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US says China trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research

Washington, United States | AFP | US authorities warned healthcare and scientific researchers Wednesday that Chinese-backed hackers were attempting to steal research and intellectual property related to treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Organizations researching the disease were warned of “likely targeting and network compromise by the People’s Republic of China,” a statement from the FBI …

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Despite White House virus cases, top aides defend reopening

Washington, United States | AFP | Two top US economic advisers on Sunday defended the need for an expeditious reopening of the economy even as the coronavirus reached into the White House despite the extraordinary precautions taken there. The comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and economic adviser Larry Kudlow came …

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COVID-19 hits White House, Fauci self isolates

Washington, United States | AFP |  Top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci is among three members of the White House’s coronavirus task force who will self-isolate after potential exposure to the pathogen, US media reported Saturday. On Friday, reports that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary had tested positive heightened …

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Obama: COVID-19 handling a ‘chaotic disaster’

Washington, United States | AFP |  Former president Barack Obama has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling it an “absolute chaotic disaster.” In a leaked web call Friday night with former members of his administration, Obama also said the Justice Department’s decision to …

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TRUMP: I, for one, am glad to see Kim Jong U back, and well!

  Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was “glad” about the reappearance of Kim Jong Un and that the North Korea leader is apparently healthy. “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!” Trump tweeted, following Kim’s first public appearance …

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Oil falls on storage woes in virus-hit market

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | US oil prices fell heavily Monday on renewed concerns over storage capacity as the coronavirus throttles demand, even as producers start slashing output to boost markets. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate dropped 9.3 percent to $15.36 a barrel in Asian morning trade. Brent crude, the international benchmark, was off 3.2 …

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Experimental virus drug remdesivir effective in monkeys: study

Washington, United States | AFP | The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir has proven effective against COVID-19 in a small experiment involving monkeys, US government scientists reported Friday. The study, which is preliminary and has not yet been peer reviewed, was designed to follow dosing and treatment procedures used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a large …

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