Mnuchin, Congress leaders to hold new talks on next coronavirus aid bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressional leaders will hold bipartisan negotiations on a new coronavirus-response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday. One day after Republicans failed to ram through the Senate a $250 billion increase in loans for small businesses suffering due […]

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Labour returns to ‘bleating on’ about ‘chaotic’ Brexit under Starmer – ‘So out of touch!’

Tory commentator Darren Grimes criticised Labour for being “so out of touch” after newly-appointed Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds warned against “that kind of chaotic exit that has always been a threat under this Conservative Government”. Taking to Twitter, he said: “Labour revert to type and start bleating on about a ‘chaotic’ Brexit – during an epidemic that has billions hiding […]

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Biden courts Sanders voters with student loan, healthcare policies

(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday proposed expanding access to Medicare and forgiving some student debt in new overtures to supporters of onetime rival Bernie Sanders. Biden, who became Democrats’ presumptive nominee when Sanders ended his campaign on Wednesday, is working to close ranks as his party prepares a campaign to unseat Republican President Donald Trump in […]

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital

Boris Johnson is out of intensive care and in “extremely good spirits”, Downing Street has said. The prime minister has been in St Thomas’ Hospital in London since Sunday evening, when he was first admitted for tests. The action was taken because Mr Johnson continued to have persistent coronavirus symptoms, more than a week after testing positive for COVID-19. His […]

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U.S. Democrats, Republicans at odds over next coronavirus aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Efforts to push a further $250 billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer proposed, […]

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Sanders drops out of U.S. election race, setting up Biden battle with Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist whose progressive agenda pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, ended his White House campaign on Wednesday, clearing the way for a Nov. 3 election battle between former Vice President Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump. Sanders, a former front-runner who promised to lead a grassroots political revolution into the […]

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B.C. premier to speak on self-isolation rule for people returning to Canada

Premier John Horgan is scheduled to make an announcement about people returning to B.C. from outside the country amidst the coronavirus outbreak. He is expected to host a news conference from Victoria at 1:15 p.m. You can watch it live here on our website, on the Global BC Facebook page, and on BC1. The province has repeatedly raised concerns about […]

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