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Global virus deaths top 60,000, Trump warns of 'tough week' ahead

Apr 05, 2020 - 11:30 AM

COVID-19 infects more than 1.17 million across nations, with Europe bearing the brunt of the pandemic

COVID-19 EPICENTER IN THE US. A person walks down Wall Street on April 2, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump fires intelligence official who had key impeachment role

Apr 04, 2020 - 5:15 PM

In a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump says he had lost confidence in Michael Atkinson, the independent inspector general of the broad US intelligence community

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions in the press briefing room with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force April 3, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump announced that Americans in virus hot spots should wear a mask when out in public as the death rate caused by coronavirus has nearly doubled in three days in New York City while the nation continues to reel from the impacts of COVID-19. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Americans urged to wear masks as virus toll mounts around world

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:10 AM

The US set a new record for number of COVID-19 deaths in one day with 1,480 dead

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: A person walks down Wall Street on April 02, 2020 in New York City. Hospitals in New York City, which has been especially hard hit by the coronavirus, are facing shortages of beds, ventilators and protective equipment for medical staff. Currently, over 92,000 people in New York state have tested positive for COVID-19. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Facing Trump's wrath, 3M vows boosted mask production for U.S.

Apr 04, 2020 - 7:00 AM

3M says its facilities 'have gone above and beyond to manufacture as many N95 respirators as possible for the US market'

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Trump says Florida will evacuate stranded cruise ships

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:40 AM

The desperate situation aboard the Zaandam, which was not allowed to enter several South American ports, attracted worldwide publicity, but it is just one of several cruise liners seeking permission to dock in Fort Lauderdale

WAITING. Passengers of Holland America's cruise ship Zaandam are seen as the ship navigates through the Panama Canal in Panama City, on March 29, 2020. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

U.S. regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for virus

Mar 30, 2020 - 12:33 PM

The US Department of Health and Human Services details recent donations of medicine to a national stockpile – including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both being investigated as potential COVID-19 treatments

TRUMP. President Donald Trump meets with supply chain distributors in reference to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in the Cabinet Room in the West Wing at the White House on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back for U.S.

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:39 AM

Trump extends emergency coronavirus restrictions for another month

BON VOYAGE. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks as US President Donald Trump listens during the departure ceremony for the hospital ship USNS Comfort at Naval Base Norfolk on March 28, 2020, in Norfolk, Virginia. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump decides against quarantine of New York region

Mar 29, 2020 - 1:50 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, advises residents of the region not to travel except for essential purposes

GHOST TOWN. Cars cross 42th street as rain falls on March 28, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Trump signs $2-trillion recovery plan as U.S. virus cases skyrocket

Mar 28, 2020 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) 'This will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation's families, workers, and businesses,' says United States President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: U.S. President Donald Trump signs H.R. 748, the CARES Act in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier on Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the $2 trillion stimulus bill that lawmakers hope will battle the the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Xi Jinping tells Trump: China and U.S. must 'unite to fight virus'

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:14 PM

In a telephone call, Chinese President Xi tells the American president that China 'wishes to continue sharing all information and experience with the US'

WORK TOGETHER. File photo of China's President Xi Jinping greeting US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

PARTLY FALSE: U.S. FDA 'approves' hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) As of March 29, 2020, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are authorized by the FDA for emergency use to treat COVID-19

With economy sinking, Trump's own business is in peril

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:30 AM

(UPDATED) There are questions over whether United States President Donald Trump's concerns about his own company are shaping his response to the coronavirus crisis

THREAT? Reports indicate that at over the past weekend a woman from China was arrested and found to be carrying four cellphones and a thumb drive infected with malware after she made her way into the resort during President Trumps visit. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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

Mar 24, 2020 - 1:54 PM

'The hydroxychloroquine and the Z-Pak, I think as a combination probably is looking very, very good,' President Donald Tump says

TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump deploys emergency beds, global pandemic deaths surge

Mar 23, 2020 - 1:54 PM

The death toll from the virus surges to more than 14,400, according to an AFP tally, with Europe the epicenter but the situation worsening from Pacific islands to Africa and the United States

TRUMP ON THE VIRUS. US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump says U.S. on top of outbreak as it shuts largest cities

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:04 AM

US President Donald Trump insists there is no need for a national lockdown, arguing that other parts of the US weren't hurting as much as its most populous states

TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence listen during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump deploys hospital ships in coronavirus 'war'

Mar 19, 2020 - 11:11 AM

Trump likens himself to a 'wartime president' and invokes a Korean War-era law

THE DON. US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at Bojangles' Coliseum on March 2, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump signs $100 billion coronavirus relief package

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:21 AM

The package provides for free coronavirus testing for those who need it, sick pay and paid family leave, and bolsters unemployment insurance for millions of Americans

Italy virus deaths hit record as Trump goes on war footing

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:01 AM

The number of global coronavirus infections shoot past 200,000

PROTECT. Medical staff put on protective equipment before attending to coronavirus patients at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on March 16, 2020. Photo by STR/AFP

