Canada blocks bulk exports of some prescription drugs in response to Trump import plan

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Trump and Trudeau meet at the NATO summit in Watford By Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Saturday blocked bulk exports of prescription drugs if they would create a shortage at home, in response to outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to allow imports from Canada to lower some drug […]

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Iran says U.S. move against it would face ‘crushing’ response

© Reuters. Iran holds military drill amid rising tensions with U.S. DUBAI/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Any U.S. attack on Iran would face a “crushing” response, an Iranian government spokesman said on Tuesday, following reports U.S. President Donald Trump asked for options for a strike on Iran’s main nuclear site last week but decided against doing so. […]

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J&J Coronavirus vaccine candidate – induced immune response, showed acceptable safety profile

Johnson & Johnson’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine phase 1/2 trial findings have provided some encouragement. induced immune responses in most people who received the shot displayed an acceptable safety profile Now for some caveats. These are from a small early-stage trial. They are interim, posted on online preprint server medRxiv. The report is not yet peer-reviewed, not […]

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Factbox: What changes are companies making in response to George Floyd protests?

© Reuters. Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in New York (Reuters) – The corporate response to a wave of protests over the treatment of African Americans has included pledges to increase diversity, donations to civil rights groups and, in some cases, changes in policies or practices long sought […]

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White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress on coronavirus response

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci attends Trump-Bel Edwards coronavirus response meeting at the White House in Washington By Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. health official Anthony Fauci will not testify next week to a congressional committee examining the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House […]

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U.S. response to virus splinters into acrimony and uncertainty

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fort Smith 2/2 By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the spreading new coronavirus, the United States is deeply divided over the correct economic and health response. What was […]

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Spain urges EU-wide fiscal response to coronavirus after ECB plan

5/5 © Reuters. Military Emergency Unit members disinfect Madrid?s Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport in Madrid 2/5 By Jesús Aguado and Emma Pinedo MADRID (Reuters) – Spain on Thursday praised the latest European Central Bank’s new bond purchase scheme to help blunt the effect of coronavirus, which helped bring down borrowing costs in southern European countries, […]

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France Ready to Nationalize Big Firms in Radical Virus Response

© Reuters. France Ready to Nationalize Big Firms in Radical Virus Response (Bloomberg) — France is ready to use the ultimate weapon to protect its biggest companies from the market turmoil set in motion by the coronavirus: nationalization. As the government tears up its budget plans and promises billions of euros to support the economy, […]

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EU plans to agree coordinated economic coronavirus response on Monday

© Reuters. EU plans to agree coordinated economic coronavirus response on Monday By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union finance ministers plan to agree on Monday on a coordinated economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, with the European Commission forecasting the effects of the virus could push the EU into a recession. The action […]

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