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Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in U.S. next week from coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic. Read More

 

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Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two sources told Reuters. More »

 

'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year. More »

 

Trump threatens tariffs on oil imports to 'protect' U.S. energy workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose tariffs on crude imports if he has to "protect" U.S. energy workers from the oil price crash that has been exacerbated by a war between Russia and Saudi Arabia over market share. More »

 

Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will call on Britons to show the same resolve as their forebears and take on the challenge and disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak with good-humoured resolve when she makes an extremely rare address to rally the nation on Sunday. More »

 

Number of infected crew on U.S. aircraft carrier rises to 155: Navy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of crew on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen 13% in the past 24 hours to 155, the Navy said on Saturday, in the wake of the firing of the carrier's captain. More »

 

Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time. More »

 

Why U.S. hospitals see promise in plasma from new coronavirus patients

(Reuters) - U.S. hospitals desperate to help very sick patients with COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus,¬†are trying a treatment first used in the 1890s that relies on blood plasma donated by recovered patients. More »

 

Spain to extend state of emergency to April 26 as rise in infections slows

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 days until April 26, as the rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again in one of the world's worst-hit countries. More »

 

OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse: sources

DUBAI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified. More »

 

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