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Italy may be on wrong path in fighting coronavirus contagion, Italian scientist says
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Italy may be on wrong path in fighting coronavirus contagion, Italian scientist says

Panos - Apr 01, 2020

Italy’s measures to halt coronavirus contagion do not seem to be working and it should change its strategy by setting…

Facebook offers $100 million to prop up news organisations
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Facebook offers $100 million to prop up news organisations

Panos - Mar 31, 2020

Facebook says it’s dedicating $100 million to prop up news organisations pummelled by the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Which Countries Have Escaped The Coronavirus So Far? (infographic)
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Which Countries Have Escaped The Coronavirus So Far? (infographic)

Panos - Mar 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to all corners of the globe and the following infographic shows the last places on…

Turkish lira hits fresh 18-month low as virus infections surge
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Turkish lira hits fresh 18-month low as virus infections surge

Panos - Mar 24, 2020

Turkey’s lira extended its lowest levels since September 2018 on Monday as confirmed infections from the coronavirus rose by nearly…

200.000 masks ordered by Italian hospitals blocked at Turkish customs for two weeks!
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200.000 masks ordered by Italian hospitals blocked at Turkish customs for two weeks!

Panos - Mar 23, 2020

A total of more than 200.000 masks ordered by Italy from Turkish companies, have been blocked at the Ankara Customs…

Facebook downgrades video streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus
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Facebook downgrades video streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus

Panos - Mar 23, 2020

Facebook will downgrade video streaming quality both on its own platform and that of its European affiliate Instagram, in response…

French pharmaceutical company said drug could treat COVID-19 patients after promising test results
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French pharmaceutical company said drug could treat COVID-19 patients after promising test results

Panos - Mar 19, 2020

A leading French pharmaceutical company said it could potentially treat 300,000 COVID-19 patients with the anti-malarial drug Plaquenil after what…

US Virus Plan anticipates 18-month pandemic and widespread shortages
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US Virus Plan anticipates 18-month pandemic and widespread shortages

Panos - Mar 19, 2020

A federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic “will last 18 months or…

NGO Human Rights Watch took money from Saudi businessman after documenting his coercive labor practices
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NGO Human Rights Watch took money from Saudi businessman after documenting his coercive labor practices

Panos - Mar 18, 2020

Human Rights Watch accepted a sizable donation from a Saudi billionaire shortly after its researchers documented labor abuses at one…

Australian researchers say they have found ‘cure’ for Covid-19 virus, want drug trial
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Australian researchers say they have found ‘cure’ for Covid-19 virus, want drug trial

Panos - Mar 18, 2020

A team of Australian researchers say they’ve found a cure for the novel coronavirus and hope to have patients enrolled…

Spain closes borders with Europe
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Spain closes borders with Europe

Panos - Mar 17, 2020

Spain on Monday announced that it is closing its borders in a bid to deal with the coronavirus crisis. From…

Turkish lira extends post-crisis low as virus raises specter of deeper rate cuts
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Turkish lira extends post-crisis low as virus raises specter of deeper rate cuts

Panos - Mar 17, 2020

Turkey’s lira fell as some investors bet the central bank would approve deeper cuts to interest rates than expected to…

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson infected with Coronavirus!
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Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson infected with Coronavirus!

Panos - Mar 12, 2020

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, revealed late on Wednesday that they have both been infected with…

Turkish President Erdogan to meet German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron on immigration crisis in March
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Turkish President Erdogan to meet German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron on immigration crisis in March

Panos - Mar 11, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would be meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron,…

U.S to Turkey: You will face sanctions if you buy Russian S-400
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U.S to Turkey: You will face sanctions if you buy Russian S-400

Panos - Mar 11, 2020

The US has warned Turkey it will face “in the not so distant future” if it moves ahead with the…

EU25 leaders decide to set up special EUR 25 billion “coronavirus” Fund to combat the disease
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EU25 leaders decide to set up special EUR 25 billion “coronavirus” Fund to combat the disease

Panos - Mar 11, 2020

The European Union will “do whatever it takes” from granting state aid to companies to setting up a special liquidity…

Coronavirus: Facebook closes London offices after employee diagnosed
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Coronavirus: Facebook closes London offices after employee diagnosed

Panos - Mar 09, 2020

Facebook is closing its three London offices and telling staff to work from home after an employee was diagnosed with…

Coronavirus: Why do airlines burn thousands of gallons of fuel flying empty “ghost” planes?
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Coronavirus: Why do airlines burn thousands of gallons of fuel flying empty “ghost” planes?

Panos - Mar 09, 2020

Airlines have wasted thousands of gallons of fuel running empty “ghost” flights during the coronavirus outbreak because of European rules…

5000-year-old sword discovered in an Armenian Monastery in Venice
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5000-year-old sword discovered in an Armenian Monastery in Venice

Panos - Mar 05, 2020

A 5,000 year-old sword, among the oldest Anatolian weapons in the world, was discovered by a PhD student at the…

Terraforming Mars might be impossible…for now
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Terraforming Mars might be impossible…for now

Panos - Mar 04, 2020

At the end of 1990’s sci-fi adventure Total Recall, all it takes is the push of a button. In a…