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U.S. President Donald Trump attends the daily coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. President Donald Trump's move to halt funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic prompted condemnation on Wednesday from world leaders as recorded global infections passed the 2 million mark.
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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
Countries that ease restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus should wait at least two weeks to evaluate the impact of such changes before easing again, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez answers questions as he keeps social distance from Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Affairs Minister Nadia Calvino during a control session on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, April 15, 2020. Ballesteros/Pool via REUTERS
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday promised more coronavirus testing to try to build on a decline in daily COVID-19 deaths that has allowed Spain to start tentatively reopening its locked-down economy.
World News43 MINUTES AGO
French ambulance men, wearing protective suits and masks, transport to an hospital a man suspected of being infected with the coronavirus disease in their ambulance in Mennecy near Paris as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in France April 15, 2020.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
For French ambulance crew boss Fabrice Lancelot, the coronavirus crisis has delivered a small consolation: a new respect for health workers, even among notoriously impatient Paris motorists.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer leaves the BBC headquarters after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain January 5, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo
The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Wednesday that the government had been too slow to impose a lockdown to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus and so could end up having the worst death rate in Europe.
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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a media briefing about measures of the German government to avoid further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2020. Markus Schreiber/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
Germany will consider relaxing restrictions next week on shops introduced last month to slow the spread of the coronavirus while keeping social distancing rules in place until May 3, according to a government proposal seen by Reuters.
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde meets with Argentine Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
New waves of social unrest could erupt in some countries if government measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic are seen as insufficient or unfairly favoring the wealthy, the IMF said in a new report on Wednesday.
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A volunteer measures the body temperature of a driver at an entrance to a residential compound following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Suifenhe, a city bordering Russia in China's Heilongjiang province, April 15, 2020.  REUTERS/Huizhong Wu
China reported a decline in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the mainland on Wednesday, but there was an increasing number of local transmissions in its far northeast bordering Russia.
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FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during his New Year press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Pool
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party is projected to win a parliamentary election on Wednesday, exit polls showed, as mask-wearing voters cast their ballots under strict precautions against the novel coronavirus.
World News32 MINUTES AGO
Retired British Army Captain Tom Moore, 99, walks to raise money for health workers, by attempting to walk the length of his garden one hundred times before his 100th birthday this month as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
A 99-year-old war veteran has become a celebrity by raising at least 6.4 million pounds ($8 million) for Britain's health service with a walk around his garden in the coronavirus crisis.
World News21 MINUTES AGO
Kenyan police officers stand in front of a gate where quarantined travellers protest being held because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak for more than the usual 14 days at Kenyatta University near Nairobi, Kenya, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Kenyan travellers say they are being held in a government quarantine centre after the expiry of their mandatory 14 days of isolation following their return from abroad because they cannot pay hefty bills for their stay.
World News22 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the  World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
U.S. President Donald Trump has told his administration to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.
World News27 MINUTES AGO
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via video link at his residence outside Moscow, Russia April 15, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS
President Vladimir Putin promised extra funding to Russia's regions on Wednesday and said small and medium-sized businesses would be eligible for direct state aid to help the economy cope during the coronavirus outbreak.
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French Army General Jean-Louis Georgelin, in charge of Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction, stays at distance to answer journalists questions in Paris, France, April 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
A year on from the inferno that gutted Notre-Dame de Paris and stunned the world, the cathedral's great bell will ring out on Wednesday evening, as a mark of the building's resilience and that of the medics battling France's coronavirus epidemic.
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A mobile phone displays an internet meme of a growing online movement called "Milk Tea Alliance" to show solidarity between Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong, in this illustration taken on April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Patpicha Tanakasempipat/Illustration
Young Thais have banded together to pillory the Chinese embassy in Bangkok over a feud with Thai celebrities, part of a growing online movement to show solidarity with Taiwan and Hong Kong that has annoyed Beijing.
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A man wearing a protective face mask rides a bicycle, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Milan, Italy April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
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A healthcare worker is seen at the emergency center at Maimonides Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Reported cases of the coronavirus crossed 2 million globally and more than 131,100 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT on Wednesday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
People wearing protective face masks walk on the street after the government announced state of emergency for the capital and some prefectures following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly, in Tokyo, Japan April 15, 2020.  REUTERS/Issei Kato
Japan urged its citizens on Wednesday to stay home, as media reports warned that as many as 400,000 of them could die of the coronavirus without urgent action, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under pressure to hand out more cash.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Susana Cristo Anzola and her daughter Olivia, a 4-year-old on the autism spectrum, go back to the confinement of their home during the lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 9, 2020. Picture taken April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera
For Susana Cristo and other parents of autistic children, Spain's strict coronavirus lockdown is proving especially harrowing and has led to insults, harassment and even fines.
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A policeman wearing a protective mask santizes his baton as he stands guard during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the old quarters of Delhi, India, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
India will allow industries located in the countryside to reopen next week, as well as resuming farm activities to reduce the pain for millions of people hit by a lengthy shutdown in its coronavirus battle, the government said on Wednesday.
World News12 MINUTES AGO
Medical workers are seen near the entrance at People's Hospital where asymptomatic patients are kept, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Suifenhe, a Chinese city bordering Russia, in Heilongjiang province, China April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Huizhong Wu
China has approved early-stage human tests of two experimental vaccines to combat the new coronavirus as the country where the disease was first detected battles to contain imported cases, especially from Russia.
