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Apr 05, 2020

Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday the party may be forced to host a "virtual" nominating convention in August due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 05, 2020

U.S. enters 'hardest, saddest' week in coronavirus crisis
The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana and some governors calling for a national order to stay at home.

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Apr 05, 2020

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 621 to 4,934
The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose by 621 to 4,934 at 1600 GMT on April 4, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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Apr 05, 2020

Exclusive: Planned $1 billion U.S. aid cut would hit Afghan security force funds
A planned $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan would come from funds for Afghan security forces, according to three U.S. sources, a step experts said would undercut both Kabul's ability to fight the Taliban and its leverage to negotiate a peace deal with them.

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Apr 05, 2020

Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 674 but pace keeps slowing
The rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Sunday as the country, suffering from one of the world's worst outbreaks of the pandemic, began its fourth week under a near-total lockdown.

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Apr 05, 2020

As Trump administration debated travel restrictions, thousands streamed in from China
In defending his strategy against the deadly coronavirus, President Donald Trump repeatedly has said he slowed its spread into the United States by acting decisively to bar travelers from China on Jan. 31.

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Apr 05, 2020

Pope opens Holy Week amid pandemic; says now is the time to serve
Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, urging people living through the coronavirus pandemic not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others.

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Apr 05, 2020

No parties, no problem: Introverts don't mind sheltering at home
With her painting, baking and near-constant gardening, Stephanie Hollowell kept busy at home even before efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic meant she had to stay inside the Dallas, Texas house she calls her little kingdom.

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Apr 05, 2020

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus
The managers at Green Circuits — a small Silicon Valley electronics factory — thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago.

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Apr 05, 2020

Exclusive: Planned $1 billion U.S. aid cut would hit Afghan security force funds: sources
A planned $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan would come from funds for Afghan security forces, according to three U.S. sources, a step experts said would undercut both Kabul's ability to fight the Taliban and its leverage to negotiate a peace deal with them.

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Apr 05, 2020

Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 674 to 12,418
Spain's coronavirus death toll has risen by 674 to 12,418 in the last day, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

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Apr 05, 2020

UK coronavirus deaths could reach 7,000 to 20,000: Ferguson
UK deaths from the coronavirus could rise to between about 7,000 and 20,000 under measures taken to slow the spread of the virus, Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College in London who has helped shape the government's response, said on Sunday.

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Apr 05, 2020

Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy's coronavirus crisis
It took Silvia Bertuletti 11 days of frantic phone calls to persuade a doctor to visit her 78-year-old father Alessandro, who was gripped by fever and struggling for breath.

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Apr 04, 2020

Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working
When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet.

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Apr 04, 2020

United slashes New York-area flights due to coronavirus
United Airlines said late Saturday it will drastically reduce flights to two New York City airports amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump says he may take drug to treat coronavirus, questions states' ventilator needs
President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his support for a drug that is still being tested to treat the coronavirus, saying he might take the medicine himself and encouraging others with doctor approval to do the same.

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump says if he has to put tariffs on oil imports to protect energy workers he will
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would put tariffs on imports of crude oil or take other measures if he has to protect energy workers from the oil price crash.

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump says thousands of military to be sent to help states battle coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the U.S. government would be deploying thousands military personnel to states to help them deal with the coronavirus epidemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

New York reels as 630 die in a day, the state's bleakest toll yet
Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the grimmest 24 hours yet for the U.S. state hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

After intel firing, top U.S. watchdog vows to maintain oversight of Trump administration
The top U.S. federal watchdog vowed on Saturday to continue to conduct "aggressive" independent oversight of government agencies, after President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community late Friday night.

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus wreaks grimmest toll yet in New York state: 630 dead in a day
Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the bleakest 24 hours yet for the U.S. state hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

Italy coronavirus death toll rises by 681, intensive care falls
The death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 681 to 15,362, a somewhat lower rise than those seen in recent days, while the number of patients in intensive care fell for the first time, the Civil Protection Agency said on Saturday.

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Apr 04, 2020

Ukrainian doctors fly to Italy to help combat coronavirus
Ukraine, which expects a sharp rise of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, sent doctors to disease-hit Italy on Saturday to assist their Italian colleagues and to gain field experience.

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Apr 04, 2020

U.S. CDC reports 277,205 coronavirus cases, 6,593 deaths
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 277,205 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 37,926 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,150 to 6,593.

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Apr 04, 2020

Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on employees
Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters.

