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Olympics: Japan PM says G7 supports 'complete' Games, polls back postponement?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that Group of Seven leaders had agreed to support a “complete” Olympics, but dodged questions about whether any of the leaders had brought up the possibility of postponement. Read more

Horse racing: Kentucky Derby postponed due to coronavirus - report?

The Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in North American horse racing’s Triple Crown, will be postponed to September from May due to the coronavirus outbreak, local media reported on Monday. Read more


Imported coronavirus infections top new local cases in China for fourth day?

China reported on Tuesday another rise in confirmed coronavirus cases as infections from abroad made it increasingly hard for authorities to reduce the overall number of new infections to zero. Read more

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Australia considers tougher movement restrictions to combat coronavirus?

Australia is considering tougher restrictions on public gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the Sydney Opera House closed its doors, national airline Qantas slashed its international flight capacity and courts suspended hearings. Read more


'You can run a G7 country from home': Canada's Trudeau relies on phone lines and Lego

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in quarantine since his wife tested positive for the coronavirus last week, is pulling the levers of power from an old brick mansion with a stockpile of Legos to help keep his three kids busy. Read more

Explainer: What's in the U.S. coronavirus aid bill?

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a multi-billion dollar aid package early on Saturday that aims to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to take it up this week. Read more

Hong Kong to quarantine all people entering the city from Thursday

Hong Kong will quarantine for 14 days all people entering the Chinese-ruled city starting midnight on Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Asian financial hub’s leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday.?Read more

Coronavirus prompts Ohio to postpone primary election despite judge's refusal


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Ohio judge denies request to delay Tuesday primary amid coronavirus, other states proceed

An Ohio judge has rejected a request to postpone the state’s presidential primary on Tuesday amid growing concerns about the coronavirus.The judge’s decision is being appealed, Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Melanie Amato said, as Florida, Arizona and Illinois prepare to vote.