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Pompeo Criticizes Iran, China; Gilead Drug Trials: Virus Update

  • outbreak: Bloomberg)-- Iran reported a total of 15 deaths from the outbreak, the most fatalities outside China, and a top health official tested positive.
  • positive: Bloomberg)-- Iran reported a total of 15 deaths from the outbreak, the most fatalities outside China, and a top health official tested positive.
  • isolate: Italy reported a surge in infections and Spanish police isolated 1,000 people at an island resort.
  • island: Italy reported a surge in infections and Spanish police isolated 1,000 people at an island resort.
  • resort: Italy reported a surge in infections and Spanish police isolated 1,000 people at an island resort.

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

  • academic: Tehran (AFP)- French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, jailed in Iran since last year, has been transferred to a prison hospital after her health deteriorated following a hunger strike, her lawyer said Tuesday.
  • jail: Tehran (AFP)- French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, jailed in Iran since last year, has been transferred to a prison hospital after her health deteriorated following a hunger strike, her lawyer said Tuesday.
  • prison: Tehran (AFP)- French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, jailed in Iran since last year, has been transferred to a prison hospital after her health deteriorated following a hunger strike, her lawyer said Tuesday.
  • deteriorate: Tehran (AFP)- French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, jailed in Iran since last year, has been transferred to a prison hospital after her health deteriorated following a hunger strike, her lawyer said Tuesday.
  • damage: Unfortunately, her kidneys have been damaged," Saeed Dehqan told AFP, emphasising that her situation was " concerning".

Pompeo says Iran must 'tell the truth' on coronavirus

  • outbreak: Washington (AFP)- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday demanded that Iran" tell the truth" about a coronavirus outbreak, voicing alarm at allegations of a cover-up.
  • information: The United States is deeply concerned by information indicating the Iranian regime may have suppressed vital details about the outbreak in that country," Pompeo told reporters in Washington.
  • regime: The United States is deeply concerned by information indicating the Iranian regime may have suppressed vital details about the outbreak in that country," Pompeo told reporters in Washington.
  • suppress: The United States is deeply concerned by information indicating the Iranian regime may have suppressed vital details about the outbreak in that country," Pompeo told reporters in Washington.
  • outbreak: The United States is deeply concerned by information indicating the Iranian regime may have suppressed vital details about the outbreak in that country," Pompeo told reporters in Washington.

Iran virus deaths rise to 15, deputy minister among infected

  • outbreak: Tehran (AFP)- Iran said Tuesday its coronavirus outbreak, the deadliest outside China, had claimed 15 lives and infected nearly 100 others-- including the country's deputy health minister.
  • halt: The United Arab Emirates was the latest to clamp down on Tuesday, halting all passenger and cargo flights to and from Iran, a similar move to other nearby countries including Armenia, Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey.
  • passenger: The United Arab Emirates was the latest to clamp down on Tuesday, halting all passenger and cargo flights to and from Iran, a similar move to other nearby countries including Armenia, Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey.
  • announce: Iran has been scrambling to contain COVID-19 since Wednesday last week when it announced the first two deaths in Qom, a centre for Islamic studies and pilgrims that attracts scholars from abroad.
  • brave: The country's deputy health minister put on a brave face as he admitted he too was infected.

Coronavirus: Tenerife hotel with hundreds of guests locked down

  • cordon: Guest John Turton: " The doors are locked and there's a police cordon".
  • positive: A hotel in Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands has been locked down after a visiting Italian doctor tested positive for coronavirus.
  • majority: Global cases of the virus have passed 80,000, the vast majority in China.
  • positive: Iran, one of the worst-affected nations outside China, on Tuesday said its deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, had tested positive for the virus.
  • possible: The World Health Organization (W HO) said on Monday the world should do more to prepare for a possible pandemic- a situation where an infectious disease spreads easily between people in many countries.

Pompeo blasts China, Iran for response to virus outbreak

  • expel: Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling three Wall Street Journal reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel.
  • accurate: Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling three Wall Street Journal reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel.
  • information: Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling three Wall Street Journal reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel.
  • available: Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling three Wall Street Journal reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel.
  • personnel: Pompeo assailed Beijing for expelling three Wall Street Journal reporters and said a free press was needed to ensure accurate information about the virus is available to the public and medical personnel.

