WHO chief says 'virus will be with us for a long time'

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that there were “worrying upward trends” in early epidemics in parts of Africa and central and South America, while also warning that opening up global travel needed to be…

McConnell says he favors state bankruptcy over more federal aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets.…

Austria's Kurz says Germany copied his country's lockdown easing plan

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday his country has been so successful in slowing the spread of the coronavirus that others, particularly Germany, have copied its plan for loosening its lockdown. The Alpine republic acted…