Humanitarian crises

Tina Nguyen, a nurse at at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle's International District, examines a nose swab while conducting walk- and drive-up testing for COVID-19, Friday, May 15, 2020. As testing supplies for coronavirus have become more abundant, the clinic has been able to offer testing to anyone in the community by appointment if they are experiencing symptoms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 15, 2020 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated Press...
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May 15, 2020 - 10:02 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China is going after the United States over more than $1 billion that the Trump administration owes the United Nations in unpaid dues for its regular operating budget and arrears for the separate budget for the U.N.’s far-flung peacekeeping operations. The unusual singling out...
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Jose Vargas stokes a carbon stove to heat tamales, as part of the street side breakfast stand he has operated for 15 years, with the help of his wife and sons, in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. Vargas said they respected the stay at home recommendation for two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, before running out of food. "We'll either die of hunger, or of sickness," Vargas said. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
May 15, 2020 - 8:36 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is...
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The logo and building of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 15 April 2020. US President Donald Trump announced that he has instructed his administration to halt funding to the WHO. The American president criticizes the World Health Organization for its mismanagement of the Coronavirus pandemic Covid-19. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
May 15, 2020 - 5:19 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Costa Rica’s president said Friday that COVID-19 can only be defeated if countries shun nationalism and aren’t “selfish,” urging access to diagnostics and treatment tools for everyone as a major meeting of the World Health Organization’s membership looms next week. Carlos Alvarado...
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A currency trader talks near screens at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 15, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Friday as markets meandered on news about economies reopening, mixed with worries about the prolonged health risks from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 15, 2020 - 4:48 pm
Stocks capped another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street with modest gains Friday, though the S&P 500 still ended with its biggest weekly loss in nearly two months. The benchmark index rose 0.4% after falling 1.3% earlier in the day as investors weighed more grim data showing how badly the...
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May 15, 2020 - 12:58 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A 113-year-old Spanish woman says she is in good health after having overcome infection by the new coronavirus. Maria Branyas said she “feels good." She avoided developing severe COVID-19 symptoms and had her latest test come back negative. Her daughter told Spanish news...
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Maria Figueroa, a 34-year-old mother of four, fails to connect to the internet to send pictures of her sons' homework back to their teachers, from the roof of her apartment, which has gone two weeks without running water in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. With schools shut down amid the new coronavirus pandemic, students with connectivity receive online instruction, but most are not connected, nor have devices, requiring parents and teachers to make trips to schools. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 15, 2020 - 11:14 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — María Figueroa often climbs onto the rooftop of her building in Venezuela’s capital clutching a phone and laptop looking for a signal and has paid to run an internet cable to her neighbor’s home, as she struggles to educate her children remotely amid a coronavirus lockdown...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 13, 2020, a doctor tends to a patient in a ward for coronavirus patients at the Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
May 15, 2020 - 3:40 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, no one really knows how many cases of COVID-19 it has. The uncertainty has led to fear, confusion and panic even after authorities...
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Sotirios Tsiodras, the chief Health Ministry virologist arrives for the daily brief about the new coronavirus in Athens, Greece, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Tsiodras has added tips on how to maintain a healthy diet, explanations of how some countries are better-positioned to carry out mass testing, and warnings on the dangers of domestic abuse when living in prolonged confinement. Some governments are using their top scientists with newfound celebrity to combat disinformation and build cross-party support for restrictive measures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 15, 2020 - 2:22 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — President Donald Trump is never far from a public spat with his government’s top expert on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most recent flare-up occurring this week over the pace of reopening schools. Among U.S. allies, however, many leaders are happy to step away from the...
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A medical worker takes a swab from a resident for the coronavirus test during home visits in Wuhan the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak in central China's Hubei province, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Some residential compounds in Wuhan have begun testing inhabitants for the coronavirus as a program to test everyone in the Chinese city of 11 million people in 10 days got underway. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 15, 2020 - 2:01 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...
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