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump says will ask Congress for more small business funds if money runs out
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original $349 billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out.

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Apr 04, 2020

OPEC meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse: sources
OPEC and Russia have postponed a meeting due on Monday to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a row between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.

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Apr 04, 2020

Spain to ease economic restrictions, won't give up on 'coronabonds': PM
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday Spain would ease the economic restrictions imposed under Spain's state of emergency after the Easter holidays, even as the overall lockdown would be extended until midnight on April 25.

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Apr 04, 2020

Top U.S. watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight of Trump administration after intel firing
The top U.S. federal watchdog vowed on Saturday to continue to conduct "aggressive" independent oversight of government agencies, after President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community late Friday night.

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Apr 04, 2020

U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets
Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening.

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

Spain to extend state of emergency to April 26, rise in infections slows
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 more days until April 26 as the daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again on Saturday in one of the world's most hard-hit countries.

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Apr 04, 2020

Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 54,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as the world economy nosedived.

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Apr 04, 2020

China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic
China on Saturday mourned the thousands of "martyrs" who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment.

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Apr 04, 2020

China says all coronavirus clinical research must be registered
The Chinese government has said all clinical research projects on the novel coronavirus that are already underway must be reported to authorities or face being halted.

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Apr 04, 2020

China's Guangxi region tightens border controls amid rise in imported coronavirus cases
China's southwestern Guangxi region, which has borders with Vietnam, has suspended cross-border passenger transportation and restricted exit of citizens from the country amid concerns of an increase in imported coronavirus cases.

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Apr 04, 2020

Spain to extend coronavirus state of emergency until April 26: El Pais
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will extend the state of emergency in the country with Europe's highest number of infections from the coronavirus by another two weeks until April 26, El Pais newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Apr 04, 2020

Spanish hotel owner turns resort over to refugees during coronavirus crisis
In a complex of holiday bungalows to the east of Madrid, Venezuelan refugees and homeless people have replaced the tourists, business meetings and wedding parties that usually fill the premises.

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Apr 04, 2020

Britain's Labour turns page on socialism with Starmer as new leader
Keir Starmer was elected as the leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Saturday, pledging to bring an end to years of bitter infighting and to work with the government to contain the raging coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 04, 2020

How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics
The job losses suffered in March as the U.S. economy shut down in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic were widespread but still were disproportionately felt in a handful of employment sectors and by women, the young and the less educated.

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Apr 04, 2020

Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers as it plans pandemic response
Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters.

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Apr 04, 2020

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

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Apr 04, 2020

Britain's Labour Party names Keir Starmer as new leader
Britain's main opposition Labour Party named Keir Starmer, a former director of public prosecutions who opposed the country's exit from the European Union, as its leader on Saturday.

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Apr 04, 2020

As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out
When Spain's first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 - a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands - there seemed little cause for concern.

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Apr 04, 2020

Spain's daily coronavirus death toll falls for second day in row
Spain's death toll from the coronavirus rose to 11,744 on Saturday from 10,935 the previous day, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, though it was the second straight second day in which the daily number of new deaths had fallen.

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe
U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the president last year.

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Apr 03, 2020

U.S. attorney general orders release of more federal inmates due to coronavirus pandemic
U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared on Friday that the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is facing emergency conditions due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, paving the way for the agency to begin releasing more inmates out of custody and into home confinement.

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Apr 03, 2020

New York in 'race against time' as Trump stresses face masks are voluntary
Two of the principal U.S. coronavirus hot spots - New York and Louisiana - reported their biggest jumps in COVID-19 deaths yet on Friday, as the White House sent mixed messages on whether Americans should cover their face if they venture outdoors.

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Apr 03, 2020

Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors look to coronavirus data to support stabilizing markets
Investors are parsing a broad range of signals, from infection counts to more traditional indicators, for clues on the trajectory markets may take in coming weeks as the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus continues to spread.

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Apr 03, 2020

Saudi energy minister rejects Russian comments about kingdom's withdrawal from OPEC deal
The Saudi energy minister on Saturday rejected Russia's remarks that the kingdom withdrew last month from a deal to cut output.

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump advises voluntary mask use against coronavirus but won't wear one himself
The U.S. government is now recommending Americans wear cloth face-coverings on a voluntary basis to stem the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said on Friday, although he said he himself would not use one.

