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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and health minister test positive for coronavirus

(LONDON) -- The prime minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, and the most senior lawmaker in charge of the country's health service have tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms.In a video posted on his official Twitter page, the prime minister said he was tested for the illness after…... Read More

American held by Iran hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms amid worsening outbreak

(NEW YORK) -- An American detained by Iran for over 600 days on spurious charges has been hospitalized with symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus, according to his family's spokesperson.Michael White, 48, has not yet been confirmed to have the virus, known as COVID-19, but there are deep concerns about…... Read More

86-year-old Italian woman's recovery from COVID-19 offers glimmer of hope

(CASALPUSTERLENGO, Italy) -- An 86-year-old woman in the crisis-hit region of Lombardy, Italy, has made a full recovery after being hospitalized with the novel coronavirus, offering a rare glimmer of hope as the country continues to struggle with the pandemic. The elderly woman, identified as "Gianna" by Elia Delmiglio, the…... Read More

Federal prosecutors to announce drug charges against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in New York will announce drug charges Thursday against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other government officials, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.The charges include narco-terrorism conspiracy, cocaine importation conspiracy and weapons possession conspiracy. Geoffrey Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of…... Read More

Retired FBI agent, missing in Iran since 2007, died in captivity: Family

(NEW YORK) -- The family of retired FBI Special Agent Bob Levinson, who vanished in Iran 13 years ago, said Wednesday they are now convinced he died in captivity, though when is not clear.Levinson's wife Christine and their children said the U.S. government had informed them he was likely dead…... Read More

Pompeo pushes 'Wuhan virus' label to counter Chinese disinformation

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said he no longer needs to refer to the novel coronavirus as the "Chinese virus," but his top diplomat is continuing to tie the outbreak to the Chinese city where it first exploded, as a way to push back on what he called the Chinese…... Read More

Pentagon halts overseas travel of US troops for up to 60 days to mitigate spread of coronavirus

(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon is halting all overseas travel for U.S. troops for up to 60 days in an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a top U.S. official.Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the order applies to all servicemembers, Defense Department civilian personnel and their…... Read More

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, 'remains in good health'

(LONDON) -- Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first member of Britain's royal family to announce a positive test for the COVID-19 virus."He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from…... Read More

Iran rejects coronavirus aid amid conspiracy theories and sanctions

(NEW YORK) --Iran rejected coronavirus aid provided by Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization, which had sent a team of medical staff and a field hospital to Iran. "Since the national mobilization for confronting corona is ongoing, and the medical capabilities of Iranian Armed Forces are entirely at…... Read More

Putin dons hazmat suit, as Russia admits virus numbers likely far higher

(MOSCOW) -- Russia’s President Vladimir Putin donned a hazmat suit and breathing mask during a visit to a hospital housing coronavirus patients in Moscow on Tuesday, as the Russian government signalled the virus outbreak is becoming increasingly serious in the country.Video aired on state media showed Putin being helped into…... Read More

India sets a 21-day 'complete lockdown' to stop coronavirus spread

(NEW YORK) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Tuesday that the country would be imposing a "total ban" on Indians venturing outside their homes to combat the spread of coronavirus, in perhaps the largest restriction on the movement of people the world has seen.Addressing the nation in a televised…... Read More