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US firm sees no sign that 200,000 masks bound for Berlin were seized

US firm sees no sign that 200,000 masks bound for Berlin were seized

US conglomerate 3M on Saturday rejected allegations that 200,000 face masks ordered by the city of Berlin were confiscated by US officials in Bangkok.

Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world?

US employment plunges 701,000 in March amid coronavirus: govt

US employment plunges 701,000 in March amid coronavirus: govt

The US economy shed 701,000 jobs in March amid the damage inflicted by the coronavirus shutdowns, while the unemployment rate surged to 4.4 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook said Monday it was donating $100 million to support news organisations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis.

US cities warn medical supplies running out, call for federal help to fight coronavirus

US cities warn medical supplies running out, call for federal help to fight coronavirus

New York City, New Orleans and other major cities expect to run out of ventilators and other medical supplies within days as the United States grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.

US coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 as doctors protest over medical shortages

US coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 as doctors protest over medical shortages

The sum of known coronavirus US cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses protested at shortages of scarce medical supplies ...

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

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

US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a ‘gift from God’ despite scientists warning ...

Qatar, US facilitate talks on Taliban prisoners' release

Qatar, US facilitate talks on Taliban prisoners' release

Qatar and the US have facilitated the first direct technical talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban movement on the release of prisoners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Sunday.

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

US lawmakers urgently negotiating a $1 trillion emergency package to salvage an economy ravaged by the coronavirus missed a Republican-imposed deadline to reach an agreement by the end of Friday.

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

EU, US clash over 'unilateral' travel ban

The European Union on Thursday sharply criticised the US decision to restrict travel from most European countries to contain the coronavirus pandemic ...

After testing delays, US coronavirus cases surge past 1,000

After testing delays, US coronavirus cases surge past 1,000

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the US surged past 1,000 on Tuesday, after public health experts criticised authorities for downplaying the epidemic and lagging behind in testing efforts.

Trump vows 'major' steps to aid US economy amid coronavirus rise

Trump vows 'major' steps to aid US economy amid coronavirus rise

President Donald Trump on Monday said he will be taking ‘major’ steps to gird the economy against the impact of the spreading coronavirus outbreak ...