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Trump gets the oil deal he wants by staying on the sidelines

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With Saudi Arabia and Russia agreeing on the contours of an unprecedented plan to slash crude output, President Donald Trump is on the verge of getting the global oil deal he wanted — without taking steps to ratchet down U.S. production.

Who will run British gov’t while Johnson is away?

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With Prime Minister Boris Johnson spending his fourth day in intensive care after his condition deteriorated from contracting the coronavirus, questions remain as to who will run Britain as the country ponders a COVID-19 lockdown.

UK PM clinically stable: spokesperson

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains clinically stable and is responding to treatment, a Downing Street spokesperson said Wednesday.

Trump’s COVID-19 export ban prompts backlash around the world

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A move by President Donald Trump to restrict exports of masks and other protective equipment needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic is drawing a backlash from around the world even as a senior aide to the president said Monday the U.S. was “locked and loaded” at the border to prevent “profiteering” from exports by American companies.

Half the US supply of Trump-touted virus drug now cut off

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Nearly half the supply of hydroxychloroquine to the U.S. comes from makers in India, a flow that has now been abruptly stanched after the Asian nation banned exports of all forms of the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a “game changer” for treating the coronavirus.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, diagnosed last month with coronavirus infection, has been admitted to the hospital “for tests,” a statement from his office said Sunday.

Spain’s coronavirus patients surpass Italy’s, but new cases slow

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Spain’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed Italy as Europe’s two main epicenters continue to grapple with curtailing the virus.

South Korea troop-funding dispute unresolved, US official says

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A U.S. official said troop funding talks with South Korea are continuing despite reports out of Seoul that a deal was near to end the impasse that has led to the unprecedented furlough of thousands of civilian Korean workers at American bases.

4 mln French workers “partially unemployed” amid coronavirus crisis

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Four million French employees are currently under the partial unemployment scheme put in place by the government in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Over 9,900 coronavirus case confirmed in South Korea

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/TASS/ The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea has increased by 89 in the past day and reached 9,976, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.The death toll from coronavirus-related illnesses and...

Austrian gov’t requires people to wear masks in supermarket

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People have to wear a face mask before entering supermarkets, announced the Austrian government as part of some additional measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump, Erdogan stress importance of adhering to Syrian and Libyan ceasefires

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US President Donald Trump has held a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Trump, Putin discuss closer cooperation in fight against COVID-19

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and  Donald Trump on Monday discussed closer collaboration in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease during a phone talk.

COVID-19 death toll in Europe surpasses 21,000, Spain sees new daily high

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The COVID-19 pandemic continued to ravage Europe, with the death toll in the region climbing to over 21,000 out of more than 360,000 confirmed cases.

All Moscow’s residents to stay in home self-isolation from Monday

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All Moscow residents will be required to stay in home self-isolation from Monday, Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Sunday.

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South Korea troop-funding dispute unresolved, US official says

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A U.S. official said troop funding talks with South Korea are continuing despite reports out of Seoul that a deal was near to end the impasse that has led to the unprecedented furlough of thousands of civilian Korean workers at American bases.