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U.S. makes deal for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, deaths expected to rise

Two major drug companies will supply the U.S. government with 100 million doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine, the Trump administration said on Friday, as the nation’s top health agency predicted that fatalities would rise in the coming weeks. The

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Coronavirus: Trump taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine

NEW YORK: The phased reopening of U.S. business and social life gained traction on Monday with more Americans emerging from coronavirus lockdowns and financial markets boosted by promising early results from the first U.S. vaccine trial in humans. News of

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Biden to hammer Trump’s ‘tough talk, weak action’ on China, top adviser says

President Donald Trump has seized on Americans’ growing animosity toward China over the coronavirus outbreak to underpin his re-election pitch, arguing he will hit Beijing harder than anyone. That is just tough talk hardly substantiated by action, says Jake Sullivan,

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Trump, Saudi king reaffirm defense ties amid tensions

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman spoke by phone on Friday and “reaffirmed the strong United States-Saudi defense partnership,” the White House said, amid tensions over Saudi’s oil output. The two men spoke after news the United

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Coronavirus inflicts huge U.S. job losses; Pence aide infected

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK : The coronavirus pandemic triggered the steepest monthly loss of U.S. jobs since the Great Depression, data showed on Friday, as a second White House aide was diagnosed with the respiratory infection, raising doubt that the highest levels

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Trump to refocus coronavirus task force on economic revival, concedes risks

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his coronavirus task force would shift its primary focus to reviving U.S. business and social life, while acknowledging that reopening the economy could put more lives at risk. In a series of tweets,

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Ousted U.S. whistleblower says Trump health official played down coronavirus threat

WASHINGTON: The ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for developing drugs to fight the coronavirus pandemic filed a whistleblower’s complaint on Tuesday accusing President Donald Trump’s administration of retaliating when he raised concerns. Rick Bright says in the complaint

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Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November. In an interview with Reuters in the Oval

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Trump hails U.S. coronavirus testing as infections cross a million

The United States has reported more than a million coronavirus infections only because of its testing, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, hailing the effort as being “much better than any other country in the world”. The Twitter comments came

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U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass Vietnam War toll as Florida governor meets Trump

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The U.S. coronavirus death toll reached a grim milestone on Tuesday, surpassing the number of American lives lost in the Vietnam War, as Florida’s governor met with President Donald Trump to discuss easing shutdowns aimed at curbing the

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