The world today: Main information from The Associated Press
Thursday April 9, 2020
NEW YORK – Coronavirus infections are on the rise in Japan and are causing outbreaks of contagion in the crowded cities of India, as the US and some European countries consider when to begin easing restrictions that have helped curb the spread of the virus. By Nick Perry and Marina Villeneuve. 752 words. AP Photo. SENT
-CORONAVIRUS-MIDDLE EAST: Khamenei: Coronavirus could nullify massive acts in Ramadan.
-AMN-ECO CORONAVIRUS-USA-AIR TRAFFIC: Number of passengers on flights recedes decades by the virus
-REP-GEN CORONAVIRUS-IRAN-PHOTO GALLERY: AP Photos: Coronavirus paralyzes the frenetic capital of Iran
-ASI-GEN CORONAVIRUS-INDIA: India identifies and seals outbreaks of contagion of coronavirus
MANAGUA – International health authorities warn that the perplexing refusal of the Nicaraguan government to act to control the spread of the new coronavirus increases the risk of an epidemic in Central America. By Gabriela Selser. 1037 words. AP Photo. SENT
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s intelligence chief, named third prime minister appointed in just over a month after the last candidate’s resignation for internal political strife. The turmoil threatens to leave a power vacuum in government at a time of severe economic crisis and pandemic. By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Samya Kullab. 391 words. AP Photo. SENT
EUR-CIE RUSSIA-SPACE STATION
MOSCOW – Two Russian astronauts and one American depart for the International Space Station after a strict quarantine of the coronavirus pandemic. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying Chris Cassidy (NASA) and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner (Roscosmos) will arrive in the orbital laboratory later in the day. 321 words. AP Photo. SENT
LOS ANGELES – Instead of preparing for the postseason, LeBron James spends much of his time playing basketball with his teenage children. Also enjoy tea time with your daughter. And when he’s not watching chapter after chapter of the “Tiger King” series with his wife, he searches for news about whether the coronavirus pandemic will allow the Lakers to continue their remarkable campaign, in which they seek the NBA title. Greg Beachman. 565 words. AP Photo. SENT
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