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Republicans seek tax cuts in next coronavirus bill; senator warns Congress may spread virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans underscored the need for tax cuts and business liability protections in any new coronavirus legislation on Tuesday,...

Democrat Joe Biden denies alleged sexual assault, requests release of Senate records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday asked the Senate to find any documents tied to an allegation...

U.S. House panel seeks details on agency’s talks over Washington Trump hotel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump’s administration to hand over details on...
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South Korean officials caution against reports that North Korean leader Kim is ill

 South Korean officials are emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea and are cautioning against reports that North...

Trump rejects reports that he will fire HHS chief Azar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday rejected reports that he was planning to fire Secretary of Health and Human...

Germany slowly eases lock-down measures

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced plans to slowly ease restrictions brought in to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Social...

EU ministers agree half a trillion euro coronavirus rescue plan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday on half-a-trillion euros worth of support for their coronavirus-battered economies but left...

UK foreign minister leads nationwide applause for health workers

LONDON - Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab led a nationwide show of appreciation for health service workers on Thursday, standing in for his...

UK PM Johnson’s pregnant fiance had COVID-19 symptoms

Carrie Symonds, the pregnant fiance of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said she had spent the past week in bed with symptoms...

Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff emails during coronavirus – sources

Hackers working in the interests of the Iranian government have attempted to break into the personal email accounts of staff at the...

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Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France 16 May 2020

Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested near Paris, the French justice ministry has...

Brazil passes Italy and Spain in confirmed coronavirus cases

Brazil’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus rose on Saturday past those of Spain and Italy, which was once the epicenter of...

Thailand reports four new coronavirus cases, one new death

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported four new coronavirus cases and one more death on Saturday, bringing the total to 3,004 cases and...