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US ramps up virus response with shutdowns, rate cut and a curfew

US ramps up virus response with shutdowns, rate cut and a curfew

US nightlife capitals New York and Los Angeles ordered bars and restaurants to close or go take-out only as the country scrambled to contain the coronavirus pandemic and the Federal Reserve slashed rates to stem the fallout.

Trump declares coronavirus national emergency

Trump declares coronavirus national emergency

US President Donald Trump announced a national state of emergency on Friday, freeing up $50 billion in federal funds for the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as he vowed to "vastly" ramp up testing capacity.

Trump to discuss coronavirus testing with lab company executives

Trump to discuss coronavirus testing with lab company executives

US President Donald Trump is set to meet on Friday with major laboratory company executives to discuss efforts to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, two sources briefed on the matter said, as the outbreak in the country widened.

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan.

Russia denies backing Trump re-election, critics express alarm

Russia denies backing Trump re-election, critics express alarm

The Kremlin on Friday denied Russia was interfering in the 2020 US presidential campaign to boost President Donald Trump's re-election chances following reports that American intelligence officials warned Congress about the election threat last week.

Sanders, Buttigieg step forward as frontrunners in Democratic race

Sanders, Buttigieg step forward as frontrunners in Democratic race

Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg emerged Wednesday as the solid frontrunners in the race to take on President Donald Trump in November after finishing first and second in the New Hampshire primary.

India readying $2.6 billion US naval helicopter deal ahead of Trump trip

India readying $2.6 billion US naval helicopter deal ahead of Trump trip

India is set to give final approval to a $2.6 billion deal for military helicopters from US defence firm Lockheed Martin ahead of a proposed visit by US President Donald Trump this month, defence and industry sources said.

Trump eyes White House changes after impeachment acquittal

Trump eyes White House changes after impeachment acquittal

US President Donald Trump is eyeing a series of staff changes days after securing an acquittal in his impeachment trial

Trump blasts Democrats' chaotic Iowa caucus challenge

Trump blasts Democrats' chaotic Iowa caucus challenge

President Donald Trump branded the Democratic Party's chaotic effort in Iowa to begin choosing an election challenger as an "unmitigated disaster" on Tuesday after results in the state caucus were delayed indefinitely.

Trump impeachment trial end gets closer; witness bid likely to fail

Trump impeachment trial end gets closer; witness bid likely to fail

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial faces a climactic vote on Friday, when senators are due to decide whether to call witnesses and prolong the historic proceedings or instead bring them to the swift conclusion

Trump attacks Bolton as US Senate enters new phase in impeachment trial

Trump attacks Bolton as US Senate enters new phase in impeachment trial

President Donald Trump unleashed his sharpest attack yet on John Bolton after his former national security adviser depicted Trump as playing a central role

Arab League to hold urgent meeting on Trump's Mideast plan

Arab League to hold urgent meeting on Trump's Mideast plan

The Arab League said it will convene an urgent meeting on Saturday in response to US President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.