Coronavirus: Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens

  • conference: Iraj Harirchi mopped his brow at a news conference before testing positive for coronavirus disease.
  • positive: Iraj Harirchi mopped his brow at a news conference before testing positive for coronavirus disease.
  • disease: Iraj Harirchi mopped his brow at a news conference before testing positive for coronavirus disease.
  • positive: Iran's deputy health minister and an MP have both tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15.
  • disease: Iran's deputy health minister and an MP have both tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15.

Landmark second world war ceremony in Moscow poses dilemma for UK and US

  • ceremony: Landmark second world war ceremony in Moscow poses dilemma for UK and US.
  • dilemma: Landmark second world war ceremony in Moscow poses dilemma for UK and US.
  • discussion: Discussions have been under way for some weeks between UK and US officials on a coordinated response.
  • attend: For the US, UK and other western powers, failure to attend would underline western divisions and run the risk of appearing to lack respect for the shared sacrifices of defeating Nazism.
  • risk: For the US, UK and other western powers, failure to attend would underline western divisions and run the risk of appearing to lack respect for the shared sacrifices of defeating Nazism.

Spain Announces Steps to Aid Farmers After Protests

  • announce: Spain responded to weeks of protests by farmers by announcing steps to support prices for their goods.
  • government: The government will prohibit sales of agricultural products below cost price by decree, Agriculture Minister Luis Planas said Tuesday.
  • decree: The government will prohibit sales of agricultural products below cost price by decree, Agriculture Minister Luis Planas said Tuesday.
  • government: The government will also make it easier for olive growers to access subsidies, after they were battered by drought and an increase in U.S. import tariffs.
  • access: The government will also make it easier for olive growers to access subsidies, after they were battered by drought and an increase in U.S. import tariffs.

Volkmarsen attack: Almost 60 hurt after car drives into carnival crowd

  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police confirmed 52 people had been injured, among them 18 children.
  • confirm: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police confirmed 52 people had been injured, among them 18 children.
  • injure: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police confirmed 52 people had been injured, among them 18 children.
  • confirm: The number of people confirmed as injured after a car ploughed into a carnival crowd in western Germany has risen to almost 60, police say.
  • injure: The number of people confirmed as injured after a car ploughed into a carnival crowd in western Germany has risen to almost 60, police say.

Merkel's would-be successors announce bids for party leader

  • announce: Berlin (AFP)- Political heavyweights in Germany's ruling CDU announced on Tuesday their bids for the crisis-wracked party's top job, with a staunch ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nemesis jumping into the race.
  • ally: Berlin (AFP)- Political heavyweights in Germany's ruling CDU announced on Tuesday their bids for the crisis-wracked party's top job, with a staunch ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nemesis jumping into the race.
  • nemesis: Berlin (AFP)- Political heavyweights in Germany's ruling CDU announced on Tuesday their bids for the crisis-wracked party's top job, with a staunch ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nemesis jumping into the race.
  • turmoil: Merkel's centre-right Christian Democratic Union is in turmoil after her heir apparent Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer resigned as party chief this month over her supposed failure to stop regional MPs from cooperating with the far right.
  • apparent: Merkel's centre-right Christian Democratic Union is in turmoil after her heir apparent Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer resigned as party chief this month over her supposed failure to stop regional MPs from cooperating with the far right.

Saudi king names ousted oil minister to lead investment draw

  • ministry: Those sectors were spun off from his purview into a new ministry last year in an attempt to focus more effectively on attracting foreign direct investment into those industries.
  • foreign: Those sectors were spun off from his purview into a new ministry last year in an attempt to focus more effectively on attracting foreign direct investment into those industries.
  • publish: The announcement was published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which carried a number of other royal decrees issued by King Salman in line with reform efforts to diversify the economy and improve perceptions of Saudi Arabia abroad.
  • decree: The announcement was published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which carried a number of other royal decrees issued by King Salman in line with reform efforts to diversify the economy and improve perceptions of Saudi Arabia abroad.
  • issue: The announcement was published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which carried a number of other royal decrees issued by King Salman in line with reform efforts to diversify the economy and improve perceptions of Saudi Arabia abroad.