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Apr 03, 2020

Saudi Arabia denies withdrawing from OPEC deal, says Russia was the one that withdrew
The Saudi foreign minister said early on Saturday that a statement attributed to Russia's President Vladimir Putin about the kingdom's withdrawal from the OPEC deal is not correct, and that Russia is the one that withdrew, state agency (SPA) reported.

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Apr 03, 2020

U.S. airlines apply for U.S. payroll help but terms still unclear
Major U.S. airlines applied on Friday for payroll grants from the U.S. Treasury meant to keep workers employed during a sharp downturn resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, but while talks over the terms were expected to continue in coming days some warned the funds would not be enough to help them through their toughest crisis ever.

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Apr 03, 2020

Brazil's Bolsonaro turns to prayer in coronavirus crisis
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, agreeing to a request from evangelical Christians, said on Friday that he was calling for a national day of fasting and prayer this Sunday to "free Brazil from this evil" coronavirus epidemic.

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Apr 03, 2020

U.S. businesses swarm coronavirus bailout fund after days of confusion
Like many small business owners, New York City restaurateur Dan Kluger spent his Friday scrambling to apply for a loan under the U.S. government's $349 billion small business bailout fund, which officially launched in the morning.

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Apr 03, 2020

U.S. doctors on coronavirus frontline seek protection from malpractice suits
U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties.

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Apr 03, 2020

French coronavirus cases jump above China's after including nursing home tally
The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France jumped by 61% to 6,507 over two days after data from nursing homes were included, and confirmed cases jumped by 44% to 82,165, the health ministry reported on Friday, making France the fifth country to report more cases than China.

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Apr 03, 2020

Big U.S. banks start accepting small business aid requests
Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co are now accepting applications for federally backed small-business loans, a sign that big U.S. banks have warmed up to the relief program after initially resisting participation.

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Apr 03, 2020

Death tolls jump in U.S. virus hot spots of New York, Louisiana
Two of the main U.S. coronavirus hot spots on Friday reported their biggest jumps yet in COVID-19 deaths, with the number of fatalities in New York state alone comparable to the loss of life in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Apr 03, 2020

Wall Street falls as coronavirus shreds U.S. payrolls
Wall Street's main indexes fell more than 1.5% on Friday as the coronavirus abruptly ended a record U.S. job growth streak of 113 months, intensifying fears of a deep economic slowdown.

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Apr 03, 2020

Delta, other airlines apply for U.S. payroll grants for crisis help
Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways Corp JBLU.O said on Friday they had applied for U.S. payroll grants meant to keep workers employed while airlines ride out their toughest crisis in history due to the coronavirus, but warned the funds are "not enough."

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Apr 03, 2020

OPEC debates biggest-ever oil cut, awaits U.S. efforts
OPEC and its allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented oil production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said, while also waiting to see what action the United States would take as President Donald Trump met with oil companies on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

Global stocks edge lower on economic toll from coronavirus, oil rallies
Global stock markets sank on Friday following more signs that the COVID-19 pandemic would take a massive toll on economic growth, while oil prices continued to rally on hopes of a cut to global supply.

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Apr 03, 2020

Russian ventilators sent to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions: Russia newspaper
Ventilators delivered by Russia to the United States for coronavirus patients were manufactured by a Russian company that is under U.S. sanctions, Russia's RBC business daily reported on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

Oil surges more than 13% on hopes of output deal
Crude futures surged for a second day on Friday, with both U.S. and Brent contracts posting their largest weekly percentage gains on record due to hopes that a global deal to cut crude supply worldwide will emerge early next week.

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Apr 03, 2020

Brazilians scorn Bolsonaro's coronavirus efforts, back health officials: polls
Brazilians are increasingly against President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and overwhelmingly support governors and health officials he has attacked for advocating social distancing measures, two polls showed on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

'More Burberry gowns to come': luxury brand turns effort to coronavirus fight
High-end British fashion brand Burberry has turned over its production to make protective gowns for healthcare workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

No evidence that masks worn by healthy people affect coronavirus spread - UK official
Britain does not recommend that healthy citizens wear face masks, a senior health official said on Friday, saying that they are not proven to affect the spread of the coronavirus.

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Apr 03, 2020

Remember Aimee and Areema: England's chief nurse asks Brits to stay home
England's chief nurse Ruth May made an impassioned plea to Britons at the government's daily news conference on Friday to stay at home over the coming weekend, invoking the names of two nurses who have died.

