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Oil prices decline $3 a barrel as market remains uncertain on supply outlook

Global benchmark oil prices traded as much as $3 a barrel lower as the market opened for Monday's trading session, reflecting fears of oversupply after Saudi Arabia and Russia postponed to Thursday a meeting about a potential pact to cut production.


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Posted 2020/04/05 22:51:21

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests after persistent coronavirus symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, though Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government.


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Posted 2020/04/05 22:15:33

Boeing extends Washington state production shutdown indefinitely

Boeing Co said on Sunday it would extend the suspension of production operations at its Washington state facilities until further notice amid the coronavirus outbreak.


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Posted 2020/04/05 22:11:05

Reaction as UK PM Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday in what Downing Street said was a "precautionary step" because he was showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.


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Posted 2020/04/05 22:01:52

Louisiana church holds services, defying coronavirus stay-at-home order

The pastor of the Life Tabernacle Church near Baton Rouge held services on Sunday in defiance of a stay-at-home order issued by Louisiana because of the coronavirus pandemic, telling worshippers they had "nothing to fear but fear itself."


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Posted 2020/04/05 20:08:05

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 621 to 4,934

The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose by 621 to 4,934 at 1600 GMT on April 4, the health ministry said on Sunday.


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Posted 2020/04/05 17:57:52

Britain must not ease coronavirus restrictions too soon: Deputy CMO

Britain should not start to lift restrictions on social contact until it is clear that coronavirus transmission is in retreat, otherwise a second wave could occur, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries said on Sunday.


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Posted 2020/04/05 17:57:52

Britain has sufficient critical care, ventilator capacity - health minister

Britain still had enough critical care capacity to treat patients with COVID-19, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday, and it had more than half of the 18,000 ventilators he now forecast would be needed for the peak of the pandemic.


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Posted 2020/04/05 17:57:52

Italy reports 525 new coronavirus deaths, slowest rise in over two weeks

The death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 525 to 15,887, the lowest daily death toll in more than two weeks, while the number of patients in intensive care fell for the second day running, the Civil Protection department said on Sunday.


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Posted 2020/04/05 16:33:38

U.S. coronavirus supply spree sparks outrage among allies

From Europe to South America, U.S. allies are complaining about the superpower's "Wild West" tactics in outbidding or blocking shipments to buyers who have already signed deals for vital medical supplies.


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Posted 2020/04/05 15:47:52

Exclusive: Planned $1 billion U.S. aid cut would hit Afghan security force funds

A planned $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan would come from funds for Afghan security forces, according to three U.S. sources, a step experts said would undercut both Kabul's ability to fight the Taliban and its leverage to negotiate a peace deal with them.


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Posted 2020/04/05 12:34:27

Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working

When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet.


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Posted 2020/04/05 12:29:51

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

The managers at Green Circuits — a small Silicon Valley electronics factory — thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago.


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Posted 2020/04/05 12:27:03

Trump says if he has to put tariffs on oil imports to protect energy workers he will

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would put tariffs on imports of crude oil or take other measures if he has to protect energy workers from the oil price crash.


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Posted 2020/04/04 21:50:05

Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak

Queen Elizabeth will call on Britons to show the same resolve as their forebears and take on the challenge and disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak with good-humoured resolve when she makes an extremely rare address to rally the nation on Sunday.


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Posted 2020/04/04 21:05:19

Trump says thousands of military to be sent to help states battle coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the U.S. government would be deploying thousands military personnel to states to help them deal with the coronavirus epidemic.


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Posted 2020/04/04 20:58:36

OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse: sources

OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.


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Posted 2020/04/04 20:07:10

After intel firing, top U.S. watchdog vows to maintain oversight of Trump administration

The top U.S. federal watchdog vowed on Saturday to continue to conduct "aggressive" independent oversight of government agencies, after President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community late Friday night.


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Posted 2020/04/04 19:54:02

Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance

In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two sources told Reuters.


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Posted 2020/04/04 19:30:42

Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time

Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time.


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Posted 2020/04/04 19:22:18