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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 18, 2020
Dutch register 1,972 new coronavirus cases, new 24-hour record - health authorities
Mainland China reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, highest since August 10
With tourists slow to return, Egypt's resorts and ancient sites face tough winter
Biden rejects Trump claim that COVID-19 vaccine is imminent
Mexico reports 3,182 new coronavirus cases, 201 new deaths
Trump plans panel to promote 'patriotic education' in appeal to conservative base
Denmark lowers limit on public gatherings to curb coronavirus spread
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will lower the limit on public gatherings to 50 people from 100 and order bars and restaurants to close early to curb a rise in new COVID-19 infections, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Friday. Denmark has seen ...
Erdogan says Turkey withdrew survey vessel to allow for diplomacy
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey recalled an oil and gas exploration vessel from disputed eastern Mediterranean waters to allow for diplomacy with Greece but Turkey's work in the region is not finished, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. NATO members ...
Immunomedics reports promising early-stage data from cancer drug study
(Reuters) - Immunomedics, Inc said on Friday its treatment, Trodelvy, helped partially reduce tumor size in an early-stage study testing it in brain cancer patients. Last week, to gain access to Trodelvy, Gilead Sciences Inc said it will acquire ...
Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source Democrat emails link, lawyer says
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks founder provided the source for the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a London court was told ...
Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race with socialists ahead in polls
LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's conservative interim president, Jeanine Anez, pulled out of next month’s general election on Thursday, a move that should strengthen other candidates running against the front-running socialist party of ex-leader Evo ...
U.S. Justice Department leaders encourage sedition charges for violent protesters
By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top officials in the U.S. Justice Department are encouraging prosecutors to consider sedition charges against protesters who have burned buildings and engaged in other violent activity, according to a memo seen ...
Netherlands prepares case against Syria for 'gross human rights violations'
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands is preparing a case against Syria at the U.N.'s highest court, seeking to hold the government of President Bashar al-Assad accountable for human rights violations, including torture and the use of chemical ...
League's Salvini eyes electoral coup in Italy's Tuscany
By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's far-right League leader Matteo Salvini staged rallies across Tuscany on Friday, looking to pull off a potentially stunning electoral victory against the left in the picturesque region. Seven regions are up ...
Fear and resolve at Philippine maternity hospital amid pandemic
By Adrian Portugal MANILA (Reuters) - As the Philippines grapples with rising coronavirus infections, new mothers and medical staff at one of the world's busiest maternity hospitals face heightened anxiety during the pandemic. In the Dr Jose Fabella ...
French President: response to COVID-19 resurgence must be proportionate
PARIS (Reuters) - France's response to a resurgence in the COVID-19 virus in the country needs to be proportionate, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, as the country battles to contain the virus while ensuring that economic and social ...