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Russia, US discuss closer collaboration against coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Unites States (US) and Russia discussed closer collaboration in the fight against coronavirus. In a statement, the Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump in telephonic conversation expressed serious concern over the

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Next 2 weeks in US will be ‘very painful’, says Trump

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said that the US public should expect a very painful two weeks as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country reaches its peak. During a press briefing on Tuesday the US President said,

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Europe sends medical gear to Iran in first sanction-bypass deal

BERLIN – European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to evade American sanctions on Tehran, the German foreign ministry said Tuesday. “France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that Instex has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the

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German minister commits suicide ‘over coronavirus

BERLIN – A minister in Germany’s Hesse state has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday.Thomas Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track yesterday.

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Spain’s Princess Maria first royalty to die from coronavirus

BARCELONA – Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma on Sunday passed away from the novel coronavirus, country’s media reported today.  Teresa has become the first royal to die from a pandemic that killed more than 30 people in the world.

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N Korea test fires two short-range ballistic missiles

PYONGYANG – North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the North fired the two projectiles from the port city of Wonsan into the Sea of Japan.

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Coronavirus: Chinese city of Wuhan partially reopens after 2 months of lockdown

BEIJING – Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus epidemic first started in the end of last year, was partially reopened today, after more than two months of almost total isolation. Wuhan was placed under lockdown in January with residents

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US confirms more than 100,000 infections of coronavirus cases

WASHINGTON – The United States (US) now has the most known coronavirus cases of any country in the world. US has overtake Italy and China, with more than 100,000 infections and over 1,695 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University Research

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US dollars hits historic high as rupee continues to fall

KARACHI – The US dollar again strengthened against Pakistan rupee on Thursday as it gained Rs4.40 in the interbank market and being traded at Rs166. The dollar has gained Rs7.33 in the past three days to reach historical high level

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Coronavirus fear forces Asian Development Bank to close headquarters in Manila

MANILA – The Asian Development Bank has closed its headquarters in Philippines where the senate has also been placed under lockdown after some visitors to both buildings found infected with novel Coronavirus.  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will also go under

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