Trump says he wants 'no help from any country' in re-election bid

  • weigh: The president, who fielded questions on a wide range of topics for roughly 45 minutes, also weighed in on the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, claiming that prominent Democrats like former first lady Michelle Obama and ex-presidential contender Hillary Clinton " loved" the disgraced movie mogul.
  • conviction: The president, who fielded questions on a wide range of topics for roughly 45 minutes, also weighed in on the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, claiming that prominent Democrats like former first lady Michelle Obama and ex-presidential contender Hillary Clinton " loved" the disgraced movie mogul.
  • prominent: The president, who fielded questions on a wide range of topics for roughly 45 minutes, also weighed in on the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, claiming that prominent Democrats like former first lady Michelle Obama and ex-presidential contender Hillary Clinton " loved" the disgraced movie mogul.
  • contender: The president, who fielded questions on a wide range of topics for roughly 45 minutes, also weighed in on the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, claiming that prominent Democrats like former first lady Michelle Obama and ex-presidential contender Hillary Clinton " loved" the disgraced movie mogul.
  • interfere: Trump declined to say specifically whether he believes Russia is interfering in the 2020 election and issued no warning for Russian President Vladimir Putin not to.

Iran's deputy health minister tests positive for coronavirus

  • positive: Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for coronavirus, just hours after he appeared on television to insist the Iranian government had the outbreak under control.
  • government: Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for coronavirus, just hours after he appeared on television to insist the Iranian government had the outbreak under control.
  • outbreak: Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for coronavirus, just hours after he appeared on television to insist the Iranian government had the outbreak under control.
  • conference: Iraj Harirchi was seen coughing and appeared to be sweating during a televised press conference last night, as he commented on a rising number of Covid-19 cases and related deaths in the Islamic republic.
  • positive: An Iranian parliamentarian representing Tehran, Mahmoud Sadeghi, has also revealed that he had tested positive for the virus in a post on Twitter.

Iran's deputy health minister says he has coronavirus

  • confirm: Tehran (AFP)- Iran's deputy health minister confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.
  • positive: Tehran (AFP)- Iran's deputy health minister confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.
  • major: Tehran (AFP)- Iran's deputy health minister confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.
  • outbreak: Tehran (AFP)- Iran's deputy health minister confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.
  • conference: Iraj Harirchi coughed occasionally and wiped sweat from his brow repeatedly during a news conference in Tehran on Monday with government spokesman Ali Rabiei.

California congressman's vacated seat unleashes GOP slugfest

  • involve: Most of the action in the 50th District involves two Republican heav yweights: Darrell Issa, who is seeking a return to Congress after leaving his seat in a neighboring district two years ago, and Carl DeMaio, a well-known San Diego radio host and political commentator.
  • attention: The headlines were from media outlets, and Issa said the ad was meant to draw attention to DeMaio's failures on issues.
  • issue: The headlines were from media outlets, and Issa said the ad was meant to draw attention to DeMaio's failures on issues.
  • conservative: The 50th is an outlier in California, a strongly conservative district in a state where Republicans hold just six of 53 House seats.
  • revere: Hunter Sr., still widely revered in the district, has endorsed Issa.

Head of Iran's coronavirus task force tests positive for the virus

  • positive: Head of Iran's coronavirus task force tests positive for the virus.
  • positive: Iran's deputy health minister, who has been in charge of the country's coronavirus task force, has now tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • announce: Authorities announced Iraj Harirchi's diagnosis on Tuesday, The Associated Press reports, with this coming just a day after he participated in a news conference that had sparked questions about his health.
  • diagnosis: Authorities announced Iraj Harirchi's diagnosis on Tuesday, The Associated Press reports, with this coming just a day after he participated in a news conference that had sparked questions about his health.
  • participate: Authorities announced Iraj Harirchi's diagnosis on Tuesday, The Associated Press reports, with this coming just a day after he participated in a news conference that had sparked questions about his health.

Schools, shrines shut in Iraq's Najaf over coronavirus

  • desert: Najaf (Iraq) (AFP)- Shrines have shuttered, streets are deserted and schools closed in Iraq's holy city of Najaf, where only pharmacies draw crowds after a novel coronavirus case triggered widespread panic.
  • novel: Najaf (Iraq) (AFP)- Shrines have shuttered, streets are deserted and schools closed in Iraq's holy city of Najaf, where only pharmacies draw crowds after a novel coronavirus case triggered widespread panic.
  • panic: Najaf (Iraq) (AFP)- Shrines have shuttered, streets are deserted and schools closed in Iraq's holy city of Najaf, where only pharmacies draw crowds after a novel coronavirus case triggered widespread panic.
  • epidemic: Najaf is popular among Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Iran, which has recorded 15 deaths from COVID-19, the highest death toll outside China, the epidemic's epicentre.
  • confirm: It is also where Iraq confirmed its first novel coronavirus infection in an Iranian national studying in a Shiite seminary in the city, located around 200 kilometres ( 124 miles) from Baghdad.

