Category: POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL

Covid: US parties wrangle in Congress after Trump shuns stimulus bill President Donald J.Trump's name is printed on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in San Antonio. According to the Treasury Department, it marks the first time a president's name has appeared on any IRS payments, whether refund checks or other stimulus checks that have been mailed during past economic crises. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
NEWS, POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL

Covid: US parties wrangle in Congress after Trump shuns stimulus bill

Democrats and Republicans have blocked each other’s attempts to amend a vital $900bn (£665bn) stimulus package after President Donald Trump sent it back to Congress demanding changes. The coronavirus economic relief, which comes with a $1.4tn federal budget attached, was agreed by both sides. But Mr Trump said one-off payments to Americans should increase from […]

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Taiwan reports first local Covid-19 case in more than 250 days A staff wears a face mask with a Taiwanese flag design, as protection due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a factory for non woven filter fabric used to make surgical face masks, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang - RC24UF97P3H2
Health, NEWS, POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL

Taiwan reports first local Covid-19 case in more than 250 days

Hong Kong (CNN) – Taiwan has recorded its first locally-transmitted case of coronavirus since April. The island has had one of the most successful pandemic responses in the world, and the new infection ends a 255-day run without local transmission, underscoring the difficulties in controlling the virus even in areas where it has been largely […]

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Trump issues flurry of pardons, commutations
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Trump issues flurry of pardons, commutations

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a flurry of pardons and commutations to a slew of controversial figures with ties to his administration, in a move that further cements his legacy of exercising his sweeping powers to benefit his political allies. Among the list of individuals pardoned Tuesday are George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign […]

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