Anger, confusion in Europe as Trump issues coronavirus travel ban

EU ‘disapproves’ of travel ban as observers question efficacy of order which excludes some infection-hit countries. Travel to the US from most of Europe will be suspended for 30 days beginning on Friday, President Donald Trump announced, citing a need to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Trump’s move on Wednesday came amid rising global panic after the World Health Organization (WHO) warned […]

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Trump says he's attending meetings on COVID-19 at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said that he is attending White House meetings on Saturday on the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the coronavirus and would issue a “full report later.” Trump issued his statement on Twitter and in a second tweet called for “SOCIAL DISTANCING.” Source: Read Full Article

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U.S. court to rehear House bid for testimony from ex-White House counsel McGahn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday said it would reconsider a recent decision dismissing a Democratic-led congressional panel’s lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House Counsel Donald McGahn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said it would hear arguments in the case on April 28. In a […]

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Local elections in May postponed for a year over coronavirus

Mayoral and local elections in England are to be postponed for a year in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Sources say it is because the elections would fall at the peak of the outbreak – potentially exposing people to the virus at the most dangerous point. It means that local elections across the country are off for twelve months. […]

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U.S. lawmakers near deal with White House on coronavirus aid bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers and the White House neared agreement on a coronavirus economic aid package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, adding she hoped to announce a deal on Friday. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and the Republican-controlled Senate have been at odds over the legislation. Pelosi, a Democrat, spent much of Thursday haggling with Treasury Secretary […]

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U.S. surveillance program to expire after renewal stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government surveillance tools fiercely opposed by privacy advocates and defended by intelligence agencies will expire after legislation renewing them stalled in the Senate on Thursday, although passage is expected next week. In a rare bipartisan vote, the Democratic-led House of Representatives backed the “USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020” on Wednesday. But the measure, which renews […]

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Up to 10,000 Brits may already be infected with coronavirus without knowing it

Up to 10,000 people in the UK may already  have coronavirus and just don't know it, the government has warned. The figure emerged as Boris Johnson Britain faced the "worst public health crisis for a generation " and demanded that any Brits who have mild symptoms that could be coronavirus must immediately self-isolate for a week, starting immediately. But health […]

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