Italy races to contain coronavirus outbreak as cases rise over 100

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy scrambled on Sunday to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, shutting off the worst affected towns and cancelling a string of public events as the number of those infected jumped above 100. People queue at a supermarket outside the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian […]

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Igniting global outrage, Brazil’s Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro’s comments enraged critics and fanned a growing […]

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