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U.S. Congress wrangles over details of coronavirus economic aid as deadline approaches

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – After months of feuding and with a weekend deadline fast approaching, U.S. congressional negotiators were wrangling over details of a $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill that leaders have vowed to pass before going home this year. The legislation is expected to include $600 to …

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In frozen north, a Japanese city’s coronavirus crisis maps out winter vulnerability

[ad_1] * Clusters ‘peaking out’ in Hokkaido’s Asahikawa city -doctor * Hospital staff exhausted after 2-month rise of COVID-19 cases * Military nurse reinforcements helped turn tide -hospital chief * Case shows actions that may be needed to keep virus in check TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) – A freezing northern …

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Factbox-Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

[ad_1] (Reuters) – The first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States moved to distribution points around the country, while the EU weighed donating 5% of its COVID-19 vaccines to poorer nations. People wearing protective masks as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk during lunch hour at …

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Pfizer CEO says in talks with U.S. on more COVID-19 shots

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Pfizer’s chief executive Albert Bourla said on Monday that the drugmaker has not yet signed an agreement with the United States on providing 100 million more coronavirus vaccine doses in 2021. Bourla told CNN in an interview that Pfizer is still negotiating with the U.S. on whether …

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Hoyer suggests U.S. Democrats might do without state, local aid for COVID-19 relief

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives’ No. 2 Democrat, Steny Hoyer, suggested on Sunday his party might be willing to accept a coronavirus relief deal without the state and local aid that Democrats have been insisting should be part of it. Democrats “are not going …

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Hoyer suggests U.S. Democrats might do without state, local aid for COVID-19 relief

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives’ No. 2 Democrat, Steny Hoyer, suggested on Sunday his party might be willing to accept a coronavirus relief deal without the state and local aid that Democrats have been insisting should be part of it. Democrats “are not going …

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Mexico reports 12,057 new coronavirus cases, 685 more deaths

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: People are seen on the street as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico City, Mexico December 4, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 12,057 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 685 additional fatalities, bringing the total in …

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Panama reports record 2,806 new coronavirus cases

[ad_1] PANAMA CITY, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Panama registered a record 2,806 new cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, taking the total number in the Central American country to 190,585, while deaths climbed by 22 to 3,331 overall, the health ministry said in a statement. The record surpassed a previous …

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Vaccine, financial relief near as coronavirus ravages U.S. health, economy

[ad_1] By Andy Sullivan, Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Economic relief and a vaccine drew nearer to reality on Wednesday to counter a coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the U.S. economy and killed 286,487 people with year-end holiday gatherings expected to fuel another surge in infections. The U.S. …

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U.S. Senator sees 90% of coronavirus stimulus package completed Wednesday – CNN interview

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks with Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission spectrum auctions program for fiscal year 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 16, 2020. Toni Sandys/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON …

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