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Apr 03, 2020

Too early to talk of green shoots on coronavirus admissions: senior UK medic
There are green shoots in terms of public behaviour in the response to the coronavirus outbreak but it is too early to say the same of hospital admissions, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

UK nowhere near running out of ventilators: senior medic
Britain is not "anywhere close" to the scenario of running out of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients at the peak of the spread of the virus, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

UK PM Johnson stays in isolation as Queen prepares to address the nation
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days after he first tested positive for the new coronavirus which causes the respiratory disease.

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Apr 03, 2020

UK ramps up coronavirus trials but results 'a few months away'
Britain said on Friday it was launching the biggest clinical trial of possible treatments for coronavirus in the world but a leading health official cautioned that the results were likely a few months away.

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Apr 03, 2020

New York state's COVID-19 death toll nears 9/11 level
New York state recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing its total to nearly 3,000, or about the same number killed in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

OPEC debates biggest-ever oil cut as pandemic crushes demand
OPEC and its allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented oil production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said, after the U.S. president called on producers to stop the market rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 03, 2020

Two U.S. state AGs seek info on Zoom's privacy practices
At least two U.S. state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications Inc following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the video-conferencing app.

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals court
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to nominate a vocal ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to an influential federal appeals court in Washington.

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Apr 03, 2020

Brazil's health minister eclipses Bolsonaro approval in coronavirus crisis: poll
The popularity of Brazil Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta has soared to 76% over his handling of the coronavirus crisis, more than double the slipping approval rating of President Jair Bolsonaro, a new poll showed on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

3M warns against Trump's order to limit face mask exports
3M Co said on Friday it would make more face masks for the United States to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but warned of the "humanitarian implications" of limiting supply to other countries as President Donald Trump directed.

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Apr 03, 2020

"They just sedate them"; coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes
As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease.

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Apr 03, 2020

U.S. prosecutors resist calls to free inmates as coronavirus spreads
Five inmates at a federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, have died since March 28 after contracting the coronavirus. Harold Lee's family fears he could be next.

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Apr 03, 2020

Britain's Prince Charles opens massive new field hospital to fight coronavirus
Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday, erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with the coronavirus and built in just nine days in a huge conference centre.

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Apr 03, 2020

Brent crude surges 10% on hopes of oil output deal
Crude futures surged for a second day on Friday, with benchmark Brent up 10% on hopes that a global deal to cut crude supply worldwide will emerge early next week.

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Apr 03, 2020

Italy looks to safeguard biomedical valley leading fight against COVID-19
Italy plans to tighten health checks to ensure that work is not disrupted in a small northern town specialising in the production of medical supplies to tackle its coronavirus crisis.

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Apr 03, 2020

Bill Withers, soulful singer of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' dead at 81
Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

Amid confusion, U.S. small business bailout program off to rocky start
A flood of loan applications from coronavirus-hit businesses inundated lenders on Friday as the U.S. government launched its $349 billion bailout fund for small and midsize companies amid widespread confusion about just how the program works.

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Apr 03, 2020

Ex-White House candidate Buttigieg forms PAC to support 'forward-thinking' Democrats
Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, whose presidential campaign became a top fundraiser in the crowded Democratic primary, is forming a political action committee aimed at creating a new pipeline of leaders for the party, the campaign said on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

U.S. warns airlines to quickly refund tickets after canceled flights
The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a notice to airlines reminding them they are obligated to refund tickets when they cancel a flight or make a significant flight schedule change that passengers opt not to accept, but will not take any immediate action against airlines.

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Apr 03, 2020

Exclusive: Navy probe to decide future of fired U.S. carrier commander
Even as he is hailed as a hero by his crew, the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier is being reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday.

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Apr 03, 2020

Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case
Pakistani authorities on Friday ordered the detention of four men set to be released after being acquitted by a court over the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, and the government said it would challenge the acquittal next week.

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Apr 03, 2020

U.S. airlines face deadline to apply for federal payroll grants
U.S. airlines and airport contractors faced a deadline of 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) on Friday to tap the federal government for up to $32 billion in payroll grants to keep workers employed while they ride out the economic toll of the coronavirus on their business.

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Apr 03, 2020

Bank of America received 10,000 applications within first hour of small-business loan program
Bank of America Corp has already received about 10,000 applications for federally backed small-business loans within the first hour of starting to accept them, Chief Executive Brian Moynihan said in a CNBC interview on Friday.

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