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The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending

with help from Marianne LeVine MITCH JUST FLIPPED THE SWITCH — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the lead negotiators of the House’s coronavirus relief bill — but now it’s Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) turn in the driver’s seat. The Senate is working at “warp speed”, in the ... Read More »

Alassane Ouattara: How Ivory Coast's president stunned West Africa

Alassane Ouattara More Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has stunned his critics by announcing that he will not run for a third term, putting pressure on other regional leaders to follow his example, writes the BBC Newsday’s James Copnall from the main city, Abidjan. Stop me if you’ve heard this ... Read More »

Pakistani pilgrims decry squalid coronavirus quarantine camp

Soldiers guard a road leading to the Taftan quarantine facility (AFP Photo/Shahid ALI) More Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – Hundreds of Pakistanis who returned home from a pilgrimage to Iran are stuck in filthy coronavirus quarantine camps with limited medical care, and fear squalid conditions are helping spread the disease. Speaking ... Read More »

South Africa Steps Up Travel Bans as Coronavirus Cases Surge

(Bloomberg) — South Africa stepped up travel bans as the coronavirus continued to spread at a rapid pace and the country confirmed more instances of local transmission. The number of people that tested positive rose to 116 on Wednesday from 85 the day before, and 14 of those hadn’t traveled ... Read More »

Israel braces for first fatalities as virus numbers rise

Una pareja de personas mayores compra con mascarillas en un mercado de alimentos en Tel Aviv, Israel, el martes 17 de marzo de 2020. (AP Foto/Oded Balilty) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel braced for its first fatalities as the number of coronavirus cases spiked by 25% on Wednesday while Iraqis in ... Read More »

Watchdog says Israel's West Bank settlements surged in 2019

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 photo, a view of the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Efraim on the hills of the Jordan Valley. An Israeli watchdog group tells The Associated Press that Israel’s settlement activity in the West Bank surged ahead in 2019, maintaining a rapid pace ... Read More »

Best strategies against virus: Track, isolate, communicate

In this March 14, 2020, photo, a security personnel views a thermal screening monitor as visitors enter Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. As the virus outbreak spreads ever further, it’s becoming clear that some strategies are more likely to succeed in containing it: pro-active efforts to track down and ... Read More »

Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release

This combination of 2019 and 2002 file photos shows Michael Cohen, left, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, outside his apartment building in New York and drug kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela leaving the Combita maximum security prison in Tunja, Colombia before extradition to the United States in 2004. Amid the ... Read More »

NKorea's Kim admits troubled medical system amid virus fears

In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020, photo provided on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, attends the ground-breaking ceremony of a general hospital in Pyongyang in North Korea. Kim said it’s “crucial” to improve his country’s health care system during ... Read More »

Amid virus, Congress' leaders resist call for remote voting

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are resisting calls to let lawmakers vote remotely, a dispute pitting the scourge of the coronavirus against two centuries of tradition ... Read More »

Putin’s Aides Shocked by His Presidential Power Play

(Bloomberg) — Vladimir Putin’s surprise move to allow himself to remain as president until 2036 caught even many Kremlin insiders off guard, leaving some feeling deceived by his motivation for changing the constitution. His sudden reversal — approving a plan that he’d long publicly resisted — was a blow to ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »

Congress ramps up efforts to stimulate the economy

UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS CLOCK — Markets are in a tailspin. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the U.S. The airline and hospitality industries are at risk of going under. And lawmakers are increasingly worried about the dangers of being clustered together in the Capitol. All of those factors are ... Read More »