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Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 20, 2020

As of 8 am, June 20, 2020: World count: 8,628,403 cases, 4,223,909 recoveries, 458,676 deaths There are now 8,628,40 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,262,527 infections, followed by Brazil (1,038,568) and Russia (569,063).  There have been 458,676...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for May 27, 2020

As of 8 am, May 27, 2020: World count: 5,559,130 cases, 2,271,268 recoveries, 348,610 deaths There are now 5,559,130 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 348,610 deaths worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 1,715,457 infections, followed by Brazil (391,222)...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 16, 2020

As of 8 am, May 16, 2020: Worldwide: 4,523,916 cases, 303,825 deaths, 1,609,475 recoveries There are now 4,523,916 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 303,825 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,468,777 infections, followed by Russia (262,843) and the United...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 12, 2020

As of 8 am, May 12, 2020: 4,148,034 cases, 284,124 deaths, 1,428,161 recoveries There are now 4,148,034 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 281,893 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,379,185 infections, followed by Spain (227,436) and the United Kingdom...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 18, 2020

As of 9 am, April 18, 2020: World count There are now 2,224,426 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 705,112 infections, followed by Spain (190,859) and Italy (172,431). There have been 153,177 deaths worldwide. The US, again, is on...

Wuhan virus continues to spread: fifth case in Singapore confirmed

Singapore—Concerns over the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, a city in Hubei, central China, continue to mount as more cases of the infection are confirmed around the world. To date, over 2,740 people have been infected by the virus, with a death toll of...

Curtain falls on Germany’s ‘golden decade’ of growth

by Tom BARFIELD German economic growth plummeted in 2019, official data showed Wednesday, providing fresh ammunition for debate about how to use fiscal surpluses to boost gross domestic product. Europe's powerhouse expanded just 0.6 percent last year, compared with 1.5 percent in 2018, federal statistics authority...

Six Germans killed as car ploughs into pedestrians in Italy

Six Germans were killed when a car ploughed into them after they left a nightclub in the Italian Alps on Sunday, emergency services said, adding that 11 others were injured. Media reports said the driver may have been drunk. The accident happened at around 1:15 am...

Merkel defends ‘bulwark’ NATO after Macron critic

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday put up a spirited defence of NATO after French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism, saying Germany has a bigger interest today in ensuring the bloc stays together than even during the Cold War. Days before leaders of the transatlantic alliance are...

Wirecard shares slide over incomplete Singapore audit

Shares in German payments firm Wirecard fell Wednesday on revelations that a 2017 audit of its troubled Singapore unit could not be completed, but the firm denied a media report blaming accounting "irregularities". Hitting back at Tuesday's allegations by the German financial daily Handelsblatt, Wirecard...