Elections-Related Clashes Leave 24 People Dead in Burundi

  • clash: Bloomberg)-- At least 24 people were killed in clashes between Burundi police and unidentified militants in the outskirts of the commercial capital, Bujumbura.
  • outskirt: Bloomberg)-- At least 24 people were killed in clashes between Burundi police and unidentified militants in the outskirts of the commercial capital, Bujumbura.
  • warn: The United Nations warned in September that Burundi was on the verge of all-out violence as elections approach.
  • violence: The United Nations warned in September that Burundi was on the verge of all-out violence as elections approach.
  • accuse: In November, Burundi accused Rwandan troops of attacking its military positions close to their shared border, an allegation the Rwandan army dismissed.

Rush Limbaugh: coronavirus a 'common cold' being 'weaponised' against Trump

  • condemn: His comments were widely condemned: more than 80,000 people are known to have contracted the virus worldwide and 2,700 are known to have died.
  • struggle: Authorities are struggling to cope in China, Iran, Italy and Tenerife.
  • cope: Authorities are struggling to cope in China, Iran, Italy and Tenerife.
  • outbreak: The World Health Organization has not yet declared the outbreak, which originated in China, a pandemic.
  • originate: The World Health Organization has not yet declared the outbreak, which originated in China, a pandemic.

Trump is still downplaying the coronavirus epidemic

  • outbreak: There are now more than 80,000 known cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide, including at least 35 cases in the U.S., with outbreaks unexpectedly mushrooming in Iran, Italy, and South Korea.
  • contact: We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries.
  • relevant: We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries.
  • vaccine: On Tuesday, Trump told reporters in New Delhi that the coronavirus " is very well under control" in the U.S., said researchers are " close" to a developing a vaccine ( which won't be available until 2021, at least), and said he believes the the coronavirus is " a problem that's going to go away.
  • available: On Tuesday, Trump told reporters in New Delhi that the coronavirus " is very well under control" in the U.S., said researchers are " close" to a developing a vaccine (which won't be available until 2021, at least), and said he believes the the coronavirus is " a problem that's going to go away.

Merkel Ally Takes the Inside Track to Succeed Her as Chancellor

  • struggle: Armin Laschet, 58, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, won the support of Health Minister Jens Spahn, 39, a move that defuses concerns over a bruising eight-week leadership race and power struggles in the runup to the next election.
  • conservative: By uniting centrist and conservative factions in the party, the duo threatens the ambitions of Friedrich Merz, a long-time Merkel antagonist considered the biggest risk to the chancellor.
  • faction: By uniting centrist and conservative factions in the party, the duo threatens the ambitions of Friedrich Merz, a long-time Merkel antagonist considered the biggest risk to the chancellor.
  • threaten: By uniting centrist and conservative factions in the party, the duo threatens the ambitions of Friedrich Merz, a long-time Merkel antagonist considered the biggest risk to the chancellor.
  • risk: By uniting centrist and conservative factions in the party, the duo threatens the ambitions of Friedrich Merz, a long-time Merkel antagonist considered the biggest risk to the chancellor.

Greek clashes break out over new migrant camps

  • clash: Greek clashes break out over new migrant camps- BBC News.
  • camp: Greek clashes break out over new migrant camps- BBC News.
  • resident: Residents of two Greek islands have clashed with riot police as authorities pushed ahead with plans to build new migrant camps.
  • island: Residents of two Greek islands have clashed with riot police as authorities pushed ahead with plans to build new migrant camps.
  • clash: Residents of two Greek islands have clashed with riot police as authorities pushed ahead with plans to build new migrant camps.