World News12 MINUTES AGO
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese Communist Party Office of Foreign Affairs Director Yang Jiechi listens as the two countries hold a joint news conference after participating in a second diplomatic and security meeting at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, U.S., November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
It is crucial that China and the United States properly manage their relations amid the coronavirus pandemic, top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
A group of unaccompanied children from overcrowded migrant camps who will be transferred to Luxembourg, wear protective face masks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as they wait to board their flight at the Athens International Airport, Greece, April 15, 2020. Orestis Panagiotou/Pool via REUTERS
Greece transferred a dozen unaccompanied children from overcrowded migrant camps to Luxembourg on Wednesday, the first of more than 1,000 relocations that are being expedited amid concerns over the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable groups.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: David Nabarro, candidate for Director General of the World Health Organization, attends a news conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy
The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 special envoy on Wednesday urged critics to focus first on defeating the virus, after the United States halted funding over the international body's handling of the pandemic.
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A woman wearing a protective mask crosses a bridge in front of the skyline in Frankfurt, Germany, April 14, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases have risen by 2,486 to 127,584, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday, meaning the number of new infections rose after four days of decline.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that the United Nations has been slow in ensuring fair prices and equal access to medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
Pastor David Lah talks in a YouTube video as he prays during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Yangon, Myanmar April 1, 2020 in this screen grab taken from a video.  Child of God Youtube channel via REUTERS
A Myanmar preacher who posted a sermon online saying Christians were immune to the coronavirus will face charges along with three other people for organising services in defiance of a ban on mass gatherings, local authorities said on Wednesday.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
A medical worker takes a sample for COVID-19 during a community testing, as authorities race to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
The number of cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide passed two million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Turkish and Russian military vehicles take part in a joint patrol in the northern Idlib province, Syria, April 15, 2020. Turkish Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
Russia and Turkey held a fourth joint patrol in Syria's Idlib region, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria as saying on Wednesday.
World News2 HOURS AGO
U.S. President Donald Trump has received global condemnation for his withdrawal of funding for the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed his administration to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
World News2 HOURS AGO
(L-R) Judge of the Court of Final Appeal Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng attend a ceremony to mark the beginning of the legal year in Hong Kong, China January 14, 2019.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
The independence of Hong Kong's judicial system is under assault from the Communist Party leadership in Beijing, senior judges in the city told Reuters, posing the gravest threat to the rule of law since Britain handed its former colony back to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
World News2 HOURS AGO
French doctor Christian Chenay, 98 year-old, wearing a protective face mask, sits in his consulting room at the doctor's office in Chevilly-Larue near Paris as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in France April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Doctor Christian Chenay is almost old enough to remember the 1918 Spanish flu and treated typhus sufferers during World War Two. Now, as he nears his 99th birthday, he is still caring for patients through the coronavirus epidemic.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Kazakhstan's foreign ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday to protest over an article saying the country was keen to become part of China, the ministry said.
World News2 HOURS AGO
Polish lawmakers attend a session of parliament amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Warsaw, Poland April 15, 2020. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
Polish lawmakers are to debate a proposal to tighten already restrictive abortion rules on Wednesday, while rights activists protested on social media as coronavirus limits public gatherings.
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Robert Redfield testifies about coronavirus preparedness and response to the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday he believes 19 or 20 U.S. states have had limited impact from the new coronavirus and their governors believe they may be ready to reopen by President Donald Trump's May 1 target date.
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo
Prime Minister Erna Solberg told Norwegian children on Wednesday it would take time for life to return to normal with the country, like others in Europe, preparing to reopen parts of society shut down by the coronavirus outbreak.
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta reacts during a news conference, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brasilia, Brazil April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Brazilian Health Minister Henrique Mandetta told his team that President Jair Bolsonaro is likely to fire him this week, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, raising the prospect of turmoil in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.
World News3 HOURS AGO
Students wash their hands in a break at Korshoejskolen following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak north of Copenhagen in Randers, Denemark, April 15, 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/Bo Amstrup/via REUTERS
Denmark eased its coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday by reopening schools and day care centres, but concerns they might become breeding grounds for a second wave of cases convinced thousands of parents to keep their children at home.
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer speaks to members of the media as he leaves the BBC headquarters after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain January 5, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
The British government must publish its exit strategy from the stringent lockdown that was imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said on Wednesday.
World News3 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: A member of medical staff takes coronavirus test samples of a woman during drive-thru coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, on a converted ice rink, in Alkmaar, Netherlands April 8, 2020.  REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 734 to 28,153, health authorities said on Wednesday, with 189 new deaths.
World News4 HOURS AGO
FILE PHOTO: A man uses a smartphone as he walks past a poster warning against spreading 'fake news' on the coronavirus in Hanoi, Vietnam April 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Kham
Vietnam will extend its coronavirus lockdown in 12 provinces, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, for seven days, although restrictions will be lifted in some areas outside of the Southeast Asian country's main cities, the government said on Wednesday.
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FILE PHOTO: General view of Mekong river, Ban Namprai village, Nong Khai province, Thailand October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Panu Wongcha-um/File Photo
Groups working to protect the Mekong River have called for greater transparency and cooperation from China after a report that Chinese dams held back water during a damaging drought in downstream countries last year.
World News4 HOURS AGO
An Israeli drone targeted a car carrying forces from Iran-backed Hezbollah in Syria near the Lebanese border, a commander in the pro-Damascus regional alliance and a security source said.
World News4 HOURS AGO
Noemie Bouchet talks to her mother by video call whith her new born daughter Bertille as visits are impossible due to France's lockdown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Her parents were infected with COVID-19 last month, the maternity unit was operating under lockdown and their relatives live across closed borders, yet like millions of other babies, Bertille arrived without a hitch.

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