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Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook said Monday it was donating $100 million to support news organisations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis.

US cities warn medical supplies running out, call for federal help to fight coronavirus

US cities warn medical supplies running out, call for federal help to fight coronavirus

New York City, New Orleans and other major cities expect to run out of ventilators and other medical supplies within days as the United States grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.

US coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 as doctors protest over medical shortages

US coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 as doctors protest over medical shortages

The sum of known coronavirus US cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses protested at shortages of scarce medical supplies ...

Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be 'gift from God'

Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be 'gift from God'

US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a ‘gift from God’ despite scientists warning ...

Qatar, US facilitate talks on Taliban prisoners' release

Qatar, US facilitate talks on Taliban prisoners' release

Qatar and the US have facilitated the first direct technical talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban movement on the release of prisoners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Sunday.

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

US lawmakers urgently negotiating a $1 trillion emergency package to salvage an economy ravaged by the coronavirus missed a Republican-imposed deadline to reach an agreement by the end of Friday.

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

The European Union on Thursday sharply criticised the US decision to restrict travel from most European countries to contain the coronavirus pandemic ...

After testing delays, US coronavirus cases surge past 1,000

After testing delays, US coronavirus cases surge past 1,000

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the US surged past 1,000 on Tuesday, after public health experts criticised authorities for downplaying the epidemic and lagging behind in testing efforts.

Trump vows 'major' steps to aid US economy amid coronavirus rise

Trump vows 'major' steps to aid US economy amid coronavirus rise

President Donald Trump on Monday said he will be taking ‘major’ steps to gird the economy against the impact of the spreading coronavirus outbreak ...

Trump names Meadows as fourth chief of staff

Trump names Meadows as fourth chief of staff

US President Donald Trump announced Friday he had chosen staunch ally Mark Meadows to be his new chief of staff -- the fourth person to hold the position since he took office.

US coronavirus death toll rises; 21 test positive on cruise ship

US coronavirus death toll rises; 21 test positive on cruise ship

The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus rose to 17 on Friday, as the impact of the outbreak continued to have a knock-on effect across the country.

US, Taliban sign historic peace agreement/accord in Doha

US, Taliban sign historic peace agreement/accord in Doha

The United States of America (US) and the Taliban on Saturday signed a peace agreement in Doha under the auspices of Qatar which is expected to end nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan.