Top Headlines for April 15, 2020

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • 5 Things to Know Today-That Aren’t About the Virus

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • US Ambassador: China Not Blocking Medical Supply Exports

    The U.S. ambassador to China said Wednesday that he doesn?t believe Beijing is deliberately blocking exports of masks and other medical supplies to fight the coronavirus, and that the shipment of 1,200 tons of such products to the U.S. could not have been possible without Chinese support.
  • Germany Offers to Help Rebuild Fire-Damaged Notre Dame

    Germany is offering to help rebuild parts of Notre Dame in Paris, a year after the famous cathedral was heavily damaged by fire.
  • World Oil Demand Forecast to Suffer Biggest Drop Ever

    Global demand for oil will fall this year by the most ever due to the economic lockdowns enforced around the world to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.
  • Germany Arrests 4 IS Suspects Planning Attack on US Bases

    German authorities say police have arrested four suspected members of the Islamic State group alleged to be planning an attack on American military facilities.
  • EU to Unveil Virus Exit Plan, Hoping to Avoid More Chaos

    The European Union moved Wednesday to head off a chaotic and potentially disastrous easing of restrictions that are limiting the spread of the coronavirus, warning its 27 nations to move very cautiously as they return to normal life and base their actions on scientific advice.
  • Virus Choking Off Supply of What Africa Needs Most: Food

    In a pre-dawn raid in food-starved Zimbabwe, police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown confiscated and destroyed 3 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables by setting fire to it. Wielding batons, they scattered a group of rural farmers who had traveled overnight, breaking restrictions on movement to bring the precious produce to one of the country?s busiest markets.
  • Poles Divided on ‘Draconian’ Abortion, Sex Education Bills

    Polish lawmakers on Wednesday are debating draft laws backed by a conservative Catholic group that would impose a near-total ban on abortion, criminalize school sex education and equate homosexuality with pedophilia, revisiting proposals that were shelved after a popular outcry.
  • Ionescu, Sabally, Cox Headline WNBA Mock Draft

    The Associated Press had a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers hold a mock draft over the course of the season. This is the final installment with the draft on Friday.
  • Global Stocks, Oil Prices Sink After Grim IMF Forecast

    Global stocks and oil prices tumbled Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund said the world’s economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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