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An aerial view shows the deserted main highway connecting the Saudi cities of Mecca and Jeddah with a monument representing an open Koran, on April 8, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. (Photo by BANDAR ALDANDANI / AFP) (Photo by BANDAR ALDANDANI/AFP via Getty Images)

OPEC and Russia Talk Oil Price Truce

In the first of two meetings, Saudi Arabia and Russia will decide on oil production cuts as global demand plunges.

Two nurses have lunch on the grass in Central Park across from Mount Sinai hospital on April 7, 2020 in New York City, New York.

U.S. Daily Death Toll Spikes as Leaders Warn of Impact on the Poor

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Anthony Fauci have both voiced worries that coronavirus death toll may disproportionately affect the poor.

Police officers stand in front of barriers erected outside St Thomas' Hospital in London, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care, on April 6, 2020. .

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will step in for the prime minister while he is incapacitated, but it’s not known how long Johnson’s hospital stay will be.

Construction workers put the finishing touches on Hall C Unit 1 of the COVID-19 alternate site at McCormick Place in Chicago on Friday, April 3, 2020.  Hall C will house 500 beds.  (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)

Anthony Fauci and U.S. Surgeon General Prepare Americans For Their “Hardest Moment”

U.S. officials are preparing Americans for another tough week of coronavirus deaths, as official tallies creep up to 10,000.

US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 2, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Oil Prices Surge After Trump Hints at Saudi-Russian Truce

President Trump says a production cut of 15 million barrels per day is possible, is it?

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 1, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Is China Underreporting Its Coronavirus Figures?

The U.S. intelligence community says China has underreported its total coronavirus infection figures. Does it matter?

A ventilator and other hospital equipment is seen in an emergency field hospital to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Park on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

White House Projects Up to 240,000 U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

U.S. President Donald Trump admits that the country is in for “a very, very painful two weeks” as death projections hit home.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (center) walks near other representatives during a vote about the government's bill on the protection against the new coronavirus COVID-19 at the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, Hungary on March 30, 2020.

Hungary’s Orban Given Power to Rule By Decree With No End Date

Citing the urgency of the coronavirus pandemic, Hungary’s prime minister has been given powers that could prove difficult to undo.

People walk by Central Park as workers set up a field hospital in front of Mount Sinai West Hospital on March 29, 2020 in New York City.

Trump Extends Coronavirus Lockdown Until April 30

After dangling the possibility of restarting the U.S. economy by Easter, Trump now says keeping deaths to 100,000 would be a ‘very good job.’

Industrial firms employees manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), like face shields, to supply New York's health care workers and hospitals at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on March 26, 2020 in New York City.

U.S. Surpasses China With Most Coronavirus Infections in World

The United States reached this milestone the same day it broke another unwelcome record, as jobless claims reached 3.3 million.

The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Senate Passes Stimulus as U.S. Death Toll Reaches 1,000

The Senate bill provides massive economic support for U.S. businesses and workers as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a Fox News virtual town hall at the White House on March 24 in Washington, D.C.

Is the United States the Coronavirus Pandemic’s New Epicenter?

As the World Health Organization says the U.S. has the potential to become pandemic epicenter, Trump touts opening up the country by Easter.

White House Coronavirus Task Force Holds Daily Briefing

Will Trump End the Lockdown?

Spooked by a slowing economy, the Trump administration is growing impatient with public health experts.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a speech at his Jerusalem office on March 14, 2020.

Will Israel Form a National Unity Government?

The Israeli Prime Minister has promised to relinquish his office to Benny Gantz within 18 months if a deal can be made.

A picture taken on March 19, 2020 shows office lights of the Lombardy region headquarters in Milan, reading the Italian words 'State a Casa' (Stay home) during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Italy’s Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses China’s

The number of deaths from Italy’s outbreak now exceeds those in China, as the number of new cases also jumped.

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