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29 Jun 2020
The airplane maker Airbus is expected to shed thousands of jobs in its response to the coronavirus epidemic. Production is expected to be cut by some 40%.
17 Apr 2020
80-year-old Luciano Romoli runs a stretching class every day at noon for his senior neighbours who join him from their balconies as a way of keeping fit during the coronavirus epidemic.
29 Feb 2020
GuardianTV spoke with a cross-section of Nigerians on their thoughts on the first case of coronavirus in the country after an Italian citizen tested positive in Lagos.
29 Feb 2020
Fears of a Coronavirus epidemic play into the hands of those who for political, ideological reasons would like to see a return of hard borders in Europe. Elsewhere, the virus is becoming a political football in the US. Finally, sales of Corona beer have slumped.
19 Feb 2020
The World Health Organization has warned against a global over-reaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship travel, as China's official death toll neared 1,900 on Tuesday.
9 Feb 2020
Will the coronavirus epidemic do major damage to global economic growth? The world's second-largest economy is facing significantly slower growth this year as a result of the outbreak. Tens of thousands of people have been infected with the virus, the vast majority of them in China. Also, after two decades of France's 35-hour working week, has the policy delivered on its promises? And a paper trail is causing controversy in Germany, as retailers criticise a new law which makes issuing receipts mandatory.

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The Russia House in Davos has always sold the Russia story to global investors, but now it's having to tell a rather bitter truth. In the absence of Russians, Ukraine is making sure Moscow's excesses are not forgotten.
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A wave of protests swept across Iran as people went online to express their opposition to the death penalty given to three young Iranians for taking part in demonstrations last year.
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The world is facing its worst food crisis in history. Millions of tonnes of wheat are stuck in Ukraine, worsening an already precarious situation for many countries that depend on exports from the region. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva tells FRANCE 24 Business Editor Kate Moody that only "very strong international mobilisation" will save the lives of millions of people. Also in our update from Davos: EU member states move towards an embargo on Russian oil, but with no consensus on the timeline.
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Over two thirds of young Colombians say their lives have got worse over the past year, which saw a fierce crackdown on anti-government protests in a country still recovering from five decades of conflict. Six years after the peace deal with the FARC rebels, many young people are backing the former mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, in the May 29 presidential election. If he wins, Petro would become Colombia's first-ever leftist leader. In this special edition of Inside the Americas, we meet several young Colombians who are hoping for change.