German biotech firm denies Trump $1 billion vaccine offer

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:21 AM

The report on Trump's offer sparks a furious response in Berlin – and a swift denial from the company

THE DON. US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 20, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. drops case against Russian firm accused of 2016 election meddling

Mar 17, 2020 - 10:36 AM

The case is against the company controlled by a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin that allegedly funded the campaign to meddle in the 2016 elections

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

Germany says coronavirus vaccine research not for sale

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:54 AM

(UPDATED) A newspaper claims that Trump is trying to secure exclusive rights to a potential vaccine against the global health threat, which is being worked on by biotech firm CureVac

TESTS. Vials displayed during a neutralizing antibody test on the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus at a Bio Safety Level (BSL) 3 laboratory at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in Seoul.Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Raging coronavirus makes zero rates a possibility as U.S. Fed meets

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Analysts say the question is not whether the United States Federal Reserve will cut rates again – but how low they will go

KEY RATE UNCHANGED. United States Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. extends travel ban to U.K. and Ireland, reviews domestic curbs

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:14 PM

The suspension of 'all travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland' is effective midnight Monday EST (12 pm Philippine time on Tuesday, March 17)

ARRIVALS. International flights arrivals are listed on a screen at Los Angeles International Airport on March 12, 2020 one day before a US flight travel ban hits 26 European countries amid ongoing precautions over the coronavirus. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Trump says Fed not 'aggressive' enough against coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:15 AM

United States President Donald Trump says central bank chief Jerome Powell had 'made a lot of bad decisions'

SAFE. File photo of US President Donald Trump. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

Surprise end to Trump-Bolsonaro visit: a coronavirus cluster

Mar 15, 2020 - 9:02 AM

At least 6 people involved have now tested positive for the novel coronavirus

BOLSONARO AND TRUMP. File photos by Mandel Ngan and Don Emmert/AFP

Trump tests negative for coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020 - 8:10 AM

White House physician Sean Conley confirms the test result in a memo

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: US President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening Coronavirus crisis on March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump said the US will suspend all travel from Europe - except the UK - for the next 30 days. Since December 2019, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected more than 109,000 people and killed more than 3,800 people in 105 countries. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. to spend $50 billion, buy oil amid virus economic pain

Mar 14, 2020 - 10:00 AM

With oil prices hammered, President Donald Trump says the United States will 'purchase at a very good price large quantities of crude oil' for storage

The Marathon Refinery is seen in Carson, California, on March 9, 2020. - Global stocks and oil prices rebounded on March 10, 2020 on hopes of US economic stimulus efforts as the coronavirus rages, one day after suffering their biggest losses in more than a decade. Trading is exceptionally volatile as investors attempt to get a grip on a rapidly changing news flow, with positive reports of progress in China on the virus clashing with a Saudi decision to increase oil output in an already over-supplied market. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)

Trump emergency frees up to $50 billion in funds for coronavirus

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:41 AM

US President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency allows billions of federal dollars and resources to be funneled into hard-hit US states

TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference with National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci (L), Vice President Mike Pence and other members of his coronavirus task force and leaders from the healthcare industry in the Rose Garden at the White House March 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Late surge lifts Wall Street stocks as coronavirus hits economy

Mar 14, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The furious rally at the end shows volatility remains elevated in markets, a trend also apparent in Europe, which is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 13, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralyzed U.S.

Mar 14, 2020 - 7:18 AM

US President Donald Trump says he will 'most likely' get a test for the virus 'fairly soon'

STATE OF EMERGENCY. US President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus crisis on March 13, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

White House contenders slam Trump handling of coronavirus crisis

Mar 13, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Public health experts have rebuked authorities for downplaying the pandemic, and lagging far behind other hard-hit countries in rolling out testing for the virus

CONTENDERS. In this file photo taken on February 25, 2020, Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden gesture as they participate in the tenth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Brazilian who met Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:16 AM

Donald Trump says he is unconcerned, and downplays his contact with 'the press aide,' apparently referring to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications chief Fabio Wajngarten

'MAKE BRAZIL GREAT AGAIN.' Fabio Wajngarten posts a photo of him with US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Instagram. Photo from Instagram.com/fabiowajngarten

Trump announces steps to combat coronavirus economic fallout

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:40 AM

While insisting the United States economy remains strong, President Donald Trump urges Congress 'to provide Americans with immediate payroll tax relief'

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: US President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening Coronavirus crisis on March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump said the US will suspend all travel from Europe - except the UK - for the next 30 days. Since December 2019, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected more than 109,000 people and killed more than 3,800 people in 105 countries. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Congress votes to restrain Trump on Iran

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:40 AM

'There are a lot of countries in the world where one person makes the decision. They're called dictators,' says Representative Steny Hoyer

TRUMP. President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Shock Trump ban on travel from Europe as China says virus has peaked

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:05 AM

(UPDATED) European Union chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel swiftly rebuke Washington's 'unilateral action,' calling for cooperation to fight the pandemic

