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Google Boosts Support for Checking Coronavirus Facts 

Google Boosts Support for Checking Coronavirus Facts 

Google on Thursday said it is pumping $6.5 million into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle...

US Delivers 128 Anti-Tank Javelin Missiles to Estonia

US Delivers 128 Anti-Tank Javelin Missiles to Estonia

The United States says it has delivered 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia as part of a larger contract with...

Saudi Arabia and Russia Signal Readiness to Cooperate on Oil 

Saudi Arabia and Russia Signal Readiness to Cooperate on Oil 

Saudi Arabia and Russia signaled on Thursday they were ready to cooperate to help stabilize the oil market after calls...

California Energy Company Pivots to Refurbishing Ventilators 

California Energy Company Pivots to Refurbishing Ventilators 

A California hydrogen fuel cell company is now repairing and updating old ventilators, answering a challenge by the state to...

WHO: Over 95% Who Died in Europe Were Over 60 

WHO: Over 95% Who Died in Europe Were Over 60 

The head of the World Health Organization’s office in Europe says figures show that more than 95% of people who...

Austria’s Ambassador in Washington Describes Life Amid Coronavirus

Austria’s Ambassador in Washington Describes Life Amid Coronavirus

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe and the United States, Austrian Ambassador Martin Weiss has tweeted a series of Martin...

NATO Chief: Pandemic Won’t Hamper Alliance’s Capabilities

NATO Chief: Pandemic Won’t Hamper Alliance’s Capabilities

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic had not diminished the alliance’s ability to carry out its...

UN Warns Right-Wing Extremist Groups Getting Bolder, More Lethal   

UN Warns Right-Wing Extremist Groups Getting Bolder, More Lethal   

Nations around the world are growing increasingly worried about violence linked to extreme right-wing terror groups, with new research showing...

Putin Urges Action on ‘Challenging’ Energy Market

Putin Urges Action on ‘Challenging’ Energy Market

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for global oil producers and consumers to address “challenging” oil markets, while U.S....

Will We Heed Lessons Learned from Bergamo, Italy’s COVID-19 Infections, Deaths?

Will We Heed Lessons Learned from Bergamo, Italy’s COVID-19 Infections, Deaths?

The Italian city of Bergamo was hard-hit by coronavirus and became the country’s center for the disease.  Now that there are signs infections...

Kremlin Appeals to Russia’s Religious Conservatives Ahead of Constitutional Vote

Kremlin Appeals to Russia’s Religious Conservatives Ahead of Constitutional Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin postponed an April referendum on changing his country’s constitution, saying he’d wait until health officials give...

Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Wimbledon

Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Wimbledon

The Wimbledon tennis championships in London — widely considered to be the world’s premier tennis event — will be canceled...