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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.
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.
UPDATE 2-Malawi president, ministers take 10% salary cut to fight coronavirus
BLANTYRE, April 4 (Reuters) - Malawi's president and cabinet will take a 10% salary cut and redirect the money towards the fight against coronavirus, President Peter Mutharika said on Saturday as he announced a stimulus package in an address on state television.
Algeria to speed up customs procedures for food, health equipment over coronavirus
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria, seeking to avoid shortages of health products and basic foodstuffs during the coronavirus pandemic, has taken "exceptional measures" to accelerate customs procedures for importers, customs said on Saturday.
Algeria extends curfew as coronavirus cases rise
ALGIERS, April 4 (Reuters) - Algeria will extend curfews it has put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus from Sunday, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 1,251.
Soccer-Tajikistan enjoys rare spotlight as Istiklol win Super Cup
DUSHANBE, April 4 (Reuters) - A rare spotlight shone on Tajikistan soccer on Saturday as the Central Asian country kicked off its new season with most football around the world shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATE 2-Coronavirus hits Egypt's administrative capital and grand museum
CAIRO, April 4 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday postponed moving civil servants to a planned new administrative capital city to 2021 from 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic, a blow to a flagship project for Sisi that has already faced delays.
Tunisia government given special powers to handle coronavirus crisis
TUNIS, April 4 (Reuters) - Tunisia's parliament on Saturday ceded some powers to the North African country's government for two months to help it handle the coronavirus crisis and the expected economic fallout.
FACTBOX-Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
April 4 (Reuters) - Global cases of the new coronavirus have passed 1 million and more than 60,000 people have died, a Reuters tally showed on Saturday, in a pandemic that has hammered the world economy.
Calls mount to lift bans on gay men giving blood amid coronavirus
NEW YORK/BERLIN, April 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ndreas, a gay man living in Berlin, wants to donate blood but he is not allowed.
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