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How would U.S. exit from WHO harm global fight against COVID-19?

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The U.S. exit from the World Health Organization (WHO) would undermine international efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that guarantee public health and...
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Trump fires back after Obama swipes at his coronavirus response

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U.S. President Donald Trump fired back on Sunday at his predecessor, Barack Obama, who swiped at how the current administration has handled the coronavirus...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) attends a news conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump directs California to reopen Tesla assembly plant

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that California should allow automaker Tesla to resume operations in Alameda County. "California should let...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump bans use of foreign power grid equipment citing national security risk

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order to ban the import and use of certain electrical equipment, so as to "secure...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump orders c processors to stay open amid COVID-19 outbreak

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered processors of meat and poultry to stay open amid the COVID-19 outbreak, while the country's largest meatpacking...
Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield attends a press conference on the COVID-19 at the White House in Washington D.C. March 9, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration will ask Congress to approve a possible payroll tax cut and provide "very substantial relief" for hourly workers and industries hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. begins to reopen economy, impact on November elections unknown

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This week will see many U.S. states re-open their economies after the historic COVID-19 lockdown has ravaged the U.S. economy and caused millions of...
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Is Trump’s disinfectant advice adoptable? Professionals raise alarm

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Although U.S. President Donald Trump explained that his earlier remarks were sarcastic on injecting disinfectants and using ultraviolet light to possibly kill the novel...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Kagame and Trump discuss COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation in phone conversation

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, in which they discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the...
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Iran vows to respond to U.S. threats

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Iranian officials on Thursday downplayed recent U.S. threats and vowed to respond if the security of Iranian territory is at stake. The...
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Iran summons Swiss envoy over U.S. president’s threatening remarks

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Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, which represents U.S. interests in the Islamic republic, over the U.S. president's recent...
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Trump to halt U.S. green card immigration for 60 days

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the White House will halt the immigration of green card recipients for 60 days while continuing...
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Trump and British PM Johnson reaffirm cooperation to reopen global economies

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U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed their close cooperation to reopen global economies during a phone conversation on Tuesday,...
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Trump’s tweets on “liberating” states trigger controversy

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U.S. President Donald Trump's call for lifting restrictions on several states has sparked controversy. In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump...
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European nations voice backing, commitment to WHO after Trump’s decision to halt funding

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The decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) triggered on Wednesday a wave of criticism from...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Scapegoating of WHO cannot mask Washington’s failings in COVID-19 fight

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration is halting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), sparking worldwide criticism of undermining global...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

No reason justifying U.S. suspension of funding to WHO – EU diplomat

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The European Union's foreign policy chief expressed his regret on Wednesday over the U.S. decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
OPEC logo is pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo

Trump hails OPEC+ agreement to cut oil production for saving U.S. energy jobs

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed a deal to cut oil production reached by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and...
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Putin, Trump, King Salman support OPEC+ agreement to reduce oil production

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud supported the agreement on a phased reduction in...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief defends WHO after Trump threat

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by William M. Reilly UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored on Wednesday the necessity of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19...
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Public-private tensions flare up as 3M hits back at Trump’s DPA order

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U.S. President Donald Trump's order asking mask manufacturer 3M Company to cease exporting masks during the coronavirus outbreak will make domestic supplies less available,...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump signs US$2 trillion stimulus package into law amid COVID-19 fallout

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a 2-trillion-dollar stimulus package amid mounting COVID-19 fallout, a few hours after the House of Representatives approved...
The U.S. Capitol Building is silhouetted against sunrise in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 18, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the administration to force American industry to ramp up production of medical supplies, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump orders GM to produce ventilators under DPA

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he ordered General Motors (GM) to produce ventilators under the Defense Production Act, a wartime law he recently...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Trump administration to classify regions by risk levels in new coronavirus guideline

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U.S. President Donald Trump told governors Thursday in a letter that his administration will classify regions by levels of risk for the novel coronavirus...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Trump says currently not considering nationwide lockdown

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he currently does not consider a nationwide lockdown to keep all Americans at home. "I don't think so,"...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump signs relief package to expand paid leave, ensure free testing amid COVID-19

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill to expand paid sick leave, enhance unemployment insurance, and ensure free testing in response to...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. strives to mass national resources to combat coronavirus

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump hasn’t received COVID-19 testing: White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump has not been tested for COVID-19, said the White House on Monday night. "The President has not received COVID-19 testing because...
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Trump campaign, RNC raise over US$86 million in February

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U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised over 86 million U.S. dollars in February, the RNC announced on...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump in India for two-day visit

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in India's western state of Gujarat on Monday for a two-day state visit to the country. Accompanied by U.S. First...
Pak Taliban Says No Less Than Sharia Law

Trump’s national security adviser cautions Taliban against breaking violence reduction deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday that the United States would be unlikely to sign an agreement with...