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In coronavirus pandemic, authoritarians around the world see opportunity to crack down

(LONDON) -- Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by decree to combat the coronavirus pandemic, for as long as the…... Read More

Wuhan is claiming a coronavirus turnaround, but doubts linger

(WUHAN, China) -- As "Wuhan is Back!" banners hang over reopened shopping districts and the head of China’s National Health Commission declaring Tuesday that Wuhan is no longer a COVID-19 battleground, China announced that it will once again start including asymptomatic coronavirus cases in daily tallies beginning on Wednesday.There have…... Read More

Van Gogh painting stolen in raid from museum closed due to coronavirus

(NEW YORK) -- A painting by Vincent Van Gogh has been stolen after burglars broke into a Dutch museum that is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.Van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring,” painted in 1884, was taken from the Singer Laren Museum, which lies…... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan share update before last day as working royals: 'While you may not see us here, the work continues'

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shared one last update for their 11 million Instagram followers."As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile," Harry and Meghan wrote in a post on their Sussex Royal account Monday. "Yet we are…... Read More

'Once a nurse, always a nurse': 20,000 former UK medics return to battle coronavirus

(LONDON) -- After a long and successful 39-year career as a nurse working for Britain’s National Health Service, Bev Vaughan never thought that she would be dusting off her uniform after she retired in 2016. The coronavirus pandemic changed all of that. “My uniform is clean, my shoes are polished…... Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and health minister test positive for coronavirus

(LONDON) -- The prime minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, and the most senior lawmaker in charge of the country's health service have tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms.In a video posted on his official Twitter page, the prime minister said he was tested for the illness after…... Read More

Princess Charlotte and Princes George, Louis clap for medical professionals

(LONDON) -- Princess Charlotte and Princes George and Louis are paying tribute to people on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus.Kensington Palace shared a video of Prince William and Duchess Kate's three children clapping for first responders and others in the medical field.The video is part…... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan relocate to Los Angeles, reports say

(NEW YORK) -- Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are reportedly making California their new home.People magazine and The Sun reported Thursday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Vancouver Island, Canada, where they’d been staying since the royal couple announced their decision to step back as members of the…... Read More

23 sailors on US Navy aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus

(NEW YORK) -- At least 23 sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have become infected by the novel coronavirus, according to two U.S. officials.The spike in the number of cases from three earlier this week is leading the Navy to order the ship to stop in Guam,…... Read More

American held by Iran hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms amid worsening outbreak

(NEW YORK) -- An American detained by Iran for over 600 days on spurious charges has been hospitalized with symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus, according to his family's spokesperson.Michael White, 48, has not yet been confirmed to have the virus, known as COVID-19, but there are deep concerns about…... Read More

86-year-old Italian woman's recovery from COVID-19 offers glimmer of hope

(CASALPUSTERLENGO, Italy) -- An 86-year-old woman in the crisis-hit region of Lombardy, Italy, has made a full recovery after being hospitalized with the novel coronavirus, offering a rare glimmer of hope as the country continues to struggle with the pandemic. The elderly woman, identified as "Gianna" by Elia Delmiglio, the…... Read More