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A sign displays gas prices at a gas station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, on April 20, 2020. U.S. oil prices crashed to the negative territory for the first time in history on Monday, fueled by pandemic-related demand shock and oversupply fears. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery shed 55.9 U.S. dollars, or over 305 percent, to settle at -37.63 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, implying that producers would pay buyers to take oil off their hands. (Photo by Michael Nagle/ Xinhua)

Pipeline shutdown prompts ‘panic buying,’ fuel shortages in the US

Long lines began forming at petrol stations across the US' East Coast this week as panicked drivers worry about supply shortages and higher prices...
A sign points the way to the Corona Vaccination Centre. At the vaccination centre, people over the age of 60 can now receive their Corona vaccinations without having to make an appointment. The vaccine used is from Astrazeneca, which is now only administered to people aged 60 and over on the recommendation of the Standing Commission on Vaccination. Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

German coronavirus situation ‘very, very serious,’ – RKI

(dpa) - The coronavirus situation in Germany remains "very, very serious" according the country's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control, which recorded high...
Poverty Real

‘Travel and See,’ poverty is real

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A GNA Feature by Emmanuel Nyatsikor. "Travel and see" was the inscription on a mummy truck that used to ply between Ho and Adaklu Kodzobi,...
Lockdown

Facing hospital ‘catastrophe,’ Czech Republic eyes harsher lockdown

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dpa/GNA - Faced with the prospect of a "complete catastrophe in the hospitals," the Czech Republic has announced a significantly tighter lockdown in...
Explosion

Explosion in Nashville ‘intentional bombing,’ authorities say

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dpa/GNA - An early morning explosion on Christmas Day in downtown Nashville, in the US state of Tennessee, was an "intentional bombing incident,"...
Spain jobless

U.S. jobless claims above 1 million mark for second straight week

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The number of initial jobless claims in the United States last week totaled above 1 million mark for the second straight week, painting a...
Kidnap

7 Kidnapped in Mexican restaurant includes son of el-chapo

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Jalisco State Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer told news media that Salazar and six other men were abducted during a raid late Monday at the...
NDC

Youth unemployment is a great worry to me – Mrs Quartey

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She said when TVET was given the needed attention most of the youth who could not continue their education would acquire skills to empower...