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Trump says Putin to ‘probably ask’ for sanctions lifting

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Monday he expects his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to request the lifting of US sanctions during an upcoming phone call. “Yeah, he’ll probably ask for that,” Trump told Fox News. Trump did not say what his response would be, noting that …

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Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back for US

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump has extended emergency coronavirus restrictions for the United States, where his top scientist warned up to 200,000 people could die, as the Russian capital and Africa’s biggest city readied to go into lockdown on Monday. The reassessment by Trump, who had previously said he wanted the country …

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Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump decided late Saturday against imposing a broad two-week lockdown on New York and its neighbors after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, late …

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Xi tells Trump China and US must ‘unite to fight virus’

Beijing, China | AFP | China and the United States should “unite to fight” the deadly coronavirus pandemic, President Xi Jinping said in a call with Donald Trump on Friday, as he called for the US to improve relations. The two countries have clashed in recent weeks over the virus, and …

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US tops world in virus cases and logs record unemployment

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States now has more COVID-19 infections than any other country, and a record number of newly unemployed people, as the coronavirus crisis deepens around the world. Healthcare systems in even the most developed nations are being stretched to breaking point with grim warnings …

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$2 trillion rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US Senate unanimously passed the nation’s largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday, a $2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy all ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis. The measure cleared the Senate 96-0 after days of tumultuous, sometimes bitter …

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Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be ‘gift from God’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a “gift from God” despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven medicines. Trump announced last week his administration was working to dramatically expand …

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