Covid-19 doctors: Notes on hope, fear and longing

Dr Milind Baldi was on duty in a Covid-19 ward when a 46-year-old man was wheeled in with severe breathing difficulty. The man was scared for his life and kept repeating one question: “Will I survive?” The question was followed

New North American trade pact to take effect July 1-USTR

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will enter into force on July 1, a month later than initially proposed. In a statement, Lighthizer

UPDATE 2-Brazilian markets sink as Moro resignation ignites political crisis

(Adds detail, quote, updates prices) By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, April 24 (Reuters) – Brazil’s currency, stocks and bonds sank on Friday, lashed by a deepening political crisis as the resignation of the country’s popular justice minister prompted investors already nervous

Republican senators ask U.N. chief for independent WHO review panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leading Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday asked the United Nations to conduct an independent review of the World Health Organization response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying the body appeared to have shown “remarkable deference” to

Saudi Arabia eliminates flogging as form of punishment: document

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia eliminated flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court seen by Reuters on Friday. The decision will see the punishment replaced by imprisonment or fines. “The decision is