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Notre Dame repairs resume after coronavirus rules force pause - 04/27/2020

Paris (dpa) - Repair work on Paris' badly damaged Notre Dame cathedral restarted on Monday, after it had been suspended due to France's coronavirus restrictions. Rebuilding recommenced as...

Facebook buys 5.7-billion-dollar stake in India’s Jio - 04/22/2020

New Delhi – Facebook has announced an investment of 5.7 billion dollars to buy a 10-per-cent stake in Jio Platforms Ltd, the digital arm of India's Reliance Industries, as the technology giant looks...

Conspiracy theories spark attacks on 5G masts in Britain, Netherlands - 04/20/2020

Amsterdam/London (dpa) - Coronavirus-inspired conspiracy theories have sparked dozens of attacks on telephone network masts in Britain and the Netherlands, with the perpetrators apparently believing...

Gates tells Covid-19 benefit concert he's 'optimistic' about vaccine - 04/19/2020

Los Angeles (dpa) - Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said he was optimistic there will be a vaccine against the novel coronavirus by the end of next year, in comments at the virtual...

Study suggests coronavirus could be more widespread than believed - 04/18/2020

Los Angeles (tca/dpa)- In the weeks since the coronavirus outbreak has squelched daily life in America, researchers have struggled to assess the true spread of the virus. But initial results from a...

Fans aim to save atmosphere at Bundesliga closed door games - 04/18/2020

Empty stands and silent terraces await players should the Bundesliga return to action in the next months. But fans are anxious to ensure at least some atmosphere is provided at matches. Berlin...

Pope Francis to celebrate Easter Mass in empty St Peter's Basilica - 04/12/2020

Rome - Pope Francis was due on Sunday to celebrate Easter, the most important event in the Christian calendar, in an empty St Peter's Basilica due to coronavirus restrictions. All papal celebrations...

EU rebuffs top science adviser's Covid-19 barbs after resignation - 04/08/2020

London (dpa) - EU officials on Wednesday rejected criticism by a top scientific adviser who resigned and accused the bloc of a "complete absence of coordination" in response to the coronavirus...

Pray for next year: Lebanese Christians mark Palm Sunday in lockdown - 04/08/2020

Beirut (dpa) - On a normal Palm Sunday in Lebanon, people bustle around with children wearing brand new clothes and carrying decorated candles with olive branches. But this year, the Christian...

Sydney coronavirus cruise ship fiasco prompts criminal investigation - 04/05/2020

Canberra - By Subel Bhandari, - Police say there are launching a criminal investigation into why a cruise ship was allowed to disembark in Sydney, resulting in more than 10 per cent of the total...
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