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March 31, 2020

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Hungary's Orban gets sweeping new powers in virus fight

Hungary's Orban gets sweeping new powers in virus fight

Hungary's parliament endorsed a bill on Monday giving nationalist premier Viktor Orban the sweeping new powers he says he needs to fight the new coronavirus pandemic.Critics at home and abroad have condemned the "anti-coronavirus defence law", saying it giv

Flying aid to virus-hit Italy, Moscow flexes soft power

Flying aid to virus-hit Italy, Moscow flexes soft power

Since the coronavirus took hold in Europe, Moscow has sent planes of virus experts and aid to Italy while fighting accusations of spreading disinformation, flexing its "soft power" in various ways during the pandemic.The Russian defence ministry released mul

Taliban should agree ceasefire to stop virus: Afghan minister

Taliban should agree ceasefire to stop virus: Afghan minister

The Taliban should commit to a ceasefire as a way of tackling the novel coronavirus, Afghanistan's defence minister said Thursday, while also vowing that security forces would respond to continued insurgent attacks."Our proposal is that to prevent this plagu