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New resolution on pandemic truce presented to UN Security Council

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Germany and Estonia submitted Tuesday a resolution to the UN Security Council on a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world during the coronavirus pandemic, to replace one drafted by France and Tunisia that the United States has blocked. Encompassing five major points — …

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At odds with Trump, top expert says dangerous to reopen too fast

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government’s top infectious disease expert warned Congress Tuesday that ending lockdowns too quickly could bring “really serious” consequences including new outbreaks of coronavirus just as the country tries to overcome the pandemic. In his first appearance on Capitol Hill in two months, …

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US Supreme Court enters fray over Trump tax documents

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US Supreme Court takes up Tuesday the most politically charged case of the year — President Donald Trump’s refusal to turn over his tax returns and financial records to Congress and a New York prosecutor, a case that may define the limits of presidential …

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Biden ramps up digital footprint, still trails omnipresent Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |  Joe Biden is rapidly scaling up his digital campaign as he scrambles to compete with Donald Trump’s formidable online operation, but Democrats say the presidential hopeful must move beyond flat speeches delivered from his basement. The Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee is doubling the size of …

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US reversal prevents UN vote on pandemic truce

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United States on Friday stunned other members of the UN Security Council by preventing a vote on a resolution for a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world to help troubled nations better fight the coronavirus pandemic, diplomats said. Washington’s reversal came a …

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Jobless Americans can only hang on as pandemic rages

Washington, United States | AFP |  The coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States harder than any other country, sending unemployment skyrocketing and undoing the lives of countless Americans. Meet three of them: – Finding her way – Laya Hamilton was watching President Donald Trump speak on television from the bar …

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China slams US after Trump virus ‘attack’ claim

Beijing, China | AFP | China accused the United States on Thursday of trying to shift blame over the coronavirus, after President Donald Trump said the pandemic was a worse “attack” than Pearl Harbor or 9/11. Tension between the world’s two biggest economies has reached fever pitch in recent days as …

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