Family basilica (Nairobi, Kenya)
African churches swap holy water for hand sanitiser

Part of Africa's battle to stop the virus from taking hold could be fought in its churches.

By REUTERS
22/03/2020
China scrambles to curb rise in imported coronavirus cases

China is trying to revive an economy that is widely expected to contract deeply in the current quarter, with life slowly returning to normal in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.

By REUTERS
22/03/2020
Pope calls for world prayer to stop coronavirus, will deliver blessing

On Saturday Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800, taking the death toll in the country to nearly 5,000.

By REUTERS
22/03/2020
US company attempts to map coronavirus spread using smart thermometers

"We don't know that it's COVID-19, we just know that its anomalous levels of influenza-like illness. It could be a resurgence of flu," Dalziel said, according to CNET.

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