East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo

  • outbreak: The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years also recently reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half the population already faces hunger after years of civil war.
  • civil: The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years also recently reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half the population already faces hunger after years of civil war.
  • major: Kenya, Somalia and Uganda also have been battling the locust swarms, which can reach the size of major cities.
  • insect: The insects can destroy crops and devastate pasture for animals, and experts have warned that the outbreak is affecting millions of already vulnerable people across the region.
  • expert: The insects can destroy crops and devastate pasture for animals, and experts have warned that the outbreak is affecting millions of already vulnerable people across the region.

Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hosni Mubarak was president of Egypt for 30 years.
  • guilty: He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution.
  • complicity: He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution.
  • revolution: He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution.
  • recover: Mubarak underwent surgery in late January and was photographed with his grandson as he recovered.

Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the country struggles ...

  • positive: Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the country struggles with one of the worst outbreaks beyond China.
  • struggle: Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the country struggles with one of the worst outbreaks beyond China.
  • outbreak: Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the country struggles with one of the worst outbreaks beyond China.
  • positive: Iran's deputy health minister, and department spokesman, says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the country emerges as one of the worst-hit places outside of Asia.
  • infect: In a video posted to Tw itter, carried by Fars news agency, Iraj Harirchi said that he was infected, but that " I will certainly defeat corona.

Trump Says Markets Are Down Over Bernie Sanders Worries

  • discuss: Past presidents typically shied away from discussing domestic politics while on foreign soil, but Trump has seldom abided by that particular tradition and often laces into his opponents back home while overseas.
  • foreign: Past presidents typically shied away from discussing domestic politics while on foreign soil, but Trump has seldom abided by that particular tradition and often laces into his opponents back home while overseas.
  • soil: Past presidents typically shied away from discussing domestic politics while on foreign soil, but Trump has seldom abided by that particular tradition and often laces into his opponents back home while overseas.
  • abide: Past presidents typically shied away from discussing domestic politics while on foreign soil, but Trump has seldom abided by that particular tradition and often laces into his opponents back home while overseas.
  • tradition: Past presidents typically shied away from discussing domestic politics while on foreign soil, but Trump has seldom abided by that particular tradition and often laces into his opponents back home while overseas.

In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread

  • block: In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread- BBC News.
  • spread: In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread- BBC News.
  • block: In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread.
  • spread: In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters erected burning barricades across key roads in Port-au-Prince.

Coronavirus claims three more lives in Iran

  • calm: Tehran (AFP)- Coronavirus claimed three more lives in Iran, taking the country's overall death toll to 15, as President Hassan Rouhani called for calm Tuesday and teams were deployed to disinfect public spaces.
  • deploy: Tehran (AFP)- Coronavirus claimed three more lives in Iran, taking the country's overall death toll to 15, as President Hassan Rouhani called for calm Tuesday and teams were deployed to disinfect public spaces.
  • disinfect: Tehran (AFP)- Coronavirus claimed three more lives in Iran, taking the country's overall death toll to 15, as President Hassan Rouhani called for calm Tuesday and teams were deployed to disinfect public spaces.
  • outbreak: The Islamic republic has been hit by the deadliest coronavirus outbreak by far outside China.
  • halt: The United Arab Emirates was the latest to clamp down on Tuesday, halting all passenger and cargo flights to and from Iran, a similar move to other surrounding countries including Armenia, Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey.

Losses from Libya's oil shutdown surpass $2 billion

  • major: Oil supplies have become a major point of conflict between rival governments in the war-torn country.
  • conflict: Oil supplies have become a major point of conflict between rival governments in the war-torn country.
  • government: Oil supplies have become a major point of conflict between rival governments in the war-torn country.
  • financial: The financial impact has been swift and staggering, as production dropped from the typical 1.2 million barrels a day to about 120,000 this week, the corporation said in a statement on its Facebook page.
  • typical: The financial impact has been swift and staggering, as production dropped from the typical 1.2 million barrels a day to about 120,000 this week, the corporation said in a statement on its Facebook page.

Europe’s Fear of Migrants Makes for Bad Foreign Policy

  • naval: Bloomberg Opinion)-- The European Union has agreed to a naval deployment in the Mediterranean to enforce a much-violated arms embargo, announced in Berlin in January, against the warring parties in Libya.
  • enforce: Bloomberg Opinion)-- The European Union has agreed to a naval deployment in the Mediterranean to enforce a much-violated arms embargo, announced in Berlin in January, against the warring parties in Libya.
  • embargo: Bloomberg Opinion)-- The European Union has agreed to a naval deployment in the Mediterranean to enforce a much-violated arms embargo, announced in Berlin in January, against the warring parties in Libya.
  • announce: Bloomberg Opinion)-- The European Union has agreed to a naval deployment in the Mediterranean to enforce a much-violated arms embargo, announced in Berlin in January, against the warring parties in Libya.
  • withdraw: Indeed, this fear was the reason ships have been withdrawn before, and was the main contention over this latest deployment.

