Archive of 17 March 2020

Brazil confirms first coronavirus death

"People are acting like it's the end of the world," the far-right president said in an interview with Radio Tupi. On Friday, the state...

US Fed announces credit facility to help businesses, households

That in turn "will enhance the ability of businesses to maintain employment and investment as the nation deals with the coronavirus outbreak." Treasury will...

EU-UK trade talks confirmed cancelled this week

"We expect to share a draft free trade agreement alongside the draft legal texts of a number of the standalone agreements in the near...

UK govt says ‘reasonable’ estimate 55,000 could have COVID-19

Asked at a parliamentary health committee if there were "potentially 55,000 cases" based on that ratio, Patrick Vallance said that was "a reasonable ballpark...

Putin says virus situation in Russia ‘under control’

"We were able to contain mass penetration and spread" of the pandemic, the Russian president told a government meeting. "The situation is generally under...

Saudis to boost oil exports to 10 million barrels per day

The world's biggest crude exporter said it would free up an additional 250,000 bpd of oil for exports by using gas for domestic consumption. RIYADH:...

EU chief hopes for coronavirus vaccine this year

"They are working on a promising technology to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus," the former German defence minister said in a online video...

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