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Emergency declared in Spain; global virus cases soar

MADRID: Spain declared a national state of emergency to tackle a second coronavirus wave as the World Health Organisation reported a third straight day of record new infections across the world. The WHO has warned that some countries are on a “dangerous track”, with too many witnessing an exponential increase ...

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Spain’s king leaving country amid financial scandal

MADRID: Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. The royal family’s website published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying “I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during ...

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Spain jobless level hits 15.3% in second quarter

MADRID: Spain’s unemployment rate rose in the second quarter of the year, reflecting the negative impact on the labor market of lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s unemployment rate rose to 15.33% in the quarter from 14.41% in the first quarter of 2020, Spanish statistics office INE ...

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Spain’s national state of emergency ends

MADRID: Spain’s national state of emergency has ended after three months of restrictions on movement to rein in its Covid-19 outbreak. As of Sunday, 47 million Spaniards will be able to freely move around the entire country for the first time since the government declared a state of emergency on March ...

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UK hospital deaths from coronavirus cross 20,000

LONDON: The number of deaths in the UK hospitals from the novel coronavirus crossed the grim milestone of 20,000 on Saturday, up by 813 over the previous day, among the highest daily death tolls recorded this week. These official figures released daily by the UK’s Department of Health and Social ...

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Europe mulls reopening as US death toll surpasses 40,000

PARIS: European nations began preparing for a slow reopening as United States epicenter New York reported headway Sunday in their battle against the deadly pandemic. Governments across the world are now debating how and when to ease lockdowns that have kept more than half of humanity – 4.5 billion people ...

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Spain Covid-19 death count ‘may be thousands short’

MADRID: Spain’s coronavirus death toll soared past 19,000 with another 551 deaths, but questions over the counting method have raised some regional concerns the real figure is much higher. After nearly five weeks of confinement, the rise in deaths and infections has slowed over the past fortnight, with the overnight ...

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United States coronavirus deaths top 12,500 in single-day

WASHINGTON/LONDON: President Donald Trump threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that spawned the global coronavirus pandemic. As the United States suffered a record total of nearly 2,000 ...

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Virus deaths down for fourth consecutive day in Spain

MADRID: Spain declared Monday a fourth consecutive drop in the number of coronavirus-related deaths with 637 over the past 24 hours, the lowest number in nearly two weeks. Fatalities, which were sharply down on the record 950 on Thursday, brought the total deaths in the country to 13,055, second only ...

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Tens of thousands march in Barcelona urging Spanish unity

BERCELONA : Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the separatist movement in the northeastern Catalonia region that has created Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. Barcelona’s police said 80,000 people rallied, with many carrying Spanish and Catalan flags. One poster read in English: “We ...

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