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U.S. faces ‘darkest winter’ if pandemic planning falters: whistleblower

WASHINGTON: A whistleblower who says he was removed from his government post for raising concerns about coronavirus preparedness told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the United States could face “the darkest winter” of recent times if it does not

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Georgia eateries welcome diners back as more U.S. states ease pandemic shutdowns

ATLANTA: Georgia, at the vanguard of states testing the safety of reopening the U.S. economy in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, permitted restaurant dining for the first time in a month on Monday while governors in regions with fewer

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U.S: 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus — 96% without symptoms

When the first cases of the new coronavirus surfaced in Ohio’s prisons, the director in charge felt like she was fighting a ghost. “We weren’t always able to pinpoint where all the cases were coming from,” said Annette Chambers-Smith, director

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Face masks may be ‘new normal’ as U.S. prepares gradual reopening

NEW YORK: The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States approached 31,000 on Wednesday as governors began cautiously preparing Americans for a post-virus life that would likely include public face coverings as the “new normal.”A food delivery

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Uniphore launches three systems that enhance users daily lives

PUCHONG: In this era of rapid technological advancement, everyone prefer to use apps or tech systems for many things; such as paying bills and sending an inquiry. With this in mind, tech giant Uniphore had launched three products which would

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U.S. ‘China-bashers’ seek to gain from China’s coronavirus woes

SHANGHAI: An editorial in the official China Daily on Friday intensified a war of words with the United States, blasting “China-bashers” and saying they would “continue to fling dirt at China” despite what it called the country’s effective pandemic-control efforts.

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Coronavirus: China accuses US of whipping up panic

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: China has agreed to allow US health experts into the country as part of a World Health Organization (WHO) effort to help fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, as the number of cases and deaths continued to mount. In central China’s

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Trump promises farmers that China trade deal to be good for them

US President Donald Trump sought yesterday to assure American farmers and ranchers hit by a protracted tariff war with China that a trade agreement he signed with Beijing will lead to major purchases of US agricultural products. Trump’s remarks in

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Mexico and US plan to reduce illegal arms and drug trade

Mexico and the US have agreed on a plan to combat illicit trafficking of arms, drugs and money, the Mexican government said yesterday, following meetings between US Attorney General William Barr and top Mexican officials. The two neighbouring countries also

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Which company just hit US$1 trillion? Google it.

As Google-parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) became yesterday the fourth US company to top market value of more than US$1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock’s extraordinary gains.

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