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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. public health officials said they have identified four “presumptive” coronavirus cases believed to have emerged from community transmission of the infection, signaling a turning point in efforts to contain the disease in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement on Friday citing three
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MEMPHIS (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday pledged to de-escalate U.S.-China trade tensions, make it easier for farmers to hire foreign laborers and increase federal agricultural research. FILE PHOTO – Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July
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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. flag and a smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials have rescheduled for March 11 a critical meeting to discuss potential new U.S. restrictions on sales of
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry will allow for agrochemicals awaiting regulatory approval to receive licenses automatically, potentially allowing new pesticides to reach market faster, according to new rules published on Thursday. If the ministry fails to review applications for new chemicals to be licensed within 60 days, the products will automatically be approved, according
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, the Trump administration said, as a new case of unknown origin was confirmed in California on Friday. The latest U.S. case was reported in Santa Clara county
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(Reuters) – Gary Ginsberg, the global head of communications for SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), has taken an indefinite leave of absence to advise Michael Bloomberg’s U.S. presidential campaign, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Karen
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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks during a Security Council meeting about the situation in Syria at U.N. Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday described an escalation in fighting in northwest Syria that
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A divided U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a major legal victory on Friday by dismissing a Democratic-led congressional panel’s lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House Counsel Donald McGahn. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit endorsed the Trump administration’s argument
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SPARTANBURG/NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Presidential contender Joe Biden told South Carolina’s Democrats on Friday that they can take control of the White House if they pick “the right nominee” to face President Donald Trump. “If you send me out of here with a victory that’s significant then I think I’m going to be the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Media billionaire Michael Bloomberg would allow the United States to keep exporting crude oil overseas if he is elected president, his campaign says, unlike his top Democratic rivals who have pledged to ban oil exports immediately to fight climate change. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks to supporters at a Get
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain’s twice Olympic omnium champion Laura Kenny suffered a fresh injury scare as she crashed heavily in the first round of the event at the world championships on Friday. Cycling – 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships – Women’s Omnium, Elimination Race – Berlin, Germany – February 28, 2020. Great Britain’s Laura
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak ordered an additional set of economic forecasts to be produced by the country’s independent budget forecaster, asking that they be published on March 13 –
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The latest confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States, diagnosed in a California woman, is of “unknown origin” and was found in a patient who had not traveled overseas or had contact with any known travelers, local health officials said on Friday. The woman, identified only as an adult with
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FILE PHOTO: Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) questions Intelligence Committee Minority Counsel Stephen Castor and Intelligence Committee Majority Counsel Daniel Goldman during the House impeachment inquiry hearings, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 9, 2019. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he again was tapping Republican Representative John
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission confirmed on Friday it voted to propose fining four major U.S. wireless carriers more than $200 million for failing to protect consumers’ location information. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo
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Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg arrives on a stage during a youth climate protest in Bristol, Britain, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls BRISTOL, England (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg appeared at climate rally on Friday in the English city of Bristol. To chants of “Greta, Greta”, Thunberg, wearing a white knitted hat and a yellow raincoat,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The airline industry could run into turbulence on Capitol Hill next week as a U.S. Congressional panel tackles passenger complaints about unpleasant airline experiences, holding a hearing that will include budget airline Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) and passenger advocates. FILE PHOTO: A Spirit Airlines Airbuys A320-200 airplane sits at a gate at
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