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Massive risks to world economy as virus battle rages

Massive risks to world economy as virus battle rages

The coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown of billions of people threatens the global economy to the point where economists are predicting the most violent recession in recent history, perhaps even eclipsing the Great Depression. The crash will almost cer

UN Council meets by videoconference -- with a few hiccups

UN Council meets by videoconference -- with a few hiccups

The UN Security Council met for the first time in its history via videoconference on Tuesday due to the coronavirus crisis -- but diplomats said the meeting was not without technical difficulties. The meeting -- informal talks on the situation in the Democrati

'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel

'The Plot Against America' goes for daring Trump parallel

US author Philip Roth certainly could never have imagined Donald Trump's presidency when he wrote "The Plot Against America." But a new TV adaptation of his bleak 2004 novel, which envisions an alternate history of a fascist United States, certainly suggest

Tom Brady announces departure from New England Patriots

Tom Brady announces departure from New England Patriots

Tom Brady announced his departure from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, ending a glittering 20-year run with the team which saw him become the most successful quarterback in NFL history.Brady, 42, confirmed his departure in a series of posts on social medi

Germany unleashes biggest post-war aid package against virus

Germany unleashes biggest post-war aid package against virus

The German government on Friday unleashed the biggest economic aid package in the country's post-war history, offering companies "unlimited" credit to keep them afloat during the coronavirus crisis.Chancellor Angela Merkel said the measures "are unpreceden

Gladbach beat Cologne behind closed doors to move fourth

Gladbach beat Cologne behind closed doors to move fourth

Borussia Moenchengladbach beat Cologne 2-1 on Wednesday to move back into the Bundesliga top four in the first game in German top-flight history to be played behind closed doors, due to the coronavirus pandemic.Marco Rose's Gladbach sit six points behind lead