NEW YORKERS. People wear face masks as they walk down a street in the Flushing area of Queens on March 2, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Trump to skip war anniversary in Moscow – Kremlin

Mar 10, 2020 - 8:49 PM

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman tells journalists that Washington has notified Russia 'through diplomatic channels' that 'Trump will not come for May 9' Victory Day celebrations

HISTORIC. An eternal flame burns in front of a World War Two monument depicting Soviet soldiers at a WWII military historical museum in the village of Lenino, outside Moscow, on February 15, 2020. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Incoming Trump chief of staff to self-quarantine

Mar 10, 2020 - 2:08 PM

'Mark Meadows was advised this weekend that now 12 days prior at CPAC, he may have come into contact with the COVID-19 positive test individual,' his spokesman says in a tweet

SELF-QUARANTINE. File photo of US Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC). Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

2 U.S. lawmakers exposed to coronavirus before meeting Trump

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:10 AM

A photograph shows Trump shaking hands with one of the lawmakers at what appears to be an airport

GRIMACE. US President Donald Trump looks on prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Mar 09, 2020 - 4:53 PM

(UPDATED) The edited video, which appears to show Joe Biden endorsing Donald Trump, is marked "partly false" by Facebook and "manipulated media" on Twitter.

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on March 6, 2020 US President Donald Trump speaks after touring tornado damage in Cookeville, Tennessee. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


Trump refuses to halt rallies as coronavirus surges

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Meanwhile, health authorities announce the first confirmed case in the US capital – a Washington DC resident in his 50s with no history of international travel and no close contacts with anyone known to be infected

TRUMP RALLY. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at Bojangles' Coliseum on March 2, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Solid U.S. economy bracing for coronavirus infection

Mar 07, 2020 - 12:40 PM

The White House downplays the impact of the novel coronavirus, but private economists warn real-time gauges of economic activity already show the spreading alarm

US President Donald Trump holds up an USD 8 billion emergency funding bill to combat COVID-19, coronavirus, after signing it in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 6, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Facebook removes Trump ad disguised as census message

Mar 06, 2020 - 2:20 PM

Facebook finds Trump ads that encouraged readers to 'take the official 2020 Congressional District Census,' but clicking on the messages directed users to a Trump campaign website

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Trump, Taliban political chief speak as Afghan violence rises

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:19 AM

The insurgents are the first to give news of the highly unusual phone call, which they say lasted 35 minutes

MULLAH. Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar attends talks with Afghan political figures in Moscow on May 30, 2019. Photo by Nikolay Korzhov/AFP

Trump says 'very safe' to hold campaign rallies despite virus spread

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:42 PM

'I think it's very safe,' to continue holding frequent rallies across the country, Trump says when questioned in the Oval Office

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks to the press while departing the White House in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2019, for the G7 Summit in France. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Trump whips up crowd on eve of Democrats' big primary day

Mar 03, 2020 - 11:07 AM

'Crazy Bernie's going to be (even) more crazy,' Trump says to swelling laughter from the crowd

THE DON. US President Donald Trump smiles at a crowd. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Trump aides defend U.S. coronavirus response

Mar 02, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Vice President Mike Pence and Health Secretary Alex Azar go on Sunday talk shows with the message that risks from the disease remain low for most Americans and promises to make up for testing shortfalls

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE. In this file photo taken on February 29, 2020 US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19, coronavirus, outbreak as US President Donald Trump looks on at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP

U.S. court suspends its block on Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:37 PM

'We will continue working to permanently end this unspeakably cruel policy,' says American Civil Liberties Union on the court order

'REMAIN IN MEXICO'. Migrants part of the 'Remain in Mexico' policy wait at the entrance to the Paso del Norte International Bridge on February 28, 2020, in Ciudad Juárez. Photo by Paul Ratje/AFP

Trump wins key court case on snub of Congressional subpoenas

Feb 29, 2020 - 2:57 PM

'We lack authority to resolve disputes between the legislative and executive Branches until their actions harm an entity beyond the federal government,' the decision says

KEY CASE. A key court victory bolsters US President Donald Trump's refusal to allow current and former White House staff to testify before Congress and to supply documents on the grounds of executive privilege. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

KEY CASE. A key court victory bolsters US President Donald Trump's refusal to allow current and former White House staff to testify before Congress and to supply documents on the grounds of executive privilege. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

Trump downplays epidemic fears as virus spreads around world

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:09 AM

(UPDATED) His comments contradict US health officials who urge Americans to be ready to cancel mass gatherings and work from home. There are 60 cases in the US so far.

CONSULTATION. US President Donald Trump turns to address US Secretary of Health Alex Azar as he speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House on February 26, 2020. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump campaign sues New York Times

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:20 AM

In response to the lawsuit, a New York Times spokesperson says the Trump campaign 'has turned to the courts to try to punish an opinion writer for having an opinion they find unacceptable'

SUED. New York City Police officers stand outside the office of the The New York Times, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP