Day: April 8, 2020

Turkish firm to hire 1,000 new staff despite pandemic

April 8, 2020

A Turkish firm announced Wednesday 1,000 new job openings at a time when businesses globally are announcing pay cuts and firing staff due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tosyali Holding is hiring for its $1-billion investment in the steel industry in Turkey’s southern province of Iskenderun. The firm also donated 5 million Turkish liras ($750,000) to […]

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Somalia confirms 1st coronavirus death

April 8, 2020

Somalia on Wednesday confirmed its first death from coronavirus. Ismail Mukhtar Orongo, Somali government spokesman, told Anadolu Agency over the phone that the patient succumbed to the deadly virus in the capital Mogadishu. “The patient is a 58-year-old Somali national who had no travel history in the past three years and who died from coronavirus […]

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UK thanks Turkey for medical aid amid COVID-19 outbreak

April 8, 2020

U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab thanked Turkey on Wednesday for sending medical supplies to help it deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to diplomatic sources. Raab spoke via telephone to Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and said the supplies is an “indication of strong friendship between the two countries.” He also thanked Turkey’s President Recep […]

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COVID-19: Biggest hit to global economy since WW II

April 8, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause “the greatest disruption to global economic activity since the Second World War,” the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said Wednesday. It will affect the banks’ emerging economies and a rapid recovery is not guaranteed, the bank said in a statement. Normalcy is expected to return […]

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Afghan government releases 100 Taliban

April 8, 2020

The Afghan government on Wednesday released 100 Taliban prisoners following a presidential decree, despite the insurgents’ withdrawal from intra-Afghan peace talks. National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib held a teleconference with ambassadors of the coalition forces briefing them on the release of prisoners. “Afghanistan is prepared to move forward on prisoners and peace, (…) the technical […]

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Turkey’s death toll from coronavirus rises to 812

April 8, 2020

With 87 new deaths, Turkey’s death toll from coronavirus has climbed to 812, according to the Health Ministry. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 38,226 as 4,117 more people tested positive for the virus, the ministry said. So far, a total of 1,846 patients have fully recovered from the disease whereas nearly 2,500 […]

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Global coronavirus deaths exceed 85,000: Johns Hopkins

April 8, 2020

 More than 85,000 people worldwide have died from the novel coronavirus in the four months since it emerged in China, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In all, the university counted 85,396 COVID-19 deaths and 315,105 recoveries. There are 1.46 million confirmed infections globally, according to the university based in the state of Maryland. […]

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Scottish football clubs to vote fate of lower leagues

April 8, 2020

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) teams will determine the fate of three lower divisions that have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic after the league recommended canceling the season Wednesday. ”SPFL clubs are to vote on a resolution recommending the termination of the 2019/20 season in the Ladbrokes Championship, Ladbrokes League 1 and […]

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