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New York City hires laborers to bury dead in Hart Island potter’s field amid coronavirus surge

New York City officials have hired contract laborers to bury the dead in its potter’s field on Hart Island as the city’s daily death rate…

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Austria says EU deal should not be a back door to coronabonds

A deal struck by European Union finance ministers on Thursday evening should not lead to the introduction of coronabonds through the back door, fiscal hawk…

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EU ministers seal deal on half a trillion euro coronavirus rescue plan

European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday on half-a-trillion euros worth of support for their coronavirus-battered economies after weeks of wrangling that exposed painful divisions…

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Key EU states agree coronavirus economic rescue -text of draft deal

European Union countries on Thursday evening agreed the emergency credit lines from the euro zone’s bailout fund “will be available until COVID-19 crisis is over”,…

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Key EU states agree coronavirus economic rescue: diplomats

Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands reached an agreement on Thursday evening on an economic support package against coronavirus epidemic, paving the way for…

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Global stock markets jump on Fed stimulus, oil pulls back from earlier surge

Global equity benchmarks moved higher on Thursday following signs of some success by governments and central banks which have taken additional steps to bolster their…

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Wall Street ends trading week on a high note

Wall Street ended the trading week on a high note on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve unleashed its latest program designed to buoy local…

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Afghan government frees 100 Taliban prisoners as part of peace process

The Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group’s suspension…

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Wall Street rises on latest Fed rescue program

Wall Street rose for the third time in four days on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve unleashed its latest program designed to buttress local…

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Exclusive: Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, in solitary confinement

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has been placed in solitary confinement at a federal prison in New York state where he…

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Saudi, Russia closing in on record oil cut deal

OPEC and it allies held talks on Thursday on record oil output curbs of 15 million to 20 million barrels per day (bpd), or 15%…

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‘You can’t relax’: Vigilance urged as New York sees signs of coronavirus flattening

Americans must persevere with social distancing now that their efforts are showing signs of slowing the spread of coronavirus, U.S. medical and state officials said…

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Instant View: OPEC+ potential cuts won’t be enough to halt oil collapse – analysts

OPEC and other major oil producers on Thursday discussed potential big output cuts in the face of a huge fall in demand due to the…

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Oil slumps on disappointment with OPEC supply deal

Oil prices slumped on Thursday, giving back an earlier 10% surge as investors reacted negatively to the emerging supply-cut agreement between members of OPEC and…

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UK PM Johnson leaves intensive care, remains under observation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care on Thursday evening as he continues to recover from COVID-19, but he remains under close observation in hospital,…

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France rules Google must pay news firms for content

France’s competition authority ruled on Thursday that Google must pay French publishing companies and news agencies for re-using their content. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-france/france-rules-google-must-pay-news-firms-for-content-idUSKCN21R14X?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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California developer says virus an act of God, sues Exxon over stalled deal

A California retail developer claims the state’s coronavirus lockdown was an act of God that prevented it from completing a $4.2 million property acquisition, asking…

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U.S. jobless claims exceed six million for second week in a row

A staggering 16.8 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last three weeks, with weekly new claims topping 6 million for the second…

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UK PM Johnson makes progress in COVID-19 fight, but still in intensive care

Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to make progress, four days after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19, but he remains in intensive care as officials…

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Stay the course: Vigilance urged as coronavirus curve flattens in New York

Americans must persevere with social distancing now that their efforts are showing signs of slowing the spread of coronavirus, U.S. medical and state officials said…

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In Johnson’s absence, UK foreign minister to lead applause for health workers

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will lead the British government’s show of appreciation for the nation’s health workers on Thursday, standing in for his boss, Prime…

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