WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives was poised on Thursday to pass a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill, funding small businesses and hospitals and pushing the total spending response to the crisis to an unprecedented nearly $3 trillion.
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Trump immigration order curbing green cards is under legal review, may be delayed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A plan by President Donald Trump to temporarily block some foreigners from permanent residence in the United States is still undergoing legal review, which could delay its signing, according to White House aides on Wednesday. Trump says
'No time to act stupidly,' New York's Cuomo warns as Trump lauds state plans to reopen
(Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday applauded steps by a handful of Republican-led U.S. states to reopen their economies, but New York’s governor, wary of a potential second wave of coronavirus infections, cautioned that it was “no time to
Coronavirus: Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething caught swearing at colleague on virtual Assembly session
Wales’ health minister has been caught on video launching into a sweary tirade against a colleague. Vaughan Gething was heard complaining about her after accidentally leaving his microphone on during a virtual session of the Welsh Assembly on coronavirus. Speaking
U.S. CDC reports 802,583 coronavirus cases, 44,575 deaths
(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 802,583 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 26,490 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 2,817 to 44,575.
Joe Biden wins climate change campaigner Al Gore's endorsement on Earth Day
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the support of two of his party’s most prominent climate change campaigners, including former presidential candidate Al Gore, on Wednesday. The endorsements of Gore and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee came
Speculation rages on Kim Jong Un’s health as North Korea media stay silent
North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of leader Kim Jong Un’s health or whereabouts, a day after intense international speculation over his health was sparked by media reports he was gravely ill after a cardiovascular procedure. North
McConnell says he favors state bankruptcy over more federal aid
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets.
Georgia tests boundaries of life post-pandemic with 'risky' reopening
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A handful of mostly southern U.S. states will begin loosening economic restrictions this week in the midst of a still virulent pandemic, providing a live-fire test of whether America’s communities can start to reopen without triggering a
Boris Johnson approval rating: What is Boris Johnson’s approval rate?
Boris Johnson is currently residing at the Prime Minister’s countryside retreat in Buckinghamshire, where he is recuperating from a coronavirus infection which saw him in intensive care for a week. The PM is said to be continuing business from the