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Trump hopes virus-hit sport back 'sooner than later'

Washington - President Donald Trump said Saturday he believed US sports leagues hit by the coronavirus pandemic would resume "sooner rather than later" but declined to set a timetable for their return.

Global virus deaths top 60,000, Trump warns 'tough week' ahead

Washington - US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000.

Op-Ed: US said to be planning attacks on Iranian-supported Iraq militias

The United States and Iran both badly hit by the coronavirus appear to be on the verge of military action against each other. After earlier engagements this year both sides seem to be preparing for a new imminent conflict.

Loyal US carrier sailors cheer captain relieved of command

Washington - US Navy Captain Brett Crozier was cheered by hundreds of sailors as he left the USS Roosevelt docked in Guam after his controversial firing by the Pentagon, videos showed Friday.

Oil price barrels ahead as OPEC flags meeting

New York - The price of crude oil surged again Friday after OPEC said it would talk to non-members, notably Russia, giving investors hope for an end to a price war which has created market chaos along with crushed demand because of the coronavirus.

EU backs US plan for Venezuela transitional government

Apo - The European Union on Friday welcomed a US plan for a transitional government in Venezuela and subsequent lifting of economic sanctions.

EU inches towards economic virus plan after infighting

Apo - While the United States, China and other world powers have unleashed tremendous fiscal firepower to fight the economic chaos caused by coronavirus, Europe has not joined battle, riven by infighting.

Facing Trump's wrath, 3M vows boosted mask production for US

Washington - 3M on Friday defended its handling of production and distribution of desperately needed masks to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump threatened to punish the US manufacturing giant for not shifting all distribution back home.

Passengers from virus-hit ships start leaving Florida

Fort Lauderdale - Passengers from a virus-hit cruise ship and its sister vessel, also struck with a handful of cases, started heading home Friday from Florida, after being stranded at sea for days.

Coronavirus: 'Worst yet to come' for countries in conflict, says UN chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Americans urged to wear masks as virus toll mounts around world

Washington - The United States on Friday advised all Americans to wear masks in public to protect against the new coronavirus, fearing the illness that has infected more than one million people worldwide may be spreading by normal breathing.

What investors should be asking their brokers during the pandemic Special

With market volatility causing trading volumes to skyrocket, it is recommended that investors check the customer support policies of their broker dealers, according to Dan Pipitone. He provides some advice for Digital Journal readers.

'Superheroes': Coronavirus survivors donate plasma hoping to heal the sick

New York - As she emerges from quarantine, recovered COVID-19 patient Diana Berrent is eager to join the battle against the pandemic and donate precious antibodies that researchers hope might help others.

UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

New York - The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began.

Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

Washington - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far.

Japan telework orchestra strikes a chord in coronavirus gloom

Apo - The members of the New Japan Philharmonic orchestra tune up for their latest recital, more than 60 musicians ranging from trombonists to violinists and percussionists -- but this is no ordinary performance.

US unemployment report won't show full extent of pandemic's damage

Washington - A staggering 10 million US workers have lost their jobs in the second half of March as the coronavirus forced stores and businesses nationwide to close their doors.

'No armor' — New York nurses decry lack of coronavirus equipment

New York - "Soldiers don't go to war without guns, why should nurses come to work without protective equipment?" asked Leyrose McIntyre, one of around 30 nurses demonstrating outside a New York hospital on Thursday.

Hacker 'ceasefire' gets little traction as pandemic fuels attacks

Washington - Internet users have seen a surge in COVID-related cyberattacks and fraud schemes which could add to the misery of the pandemic, even as some hackers have called for dialing back their criminal efforts.

Pentagon removes captain of virus-struck aircraft carrier

Washington - The Pentagon removed the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt Thursday, saying he mishandled communications over how the outbreak was sweeping through the warship.
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