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

  • autocrat: Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91.
  • oust: Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91.
  • ally: Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bulwark against Islamic militancy and guardian of Egypt's peace with Israel.
  • bulwark: Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bulwark against Islamic militancy and guardian of Egypt's peace with Israel.
  • plunge: His overthrow, however, plunged the country into years of chaos and uncertainty, and set up a power struggle between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood group that he had long outlawed.

Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment

  • accuse: A total of 20 women have now accused Domingo of harassment and inappropriate behaviour.
  • behaviour: A total of 20 women have now accused Domingo of harassment and inappropriate behaviour.
  • issue: I respect that these women finally felt comfortable enough to speak out," Domingo said in a statement issued to the Los Angeles Times.
  • accept: He added: " I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I have grown from this experience.
  • issue: His statement was issued following an investigation into Domingo by a US union which represents opera performers.

How close are we to a pandemic?

  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption San Fiorano is one of the Italian towns on lockdown.
  • major: Major outbreaks of the new coronavirus have suddenly been detected in both Italy and Iran in the past few days.
  • outbreak: Major outbreaks of the new coronavirus have suddenly been detected in both Italy and Iran in the past few days.
  • export: The new coronavirus is no longer a problem just in China, with a small number of exported cases.
  • possible: It has many people asking if the virus is about to become a pandemic and whether containing it is still possible?

Libya conflict: Turkey confirms first soldiers killed

  • conflict: Libya conflict: Turkey confirms first soldiers killed- BBC News.
  • confirm: Libya conflict: Turkey confirms first soldiers killed- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-government fighters in Tripoli are supported by Turkey and Qatar.
  • confirm: Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Libya, the first casualties the nation has confirmed since it sent troops to the oil-rich state.
  • troops: Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Libya, the first casualties the nation has confirmed since it sent troops to the oil-rich state.

Iran: “It Is a Grade-A 1970s Military,” Says One Expert.

  • exert: Iran has found other ways of exerting influence on the world.
  • influence: Iran has found other ways of exerting influence on the world.
  • militia: There are 20,000 people in its maritime militia and 15,000 in its air arm.

Is Bernie Sanders a deep cover Communist revolutionary? Uh, no.

  • occasion: On a few occasions he has given qualified praise to dastardly Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Cuba, thus proving his sympathy with the Red menace.
  • qualified: On a few occasions he has given qualified praise to dastardly Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Cuba, thus proving his sympathy with the Red menace.
  • praise: On a few occasions he has given qualified praise to dastardly Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Cuba, thus proving his sympathy with the Red menace.
  • regime: On a few occasions he has given qualified praise to dastardly Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Cuba, thus proving his sympathy with the Red menace.
  • sympathy: On a few occasions he has given qualified praise to dastardly Communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Cuba, thus proving his sympathy with the Red menace.

Quarantine raises virus fears in northern Italy

  • revert: In an era of online ordering and borderless travel, Tino has had to revert to hand-delivering items across a checkpoint- within his own country.
  • block: He parks beside the police cars blocking a road to Codogno, the epicentre of Italy's coronavirus outbreak.
  • outbreak: He parks beside the police cars blocking a road to Codogno, the epicentre of Italy's coronavirus outbreak.
  • anxious: Queues of anxious customers are forming, as Codogno hits headlines around the world.
  • mayor: The mayor, Francesco Passerini, tells me by phone that the situation is completely calm and supplies of food and medicine are stable.

China’s Paranoid Party Line: America Is the Enemy and Needs to ‘Butt Out’

  • crisis: The coronavirus crisis has killed more than 2,200 people, virtually all of them in China.
  • foreign: Defense and foreign policy analysts are increasingly concerned that that a misstep by one party or the other in the seas off Taiwan, or on the South China Sea, might trigger a shooting war.
  • policy: Defense and foreign policy analysts are increasingly concerned that that a misstep by one party or the other in the seas off Taiwan, or on the South China Sea, might trigger a shooting war.
  • analyst: Defense and foreign policy analysts are increasingly concerned that that a misstep by one party or the other in the seas off Taiwan, or on the South China Sea, might trigger a shooting war.
  • consensus: A close examination of recent speeches and writing about the United States by such authorities reveals a clear consensus: America is not merely a strategic rival.

