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Trump says US on top as outbreak shuts largest cities

New York, United States | AFP |  New York and Illinois followed California Friday in locking down to stem the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump declared the United States was already “winning” the war despite a rapid rise in confirmed cases and deaths. The move effectively seals off America’s largest …

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Trump deploys hospital ships in coronavirus ‘war’

New York, United States | AFP |  The United States is to deploy military hospital ships to fight the coronavirus, Donald Trump said Wednesday, as he likened himself to a “wartime president” and invoked a Korean War-era law. As America and Canada announced they were closing their border to non-essential travelers, …

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Trump criticizes China expulsion of US journalists as tensions soar

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized China’s unprecedented decision to expel American journalists from three major US newspapers, as media advocates feared that tensions between the two powers provided cover for Beijing to target the press. All US journalists from The New York Times, The …

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Biden clean sweep in 3 states puts him on track for Dem nomination

Miami, United States | AFP |  Joe Biden scored decisive victories in all three major Democratic primaries Tuesday, earning him a nearly insurmountable lead over rival Bernie Sanders in their race for the party’s presidential nomination. As the United States grappled with combating the spreading coronavirus pandemic, voters handed the former …

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Europe locks down as global virus panic spreads

Paris, France | AFP |  European leaders plan to ban all non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday, the latest drastic attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic that has upended society, battered markets and killed thousands around the world. With French President Emmanuel Macron describing the battle against COVID-19 as a …

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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe travel ban

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said, following concerns over his exposure to a disease that has paralyzed the globe. Trump agreed to the test after coming in contact with several members of a Brazilian presidential delegation visiting his …

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Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the coronavirus crisis that has triggered the shutdown of schools, sporting events, offices and travel in the world’s richest country. Trump’s declaration Friday frees up …

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Beyond human toll, coronavirus could shake up global politics

Washington, United States | AFP | Thousands of people have died, the US response has infuriated European allies, and China has gone on a propaganda offensive. The new coronavirus is shaping up to be a cataclysmic event with far-reaching consequences in global politics. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than …

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Trump defends ban on travel from Europe as virus worsens

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump defended Thursday his shock decision to impose a 30-day ban on travel from mainland Europe over the coronavirus pandemic that sent markets into a tailspin and sparked panic among stranded travellers. As the number of cases and fatalities surged in Europe, …

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