Daily Archives: August 9, 2020

World Powers Pledge Nearly $300 Million in Lebanon Aid in Wake of Beirut Blast

World leaders pledged Sunday nearly $300 million (253 million euros) to Lebanon to help it recover from last week’s massive explosion in Beirut. More than 30 leaders, meeting by teleconference at the behest of French President Emmanuel Macron, said the “assistance should be timely, sufficient and consistent with the needs of the Lebanese people …

US Tops 5 Million Coronavirus Infections

  The United States has more coronavirus cases than any other country.  There are more than 5 million infections in the U.S., according to a New York Times database. Brazil and India follow as numbers two and three, respectively, in the number of infections.  Brazil has more than 3 million cases and India has more than 2

Germany Struggles to Set COVID-19 Rules as Schools Reopen

German students go back to school Monday even as federal and state leaders are still trying to figure out how to keep half a million children, their teachers, and other staffers safe from the coronavirus. “There are conflicting priorities, health protection on the one hand, which is very important to us, and on the other hand that we want to ensure the right to education of every single child,”