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    Italy coronavirus infection death toll passes 4,000

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:23pm on March 21, 2020

    The grim toll of coronavirus deaths in Italy, the world’s worst-hit nation, surged past 4,000 on Friday as New York and other states of the...

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    Trump to hold G7 summit by videoconference

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:07pm on March 20, 2020

    President Donald Trump is scrapping this year’s G7 summit at Camp David near Washington due to the coronavirus crisis and will instead hold the event...

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    US suspends routine visa services

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:17am on March 20, 2020

    The United States is suspending routine visa services in most countries because of the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department announced late Wednesday. It said embassies...

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    US calls Afghan prisoner swap ‘urgent’ amid coronavirus

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:08pm on March 19, 2020

    The United States on Wednesday pressed the Afghan government and Taliban to move ahead with a delayed plan to free prisoners, saying the coronavirus crisis...

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    US imposes new sanctions on Iran amid coronavirus damage

    New Age Desk | Updated at 10:59pm on March 19, 2020

    The US imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Wednesday and called on the state terror sponsor to release detained Americans after new rocket attacks were...

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    Two US lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:55am on March 19, 2020

    Two United States lawmakers, including a Florida representative, on Wednesday became the first members of Congress tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Lawmaker Mario Diaz-Balart’s...

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    Surge in COVID-19 themed cyberattacks

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:47pm on March 18, 2020

    It may look like an email from a supervisor with an attachment on the new ‘work from home policy.’ But it could be a cleverly...

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    Canada's Trudeau warns coronavirus restrictions could last weeks, months

    Agence France-Presse. Ottawa | Updated at 09:33pm on March 18, 2020

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday urged Canadians to hunker down for possibly weeks or months of business closures and home-stay to prevent the spread...

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    108 die in US as coronavirus hits all 50 states

    British Broadcasting Corporation. New York | Updated at 11:24am on March 18, 2020

    At least 108 died from COVID-19 infection in the United States as the deadly coronavirus hit all the 50 states. West Virginia reported its first...

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    US begins 1st human trial of coronavirus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:09am on March 18, 2020

    The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in...