As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world's coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five U.S. government sources familiar with the intelligence reporting. The four countries are known by U.S. spy agencies as "hard targets" because of the heavy state controls on information and the difficulty, even in normal times, of collecting intelligence from within their closed leadership circles.
Market pundits predict a steeper fall in consumer sentiment next month, if the spread of virus is not contained that has already taken a toll on employment and household income.
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Coronavirus: Police left in 'absolute shock' after finding 25 adults and children at karaoke party despite lockdown
Derbyshire Police said its officers were left shocked after finding the gathering of 25 adults in children in Normanton, Derby, on Saturday night.
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Mortgage rates along with applications eased last week. There is uncertainty ahead for the housing sector as jobless claims surge.
Russian Oil CEO Igor Sechin recently said that oil prices will reach $60 once enough US production is forced off the market, but how soon will that happen?
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Elton John’s warning during coronavirus benefit: ‘There was another infectious disease that was ignored’
John’s comments divided Twitter, but everyone seemed to enjoy his guests' 'iHeart Living Room Concert for America' performances — all shot at home in the name of social distancing.
"Hope your stay-at-home plans tonight include joining me for a beautiful and breezy episode of AmericanIdol" the singer wrote on Instagram