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200,000 apply for France's 'agricultural army' as virus grounds migrants

World Apr 9, 2020

200,000 apply for France's 'agricultural army' as virus grounds migrants

More than 200,000 people have answered France's call for idled workers to help crop and livestock farmers, desperate for extra hands as summer approaches, Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume said Tuesday. "Today we have more than 200,000 applicants, and we have 5,000 recruiters who are organizing ...

Tokyo Disney parks to extend closure again over coronavirus

National Apr 9, 2020

Tokyo Disney parks to extend closure again over coronavirus

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will again extend their closure and decide their reopening date in mid-May to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in line with the government's request, operator Oriental Land Co. said Thursday. The company said on March 27, 12 days ...

Much-maligned robots may become heroes in war on coronavirus

World Apr 9, 2020

Much-maligned robots may become heroes in war on coronavirus

Long maligned as job-stealers and aspiring overlords, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the war against the deadly coronavirus. One team of robots temporarily cared for patients in a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 ...

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

World / Crime & Legal Apr 9, 2020

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

The global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed Syria for toxic attacks for the first time Wednesday, saying President Bashar Assad's air force used the nerve gas sarin and chlorine three times in 2017. The findings came in the first report from a new investigative team ...