People wearing facemasks walk at a public square in Seoul. AFP
Shopping carts snaked in a line so long it stretched into the Costco parking lot. It was early Saturday at the Atwater Village location and hundreds of customers,
The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus rose to 31,412 on Sunday, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1000 GMT from official sources.
South Korea was among the earliest countries to be hit outside China -- where the coronavirus first emerged -- and for a time had the world's second-largest outbreak before it was largely brought under control through a widespread testing drive.
The global struggle to slow the spread of the coronavirus has brought with it cancelled flights, closed businesses and a quickly escalating economic slowdown that could be devastating to millions. It is also certain to shrink greenhouse gas emissions this year,
Perhaps no other event on the Sharjah calendar attracts so much attention, enthusiasm and eagerness as the Sharjah International Book Fair does. The annual cultural event attracts thousands to its stalls, including visitors from far and wide. The organisers have been doing this with
Gina Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, the US commerce secretary, a sense of mission as President Joe Biden’s de facto tech minister,
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