New U.S. intelligence chief Grenell's foreign PR work would normally face DOJ scrutiny, lawyers ...

  • intelligence: New U.S. intelligence chief Grenell's foreign PR work would normally face DOJ scrutiny, lawyers say.
  • foreign: New U.S. intelligence chief Grenell's foreign PR work would normally face DOJ scrutiny, lawyers say.
  • stint: Between his seven-year stint as spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations and his confirmation as President Trump's ambassador to Germany in 2018, new acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell ran his own public relations firm, Capitol Media Partners.
  • ambassador: Between his seven-year stint as spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations and his confirmation as President Trump's ambassador to Germany in 2018, new acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell ran his own public relations firm, Capitol Media Partners.
  • firm: Between his seven-year stint as spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations and his confirmation as President Trump's ambassador to Germany in 2018, new acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell ran his own public relations firm, Capitol Media Partners.

Trump’s Post-Impeachment Staff Purge Has Folks in Ukraine Nervous

  • compensate: I would expect sometime after the presidential elections the U.S. will have to compensate for that.
  • dust: Bolton has since left and with the dust still unsettled from the impeachment proceedings, the future of U.S.-Ukraine relations has grown even less clear.
  • unsettle: Bolton has since left and with the dust still unsettled from the impeachment proceedings, the future of U.S.-Ukraine relations has grown even less clear.
  • foreign: Danylyuk described a recent meeting with representatives of foreign corporations:.
  • rebuild: Ukraine is currently trying to rebuild its image after the impeachment investigation in an effort to attract foreign investors particularly to its energy sector.

'Are you still alive?' Virus fears grip South Korean city

  • alive: Friends calling each other and asking if they're still alive.
  • soar: Fears of a soaring viral outbreak are gripping the South Korean city of Daegu and the surrounding area, with residents struggling as they try to stay away from a virus that has already sickened hundreds of people in the region, killing at least 10 of them.
  • outbreak: Fears of a soaring viral outbreak are gripping the South Korean city of Daegu and the surrounding area, with residents struggling as they try to stay away from a virus that has already sickened hundreds of people in the region, killing at least 10 of them.
  • surround: Fears of a soaring viral outbreak are gripping the South Korean city of Daegu and the surrounding area, with residents struggling as they try to stay away from a virus that has already sickened hundreds of people in the region, killing at least 10 of them.
  • resident: Fears of a soaring viral outbreak are gripping the South Korean city of Daegu and the surrounding area, with residents struggling as they try to stay away from a virus that has already sickened hundreds of people in the region, killing at least 10 of them.

Turkey says 2 Turkish soldiers killed in Libya

  • government: Turkey, which backs the U.N.-supported Libyan government that is based in Tripoli, has sent Turkish military trainers as well as Syrian fighters to battle against rival Libyan forces under commander Khalifa Hifter, who in April launched an offensive to capture Libya's capital.
  • launch: Turkey, which backs the U.N.-supported Libyan government that is based in Tripoli, has sent Turkish military trainers as well as Syrian fighters to battle against rival Libyan forces under commander Khalifa Hifter, who in April launched an offensive to capture Libya's capital.
  • offensive: Turkey, which backs the U.N.-supported Libyan government that is based in Tripoli, has sent Turkish military trainers as well as Syrian fighters to battle against rival Libyan forces under commander Khalifa Hifter, who in April launched an offensive to capture Libya's capital.
  • capture: Turkey, which backs the U.N.-supported Libyan government that is based in Tripoli, has sent Turkish military trainers as well as Syrian fighters to battle against rival Libyan forces under commander Khalifa Hifter, who in April launched an offensive to capture Libya's capital.
  • government: That angered Turkey's opposition, which claimed the government was not disclosing military losses in Libya.

