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Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years

Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years

By 16 часов ago

Image copyright Getty Images The price of oil has sunk to levels not seen since 2002 as demand for crude collapses amid the coronavirus pandemic.Brent crude fell to $22.58 (£18.19) a barrel at one point on Monday, its lowest level since November 2002.Meanwhile the price of US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell below $20 a…

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Lawmakers close in on $7.5B measure to battle coronavirus Lawmakers close in on $7.5B measure to battle coronavirus

Lawmakers close in on $7.5B measure to battle coronavirus

By 19 часов ago

A House vote is expected Wednesday on a $7.5 billion emergency bill to fund the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreakBy ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO Associated PressMarch 4, 2020, 1:51 AM5 min readWASHINGTON — Lawmakers are finalizing a $7.5 billion emergency bill to fund the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, even as fear…

Quest Diagnostics can run 25,000 coronavirus tests a day: CEO Quest Diagnostics can run 25,000 coronavirus tests a day: CEO

Quest Diagnostics can run 25,000 coronavirus tests a day: CEO

By 19 часов ago

The private testing lab is ramping up tests at the behest of the government.March 25, 2020, 9:00 AM8 min read In the two weeks since Quest Diagnostics began processing novel coronavirus samples in its infectious disease lab, the private medical company has increased its capacity to 25,000 tests per day in three labs across the…

US airlines prepare for possibility of domestic travel shutdown US airlines prepare for possibility of domestic travel shutdown

US airlines prepare for possibility of domestic travel shutdown

By 19 часов ago

«We just don’t know» what’s going to happen, one airline source told ABC News.March 24, 2020, 6:05 PM7 min read Major U.S. airlines are preparing for the possibility of a shutdown on passenger flights in the U.S. due to the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus, but they do not believe that one is imminent,…

WATCH: Biden speaks to press after projected wins in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi WATCH: Biden speaks to press after projected wins in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi

WATCH: Biden speaks to press after projected wins in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi

By 19 часов ago

Now Playing: Joe Biden riding high going into primaries in 6 states Now Playing: Biden projected to win Michigan Democratic primary Now Playing: Biden speaks to press after projected wins in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi No…

NJ gov. urges people to take coronavirus seriously, ‘no time for business as usual’ NJ gov. urges people to take coronavirus seriously, ‘no time for business as usual’

NJ gov. urges people to take coronavirus seriously, ‘no time for business as usual’

By 19 часов ago

«We won World War II not because we panicked, but because we were smart.»March 22, 2020, 1:38 PM7 min read As the spread of the novel coronavirus ripples across the country, the nation’s governors are on the front lines of the battle to curb the evolving crisis. Many of them, including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer…

Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know

Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know

By 22 часа ago

Image copyright Getty Images If I have sex can I catch coronavirus? You might have thought about it but been too embarrassed to ask. To separate the facts from myths, we’ve put your questions to health experts.Dr Alex George is an A&E doctor and former Love Island contestant. Alix Fox is a sex journalist, presenter…

Afghan conflict: President Ashraf Ghani rejects Taliban prisoner release Afghan conflict: President Ashraf Ghani rejects Taliban prisoner release

Afghan conflict: President Ashraf Ghani rejects Taliban prisoner release

By 23 часа ago

Image copyright AFP Image caption An estimated 10,000 Taliban prisoners are being held in Afghan jails Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says his government has not pledged to free Taliban prisoners, as stated in a deal reached by the US and the militants.Under the landmark agreement signed on Saturday in Qatar, 5,000 Taliban would be released…

Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown

Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown

By 2 дня ago

Image caption Parks are closing across the country but many Russians are not sure what all the fuss is about Russia is beginning what Vladimir Putin called a «non-working week», to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The government is urging people to stay at home, though mixed messaging has left many Russians…

Setomaa: The Estonia-Russia border tearing apart an ancient people Setomaa: The Estonia-Russia border tearing apart an ancient people

Setomaa: The Estonia-Russia border tearing apart an ancient people

By 2 дня ago

Image caption Seto people have a unique culture and their own god or king called Peko «It’s much more than a frustration, it’s a very strong feeling,» says community leader Oie Sarv, who spent much of her childhood in Russia. «It’s like your roots have been cut through.»She is one of the people of Setomaa,…

Syria war: Turkey intensifies Idlib onslaught after air strike Syria war: Turkey intensifies Idlib onslaught after air strike

Syria war: Turkey intensifies Idlib onslaught after air strike

By 2 дня ago

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tensions in northern Syria have spiked following an air strike that killed dozens of Turkish troops Turkey shot down two Syrian fighter jets on Sunday as it intensified military action in northern Syria.The pilots parachuted to safety over Idlib province, where Turkish troops and rebels have been clashing with…

Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed

Russian claim against Ofcom dismissed

By 2 дня ago

Image copyright Getty Images A High Court justice has dismissed a Russian news service’s complaint that a £200,000 fine imposed by Ofcom last year was disproportionate.The court endorsed the media watchdog’s decision to fine RT, formerly Russia Today, for «a serious breach» of its impartiality rules.The regulator said RT’s «failures» had been «serious and repeated».»We…

Marine pollution: Russian fly spray and 1800s shoes among beach litter Marine pollution: Russian fly spray and 1800s shoes among beach litter

Marine pollution: Russian fly spray and 1800s shoes among beach litter

By 2 дня ago

Image copyright National Trust/PA Media Image caption A Peterborough City Council bin washed up on a Norfolk beach more than 60 miles from the city Russian fly spray, US prohibition-era rum, shoes from the 1800s and a council bin have been among the stranger items to have washed up on British shores.To highlight pollution, the…

Trump «postpone» idea shot down by Japanese Olympic minister Trump «postpone» idea shot down by Japanese Olympic minister

Trump «postpone» idea shot down by Japanese Olympic minister

By 2 дня ago

TOKYO — President Donald Trump’s suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan’s Olympic minister. The IOC and the organizing committee are not considering cancellation or a p…

Coronavirus: Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators Coronavirus: Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators

Coronavirus: Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators

By 2 дня ago

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has ordered General Motors to make ventilators for coronavirus patients after attacking the car giant’s chief executive.He invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act, which allows a president to force companies to make products for national defence.Mr Trump said that «GM was wasting time» and action was needed…

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