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US Congress, negotiators reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

US Congress, negotiators reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus aid package

The Senate and White House have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis, top lawmakers said early Wednesday.

Trillion-dollar US economic rescue package crashes in Senate

Trillion-dollar US economic rescue package crashes in Senate

A trillion-dollar Senate proposal to rescue the reeling US economy crashed to defeat Sunday after receiving zero support from Democrats, and with five Republicans absent from the chamber ...

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.

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Police in China's virus epicentre Wuhan acted ‘inappropriately’ by punishing a doctor who blew the whistle on the outbreak that has now killed more than 9,000 worldwide ..

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

All incoming international flights to India will be banned for one week starting Sunday, the government said Thursday as it announced the latest raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sudan PM unharmed in assassination bid: top aide

Sudan PM unharmed in assassination bid: top aide

Sudan's post-uprising Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok escaped unharmed Monday as an assassination attempt using explosives targeted his convoy in the capital Khartoum, his top aide said.

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.

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

French unions and opposition leaders called for fresh demonstrations on Monday after the government employed a rarely used decree to force its controversial pension overhaul through parliament.

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a ‘call to action’ on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and ‘alarming levels of femicide’.

Lesotho PM in court to be charged with murder of ex-wife

Lesotho PM in court to be charged with murder of ex-wife

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who at the weekend was receiving ‘emergency’ medical treatment in South Africa, on Monday appeared in court ...

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results announced Tuesday, lining him up to become the man negotiating with the Taliban ...

Iraq protesters rally for one of their own to become PM

Iraq protesters rally for one of their own to become PM

Hundreds of Iraqis rallied Sunday to support a protest leader they want as prime minister instead of current premier-designate Mohammad Allawi, who they see as too close to the ruling class.