Three more dead in Iran coronavirus outbreak: state media

  • novel: Tehran (AFP)- The novel coronavirus has claimed three more lives in Iran, state media reported, taking the country's overall death toll from the outbreak to 15-- the highest outside China.
  • outbreak: Tehran (AFP)- The novel coronavirus has claimed three more lives in Iran, state media reported, taking the country's overall death toll from the outbreak to 15-- the highest outside China.
  • announce: Iran has been scrambling to contain COVID-19 since Wednesday when it announced its first two deaths in Qom, a centre for Islamic studies and pilgrims that attracts scholars from abroad.
  • patient: Two of the dead were elderly women in the central province of Markazi and the other was a patient in the northern province of Alborz, state news agency IRNA said.
  • confirm: Three cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Saveh city so far, with two dead," Nikravesh said.

Syrian troops press ahead with campaign as strike kills 3

  • violence: The violence came as Turkey's president announced that a Russian delegation would arrive the following day to resume talks aimed at easing tensions in the northwest Idlib region.
  • announce: The violence came as Turkey's president announced that a Russian delegation would arrive the following day to resume talks aimed at easing tensions in the northwest Idlib region.
  • delegation: The violence came as Turkey's president announced that a Russian delegation would arrive the following day to resume talks aimed at easing tensions in the northwest Idlib region.
  • ease: The violence came as Turkey's president announced that a Russian delegation would arrive the following day to resume talks aimed at easing tensions in the northwest Idlib region.
  • government: The area is the country's last rebel-controlled stronghold and the Syrian government's military campaign there, backed by Russia, has created a humanitarian catastrophe with nearly one million people displaced from their homes since Dec. 1.

Coronavirus: Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts

  • plunge: In Japan shares slumped on Tuesday, reacting to a global plunge on Monday sparked by fear of further outbreaks.
  • exhaustion: The head of the Daegu Doctors ' Association issued an emotional appeal for more doctors, saying those on duty were passing out with exhaustion or becoming infected themselves, given the overwhelming number of patients.
  • liner: Japan has now confirmed more than 850 infected people, most of them on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner.

Tuesday morning news briefing: Shaming of Weinstein

  • acrimony: The acrimony between the newly exiled Sussexes and their families has seemingly reached fever pitch.
  • straight: The 67-year-old was handcuffed and led out of court straight to custody having been found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sex act.
  • harrow: Playing out like a plot from one of his films, read how he was taken down by harrowing testimony.

Gui Minhai: Hong Kong bookseller gets 10 years jail

  • deplorable: The deplorable verdict and shockingly harsh sentence... on completely unsubstantiated charges demonstrates yet again that the Chinese authorities are not letting the coronavirus crisis distract them from repressing dissidents," Amnesty International's China Researcher Patrick Poon said in a statement to the BBC.
  • reinstate: The court added that his Chinese citizenship had been reinstated in 2018.
  • admissible: Unless China can provide concrete, credible and admissible evidence of the crimes Gui has allegedly committed, he must be released immediately and unconditionally.
  • abduct: After his disappearance, there were allegations that he had been abducted by Chinese agents across international borders in an extrajudicial process.
  • uncommon: It is not uncommon for Chinese criminal suspects to appear in " confessional" videos.

Syrian father teaches daughter to laugh when the bombs fall

  • cope: Mohammed said he came up with the game to help his daughter cope with her fear.
  • ferocious: It has been the subject of a ferocious military campaign and relentless bombardment by Russia-backed Syrian government troops since early December.
  • campaign: It has been the subject of a ferocious military campaign and relentless bombardment by Russia-backed Syrian government troops since early December.
  • relentless: It has been the subject of a ferocious military campaign and relentless bombardment by Russia-backed Syrian government troops since early December.
  • government: It has been the subject of a ferocious military campaign and relentless bombardment by Russia-backed Syrian government troops since early December.

Germany Fears That the Center Will Not Hold

  • amalgamate: From the start, the Union, as the pair are jointly known, amalgamated a range of interest groups, from cultural conservatives to Catholic quasi-socialists and free-market liberals.
  • nowadays: Nowadays, of course, there is, after the AfD entered the federal parliament in 2017.
  • passive: By simple arithmetic, as long as all centrist parties rule out any cooperation, even of the passive sort, with both the far left and right, there will be stalemate.
  • symmetrical: Another question is whether the symmetrical treatment of far left and right still makes political sense.
  • crisis: Suddenly, though, Germany is having a full-bore political crisis of centrism.