World News – 2020 business today

The U.S. Covid-19 death toll has surpassed 500,000
February 23, 2021

The body of a patient who died is seen as healthcare workers treat people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at United Memorial Medical…

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In France, Thousands Protest Macron’s Effort to Restrict Images of Police
November 28, 2020

PARIS—Tens of thousands of people took to the streets here to decry police brutality and protest legislation that would restrict people from publishing identifiable…

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China Says It Has Met Its Deadline of Eliminating Poverty
November 24, 2020

China on Monday claimed extreme poverty has been eliminated nationwide, the capstone of a Communist Party policy to reduce inequities in society. Nine Chinese…

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Airlifts and Body Bags. Inside the French Hospital Hit Hardest by Covid-19.
November 20, 2020

CHAMBÉRY, France—In a wood-paneled boardroom not far from the packed intensive-care unit, the director of France’s hardest-hit hospital this fall gathered his department heads…

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Second Major Hurricane in Two Weeks Slams Central America
November 17, 2020

MEXICO CITY—The year’s most powerful Atlantic hurricane slammed into northeastern Nicaragua Monday night, just miles from where an earlier Category 4 storm lashed the…

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Peru’s New President Merino Faces Swelling Protests After Helping to Oust Predecessor
November 13, 2020

LIMA, Peru—Peru’s new president, Manuel Merino, is facing a backlash after helping to orchestrate the impeachment of his predecessor and angering Peruvians already battered…

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Peru’s Manuel Merino Is Sworn In as President
November 10, 2020

LIMA, Peru—Manuel Merino, the little-known head of Peru’s Congress, was sworn in as the country’s new president Tuesday, intensifying political turmoil following the legislature’s…

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Turkey’s President Erdogan Ousts Central Bank Governor
November 7, 2020

ISTANBUL—Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dismissed the central bank governor as the country is beset by its second currency crisis in two years. In…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s Son Faces Graft Charges
November 4, 2020

SÃO PAULO—Brazilian prosecutors have filed graft charges against the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, ratcheting up pressure on the conservative leader who came to…

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Tensions Over Islam’s Place in French Society Escalate After Teacher’s Death
October 31, 2020

PARIS—Since an Islamist radical beheaded a French schoolteacher this month, authorities have detained dozens of suspected extremists, moved to disband Muslim civic groups and shut down…

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