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New Ebola case in Congo, days before outbreak's expected end

New Ebola case in Congo, days before outbreak's expected end

BENI, Congo — A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Congo, just three days before the country expected to declare an end to the outbreak, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Tokyo Olympic CEO hints games could be in doubt even in 2021

Tokyo Olympic CEO hints games could be in doubt even in 2021

TOKYO — As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said Friday he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year — even with the long delay.
Consumer prices slump 0.4% as virus puts chill on spending

Consumer prices slump 0.4% as virus puts chill on spending

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices fell 0.4% in March, the largest decline in five years, revealing the downward pressure that the coronavirus pandemic is exerting on the cost of gasoline, airfares, hotel rooms and other goods and services.

Markets stable amid holidays, oil down on OPEC uncertainty

BANGKOK — Asian shares were steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis.
Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

BANGKOK — Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis.
US job losses surge as world leaders urge Easter distancing

US job losses surge as world leaders urge Easter distancing

NEW YORK — A staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks, a measure of how fast the coronavirus has brought world economies to their knees.
Pandemic has set the number of air travellers back decades

Pandemic has set the number of air travellers back decades

The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their homes to avoid catching or spreading the new coronavirus.
UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care Thursday at the London hospital where he is being treated for the new coronavirus, as his government told Britons to prepare for several more weeks in lockdown.
Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

BAGHDAD — Iraq's intelligence chief was appointed on Thursday the country’s third prime minister-designate in just over a month, after the resignation of the most recent candidate amid political infighting, but the path to forming a government remain