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Apr 27 2020 - 01:00 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 4/27/2020

Today's news, while relatively heavy, hails from around the globe. Topics focus on leadership and policy, and their effects ranging from the international to the community level. These front-page articles were found on papers provided by Newseum.

[image: Caduceus from Wikimedia Commons]

The Peninsula, published in Doha, Qatar

Qatar and Italy working closely in the battle against COVID-19

Italy, hit hard by the novel coronavirus, receives assistance from Qatar in the form of medical equipment and research involving its data regarding the pandemic.

Japan Times, published in Tokyo, Japan

South Korean officials call for caution amid reports that Kim Jong Un is ill

Having disappeared from the public eye since April 15 amid health speculations, Kim Jong Un’s status is still unclear. Neighboring South Korea notes nothing else unusual.

The Guardian, published in London, UK

Boris Johnson returns to face critics amid talk of the 'new normal'

PM Boris Johnson has returned to office after contracting COVID-19 and now must face criticism for inaction in nationwide protection against the disease before he fell ill.

Cape Breton Post, published in Sydney, Canada

Eskasoni adjust funerals

[image: Les réserves micmacs en Nouvelle Escosse from Wikimedia Commons]

The Mi'kmaq people, like many other Indigenous groups in North America, are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. This particular community living in Eskasoni copes with loss and with changing customs to keep safe and healthy.

The Press, published in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch back in business as level 3 means takeaways, online shopping

A level 4 lockdown across New Zealand meant closures of all non-essential businesses, including restaurants and other small businesses. As the lockdown is moved to a level 3 “restrict,” businesses that offer online ordering and takeout are being opened under reduced schedules. More information on New Zealand’s lockdown levels can be found on their COVID-19 Alert System site.

[image: Rustica Barista Specialty Coffee in Korat from Wikimedia Commons]


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