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Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's government confirmed on Wednesday that a 61-year-old Brazilian man who travelled to Italy this month has Latin America's first confirmed case of the new coronavirus spreading worldwide.
An increasingly isolated Iran tries to control virus crisis

An increasingly isolated Iran tries to control virus crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran girded Wednesday for a long battle against the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the country and the wider Middle East, even though officials in the Islamic Republic had earlier minimized the outbreak tha

Court sides with Trump in 'sanctuary cities' grant fight

NEW YORK — The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to co-operate with U.S.
Spain cancels Plácido Domingo´s part in two opera dates

Spain cancels Plácido Domingo´s part in two opera dates

MADRID — The Spanish government has cancelled the participation of tenor Plácido Domingo in Madrid’s La Zarzuela light opera theatre in May in light of the latest developments in the sexual misconduct allegations against the legendary singer.

Biden claims momentum as Sanders marches past debate fray

CHARLESTON, S.C.
Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

NEW YORK — Like many incoming members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Laurie Anderson didn't know a lot about the venerable honour society until she was asked to join it.

France dissolves group run by rapper for defending terrorism

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered a small, little known organization run by a rapper dissolved for alleged hate speech and defending terrorism.
US new-home sales climbed 7.9% in January

US new-home sales climbed 7.9% in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of new homes jumped 7.9% in January to the fastest pace in more than 12 years, a positive sign for economic growth.
US, South Korea militaries face new enemy in viral outbreak

US, South Korea militaries face new enemy in viral outbreak

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The U.S.
China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

BEIJING — Factories that make the world’s smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China’s economy.