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French coronavirus death toll hits new high as nursing home tally swells
PARIS (Reuters) - The total number of deaths from the coronavirus in France reached a new high on Saturday as the government included more previously unreported deaths in nursing homes.
Trump says if he has to put tariffs on oil imports to protect energy workers he will
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would put tariffs on imports of crude oil or take other measures if he has to protect energy workers from the oil price crash.
Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak
LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will call on Britons to show the same resolve as their forebears and take on the challenge and disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak with good-humoured resolve when she makes an extremely rare address to rally the nation on Sunday.
Portugal's coronavirus cases grow, half a million workers at risk of lay off
LISBON (Reuters) - Confirmed coronavirus cases in Portugal pushed past the 10,000 mark on Saturday, while government data showed more than half a million Portuguese workers were at risk of being temporarily laid off due to the outbreak.
OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse: sources
DUBAI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.
Spain to extend state of emergency to April 26 as rise in infections slows
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 days until April 26, as the rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again in one of the world's worst-hit countries.
UPDATE 4-Spain to extend state of emergency to April 26 as rise in infections slows
MADRID, April 4 (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 days until April 26, as the rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again in one of the world's worst-hit countries.
UPDATE 3-France's anti-terror prosecutor probes knife attack in southeast town
LYON, France, April 4 (Reuters) - France's anti-terrorism prosecutor's office will investigate a knife attack in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isère on Saturday in which a man killed two people and wounded five.
5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says
LONDON (Reuters) - A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday after masts in several parts of the country were torched.
Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time.
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